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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. |
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.
Amazon rainforest, Brazil, South America