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AMAZON  REGION  -  BRAZIL


The Amazon region is the planet’s greatest rainforest and is without doubt the world's most diverse biological area. Covering an area larger than the entire continental United States (some 2.5 million square miles or 6.5 million square kilometers) - about 40% of the South American continent - it contains a wealth of discovered and undiscovered flora and fauna. In addition the Amazon is home to many diverse traditional and indigenous human populations.
 

The Amazon spans for more than half of the Brazilian territory. It is here where a tenth of the world’s 10 million living species make their homes. Within the Amazon Basin resides a wealth of life richer than any place else on earth, including 500 mammals, 175 different lizards, 300 other reptile species, tree climbers of every kind, and a third of the world's identified bird species. Millions of species remain undiscovered.

 

The Amazon is also the world's largest river basin with the Amazon river at it's center. Though it is not the longest river in the world, there can be no doubt that the Amazon river is the world’s greatest river. Fed by thousands of streams and rivers, which take their origin high up in the Andes mountains of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, the river begins it's 6,570 kilometer (4,080 miles) journey east until finally discharging it's many millions of gallons of water into the river’s massive mouth at the Atlantic, permeating the saltwater over 100 km (60 miles) from the shore. The Amazon discharges one fifth of all the world’s freshwater into the Atlantic.
 

This vast open-air greenhouse of global evolution and unsolved mysteries has a potential that remains largely unknown.

 

A wide variety of programs and accommodations, fit for any type of traveler can be found in the area. Some cities promoted by Latin Tours Online are located in this area and are being promoted individually as well.


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