The Amazon river dolphins are pink!
The Meeting of Waters (Portuguese: Encontro das Águas) is the confluence between the dark (blackwater) Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored (whitewater) Amazon River. For 6 km the two rivers’ waters run side by side.
Over a quarter of the medicines we use today have their origins in the rainforests – and that’s after only about 1% of rainforest plants have been examined for their medicinal properties.
Tips for you
It takes 30h by river boats to get from Manaus to Santarem. These are the most popular and budget means of transport in the Amazon.
Accommodation is either in hammocks on the decks or in small cabins. It’s hard but 100% worth it!
Spend a night in the Amazon jungle: sleep in hammocks and awake with the roar of howler monkeys, you won’t never forget it!
Go piranha fishing and Jacarè hunting, but with an expert local Brazilian guide!
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