Things To Do In The Rainforest

Rainforests are always filled with life and are home to thousands of animals, insects and birds that live and thrive here. For any nature lover, experiencing the rainforest in its full glory is a change of a life time.

Even the tiniest amount of time spent here offers so mush of excitement, thrill and knowledge. There are so many different ways in which you can explore and experience the rainforest. Below are some really interesting and exciting things you can do in the rainforest.

Things To Do In The Rainforest

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Camping is one of the most favorite of all times. Both adults and children love the feeling of being among and part of nature. It provides an unadulterated natural experience. You can plan to spend a night camping in the forest or camp after a day of hiking. You can always follow a good book but hiring a guide is highly recommended when you are out in the forest. The guide will help and arrange for some good camping spots. You can also opt to stay in a lodge in the middle of the rainforest.


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Hiking is one of the best ways to get upfront and personal with the rainforest. You can take a short day hide and seek the abundant wildlife and plant life. While you hike through the jungle, its footways will lead you to stunning big and small waterfalls. The high and low trails will cut on the monotony of hiking. With every step you take the rainforest will become more and more interesting and exploring will be fun for your entire family. Hiking is also a great and fun way to explore the jungle for the not so experienced hikers.

The rainforests consists of a water body or a river which is the life line of the forest. For example the Amazon has the Amazon River. Cruising along the rivers is another great option of soaking in the beauty of the forest. You can spend a couple or more days cruising along the calm river in your own personal cabin. Spend time on the dock listening to some music or just admire the beauty of the vibrant forest. Go for excursions with a guide for life size experience of the wildlife that the forest has to offer.

calm river in rain forest

At some point in the forest the once calm river will turn into a haven for adventure water sport lovers. Whitewater Rafting offers a thrilling option for the more adventurous and is sure to take your adrenaline high. The levels of rapids are different and the inexperienced should start at lower levels but always with professional help. Canoeing down the river is yet another great option and offers untiring and pleasurable time out in the forest. You can cover miles in the water in a wooden dugout canoe and still long for more.

Photography is perfect for people with a passion for nature and who love capturing its beauty not only in their minds but in pictures too. The rain forest offers a perfect setting for nature, wildlife and macro and micro photography. While you are out in the woods exploring and experiencing nature, capture its untouched beauty in the form of pictures. The rain forest offers a perfect place for professional as well as amateur photographers to sharpen and showcase their skills.

There are various kinds of tour and excursions that your family and you can take part in. You can take an Aerial Tram and Canopy Tours in the USA that offer an aerial view of the lush vegetation or a Tranopy Zip Line Tour in the USA for the more adventures. You can also go in for a Family Tours and Park Excursions or just go bird watching which the children simply love. Fishing is yet another way of spending time amidst the jungle. You can go fishing with friends or with family in the lake or in the river.

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Try mountain biking or mountain bike riding. Certain places offer mountain biking facilities on known tracks in the forests. Touring the forest on a mountain bike will give you a great workout as well! You can also go in for a rainforest safari or just have a relaxed time sightseeing.

Visit and explore the natives of the forest. Hire a native guide to help you discover the natives of the forests and get a chance to experience their lives, way of living and the importance of the rainforest in their lives. This will give you an entirely new perspective of the rainforest and its importance in the life of its natives as well the rest of us.

Sanika N