- Close encounter with wildlife
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
Travel along the river, making your way to point where the Rio Negro meets the Amazon River, a spot known as the Meeting of the Waters. Stop briefly to witness this amazing natural sight where the two distinct rivers flow side by side. The contrasting colors of the rivers – black and brown – stay separate for more than 3 miles (5 km).
Continue along the Rio Negro to January Ecological Park, located about 45 minutes by boat from Manaus. See the famous Amazon water plant Victoria regia, and then enjoy lunch at a floating restaurant.
After lunch, explore even more of the Rio Negro on a motorized canoe ride along the small creeks of the river. Ride through a maze of submerged trees, vines and flowers with your knowledgeable guide before hopping back on your boat for the return trip to Manaus.
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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Tour when performed by speedboat has shorter duration. (It happens when we have less reservations, so we use the speedboat instead of the regular boat)
- In periods of drought of the Rio Negro (Black River) - usually from June through November - the canoe ride will be replaced by walking in the woods.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Swank C, June 2016
The whole experience is very good. The guide is very knowledgable. We are the only 2 people in our tour that don't speak portuguese. The tour guide has no problem use English to explain the tour to us. The boat is safe and clean and comfortable don't expect A/C. We have seen lot of places and had a chance to motor boat into the flooded florest. There is not much animal to see besides birds and Monkey and a small gator. Its understandable because we are not far deep into the jungle. The lunch is average, it eatable but don't expect too much as they are prepared by the local village people. All in all, its a taste of Amazon in a day comfortably without paying too much and too hard core.
Reviewed by: Jerry B, April 2016
Fantastic adventure on the rivers and very informative - lunches are fantastic on all the tours - very local