4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location: Manaus, Brazil
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
On this exciting full-day tour from Manaus, cruise down the Rio Negro to the Meeting of the Waters, the location where the Negro meets the Amazon River. Be awed by this natural phenomenon, where the Negro’s black waters and the Amazon’s muddy waters flow separately for a few miles. You’ll then stop at an ecological park to see the Amazon’s famous Victoria regia water plant; have lunch on a floating river restaurant; and take a motorized canoe through the small creeks of the Rio Negro.


  • 8-hour cruise on the Rio Negro from Manaus
  • Experience the Amazon Rainforest and see the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro joins the Amazon River
  • Admire panoramic views of Manaus from the boat
  • Visit January Ecological Park, where you'll see the native Amazon flower, Victoria regia
  • Take a motorized canoe ride through the small creeks of the Rio Negro with your knowledgeable guide
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

Recent Photos of This Tour

What You Can Expect

Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

Vitoria Regia

Discover the Rio Negro and the Amazon region by boat on this river cruise tour from Manaus. After pickup from your Manaus hotel, your cruise begins as you float past the Port of Manaus. Observe typical Amazon boats filled with goods to be delivered to the local market, and admire gorgeous views of the city from the water. Travel along the river, making your way to meeting point of the Negro and Amazon rivers, known as the Meeting of the Waters. Stop briefly at this spot to witness this amazing natural sight, where the two distinct rivers flow side-by-side. The contrasting colors of the rivers – black and brown – do not mix 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A bit worried at the start as wasn't convinced we were going to be picked up at the hotel but once that had been overcome it was well worthwhile. Look out for the sloth in the afternoon canoe tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Consider what is included in this one day tour. You are picked up at your hotel and taken in a nice bus to the beginning point for the tour. The tour, on an authenic Amazon river boat, is safe and comfortable. You have a knowledgeable guide who speaks both English and Portuguese, you see the beauties of Manaus from the river, and have a close up view of the Encontra das Aquas. On top of that, you go to a floating restaurant where you eat buffet style from a huge variety of local favorites. After eating all you want, you visit the giant lilly pads, then board a motorized canoe to see the flooded rain forest up close. From there, it's an easy return trip to Manaus, where the bus again takes you to your hotel. We had very nice weather, which was an added feature, and we highly recommend this tour.

From USD $ 116.99

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 24848


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message