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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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. Eat lunch at a floating restaurant and stop to see the Victoria regia water plant at an ecological park.
  • 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
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Lunch
Professional guide (english/portuguese speaking)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Speed Boat Boarding fee
Gratuities
Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled pick up time

Departure Time

12:00 PM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parque Ecologico Janauari
Downstream the Negro River: Leaving from the port in the beginning of the afternoon, the tour visits three sights going downstream the Negro River, the Janauari Ecological Park, an area of preservation where it’s possible to taste the wonderful amazonian cuisine, besides visit the exposition of handcrafts made by local artisans, visit the Lili Water Lake (Lago das VitóriasRégias), through a pleasant walk on a catwalk**
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Comunidade Catalao
After, the tour visits the Catalão Floating Community, where the houses and everything else are floating, showing how the caboclo communities adapt themselves to live in the forest. Stop on a floating fish farm to see the Pirarucu fish (Arapaima Gigas), the biggest specie of scale fishes from fresh water, natural from the Amazon.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Meeting of Waters
Then the boat navigates to visit the last sight of the tour, the Meeting of the Waters, greatest natural phenomenon of the Amazon Region
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • In the period of the ebb (September to December) according to the level of the rivers, the visit to the water lilies lake is likely to be suspended, being replaced by a walk in the jungle glimpsing species of plants of the Amazon.
  • Suggestion of what to bring: shoes, raincoat, light clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, money for drinks or souvenirs, clothes and bath towel.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Note that tour durations might vary depending on hotel of stay.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River.

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  • "At the lunch stop there is a short walk into the jungle to see a few monkeys, good streach of the legs after lunch." See review

Reviews

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star-1
Waiting all day
rodstarkie
, Jan 2020
I have been to over 60 countries and this was the worst organized outing I have ever had. I booked a trip for 11:30. They sent me an email telling me to meet at 8:15. I waited until 9:00 and no one came. My hotel clerk managed to find a phone number for them and they said they would pick me up at 11:30. No one showed up again. My hotel clerk called again. They said noon. They did pick me up at noon, but then we waited an hour and a half at the port. The trip itself was just OK. I wouldn’t give it more than three stars even if I had not spent more time waiting for the tour than the tour itself lasted. Don’t use “Gray Line” or Amazon Explorers. All very disorganized
star-3
Short River Cruise with lunch
Stuart B
, Oct 2019
Trip lasted less than 3 hours, a lot of the time was spent waiting for buses and boats. Boat was comfortable with a mixture of jungle and industrial scenery on the way Lunch was in a riverside floating Restaurant food was ok but nothing amazing. Trip is basically up the river for lunch then return. At the lunch stop there is a short walk into the jungle to see a few monkeys, good streach of the legs after lunch.
star-5
Our Rio Negro Cruise
keshavmurthys2016
, Aug 2019
We enjoyed the cruise very much. The weather was very good throughout. The guide was excellent and explained everything clearly.
star-2
Disappointment from the mythical Amazonia
kakothe
, Jul 2019
The tour was held with a flat boat , not with that - two deck - presented in the brochure. This made impossible for us to see the different colour waters flown in parallel, as we were almost at see level with this boat. No dolfins at all and the ecological park was a rather unsafe construction, looking like canopy, of a few meters only! This is Amazonia! Disappointed
star-5
Amazing Day on the River
f1cms
, Nov 2018
Our guide and ship crew were awesome! Lunch was delicious. The jungle, the animals, and the people were unforgettable. We definitely recommend this trip for everyone.
star-3
Great knowable guide, and the...
faydell m
, Nov 2017
Great knowable guide, and the meeting of the wars is interesting, but the short walk and lunch, great food, we're just too touristy
star-5
The company was very well organized and...
Timothy C
, Jul 2017
The company was very well organized and professional.
star-3
Nice but you spend most of the time...
Steven K
, Jun 2017
Nice but you spend most of the time riding on a boat. The meal was great but everything was in Portuguese or Spanish not English so I don't know what was being said other than what the guide would come tell me (which would be a few words) but hours of telling everyone else things in their language
star-5
A good Tour for feeling/experiencing...
mtyaprak
, Mar 2017
A good Tour for feeling/experiencing the charm and greatness of the Amazon River.... highly recommended...
star-5
The whole experience is very good...
Swank C
, Jun 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.

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