• Location: Manaus, Brazil
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Cruise down the Rio Negro to view the 'Meeting of the Waters', where the black Rio Negro and the muddy brown Amazon converge, on this full-day excursion from Manaus. This stretch of water, where the two differently colored rivers flow separately for a few miles, makes for spectacular photographs. E at lunch at a floating restaurant and stop to see the Victoria regia water plant at an ecological park, then take a motorized canoe up some of the Rio Negro's smaller tributaries.


  • 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 a knowledgeable guide
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

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Following pickup from your hotel in Manaus, transfer to a boat for your day on the river.

Glide out of the Port of Manaus, heading toward the convergence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon. As you leave the port behind you, observe the traditional riverboats bearing local goods from upriver, bound for Manaus' markets. Admire views of this city on the river from your watery vantage point.

When you reach the 'Meeting of the Waters', observe how the dark water of the Rio Negro and the muddy water of the Amazon refuse to mix and instead flow alongside each other for more than 3 miles (5km).

Continue up the Rio Negro to January Ecological Park, home to the Victoria regia, the famous Amazon water plant. Stop at a floating restaurant for a traditional Brazilian lunch.

Transfer to a motorized canoe, which will carry you up some of the Rio Negro's smaller tributaries. Observe the maze of trees and roots, vines and flowers before returning to the boat, which will take you back to Manaus.

Customer Reviews

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The company was very well organized and professional.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

A good Tour for feeling/experiencing the charm and greatness of the Amazon River.... highly recommended...

Swank C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Jerry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic adventure on the rivers and very informative - lunches are fantastic on all the tours - very local

George V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is a great tour if you only have time for one day on the rivers. You have ample time to sense the immensity of the river systems and the natural beauty of the river because we tour the Januari ecological park adjacent to the Amazon. The staff was very knowledgeable. Great trip for seniors.

Amado D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Obviously, the river tour is going to be the highlight for anyone coming to Manaus, but this one exceeded expectations, I'd say. We had a great trip up the river. We were able to learn a good deal about the river, the city, the history, etc. Tour guide was open to questions and very knowledgeable. The boat was in good condition and comfortable insider tip - bring or buy a hammock, and you can travel like the locals!. The lunch buffet had fantastic local food. The walk along the lake got us up an old bridge to look closely at the plant-life lily pads and animal life a caiman hanging out near the walkway!. The motorized-canoe trip down the tributaries was fun and got us up-close and personal with the forest and river.

Only thing I'd recommend here is bringing bug-spray. There are few mosquitos by the Rio Negro and in Manaus itself, but once you get to the other river, they start biting!

Darren C

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.

Alan J W USA

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.

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Very happy that we signed up for this. Everything was perfect - the boat, the guide, lunch, etc. The meeting of the waters was really strange!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

Great tour and tour guide. We had a good time on all parts of the tour. Interesting about the meeting of the waters!

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