ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN

World’s second longest, deepest and dazzling natural water way or we can say a divine and wildest natural water kingdom. Yes! We are talking about “AMAZON”. The Amazon River Basin covers an area of more than 2,355,223 square miles. It covers 44% of land area in South America. Amazon River Basin is almost covered by tropical rain forest. The region is mostly flat here. It has warm tropical climate with only two seasons one is dry or low water season and the other is newly six month rainy season.

Behind the Shot Kayaking Over Waterfalls in the Amazon

It is a beautiful place and often accessible through water. You cannot get roads here. It will be a road less travel which you will love. Here means of transportation is by water. You can use boats as a vessel for traveling. You will also see homemade rafts. And if you want to travel far (long distance) you can go for travel fairy (ship) which consists of air-conditioned rooms, bathrooms and all basic needs.

Amazon River Basin (the southern Guianas, not marked on this map, are part of the basin)
Amazon River Basin (the southern Guianas, not marked on this map, are part of the basin)

The mouth of the Amazon River
The mouth of the Amazon River

 While traveling through this beautiful water way, you will see some small villages on the bank of the river. Most of these settlements consist of few houses. These houses are built on stilts which are high enough to keep them safe during flood in the rainy season. Even one day in the Amazon River basin can give you lifetime experience.

Amazon River
Amazon River 

Amazon River
Amazon River 

Beautiful sunset over the Amazon river near Leticia, Colombia.
Beautiful sunset over the Amazon river near Leticia, Colombia.

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Some amazing things you should definitely do not miss in the Amazon River Basin......

1. Most adventurous water rafting

It is also known as white water rafting. May be you have experienced water rafting many times as it is a very popular water sport, but rafting in “Amazon River Basin” will be far away from your earlier experiences. Rafting and facing amazons’ rapids will be a terrific as well as a challenging experience for you. So, if you like this kind of adventure than don’t think twice.

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | White Water Rafting
Amazon River Basin  White Water Rafting

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Behind the Shot Kayaking Over Waterfalls in the Amazon
Behind the Shot Kayaking Over Waterfalls in the Amazon

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2. Canopy glide

Gliding from one place to another through a cable is an amazing experience. Just imagine you will glide through not only a forest but through a rain forest which will be a very different experience. While crossing that amazing zip-line you will feel the beauty of the lush green forest and also see some adorable animals. This experience will take you closer to the nature.

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Canopy glide in Amazon

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3. Trekking

Through trekking you can experience and explore more about Amazon’s wild life. For this you can get a local person who will guide you throughout. Don’t hurry, just feel the beauty and let it speak to you. You will get to know about different natural resources which Amazon provides the world. May be you will get to encounter the animals you haven’t seen before.

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle
Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle
Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle
Ed Stafford (Explorer) Trek in the Amazon jungle

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4. Fishing (something for water lovers) 

Fishing is the most popular activity done in Amazon River Basin. Here you can do fishing for one of the wildest water monsters “Piranhas”. People use Piranha’s teeth to create their weapons. The Amazon River Basin is home to more than 250 kinds of fishes. So, get your fishing kit ready.

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Amazon River Fishing

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Amazon River Fishing (Piranha)
Amazon River Fishing (Piranha)

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Amazon River Fishing (Redtail Catfish)
Amazon River Fishing (Redtail Catfish)

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5. Definitely try “Ayahuasca”

Do not miss Ayahuasca ceremony if you get an opportunity. Ayahuasca means “vine of the soul”. It is a superb drink that is served in some areas of Amazon River Basin. There is no doubt about it that you will feel out of the world after trying this divine drink.

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ayahuasca Ceremonial Clothes | Amazon
Ayahuasca Ceremonial Clothes | Amazon

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ayahuasca Ceremony | Amazon
Ayahuasca Ceremony | Amazon

ONE DAY IN THE AMAZON RIVER BASIN | Ayahuasca Ceremony | Amazon
Ayahuasca Ceremony | Amazon

If you want to stay here and spend some time close to the nature, it’s not that you have to live in forest and fight with mosquitoes. For experiencing this, you can go for eco-lodges. If you spend a day here you will get to know these beautiful people with a beautiful culture and language.

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