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When to Visit the Amazon

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013

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Exploring the Amazon rainforest might be a bucket list favorite, but with such a wildly changing environment (water levels rise and fall up to 40 feet throughout the year) and extreme weather (250 annual days of rain coupled with stifling humidity), planning the best time to visit can be a challenge. Whether you’re looking to camp out in the jungle or cruise along the river, here are a few tips for making the most of the seasons.

Wet season (December–May)
Traveling in the wet season means that the river is at its highest, making it the perfect time for boat trips and river cruises. Flooded forests and sprawling wetlands mean you’ll be able to drift deeper into the forest and increase your chances for spotting wildlife

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Amazon Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in the Amazon.

Photo courtesy of CIAT via Flickr.

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