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Meeting of Waters

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Address: | Rio Negro e Rio Solimoes, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69005-141, Brazil
Phone Number:
92-99155-0714
Description:

Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers

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US$150.00*
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Indian Village and Meeting of the Waters Tour
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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

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Amazon Cruise Tour

We went to the meeting of the waters on a tour with our cruise. This is a magnificent sight to see. Although it takes about 50minutes from Manaus on a small tour boat it's worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Meenho G
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were scheduled to make a tour to the meeting of the waters from Manaus, but a change of schedule meant we missed it we were thankful that we didn't undertake the two hour round trip. There are many better sights to spend limited time in Manaus. We did get to see the phenomena from our cruise ship as we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the meeting of the waters on a tour with our cruise. This is a magnificent sight to see. Although it takes about 50minutes from Manaus on a small tour boat it's worth seeing. This natural phenomenon is a great view.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the boat trip to the meeting of the waters at the confluence of the rivers Negro and Amazon is touted as a main tourist attraction. the colours vary due to the acidity and other mineral content. However, after the explanations from a guide you are just looking at different colours of river water, something which loses its appeal after a... More 

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Thank Ges R
Vancouver area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We mainly toured the Rio Negro due to its flora & fauna and lack of mosquitos (due to the water's alkalinity). Dolphins abound!

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This phenomenon is definitely a must see in Manaus, but you can't enjoy it if on a small short boat. Try to get on a tall one with open deck. Watts a bit dirty in that area of the river, apparently because of the commercial port and the tankers around. I wouldn't recommend swimming there. Usually combined with a visit... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private boat trip onto the joining of the rivers. It was spectacular, probably only a 30 minute high speed ride, but with some explanation of what and why the rivers behave like this ( in Portuguese )

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could see it from the airplane. Still it was enough. I was woundering why it doesn't mix It is a scenery not seen so much it might be good to go ship.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe not on the list of the 7 but certainly an incredible sight to see. The meeting of 2 rivers and their distinct colors that can be seen before they mix together into a river... where they meet, the waters keep their color... Very interesting...!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those things that you'll regret not doing when you get home. It seems quite silly to sail to a place where two rivers meet but don't actually merge for several miles, but it's a blast and we are very happy to have done it.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is important to see by the singularity of the phenomenon. It really confirms: the Negro and Solimões rivers do not mix. The waters remain separated by kilometers. The explanation (chemical physics) is very interesting: different temperature, pH and speed. Worth the visit. (Preferably air or on a traditional boat)

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