Adventure Amazon River

Nordheim Missions

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The Amazon River

It is more than just a river, it is a source of life

The Amazon is a fascinating natural wonder that holds many secrets and treasures. It is the most water-rich river in the world and crosses the largest tropical rainforest on earth. It is home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, many of which are still unexplored. It plays an important role in the global climate and the livelihood of millions of people.

The river is the lifeline of the Amazon rainforest, the largest contiguous area of tropical forest in the world. It covers around 5.5 million square kilometers and stretches across nine countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The Amazon rainforest is a biodiversity hotspot and is home to an estimated 10% of all known species worldwide. It is also an important carbon sink, producing about 20% of the world's oxygen and storing large amounts of greenhouse gases. However, the Amazon rainforest is under severe threat from deforestation, mining, agriculture, infrastructure and climate change.

Fly with us over this unique and valuable treasure for mankind and the planet. With the Cessna Grand Caravan and the Bonanza G35, the tour takes you over 3000 nautical miles and 15 stages from the mouth into the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil to the source in the Peruvian Andes.

In addition to the two bush trips, you also get three landing challenges. One in Brazil, one in Colombia and one in Peru. While in Leticia, Colombia, you'll do a VORDME approach, in Gurupa, Brazil, and Pucallpa, Peru, you'll have to find the airports first.

You can experience the flights in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. Some are machine translated. If you discover something that is incorrect, please let us know so that we can improve it. You can find the missions in the custom content section within the activities.

We wish you lots of fun in Brazil, Columbia and Peru and always a safe landing!