Meeting of Waters
Meeting of Waters
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Unusual meeting of the Amazon and Solimoes rivers.
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA7,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This is such an interesting experience. We were able to do it through a guided tour. We got on a boat through the port and the guide took us to a section where you could see the muddy waters of the Amazon River and the dark waters of the Rio Negro. You could see that the waters do not mix! You can put u r hand in both. You see the temperature and density difference. Its runs a whole 38 miles before mixing. It was an awesome phenomenon
Written June 23, 2024
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Frances C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Our tour included a 2 story boat ride, then a stop at a place with lots of floating restaurants (we didn't get to eat) to get into smaller boat to go up a side channel to see the giant lily pads before getting back on the larger boats to see the Meeting of Waters before our return to Manaus. Amazing natural beauty throughout. Where the 2 rivers came together was a very unique sight with the blue water meeting the brown. Not something to be missed. We were lucky enough to see a lily pad flower. They only flower for a couple days each year.
Written March 6, 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,631 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The dark brown waters of the Rio Negro run parallel to the coffee colored waters of the Rio Solimoes in the same riverbank for a few miles without mixing. Eventually, they join to form the Amazon River. This phenomenon occurs in several places on the Amazon and in other parts of the world. However, it is still of great interest.
Written June 3, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Never seen anything like it. The dark brown waters of the Rio Negro run parallel to the coffee colored waters of the Rio Solimoes in the same riverbank for a few miles without mixing. Eventually, they join to form the Amazon River. Take a day cruise from Manaus to see this amazing natural phenomenon for yourself! It will be one of the highlights of your visit to the Amazon Region.
Written March 24, 2020
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Jerry G
Horseshoe Bay, TX758 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our group of 10 visited as part our a tour organization by Ron Speed Adventures.

I understood because the Amazon originates in Peru it is cool, off color and a swifter current. The Rio Negro, where we will be fishing, originates in Columbia is much warmer, clearer,slower current and a lower elevation. It takes 7 to 10 KM to completely mix.

Highly recommended
Written January 19, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
We travelled on the River Negro, until we reached the “Mixing of the Waters,” where it flows into and becomes one with the Amazon River. The waters of the two rivers have a temperature difference of about 6C to 7C; the waters of one river at about 22C, and the other at 28 to 29C. The Mixing of the Waters was easy to recognize. The two waters were different in colour, one clear and the other brownish. On most days, the waters do not fully blend until they go 50 to 100 kilometres downstream.
Written June 8, 2019
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Ron B
Miami, FL378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
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 separates two sections of one of the major Brazilian roads through the Amazon - BR319 from Manaus to Porto Velho. There is a free car ferry which runs continuously between the two banks, making it possible for traffic to move along the road. In addition, the small village of Carreiro is up a river channel to the south, and a frequent passenger boat goes there from the Manaus side. So it is possible to cross one way using the fast passenger boat, and come back on the free, slow car ferry, which accepts walk-in passengers as well.

The Port of Ceasa on the northern bank (Manaus side) is easily reached from downtown Manaus by bus number 713 to Vila Buriti (pronounced vila buritchi). The bus ride takes about an hour, passed through the eastern suburbs of Manaus, a large Sony plant and a military base before stopping at the port. From there a small fast passenger boat (and the large car ferry) go to the port of Carreiro on the other side, where you should get off for the return trip. The passenger boat continues on to the small village of Carreiro da Varzea.

The ride on the passenger boat is a lot of fun, since it is small and narrow and sails like a speed boat. Passengers sit close to the water, and have the wind blow on their faces as the boat races across. The car ferry offers a slow experience, sitting on a plastic chair in a balcony right under the bridge, looking at the scenery from above. It is interesting to see how packed the car ferry gets, with passenger cars and trucks loaded with Amazon produce parked there side by side. Both the passenger boat and the car ferry leave when full.

The Meeting of the Waters itself should not be missed. The amazing sight of the dark water of one tributary of the Amazon and the muddy cream color of the other flowing side by side is pretty unique. The river is very wide at this point, and the scenery is peaceful and attractive. Sometimes river dolphins may be seen jumping off the water, and there are a few birds. Looking at the sunset over the Amazon, while sailing across the river, is especially beautiful.
Written October 1, 2014
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Josh P
Bremerton, WA50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I did a lot of research on how to see this incredibly odd natural phenomenon before getting to Manaus - there are a lot of options, but this to me seems the simplest and it is what I did just last week: we booked a hotel in the center of Manaus (Centro). From our hotel is was a short walk to the Port of Manaus. Here we were surrounded by men offering us tours to see the meeting of waters, dolphins, "indigenous" tribes...... We told one that we were interested in seeing the meeting of the waters. He quoted us a price of $R300. I moved on to the next guy who knowing that I declined $R300, only asked for $R200 for a personalized 3 hour ride down the river to see the meeting of the waters. We accepted this offer and had a great tour - just our family and the driver in his 20 foot boat. The other option is to take a taxi to Ceasa, another port a bit out of the middle of town, to take the ferry across the river. However, with this, you cannot stop to feel the water, jump in if you want to, and pause to soak it in. Also, you'd have to account for the price of the taxi ride up there which is about $R40-50 each way. If you have the time and ambition to figure out the bus system, more power to you. We found the tour operators at the port to be extremely friendly and not pushy as in other parts of the world. Haggle with good sense and confidence - the people of Manaus are very friendly and warm. Manaus itself is worth at least a day - the shopping in the Centro is great with absolutely great prices.
Written July 9, 2015
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Silvio M
Manaus, AM67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Two gigantic rivers flow side by side due to the difference of temperature, density and organic matter. Amazing experience!
Written May 28, 2014
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marla247
Roanoke, VA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We enjoyed the boat ride out to the meeting of the waters and found the site to be interesting. Our boat circled the waterway to allow for pictures and to show the changes in the water. The boat ride was long from our lodge, but we enjoyed the journey. We choose to pay for a speed boat back to the lodge to allow us to see more narrow canals and literally speed over the waters. A must see when visiting the Amazon in Brazil.
Written January 6, 2019
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