This tour was planned for nature lovers and for those who would like to have a closer contact with the flora and fauna of the largest rainforest of the world.
The source of the Rio Negro lies in Colombia, in the Department of Guainía where the river is known as Guainía River. The young river generally flows in an east-northeasterly direction . After roughly 400 km the river starts forming the border between Colombia’s Department of Guainía and Venezuela’s Amazonas State. 120 km further downstream the river receives the Casiquiare canal from the right-hand, forming a unique link between the Orinoco and the Amazon river basin. Henceforth the river is called Rio Negro.
Wet tropical forests are the most species-rich biome, and tropical forests in the Americas are consistently more species rich than the wet forests in Africa and Asia. As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. One in ten known species in the world lives in the Amazon rainforest. This constitutes the largest collection of living plants and animal species in the world.
The region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2,000 birds and mammals. To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians, and 378 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region. One in five of all bird species are found in the Amazon rainforest, and one in five of the fish species live in Amazonian rivers and streams. Scientists have described between 96,660 and 128,843 invertebrate species in Brazil alone.
The biodiversity of plant species is the highest on Earth with one 2001 study finding a quarter square kilometer (62 acres) of Ecuadorian rainforest supports more than 1,100 tree species. A study in 1999 found one square kilometer (247 acres) of Amazon rainforest can contain about 90,790 tonnes of living plants. The average plant biomass is estimated at 356 ± 47 tonnes per hectare. To date, an estimated 438,000 species of plants of economic and social interest have been registered in the region with many more remaining to be discovered or catalogued. The total number of tree species in the region is estimated at 16,000.
We´ll leave the port of Manaus at 08: 00h to head the coast of Jaraqui Island, about 70 km. up the Rio Negro in this place our native guides will be waiting for us to start our walk in the forest , we will have on average 3 hours inside the forest , along the way we will have the opportunity to meet numerous species of the most famous trees of the Amazon as the Loro , carapanaúba, Jacareúba, water liana, Angelim, Copaiba, Andiroba among many others. During the walk our guides will give emphasis to medicinal plants and their uses. Also a mini survival course will be done.
After our adventure we will return back to Manaus with an approximate footprint of 13: 30h. and of course on the way back we will stop at the beach of Tupe for a refreshing swim in the calm waters of the Rio Negro.
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