The Amazon Rainforest constitutes over 1/2 of the planet’s remaining rainforest, and the Amazon River is the life force of this amazing ecosystem.
Rising in the Peruvian Andes, it winds its way east over the northern half of South America until reaching the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, it carries the highest volume of water into the Atlantic than the earth’s top 10 largest rivers flowing into the ocean combined. Recent studies claims that the Amazon River is actually longer than the Nile by 65 miles; researchers at the National Geographic Society have determined the source point of the river to be at Mount Mismi in Arequipa (in southern Peru).
However, in the quest for Amazonia’s treasures–minerals, oil, animal skins, precious stones and metals, to name a few–biological diversity has become the victim. These “green treasures” are the wealth that hold great promises for Earth and mankind in the future. At Delfin Amazon Cruises, we are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of the jungle and its native inhabitants all while sharing and discovering its grandest allures.