Amazon Regional Boat Tour

Anavilhanas Lodge

Cerrado local fauna

Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay

By Davi Costa

Amazon • Trijunção • Rio

This trip aims to connect and highlight two major biomes that play an important role in Brazil’s biodiversity – the Amazon and the Cerrado (Savanna).

The Amazon is immensely important to its people, who depend on the forest resources. Responsible tourism has proven to be an economic activity that helps protecting the Brazilian Amazon environment, the local indigenous communities and their culture. We take sustainable and responsible tourism very seriously, partnering with suppliers who have the same vision.

Jungle lodges such as Anavilhanas (operating with minimum impact in the environment and engaging the local community) offer daily activities with immersions in nature and in local culture. While you help protecting the Amazon by visiting it, you will also have fun canoeing through the igapós (type of vegetation of flooded areas) and igarapés (river channels), interacting with the local community, going on guided trails in the middle of giant and centenary trees, joining boat tours in search of the Amazon river dolphins (pink dolphins) and other animals, visiting caves and waterfalls, feeling the forest at night on a nocturnal sightseeing.

Moving towards the Cerrado, a great surprise is the Pousada Trijunção aiming to protect this biome by supporting its rediscovery. The Brazilian Savanna is the most biodiverse Savanna in the world, being home to more than 13,000 species of plants, 850 species of birds, 251 of mammals, 482 of reptiles and amphibians and 1,200 of fish. The working farm’s vocation has always been the rehabilitation and breeding of wild animals, so it is quite common to see scientists, specialists and researchers around the pousada and most of the highly qualified guides have been there for this reason. For nature and wildlife lovers there are great chances of spotting some of the most emblematic animals such as frog-arrow-frog, dwarf caiman, maned deer, maned wolf, anteater, emu, field-shrew and much more.

Do not miss the gastronomic experiences in both places as they exalt the regional food surrounded by nature.

Even for the most avid nature lover, Rio de Janeiro is always a great option to end your trip. Find out how nature and a big city coexist, while sipping coconut water or caipirinha at the beach. And, if you are still eager for more nature, do not take Rio for granted.

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