Adam In The Amazon!

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER

Greetings Brazil Nuts!

The next few blog entries will cover recent trips I have taken to Brazil, including the Amazon, Fortaleza, Canoa Quebrada, Recife, Olinda, Fernando de Noronha and Rio de Janeiro.

Let’s start with the Amazon (and this will be a general overview; say tuned for more specific hotel, lodge and riverboat reviews in later editions).

When, Where and How Long?

Ah, the Amazon, what can I say?

Even though I am a city boy at heart there is no sensation to compare to the feeling of being on the mighty river. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Amazon (in and around Manaus anyway) is no hotter and no humid than, say, August in Connecticut (trust me I know!). Sure it’s hot and humid, but it is not unmanageable. And there are more mosquitoes in my backyard in Florida than in the jungle surrounding Manaus. Really! Having said that, yes, an Amazon adventure is within the reach of most reasonably active people. Think of it as summer camp for adults. And anytime of year is fine (rains a bit more December- February, but not all day long… and it IS a rainforest experience you want anyway, right?)

And how much time to spend? An absolute minimum 3 nights (can be all nights in the jungle or perhaps 1 night in Manaus and 2 nights in the jungle…. Up to personal preference). I find for me, one night in Manaus and three nights on a boat or in a lodge is fine. If I had a more mellow schedule I would say maybe 5 nights in the jungle with one or two nights spent camping in the jungle (all lodges offer this option). 

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