From the majestic canopy towering over the forest floor to the winding rivers that snake their way through the lush greenery, there is never a dull moment in the Amazon Rainforest as it continues to awe people from all over the world.
It is home to an incredible array of plants and animals, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From the majestic jaguar and the colorful macaw to the towering ceiba tree and the fragrant orchid, the Amazon is a treasure trove of biodiversity. Not just that it is also a vital source of oxygen for the planet, producing about 20% of the world's oxygen. Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon!
Where is it?
When is the best time to visit?
The Amazon rainforest is a year-round destination, although visitors should expect rainfall regardless of the season. The ideal time to visit depends on the country chosen, but generally, two seasons govern the Amazon basin:
The high-water season:
January to June - characterized by sporadic showers throughout the day. During this season, the rivers are higher, making them easier to navigate by boat.
June to November - sees lower rivers and less rainfall, although heavy showers can still occur. While this may affect river navigation, more walking trails become accessible for hiking. It's also a great time to spot wildlife such as caimans and birds.
When do you need to start planning?
Depending on the country you wish to visit, the timelines differ. Take a look at the visa timelines before to plan your trip in advance accordingly.
Colombia: Colombia allows Indian citizens to enter the country without a visa for a maximum of 90 days. However, you'll need to have a valid passport and may be asked to provide evidence of onward travel and adequate financial resources to support your stay.
Ecuador: Indian citizens are permitted to enter Ecuador without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. It's essential to have a valid passport and to be prepared to demonstrate evidence of onward travel and adequate financial means to support your stay.
Brazil: Indians require a visa to enter Brazil. You can apply for a tourist visa through the Brazilian embassy or consulate in India. It's recommended that you apply for your visa well in advance of your planned travel dates, as the processing time can be several weeks.
Peru: Peru allows Indian nationals to enter the country without a visa for a duration of up to 183 days. Nevertheless, you must hold a valid passport and may be asked to provide evidence of onward travel and adequate financial resources to support your visit.
How can I get there?
Although the journey may include long flights and layovers, it’s worth it!
Unique experiences that make you want to visit it!
UnWild Planet Expert tip: What to pack!
Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive so do consult with your
healthcare provider for personalized recommendations!
Waterproof rain jacket or poncho.
● Waterproof hiking boots or shoes with good traction.
● Quick-dry pants and shirts.
● Packable waterproof backpack or dry bag for electronics and other
Long-sleeve shirts and pants to protect from insects and sun.
● Insect repellent with at least 30% DEET or natural alternatives.
such as citronella, lemon eucalyptus, or neem oil.
● Sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and broad-spectrum protection.
● Sunglasses with UV protection.
● Lightweight, breathable clothing (cotton, linen, or moisture-wicking
Moisturizer to combat dryness and cracking skin caused by
● Lip balm with SPF protection.
● Aloe vera gel or lotion for sunburns or insect bites.
● Hand sanitizer or wipes to keep hands clean and prevent
Prescription medications and copies of prescriptions.
● Basic first aid kit including band-aids, antiseptic wipes, gauze, and
● Anti-diarrheal medication and rehydration salts.
● Pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
● Personalized insect bite treatment such as calamine lotion or
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