Meeting of the waters Manaus – (Regular service)
ABOUT THE TOUR
The Meeting of the Waters is a phenomenon that happens in the Amazon after the confluence of the Amazon River, muddy water, with the Solimões River, black water. During a six kilometers stretch (which reaches 22km at certain times), the two rivers stand side by side without mixing their waters, due to the different densities and speeds. It is a very interesting scenario to watch, take pictures and tell the story. Meeting of the waters Manaus
A sunny day is ideal to observe the meeting, as well as the coloring of rivers is more visible.
About the region
The Amazon Rio Negro river is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, the largest blackwater river in the world, and one of the world’s ten largest rivers in average discharge. It has its sources along the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins, and also connects with canals in southern Venezuela. In Colombia, where the Rio Negro’s sources are located, it is called the Guainía River. Meeting of the waters Manaus
The Rio Negro joins with the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River South of Manaus, Brazil.
The Anavilhanas National Park is a Brazilian conservation unit protection. In the state of Amazonas, with land distributed by the municipalities of Iranduba, Manaus and Novo Airão.
Covering about 400 islands, the park is located in the Rio Negro river, near the Jau National Park. It was originally created as Ecological Station, with an area of 350,018 ha. In October 2008, it was re-categorized as a National Park. His administration now rests with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).
The area of the unit is in the public domain and visits are only allowed for educational purpose.
The region has a unique ecosystem, with beautiful scenery, endemic species and peculiar training.
One of the natural wonders of Brazil. Admittedly, Brazil is not a country lacking in things both natural and wonderful, but the Meeting Of The Waters is one of the most unmissable.
This is the point where two tributaries of the River Amazon, each of distinctly different hue, converge – only to stage a stand-off of sorts. One, the Rio Solimoes, is a light sandy colour. Its rival the Rio Negro may not be as black as its name suggests (it looks like tea without milk), but is the darker of the pair, owing to the leaves and dead foliage it picks up on its route down from the Andes.