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Manaus Meeting of the Waters (Encontro das Aguas) Excursion Reviews

If your cruise stops in Manaus, Brazil, an interesting attraction is the natural wonder known as "Encontro das Aguas" or Meeting of the Waters, where the dark Rio Negro and the sandy Amazon River meet without mixing. It's a sight to behold!
The motorized canoe trip around Lake Januairi was a highlight.
Sail Date: December 2018
The motorized canoe trip around Lake Januairi was a highlight. Lots of birds.
The motorized canoe trip around Lake Januairi was a highlight. Lots of birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
An interesting natural phenomenon.
Sail Date: November 2018
An interesting natural phenomenon. We were disappointed that we did not see any of the pink river porpoises in the area, however.
An interesting natural phenomenon. We were disappointed that we did not see any of the pink river porpoises in the area, however. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The trip on the river was good, especially the canoe excursion on Lake Janauari.
Sail Date: November 2018
The trip on the river was good, especially the canoe excursion on Lake Janauari. We did not see as much animal life as we would have liked, but good overall.
The trip on the river was good, especially the canoe excursion on Lake Janauari. We did not see as much animal life as we would have liked, but good overall. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our guide was excellent, but we had already seen the meeting of the waters from the ship on our way ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Our guide was excellent, but we had already seen the meeting of the waters from the ship on our way from the Amazon to Manaus on the Rio Negro. Since it was the end of the dry season in November, the trip was only half of what was ... Read More
Our guide was excellent, but we had already seen the meeting of the waters from the ship on our way from the Amazon to Manaus on the Rio Negro. Since it was the end of the dry season in November, the trip was only half of what was advertised since January Lake wasn't accessible by boat. The cost was still the same. I suspect that in the rainy season, the water is often too high for this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Nice boat trip.
Sail Date: November 2018
Nice boat trip. We stopped for lunch. Swam with pink dolphins. Saw the meeting of the waters. A long, long boat ride.
Nice boat trip. We stopped for lunch. Swam with pink dolphins. Saw the meeting of the waters. A long, long boat ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Really good.
Sail Date: February 2018
Really good. Boated to the meeting of the waters then boarded covered canoes to see the giant water lily pads. Beautiful experience seeing stilt houses and life back in the river tributaries. This was a favorite!
Really good. Boated to the meeting of the waters then boarded covered canoes to see the giant water lily pads. Beautiful experience seeing stilt houses and life back in the river tributaries. This was a favorite! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
As the brown waters of the Amazon meet the black,acidic waters of the River Negra, the contrasting ...
Sail Date: February 2018
As the brown waters of the Amazon meet the black,acidic waters of the River Negra, the contrasting swirls are fascinting to see. There can often be Amazonian pink dolphins - you need to be very quick to spot their brief appearance!
As the brown waters of the Amazon meet the black,acidic waters of the River Negra, the contrasting swirls are fascinting to see. There can often be Amazonian pink dolphins - you need to be very quick to spot their brief appearance! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Best excursion so far.
Sail Date: December 2017
Best excursion so far. Seeing the 2 river waters run side by side but not mixing is worth it. Then we transferred to 10 person boats to ride to a lake and into small inlets. Excellent and relaxing.
Best excursion so far. Seeing the 2 river waters run side by side but not mixing is worth it. Then we transferred to 10 person boats to ride to a lake and into small inlets. Excellent and relaxing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was by far the best tour we were on, although here we didn't get to walk along the elevated ...
Sail Date: December 2017
This was by far the best tour we were on, although here we didn't get to walk along the elevated boards in the rainforest, which other Meeting of the Waters tours did. There were issues with the sound system on our ship.
This was by far the best tour we were on, although here we didn't get to walk along the elevated boards in the rainforest, which other Meeting of the Waters tours did. There were issues with the sound system on our ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting boat trip to the Meeting of the Waters.
Sail Date: November 2017
Interesting boat trip to the Meeting of the Waters. Spotted some pink dolphins on the way.
Interesting boat trip to the Meeting of the Waters. Spotted some pink dolphins on the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
4 Hour tour, 2 hours of which was spent going all the way back to the Meeting of the Waters we ...
Sail Date: November 2017
4 Hour tour, 2 hours of which was spent going all the way back to the Meeting of the Waters we already had passed over in the ship (with far better views from higher up as well!!). Visit to the lake and the jungle walk was enjoyable - ... Read More
4 Hour tour, 2 hours of which was spent going all the way back to the Meeting of the Waters we already had passed over in the ship (with far better views from higher up as well!!). Visit to the lake and the jungle walk was enjoyable - would have been a far better 2-3 hour tour booked privately and then lunch at the lake would have been an option Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very clean and polite river crew...left at 8:15 am journeyed to where the Negro River meets the ...
Sail Date: October 2017
Very clean and polite river crew...left at 8:15 am journeyed to where the Negro River meets the Amazon - spectacular how these two rivers do not co-mingle for nearly 3 miles due to temperature and density fluctuations...took a short canoe ... Read More
Very clean and polite river crew...left at 8:15 am journeyed to where the Negro River meets the Amazon - spectacular how these two rivers do not co-mingle for nearly 3 miles due to temperature and density fluctuations...took a short canoe trip up one of the smaller tributaries to a Village...took us back by 1 pm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises