What to bring

What To Bring / What To Wear

Light baggage is recommended. You should include: light clothes, bathing suit, long pants, cotton shirts with long sleeves, plastic capes, rubber boots, hiking shoes or sneakers for excursions in the forest. Hats, sunglasses and sun block, are necessary for protection against the equatorial sun. Insect repellent, some medicines and others personal articles.

Do Not Forget

Camera, binoculars, personal flashlight, and an extra bottle of water.

The activities you might do: canoping, fishing, rainforest bird watching, walks, shopping crafts, visit to lakes. Some of them, demand high fisical activity, therefore, adapted clothes and accessories.

Weather

The weather is tropical, with minimum temperatures ranging between 25 °C (77 °F) and 38 °C (100 °F).

RIVER SWELLING (High water): swelling occurs between the end of December and the end of June, reaching its highest level in March, April, May and the beginning of June. In this rainy season the Amazon River volume increases, flooding the forest and forming the lagoons and swamps which are ideal for observing birds, alligators, and "Victorias Regias" (water lilies), and fishing for piranhas.

River Ebb Tides

(Low water): Ebb Tides begin in mid July and last until the beginning of December, reaching lowest water levels in July, August, September, October, and November.

In this period, beaches and sand banks are formed , turtles lay their eggs, fishing is widely practiced, and river people plant rice on the exposed beaches.

Have note of this recommendation to the amazon trip.
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