Experience the most species-rich place on earth
The Amazon is the largest and most species-rich tropical rainforest in the world. It’s astonishingly rich in biodiversity, and our Amazon holidays are perfect for adventurers and nature lovers.
The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and extends to some 5,000,000 km2. This vast region spans nine nations, with 60 per cent of the forest contained within Brazil. Wildlife here is rich and diverse, and some of the species are extremely rare. The biggest is the elusive jaguar, while other mammals include primates, cervides, and large rodents. Colourful birds can be heard squawking in the treetops, the most notable being macaw. And the Amazon is also home to more species of insect than anywhere else on on Earth.
Flowing through the rainforest is the mighty Amazon river and an Amazon cruise is the highlight of a holiday to the region. It’s the largest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the next top eight largest rivers combined. Its magnitude is an impressive sight at any time of year, but it’s at its most remarkable during the wet season. Then the river can be nearly 200km wide. Locals often refer to it as ‘the River Sea’.
Our tailor-made Amazon trips will allow you to discover the very best that this fascinating region has to offer.