Top 7 Latin American Vacation Destinations

May 14, 2012  |  

Jau National Park, Brazil

Jau National Park is the largest national park within the Amazon Basin. The park is also the second largest protected tropical forest in the world. The Park encompasses the entirety of the Jau River but also includes other rivers such as the Unini, Carabinani, and the Paunini rivers. Aside from water ways, the park is also home to flat-topped hills and V-shaped valleys for an exquisite change of scenery. Within the vast amount of land there are said to be 120 species of mammals, 470 birds, 320 fish, and 15 reptiles. Some of the most common animals include the giant anteater, spider monkeys, tortoises, wild dogs, alligators, and many more. This park is to place to go if you ever find yourself in Brazil and itching to explore the wilderness.

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