When is the best time to visit Amazon?
The best time to visit the Amazon depends on your wishes and things you want to do. It is possible to visit the Amazon throughout the whole year.
During the dry season, from May until October, the weather is warm with temperatures between 78F and 93F (24C and 31C). At this time larger numbers of parrots and macaws are visiting the clay licks, however, it takes more time to travel on rivers due to low water levels.
The wet season is from November until April, and you can expect heavy rainfall, however, the upside is that there are fewer eco tourists, higher bird activity as well as easier to find reptiles and amphibians.
Do I need to get vaccinations for the Amazon?
You should prepare well before visiting the Amazon. It is recommended to visit a medical professional for advice on which vaccinations are needed depending on your health and vaccination history. However, we recommend the following vaccinations: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid fever, Yellow Fever and Rabies.
Will I see wildlife in the Amazon?
Yes, you will see wildlife. With the help of an experienced and trained tour guide you will visit the best places for animal viewing.
What to bring to the Amazon?
As the luggage is hand carried, it is recommended you limit your luggage to 15 kilos (32 pounds) a piece. We suggest bringing:
- tight-weave, light-coloured, long pants
- long sleeved, tight-weave, light coloured shirts
- ankle-high hiking boots and sneakers
- sunblock lotion
- rain jacket or poncho
- small daypack
- camera gear
- sun hat & sunglasses
- swim suit
- insect repellent
- lightweight towel
- torch or flashlight with spare batteries
- water bottle
- personal medicines & small first aid kit