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Pristine rainforest with a dense tree canopy on a cruise in remote areas of the Amazon basin. Explore the forest trails and isolated communities with your Naturalist Guides.
The vast Amazon Basin stretches from the foothills of the Andean mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. The water flows the thousands of kilometers through a myriad of small rivers to the main rivers. This huge catchment area gathers an enormous amount of water that floods the forest downstream. The excursions take you to the narrow tributaries with dense vegetation and a dense tree canopy.
The guides are with you on the boat and accompany you the excursions. There are essentially two types of guides : those who come from the cities where they studied the rainforest ecosystem, and so can convey a more "academic" understanding; and those who were born and lived in the forest, and so convey a more practical knowledge of how people use the trees, fruits and plants for life in the rainforest.
The highest water level in June, is 7 to 10 meters, higher than the lowest water level in January.
This means that the water floods through the trees so that on the excursions, the canoes move through a maze of tree trunks, lianas and undergrowth, and a sign of pristine virgin forest is to see the branches of the tree coming right down to the water, hiding the inside of the forest.
At lower water level in January, there is much more land exposed for a higher probability to see caymans and wildlife along the riverbanks.