AmazonApprox. Time: 8 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Everyone's heard of the Amazon, and you will not be disappointed by the real thing. There's nothing like this anywhere. In the late 1970s, the Brazilian government and private companies began extensive development on the mineral and agricultural wealth of the surrounding rain forest region. To encourage even further commercial and tourist development, Manaus has also been declared a duty free zone. There are an estimated 15,000 species of animals living in the Amazon, and some of these have yet to be classified.

Courtesy of the Brazil Tourism Board