For a while now, you’ve been thinking of how it would be great to visit the mighty Amazon but you’re not sure if that’s something that’s really for you? Well, such nature diversity will definitely provide you with a thing or two that might interest you. Having the privilege to get close to thousands of different animals and plants is something that you will surely appreciate once you step foot in this jungle.
But, what can you actually do when you get to the Amazon? What are the typical activities that will turn this experience into something you will always remember and enthusiastically talk about for years? To help you find something that will add more value to this experience, we bring you the best things to do when you get to the Amazon rainforest.
There are a lot of people living in the Amazon and their culture will leave you speechless as well. Get to know their way of living and talk to them a little bit. It’s so interesting to meet people who live completely different lives than we do to discover later in the conversation that we are actually all the same. You can even find options to spend the night in indigenous villages and enjoy their food, music and laughter.
Don’t expect a light and breeze hiking when you get to the jungle, but what you can expect is thousands of views that will take your breath away. The colours surrounding you will be so vivid, the flowers will feel so alive and the sound of animals will seem like they’re only a few steps away from you. In other words, prepare for a surreal experience. When compared to other types of hiking, jungle hiking is truly unique. Not to mention that your companion on this hiking could easily be a monkey or even a snake.
You can’t say that you’ve experienced the Amazon if you didn’t go on a boat cruise. Being on a boat surrounded by this vibrant jungle full of surprises will help you understand the wildlife better. Make sure you find a good company that will provide you with everything you need so your experience is not ruined by choosing the wrong tour operator. Private charter cruises could be the right choice for you if you’re looking for a more luxury jungle experience with fewer people on your cruise.
There are plenty of jungle lodges where you can enjoy entirely wildlife, even when you’re sleeping. Many of these lodges are even eco-friendly so you will be preserving the environment with your choice of accommodation. It might cost you a bit more than staying at a hostel or a hotel but it’s definitely worth the money. Feeling of freedom in the middle of the jungle is something you will definitely remember forever. Not to mention that these jungle lodges look truly stunning and are a good option if you want to get some rest after you wild day in the Amazon.
Besides staying in a jungle lodge, you can also book a jungle night walk with a guide. Your first steps will be uncertain and you will maybe even be scared at first, but as your eyes adjust to the darkness, you will see a completely new world in front of you. The Amazon in the night will reveal some of the animals you wouldn’t usually see during the day, so it’s a perfect opportunity to see the best of both world, daily and nocturnal.
Those who are in better physical shape might be thrilled with an idea to mountain bike through the rainforest. You will cycle along narrow trails, exploring the jungle on an entirely new level. The speed will really open your senses and you will notice more things around you. These type of activities usually end in places with spectacular views, but you should only do it if you think you’re well-prepared for it.
If you were thinking that the Amazon will leave you feeling indifferent, you should think again. All of the above-mentioned activities are not even 10% of what will leave this huge impact on you. There is no experience similar to going into the jungle, forgetting about your everyday life and learning something new about the unexplored beauty of nature!
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