The Amazon Rainforest is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America, 60% of which is to be found within the borders of Brazil and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon is made up of a mosaic of ecosystems and vegetation types including rainforests, seasonal forests, deciduous forests, flooded forests, and savannahs.

The basin is drained by the Amazon River, the world`s largest river in terms of discharge, and the second longest river in the world after the Nile. There are a variety of ways to experience this fascinating area ranging from expertly guided wildlife safari tours and treks to luxury Amazon River boat journeys in spectacular vessels which will allow you to experience this stunningly bio-diverse region and its multitude of wildlife both safely and to the full.

To find out the best time to visit South America and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Gina our South American luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100