Discovering the Amazon rainforest

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Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi
Photo of Discovering the Amazon rainforest by chiara tosi

I have been several times to the Xixuau Community, in the Amazon forest, and everytime is a new, stunning experience. 

The Xixuau forest is located on an ecological reserve of about 450,000 acres of pristine rainforest approximately 310 miles and 36 hours by boat north of the city of Manaus.

The village is a real a naturalist delight. It is a favorite jaunt for eco-tourists, researchers and film-makers and that come from all over the world because of the area's abundance and visibility of fauna that is unique to the Amazon. 

The area is home to giant river otters, armadillos, capuchin and spider monkeys, marmosets, tree frogs, tapirs, turtles, sloths, stunning butterflies and much more.  A host of beautiful bird species make the reserve a bird watcher’s paradise, including toucans, herons, macaws, eagles, parakeets and woodpeckers.

I travelled by regional boat, in which outboards are used along the main river and at the entrance to the reserve. During my staying at the Xixuau I had the possibility to watch wild animals, doing an overnight expedition into the forest, doing canoe trips, bird watching, a night-time trip to find caimans, learning about traditional crafts and cultures and joining traditional parties. 

My life changed after visiting the Xixuau and every year I do all my best to come back there.

Large river tha has to be travelled to reach the Xixuau Community from Manaus
Photo of The Rio Negro by chiara tosi
Beautiful indigenous community where the ecotourists are hosted
Photo of The Xixuau by chiara tosi
Village in the heart of the Amazon
Photo of The Xixuau Community by chiara tosi
Photo of The Xixuau Community by chiara tosi
Photo of The Xixuau Community by chiara tosi
Full of animals and plants
Photo of The Xixuau forest by chiara tosi
wooden round houses inspired by traditional indigenous Malocas
Photo of The Xixuau lodge by chiara tosi
native people committed with the protection of the forest
Photo of The Xixuau people by chiara tosi
Right in front of the village, the river is home to dolphins and otters
Photo of The Xixuau river by chiara tosi
departure city
Photo of Manaus, Manaus - Amazonas, Brasile by chiara tosi
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