Exploring the Negro River
Serenity and beautiful natural sights await. This Manaus shore excursion showcases the gorgeous Amazonian setting of the Rio Negro and Januari Ecological Park. Observe pink and gray river dolphins, walk through a verdant forest, and eat lunch at a delicious floating restaurant.
Depart on a double deck boat, navigating downstream to the Negro River until the meeting point of the Amazon. Your professional guide provides information about natives along the river and their surrounding land. Arriving at the intersection of the waters, your guide explains its amazing natural phenomenon.
Your boat continues navigating toward the Januari Ecological Park, where a short 20-minute forest walk will amaze you with enormous trees and lush vegetation. After the short tour, embark on a motorized canoe and explore the narrow creeks of the Solimoes river. Observe the Vitoria Regia (famous water lilies), exotic animals, and caboclos houses decorating the river. A delicious lunch is served at a memorable floating restaurant. Afterward, you'll visit the native hand craft shop where you can buy souvenirs.
Book this Manaus shore excursion today for an incredible day exploring the Rio Negro, Januari Ecological Park, and beautiful nature surrounding the area. This is a memorable adventure you don't want to miss!
Please Note: Lunch (self serve local meat, chicken, fish, rice and beans) in a floating restaurant. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased seperately. Please indicate whether or not you are vegetarian at the time of booking.
Shuttle to terminal in Manaus but didn't know where to meet. A local pointed us to the port exit and we found our guide. Our small group (6) started in a small boat instead of the one in the itinerary. It was a little bouncy but better since we got to put our hands in the water to feel the temperature change at the meeting of the waters. Didn't have a forest walk or see Dolphins. However, we did see the Lilies, a floating village, and had a great lunch. Stopped to see a Sloth, Boa and alligator. You could hold them if you wanted (owners held the head and tail of Boa and just put it on your shoulders). Negative was pressure by the guide to tip this family. They also had a little gift shop. Fished for Piranha and saw them up close. Stopped to fish for Pirarucu which is a HUGE local fish.(they were in a pen and the locals baited your line with a small fish - no hooks). While the tour did not totally match the description it was the best tour we had on our Amazon cruise.
Reviewer: Jan Stuckings
We were very happy with this excursion and the variety it offered. Lunch was good and the visits to local people valued, fishing was fun and boardwalk a good experience.
Reviewer: Nicky Phillips
I really enjoyed the trip to the meeting of the waters. It was great to experience the different colours and the different water temperatures. I was less impressed with the visit to the small village where we were encouraged to pay to take pictures of captive animals. The lunch was good, and I enjoyed the walk through the jungle where.we saw monkeys, birds and caymans