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Encontro das Aguas

Rio Negro e Rio Solimoes, Manaus, State of Amazonas 6901060, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 78 attractions in Manaus
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Bodies of Water
Description: Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers
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Hertfordshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is the most important site to visit in Manaus. It is spectacular, and even if you are not a geography expert, you will have to see this. The boat trips are excellent, and we saw dolphins too.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Sandy yellow water and dark chocolate coloured water flow side by side for 4KM. All due to differing temperatures, speed and density. An amazing sight!

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is another amazing sight. Two waters of different colours meeting but never mixing. It's a sight to behold.

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Brasilia, DF
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This tour company is a sham. We were not picked up from our hotel as promised and half the activities we were meant to do, were not included. Total waste of time and money!!

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My daughter and I took a day tour with Amazon Eco Adventures and from the first email (sent from the States before our trip) to when Milton (our guide) picked us up the day was full of adventure and amazing experiences.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was neat to see, but unfortunately when you are there it is harder to see as you are at water level. It is really neat to feel the difference in temperature between the two rivers though.

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Dodewaard, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This one of the world's natural wonders (don't know if it is an official one, but definitely a wonder!). We have booked a trip to the meeting of the waters (the place where the Rio Negro river connects with the Amazone river) through Antonio's (our tour operator for our amazone trip). It was not very expensive and it included taxi... More

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Mountain View, CA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Loved being there, but disliked the super-long ride out and back. If you go, be prepared to relax and soak up the sun as its more a boat ride than an attraction

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A black and tan cocktail poured by the most buxom bar wench of all, mother nature, herself. Please be sure to get as many pictures as possible. No photoshop necessary, the contrast is apparent to even the crappiest phone camera exposures!

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Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It's what you would expect -- silty brown water of the Rio Solmoes mixing with the black water of the Rio Negro as the two rivers come together. The real interesting thing about it is why the rivers are the colors they are.

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