Saturday, February 13, 2010

Brazil Honeymoons can be combined to include a wonderful experience of the Amazon

The mere mention of the name of the world’s largest rainforest conjures up exotic images of intrepid Victorian explorers venturing off into the unknown on great patriotic journeys to tropical lands. Although this once almost mythical jungle is obviously much more accessible these days, it still retains a great deal of mystery and is often referred to as the ‘last great wildernesses’. There are numerous tribes who have rarely come into contact with the modern world, and quite probably some who still never have. On most days fishermen land catches never before catalogued by science. This is not surprising when one considers the vast scale of the ecosystem: 5.5 million square kilometers’ or 1.4 billion acres, which is the equivalent to 5.6 billion tennis courts - a game played here might even tire out the great Roger Federer! It is well known that deforestation is a huge danger to the Amazon, which is why it is important when visiting this spectacular wilderness that you book your trip through accredited responsible travel agents, such as Dehouche Travel, a luxury British run agent based in Brazil. Fortunately the rate of deforestation appears to be slowing, but this is still a threat that we must all be aware of and take seriously.

The itineraries which Dehouche assemble are luxury trips and Honeymoons but do include the best of the Amazon and can involve staying 4 nights deep in the Rainforest. After spending several days on the beautiful island of Fernando de Noronha, fly into Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state and a city of 1.5 million souls. Here we went on a fascinating tour, which included a visit to the fabulous Opera House on the banks of the river. We then returned to the airport and boarded a seaplane for the flight of a lifetime over the Amazon; cruising at 600 feet we got a proper impression of the vast scale of the place, before touching down in style on a river beside our utterly remote jungle lodge. Our private chalet was rustic but very comfortable, and all food and activities were included during our stay. The activities ranged from kayaking to fishing for native piranhas to visiting native villages, and much more besides; one evening we went out with torches to try and spot caimans - reptiles which are indigenous to the Amazon.

When combined with a few days in Rio de Janeiro and a week on the glorious beaches of Brazil’s north east, as Dehouche did for our honeymoon itinerary, a trip to an Amazonian jungle lodge contributes to the honeymoon of a lifetime.

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