BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SOUTH AMERICA: OUR PICK #4
The Amazon Rainforest - Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia
There's no doubt about it - the Amazon Rainforest is the best known rainforest in the world and one of the most important. Not only does it account for half of the planet's remaining forest, the Amazon also plays host to an unparalleled biodiversity ranging from insects to birds, flowers to trees. Forests are often described as the 'lungs of the Earth', which makes the Amazon our biggest pair. Superlatives aside, the Amazon tempts travellers with nature walks, canoe rides and jungle lodges for a chance to get up close and personal with the local wildlife in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and a number of other South American countries.