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Encontro das Aguas

Address: Rio Negro e Rio Solimoes, Manaus, State of Amazonas 6901060, Brazil
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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River
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Ranked #2 of 72 Attractions in Manaus
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers
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Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We did this on the way back from Tariri Lodge and glad we did. Once you get to the port, it really only took about half an hour to drive out on the boat, see the Meeting of the Waters and come back. Worth visiting because it's pretty unique - and there's not a whole lot else to do in... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While in Manaus, we made an effort to see the meeting of the waters. It was worth it! Before we went, we learned that to get there may be a problem. Many chose the option of going with a tour. The problem is that most of the tours take 6 hours or so. We only had a few hours and... More 

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Porto Alegre
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Manaus is far away, and i always read and learned about this. But to go and actually see the dolphins around the boat, put your hand in the water, feel the moist in the air was fantastic. Take a boat at CEASA for 50 reais per person, in two hours he will take you to the meeting of the waters,... More 

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Barcelona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Incredible! The biggest river of the world (Amazonas) is formed by other 2 rivers: Solimoes, with brown and hot waters and Negro with dark and cold waters. They do not mix until miles together and form a very beautiful scenario. You can feel the different temperatures clearly if you put your hands to the water!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The guides will give you every piece of information as the boat goes to and from the area waters of diferent colors meet.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you want to see something unique, you must ride on the boat and sail over the Rio Negro to check the encounter of its water with the Solimoes River, black and brown river running side by side without mixing it's waters is really an amazing tour! Prepare yourself for a long sailing day, but it worth it !

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

what an amazing place, the cold water of the Solimos is mixing with the warm and red waters of the Rio Negro,,,,,

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Ambala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had heard about,saw the pictures also but when we reached there,OMG,what a view.Black water is Rio Negro river and light yellow water is from Rio Solimoes.Rio negro flows at 2km per hour at a temp. Of 28•C and the other flows at 5km per hour at 22•C.When we put hand in water we could feel the difference.Our guide Mario... More 

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you're at all scientifically inclined, don't miss the Encontro das Aguas if you pass through Manaus. The meeting of the two rivers don't mix right away because of their different temperatures and densities, and you can literally stick your hand in the water and feel the difference (or just view it based on the different colors of the waters,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is everything they tell you it is. The guide explains in details why and how the waters are like that! The boat ride takes a long time to get there and the view is great!

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