To explore nature at its best, all you need to have is time and budget to travel to Brazilian Amazon. Be it rainforests or impressive rivers of the world, Brazil finds no parallel. One more reason to travel to heart of Brazilian Amazon is the Manaus, the site of the FIFA World Cup 2014 opener, the biggest sports event of the World.
Splendid Amazon Rainforest:
Popularly known as Amazonia, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most impressive rainforests in the world. It is also known as 'Lungs of our Planet' because it supplies 20% of the oxygen to our earth. The Amazon Rainforest is comprised of unique four layers, or you can say communities, with each layer consisting of its own specific ecosystem; plants and animals adapted to this system. For a trip to the tropical rainforest, a good guide will save your time in spotting birds such as macaws and parrots as well as aquaticbirds;tamarinds and don'tforget meeting squirrel monkeys. If you are interestedin exploring and spotting nocturnal creatures, giant crickets, tree frogs and patoo birds will welcome you.For this purpose you should opt for a night hike.
Don't Miss Jungle Cruises:
For cruise options, there is a wide range of regular to luxury boats for passengers; designed for tourist's standardsand to take passengers deep into the forest. These can also navigate quite narrow tributaries of the Amazon River hence transporting travelers to fantastic, wild and yet to be explored deep waters of the Amazon. These calm tributaries are home to diverse aquatic life which includes dolphins, piranha, giant otters and cat fish. Greenlushness descending to the edge of river lends you to a sensational experience of jungle walks and piranha fishing etc.
Manaus Opera House:
Built in the 19th century, at the height of rubber boom, the Manaus Opera House familiarizes you with glorious past of Brazilian history. The newly built or restored gold - domed edifice is as immaculate in beauty and grandeur as any of its European counterparts. 36,000 ceramic tiles decorate the whole dome with the same paint as the Brazilian flag.The outstanding marble and iron work, with 198 amazing chandeliers gives the theater an astonishing look of style and architecture.For the grand sports event of the football World Cup, the theater offers unique performances which will include art exhibitions, recitals and rock music concerts.
Ponte Negra (Like a Beach):
The sands of Ponte Negra can rival any other beach and this is the place where locals of Manaus come to have fun and pleasure, enjoy music and watch unique folk dancing called boi bumba If you feel hungry there are lots of beach venders selling appetizing snacks. Dessert lovers do not miss trying different local fruit flavored ice - cream as you behold the magnificent sunset. The entertaining atmosphere is kept alive when street musicians seek attention with forro music as you go along the Promenade. The best time to enjoy the beach is when the river is low.
The Brazilian Amazon also known as the lonely Planet attracts a large number of tourists from all across the globe particularly in this season of the FIFA World Cup 2014, as great crowds of fans pour in to enjoy this sport.