Local Tribes People
Keel-Billed Toucan

When to Go

Oceangoing cruise ships visit ports on the Amazon River from October to March while expedition-style cruises are offered year-round.

There is a rainy season in the Amazon but all travelers should expect some rain year-round. North of the equator the rainfall is strongest between May and December while south of the equator rain is heaviest between December and April.

The Amazon River floods annually beginning in December and peaks in April or May. During this period banks overflow and the forest floods. While many animals retreat to high ground, this is a good time for bird-watching and spotting primates who take advantage of the plentiful fruit.

The river reaches its lowest point between July and February. This period is the best for spotting wildlife since animals can be seen on the exposed river banks.

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