Caipriniha and Caiman: Travelling by riverboat on Brazil’s Amazon River

By Jane Wynyard – Amazon, Brazil 2004   Roaming through the Amazon jungle with its piranha-infested waters and riverbanks crawling with caiman is no longer an adventure just for the Tarzans or Indiana Jones of this world. For a few hundred pounds and with plenty of adventurous spirit, lots of mosquito repellent and the willingness to smell as bad as a wild baboon, tourists can now spend days, even weeks, travelling through the dense tropical forest. And you don’t need whips, primitive knives or swinging vines to venture through the trees. Eco-tourism in the Amazon has opened the door to[…]