For other places with the same name, see Amazonia (disambiguation).
The Amazonia area in South America

Amazonia (sometimes called Pan-Amazonia) is a huge region covering about 40% of the South American continent. It encompasses most of northern Brazil, parts of northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, southeastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, southern Guyana, southern Suriname and southern French Guiana. It is one of the world's most diverse biological areas and is fed by rivers taking their offspring in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and running into the Atlantic ocean in east Brazil.


Map of Amazonia

The Amazonia area in Peru


  • 1 Alter do Chão — Cozy riverside destination on the Tapajós river.
  • 2 Belém — The last big city before the Amazon reaches the Atlantic ocean, south of Marajó island.
  • 3 Coca Puerto Francisco de Orellana on Wikipedia — the capital of Orellana province of Ecuador, officially named Puerto Francisco de Orellana after the first Spanish explorer to cross the South American continent, traveling down the Amazon River in 1541-42.
  • 4 Iquitos — The largest city of the world that can't be reached by road.
  • 5 Macapá — Brazilian state capital north of Marajó island.
  • 6 Manaus — The largest city and chief port in the Amazon region, and an important jumping off point for expeditions into the rain forest.
  • 7 Mindo — Excellent bird watching in an Ecuadorian cloud forest setting.
  • 8 Rio Branco — A Brazilian state capital.
  • 9 Santarém — A Brazilian town on the confluence of the Tapajós river and the Amazon.

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See also: Central and South American wildlife







Stay safe


You should always buy a snake bite kit, mosquito repellent. It is also important to stay hydrated and never go far from your tour guide.

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