Are boat ride and canoeing allowed along the Amazon River? What about swimming in the river?


Country: Brazil


Hi, I wouldn't recommend swimming in the Amazon, not least because you might encounter piranhas among other biting beasts! Your best bet is to arrange a river cruise - these range from luxury trips to ultra-basic voyages on cargo boats, and can be arranged from Manaus. You can choose whether you want to head out for a day or a few weeks too. Bring a mosquito net!

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