The Amazon in Brazil Holidays

Covering almost half of Brazil, the mighty Amazon is too vast to comprehend and offers the unique opportunity to escape into an untouched wilderness.

Jungle lodges and river boats provide a great base as you spend your days exploring and enjoying activities such as hiking, piranha fishing, night safaris to see nocturnal creatures such as caimans, and visits to local villages to see how indigenous tribes live.

From Manaus, most visitors head upstream on the silent, inky black waters of the Rio Negro to the spectacular Anavilhanas Archipelago, either on a river cruise or to the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge. Here, there are few people to disturb this most rich and tranquil of ecosystems. You have to pass through the city of Manaus, worth exploring if you have time, with its opera house and exciting waterfront as well as the famous ‘Meeting of the Waters’ nearby.

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Manaus City Tour

Begin discovering the highlights of the Amazon’s largest city with a visit to the Municipal Market to browse the stalls which offer regional products. Pass the Government Palace and view the nearby creek to see typical houses built on stilts. Continue to the Floating Dock to observe life on the river before discovering the splendour of the recently restored Amazon Opera House.

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Meeting of the Waters

This guided motorised canoe tour departs from Manaus and offers the chance to witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. The ‘Meeting of the Waters’ is a remarkable confluence of contrasts where the light-coloured waters of the Solimões River meet the dark waters of the Rio Negro, flowing parallel for several miles without mixing and creating a unique natural spectacle.

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