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Encontro das Aguas

Rio Negro e Rio Solimoes, Manaus, State of Amazonas 6901060, Brazil
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Ranked #2 of 82 Attractions in Manaus
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Bodies of Water
Description: Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The two rivers meet but are still separated. Their colours are quite different so I could already clearly see it as we approached in the boat. We went swimming in it (which I would definitely recommend) - and there is an easily noticeable difference between the temperature of the waters. You can have one leg in the cooler river and... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Is very interesting you see by yourself these two rivers converging together. I think all the tourists agencies should take the opportunity to give a chance to swim.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I loved seeing and smelling the rivers mixing in the middle of the Rio Amazonas and Rio Negro. It was great taking the trip on small boats (MAX = 20 visitors).

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Karmiel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The waters of the Rio Negro river and the Limosau meet but don't mix . You can see the different colour of the waters and feel the big difference of temperatures .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Silimoes and Rio Negro join to form the Amazon - or do they? Their waters flow side by side for miles, clearly distinguished by a line ofnflower petals and leaves.

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Miami, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you are not in the mood to pay over US$100 for an expensive tour to see the Meeting of the Waters, and find yourself in a bubble surrounded by other tourists, visiting this attraction can be easily, inexpensively and comfortably done by using public transportation. The Meeting of the Waters is located several miles east of downtown Manaus. It... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It's a very strange sensation to see how the water from the Rio Negro (Black river) and the the one from Solimoes (the brown and big river that in Manaos become the Amazonas by his encounter with the rio Negro). Many Km after his encounter you can see that the river still has 2 colors: Black and Brown

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Spent the day with Fontur tours, boating up the Rio Negra to see the meeting with the Amazon river. Breathtaking view as you see the 2 rivers meet as far as the eye can see. Once in a lifetime experience that our family will never forget.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had the fortune too see the Encontro das Aguas a few time during my stay in Manaus. I didn't get tired of it and it always looks special and different every other day or every other hour, wether by a boat, a canoe or another way of transport. Really breathtaking - take your tame to suck it in and... More

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Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Absolutely worth it. So interesting to see how the 2 rivers don't mix. Different speed, acidity, temperatures and colors in the same body of water but completely separated.

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