There are many ways to take advantage of Amazon Jungle Tours. You may choose to combine the trips with other sightseeing expeditions depending on which country you choose to visit. The Jungle spans 9 countries and is more than 5 million square kilometers. The largest portion of it is in Brazil and this is probably why most people think of Brazil when then the Amazon Jungle is mentioned.
Countries to Visit
When taking this type of tour, there are three countries that are considered ideal for this trip. These countries are Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. Even though Brazil holds the largest portion of the rain forest, not everyone would needlessly want to go there. Brazil is the best option when you want to go deep into the Rainforest and explore everything it has to offer. They have many options for the survival jungle experience, where as a tourist you get trained on how to survive in the jungle and find your own food. There are also opportunities to interact with the remote tribes that live in that jungle. The trip may not be suitable for someone who is on a budget, but is unforgivable lifetime experience.
The Rain forest Experience
If your trip to the rain forest will also be coupled with Galapagos trips, then you will have to travel through Ecuador. You can also go to the rain forest, but it is not advisable to go independently without a guide or a group of people. There are many activities you could take part in. It is one of the best places to visit if you want to do some serious bird watching.
Some lodges located in the rain forest will also organize special hiking expeditions as well as biking and the jungle experience that is often popular with some of the tourists visiting the rain forest. Going there by bus is one of the cheapest and the most viable options. It can take between 5 and 7 hours to get to the rain forest. You should consider and independent bus tour to make the most of this and the Galapagos trips that you may have planned afterwards.
The Peruvian Amazon
Peruvian Amazon Jungle tours are great if you want to combine it with a visit to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. This is an interesting city that was built on top of a hill hundreds of years ago and remained hidden from the Spanish invaders and the rest of the civilized world until it was discovered in the 20th century. The Peruvian trip presents more diverse for trekking and visiting these archaeological sights. You may also take a train, bus or hike to the location before taking an independent bus for the Amazon jungle tours.