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Butterflies - Cristalino Reserve

The Cristalino Reserve is a private reserve of around 11,400 hectares in the southern Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. The reserve is at a crossroads of different ecosystems, such as the Amazon Rainforest and Pantanal Wetlands, which has led to a very high diversity of animals and plants with many species found nowhere else on Earth. Founded […]

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The Amazon Rainforest’s canopy is thought to be the richest level for forest life. The trees can reach 145 feet (45 meters) into the sky, with some emergent species growing even higher, and branch out in competition with other plants to get as much sunlight as possible. As the trees spread out to catch the […]

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Posada Amazonas Lodge Monkey

The southern Amazon Rainforest is the area of the basin at the lowest reaches of the Amazon´s waterways. The forest itself crosses nine nations and the southern portion is mainly contained by Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Of all the areas in Amazonia, the most developed tourism industry is in the forest of southern Peru, which […]

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Cristalino Lodge Birding

The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest container of wildlife and is also the world’s largest tropical wilderness, which is to say it is one of the least touched by human hands. This, clearly, makes for exceptional birding. The Amazon is home to the world’s most powerful bird of prey, the harpy (pictured) and innumerable […]

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Cristalino Birds

No place in the southern Brazilian Amazon has been studied so intensely in terms of biodiversity as the area surrounding the city of Alta Floresta in southern Brazil. One conclusion from these studies is that no other place in the eastern Amazon has such a high assemblage and richness of bird life. Alta Floresta sits […]

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Tucano Cruise

The Amazon Rainforest covers half of the South American continent and crosses nine nations. Of this vast forest, the majority is found within Brazil’s borders with Peru containing the next highest amount. With so much of Amazonia, Brazil is a fantastic place for an Amazon Rainforest tour. The best tours take you to areas far […]

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Cristalino Tower

When researchers first documented the canopy, it changed how we thought about the world’s rainforests. Canopy findings rocketed up previous estimates and we now think 60 to 90% of all rainforest life is in the trees. Many animals were found high in the branches that never set foot on the forest floor. This means the […]

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