The Amazon Rainforest is the biggest forest in the world and is also the last big space covered with tropical plants and animals. It is located in the north side of the South American continent and is shared by nine countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana and Guiana. The largest part is located in Brazil (60%) and covers almost half of that country. The space covered with the forest is 3,4 million square miles.
In this incredible place you will find 120 foot trees, thousands of different species of plants, and all sort of insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. And the most amazing part is that all this apparent mess is actually a very balanced system, a product of million of years of evolution and natural selection. But the forest is not only populated by animals and plants, there are many humans there too. The Indians are part of the equilibrium that existed there for thousands of years. There are still over 200 indigenous groups in the Amazon Rainforest, talking 180 different languages and each with their own cultural heritage. This shows that like the flora and fauna, the cultural diversity in the region is also very high, making it an even more interesting and rich place.
In the Amazon rainforest you can travel in small airplanes (very nice to get an aerial view) between the smaller cities. But on the ground level there is just one way to travel in the Amazon rainforest, which is by boat. The Amazon rainforest is full of rivers, from the smallest one to the biggest one on the planet. The Amazon River is so big that in some places you can't see the other side of the river. Certain areas seem just like an ocean since you have white sand beaches and even waves!