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Amazon Rainforest

Spreading over nine South American countries, the Amazon rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest on earth. It is also home to the Amazon river, the longest river in the world that carries 20% of all river water on Earth. Check our Amazon Rainforest Tours and dive into the green depths of Peru, Ecuador or Brazil and explore the fascinating jungle while cruising in style down the Amazon river or from the comfort of your rainforest lodge

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Best time to travel

AMAZON RAINFOREST LODGES
  • from June to September (dry season), August being the driest month of the year. It also rains during dry season, but rains are usually less frequent and lighter than during wet season. Humidity rate is at its lowest still reaching about 80%.
AMAZON RAINFOREST CRUISES
  • High Water Season: from December until May. It is the ‘cooler’ season: average temperature is 86°F (30°C). The Amazon Basin’s rivers and streams rise about 23 feet (7 meters) higher than during the low water season. That means that every river, creek and lake is navigable. Areas to walk and trek become less accessible. Humidity rate usually reaches 100%.
  • Low water season: from June until November. It is the warmer season with temperature averaging about 98°F (37°C). You won’t be able to navigate everywhere, but you well get more jungle trails accessible. Humidity rate is at its lowest still reaching about 80%.

Places to see

AMAZON RAINFOREST – PERU
  • Tambopata National Reserve
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
AMAZON RAINFOREST – ECUADOR
  • Yasuni National Park

Useful info

Language:

  • Peruvian Amazon: Spanish
  • Brazilian Amazon: Brazilian Portuguese
  • Ecuadorian Amazon: Spanish

Calling code:

  • Peruvian Amazon: +51
  • Brazilian Amazon: +55
  • Ecuadorian Amazon: +593

Electricity:

Peruvian Amazon:

  • Power sockets: type A and C
  • Standard voltage: 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 60 Hz

Brazilian Amazon:

  • Power sockets: type N
  • Standard voltage: 127 / 220 V
  • Standard frequency: 60 Hz

Ecuadorian Amazon:

  • Power sockets: type A and B
  • Standard voltage: 120 V
  • Standard frequency: 60 Hz

Currency:

  • Peruvian Amazon: PEN – sol
  • Brazilian Amazon: BRL – reals
  • Ecuadorian Amazon: USD

Time zone:

  • Peruvian Amazon: GMT – 5
  • Brazilian Amazon: GMT – 4
  • Ecuadorian Amazon: GMT – 5

Airports:

  • Peruvian Amazon: Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado
  • Brazilian Amazon: Manaus
  • Ecuadorian Amazon: Coca

Recommended vaccines:

No vaccines are compulsory to enter Amazon rainforest. However, we do recommend you to ask your doctor in advance (3 months) for medical advice on the following vaccinations.

  • Routine vaccines:
    • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine (DTP)
    • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • polio vaccine
    • flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid Fever 
  • Yellow Fever 

Recommended precautions:

Malaria, dengue fever and leishmaniasis are tropical diseases transmitted by mosquitoes or insects present in the Amazon region for which there is no vaccination. To prevent yourself from contamination we recommend you to:

  • Wear appropriate clothes: prefer long-sleeved shirts and long pants, wear light colors
  • Use strong repellent
  • Use bed nets
  • Keep windows and doors closed, especially at night
  • Keep air circulating: turn on the fan or the air conditioner of your room

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