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Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Deep in the heart of the Amazon, the city of Manaus, home to 2 million residents, is the largest city in the rain forest. The city dates back to the end of the 17th century, but it is perhaps best known for the opulence of its late-19th-century...

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Careiro da Várzea, AM, 69255-000, Brazil

Look at a map of the Amazon, and you'll see that it is not one river but more than a thousand. Somewhere around 1,100 tributaries flow into the Amazon to create the world's largest river. Just downstream from Manaus, the place where two of these...

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While people generally associate dolphins with the world's oceans, there are a few species that can be found in rivers and brackish waters. Several are in South Asia, while the only river dolphins in the Western Hemisphere live in South America,...

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Santarém, PA, Brazil

Roughly halfway between the larger cities of Manaus, in the interior of the Amazon, and Belém, on the coast, Santarém has become an increasingly popular destination in recent years. The city was founded by the Portuguese in the 17th...

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Marajó, State of Pará, Brazil

At the mouth of the Amazon, Marajó is the world's largest fluvial (that is, river) island. With an area of 40,100 square kilometers (15,500 square miles), it is just a little smaller than Switzerland yet with a population of only some...