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Sunset in the Amazon River
Sunset in the River

The Amazon River... even the name brings to mind the largest river in the world, in all its splendor. The total water flow of this mammoth river is greater than the eight next larger rivers put together! In the rainy season, the Amazon can be 120 miles wide in some parts.

There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, because the areas narrow enough to build bridges over are in the tropical rainforest, where thee is little traffic.. In length only, the River is bested by the Nile, although this statistic is disputed by many scientists in Peru and Brazil.

Amazon River
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The Amazon basin river covers nearly forty percent of the land mass that is South America. And the boisterous river accounts for almost twenty percent of the total fresh water entering oceans world-wide. Follow the River as it meanders from the Apacheta cliff region, through gorges and waterfalls and slower-moving areas. It helps provide water to other areas outside Peru, as well - including Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

You can travel parts of the Amazon basin river by ocean steamer, and smaller vessels can reach even further inland. The smallest boats of the Amazon sometimes ascend to the Pongo de Manseriche, just above the point of Achual. There are parts where the waves are sufficient to allow river surfing.

Amazon River

The wildlife along the River is abundant and varied. Over three thousand documented species of fish live within the river, and some estimates place that number at five thousand or more. The River Dolphin is the largest of the river dolphins, and can grow to eight and a half feet in length. Local legend tells of a River Dolphin who actually was transformed into a human.

You may also see piranha, bull sharks and a large freshwater fish native to the area, which can grow to over nine feet long and can weight up to four hundred and forty pounds. In the shallow waters, the Anaconda lives and breeds. And the Amazon River in total supports the thousand of fish species as well as turtles and crabs. Traveling in the Amazon River basin is one of the most interesting and exciting parts of a trip to Peru.

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Amazon River
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Fluctuations in the Amazon rainforest climate over millions of year have resulted in the expansion and contraction of the rainforest across the continent of South America.

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