For the average holidaymaker, the reason for going on adventures abroad is to create memories and to unwind. For many, the perfect trip away involves lounging around the pool in a hot climate while indulging in food and beer, while for others, the most appealing vacation is in a wildlife-filled destination such as the Amazon rainforest. In fact, in terms of going on the trip of a lifetime, exploring arguably the world’s most famous rainforest is unbeatable.
Of course, venturing to such an amazing climate isn’t for everyone. Many people prefer the luxury and comfort on offer in five-star destinations, while others simply aren’t enticed by the potential of seeing snakes and being bitten by an array of bugs. If this sounds like you, then you’re perhaps better off opting for a game of the Jungle Trouble video slot, a jungle-themed game, or watching Daniel Radcliffe in Jungle. For those that are interested in exploring the Amazon rainforest, though, then there are some truly amazing things that contribute towards making it the holiday of a lifetime. In fact, the Amazon is packed full of amazing things to see, making it a highly desirable holiday destination for people. Let’s take a look at some of them below.
For starters, one of the many reasons why people venture to this unique part of the world is due to their love of animals and the opportunity to see some of the world’s most amazing creatures up close and personal. The likes of monkeys, frogs, pink dolphins, jaguars and sloths can be seen in the jungle, alongside an extensive selection of birds and other jungle animals. Once you’ve secured your guided tour, you’re guaranteed to see a selection of wildlife.
There’s certainly a lot to take in when visiting the famous Amazon rainforest. Its sheer size can be overwhelming, but the fact that you’re able to explore an environment that accounts for more than half of the world’s remaining forests and 20% of the world’s oxygen is quite amazing. Thankfully, most holiday offerings will come with knowledgeable local guides who know exactly where to go. Additionally, they can provide you with an educational experience as you explore one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments.
Although animal lovers tend to prefer their pets to humans, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t interested in the people that occupy the Amazon rainforest. Life in this particular part of the world is different from anywhere else, with people having to survive in tough conditions but doing so remarkably well through a variety of amazing methods. Despite the evident poverty many locals are living in, they’re able to survive off the land and do it happily. The friendliness of the Amazon’s amazing people is another reason why going there should be at the top of your list.
We’ve all seen documentaries on the Amazon and read stories around the rainforest’s wildlife, but only once you’re there can you truly appreciate its size and rich biodiversity. After all, it’s a climate that is home to around 2.5 million species of insects and houses one in 10 known species on the planet. Hiking through the jungle is the only way of realising just how beautiful the Amazon rainforest really is.
From rare fruit to delicious fish, the food on offer in the area is quite remarkable and massively different to anything you’ll get in a five-star hotel in Spain. Over 3000 edible fruits grow in the forest, so expect to see them on the menu at some point.