Journey into the world's largest rainforest when you take an Amazon river cruise. Originating at the foot of the Andes mountain in Peru, the mighty Amazon spans nine counties and covers 40% of South America on a 4,000 mile journey to the Atlantic Sea. It is also very wide - during the dry season the average is 2 - 6 miles across, but the rainy season can see it hitting up to 30 miles in place.
If you are a wildlife lover, then the Amazon is the river for you, as the ecosystem built around its banks is like no other. Over a third of all recorded animal species call the rainforest home and you can find thousands of plant varieties, along with over 3,000 freshwater fish in and along its winding route.