Sailing the Amazon River
Isabella ( Antigua and Barbuda )
Sailing the Amazon River – Isabella’s goosebump moment
““Hi, my name is Isabella. I am from Antigua & Barbuda, and my goosebump moment was the first time that I sailed through the Amazon River. I was about 16 years old, and I had never been to the jungle, like to the Amazon. It was a very special moment because my dad invited me there and I hadn’t seen him in a very, very long time. So, it was very special to be with him. I remember when we were on the plane, it was like 3 or 4 hours almost of only jungle beneath us. Once we got there to Leticia, the first day we sailed through the amazon river, and I remember being completely shocked by the immensity of the river, and like, how big it was. Honestly, I couldn’t believe how big the river could be. Honestly it was one of the most gorgeous moments in my life”.
The Amazon, the most powerful and longest river on the planet
Surely at one time or another, every lover of tourist trips and the knowledge of the beauties that a prodigal nature puts within our reach, has had among its projects the navigation of the Amazon River.
The Amazon is a river that runs through the north of South America, most of its length runs in Brazil, and is considered one of the largest in the world for its water flow and its extension; it is navigable by deep draft vessels in most of its course, and floods periodically.
Navigating this river is a unique opportunity to get to know different parts of the Amazon, seeing spectacular flora and fauna along the way.
Amazon, 7,000 km of adventure
Navigating a great river of the planet from the territories where it is born to its mouth is not only an adventure and a unique journey, but a privilege. Not only does one travel through disparate geographies, through ice and heat, through the height of the mountains or the highlands, and through forests and lowlands, but also through the hearts of men.
The Amazon ranges in length from 6,992 kilometers to 7,020 kilometers. It is located approximately 192 kilometers east of the Pacific Ocean. Its watershed is larger than that of any other river at 7.05 million km2, or nearly 40 percent of South America, and drains parts of Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Venezuela, Peru and Suriname.
The experience of visiting the Amazon
There are journeys in life that awaken the soul, that transform the traveler. There are experiences that have an energy of their own, that connect you with the most authentic part of you. Traveling to the Amazon River is one of those wonderful experiences.
The Amazon rainforest represents one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. On the banks of the river and its tributaries, an explosion of life takes place: countless wild species of flora and fauna star in the landscape wherever you look.
Admiring this spectacle with love and respect for the beings that inhabit the jungle is an enriching experience.
More about the Amazon River:
- Where Is the Amazon River & Where Does It Start and End?
- Geography Facts About the Amazon River
- Amazon River: history and ecology