Meeting of Waters, Manaus

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The Meeting of Waters is the confluence between the dark Rio Negro and the pale sandy-colored Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as the upper section of the Amazon is known in Brazil upriver of this confluence. For 6km the two rivers' waters run side by side without mixing. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Manaus, Brazil. The same also happens near Santarém, Pará with the Amazon and Tapajós rivers. This phenomenon occurs in other regions of the world with differing characters of rivers.This phenomenon is due to the differences in temperature, speed and water density of the two rivers. The Rio Negro flows at near 2km/h at a temperature of 28C, while the Rio Solimões flows between 4and at a temperature of 22C.
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  • The meeting of the waters, is something fascinating, in addition to the fullness of the two rivers, you will still be able to follow and discover the allure of the Amazon with all its beauties.
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  • Our day began with the meeting of the waters of the Rio black point and the brown waters of the Amazon... a floating village where we fished from the giant fish... a buffet/lunch after a short walk in the Amazon jungle to admire the giant water lilies... a spectacle by natives who have shared their culture with us... and finally , a swim with pink dolphins... just simply magical!
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  • The meeting of waters is really breathtaking. Various excursions can take you there. On my visit, we had the opportunity to see dolphins swimming in place, some of them pretty close to the boat. The only part not so cool is that trips does not allow you to get in the water-safety issue.
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