Boca da Valeria is charming. This population of about 75 people welcomes you to experience their humble settlement. It is typical of hundreds of villages scattered across the Amazon Rainforest. Most river communities covet their isolation. They have adopted some aspects of Western culture such as clothing, electricity and communications. Yet they prefer to live simple, undisturbed lives as their ancestors did for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived at the start of the 16th century.