Well… not just any woods… into the magnificent Amazon rainforest!
With its size of about 7 000 000 square kilometres, the world’s green lung covers territory in 9 South American countries. It inhabits a huge biodiversity of 700 types of mamals, 1300 types of birds, 2000 types of fish an 40 000 types of plants. That are already registered, that is, who knows what’s still hiding overthere.
Needless to say that the world would look a lot different without the rainforest, probably mankind would even exist because more than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced here.
Yet many people think that wood – and the money paid for it – is more important than oxygen.
But I’m not getting into that discussion.
The Amazon rain forest is accessible for tourism from Brazil, Peru, Ecudaor, Colombia and Venezuela.
In this photo series I’ll take you on a boat ride on the Amazon river in Peru from Yurimaguas to Iquitos – most breath taking sunsets ever – and then into the woods with nothing more than a small pack, a hammock, some water and a couple of experienced guides.
If you like this photo series, you may also enjoy this one:
Bird Watching in the Pantanal
Want to see more of South America?
Check out following galleries:
Don’t Cry For Me
Patagonia as Expected
Border Hopping in Chile and Argentina
Pacific to Atlantic
Coast Bound in Brazil
On Higher Grounds
Ups and Downs in the Andes
Former Inca Territory