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    The Amazon River has always featured high on my bucket list as a travel destination for a natural adventure. Jungle, river, waterfalls and river dolphins. What more could you ask for?

  • Ragio Constantine

    Amazon Rainforest  ||  +Amazing things in the world  The Amazon Basin encompasses almost 3 million square miles of land in South America, with about three quarters of that land being rainforest. This region comprises the most species rich tropical rainforest in the world, and spreads throughout eight different countries. The Amazon River runs through the region from its headwaters to the sea, in Brazil, a lifeblood of sorts to thousands of species that depend on it. Researchers have been ...

  • Lalita Krish.,

    The Yasuni National Park is one of 24 priority protected areas of the world’s wilderness. This is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, unknown to almost all Ecuadorians. Located in the province of Orellana, one of the five provinces of the country, this park is the largest protected area of continental Ecuador. In 1989, the park was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Inside the Yasuní we find extraordinary cultural diversity such as the Huaronai, the Kichwa and other communities. Th

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    Cascada de San Rafael, Amazon River's located close to Sumaco Galeras and Yasuni National Park in Equador #ecuador #south #america #reisjunk #travel #world #explore www.reisjunk.nl

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The Amazon River begins high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The river and its tributaries flow some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) to the Atlantic Ocean through Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil; by far the largest portion is in Brazil.

Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas

San Rafael Falls, Ecuador | This spectacular waterfall is located a few hours from Baeza on the road to Lago Agrio, Equador. Though not the highest, San Rafael is the most stunning and spectacular falls in Ecuador. The San Rafael Falls are over 500 feet high and carry a huge volume of water in an astonishing display of nature’s power. They are located at the foot of the highly active Reventador Volcano which rises out of the Amazon jungle east of the Andes. |

What attracts adventurers to the Amazon Rainforest is the simple beauty of it.

Amazon, South America. The Amazon River Basin is home to the largest rainforest on earth. The basin, roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States, covers some 40% of the South American continent and includes part of eight South American countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.

Giant Lily Pads in The Amazon Rain Forest [photo by Butch Osborne, via Flickr]

The Amazon Rainforest. While I have already stood in this spot, I would die to come back.