Parque Nacional do Jau, Novo Airao

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The Jaú National Park is a national park located in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. It is the largest forest reserve in South America, and part of a World Heritage Site.LocationThe name "Jaú" comes from that of one of the largest fish in Brazil, the gilded catfish or jau (Zungaro zungaro), after which the main river of the park is named. The park is in the Amazon biome in the Japurá-Solimões-Negro moist forests ecoregion. It covers an area of. It was created by decree 85.200 of 24 September 1980. It is administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. It covers parts of the municipalities of Barcelos, Codajás and Novo Airão in the state of Amazonas.The park is one of the largest protected areas in Brazil. It is about northwest of Manaus and contains the entire Jaú River basin between the Unini River to the north and the Carabinani River to the south. All three rivers flow east to enter the right bank of the Rio Negro. The eastern part of the park adjoins the Rio Unini Extractive Reserve to the north, which runs along the opposite bank of the Unini River. The park is bounded to the northwest by the Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve. To the east, near the Rio Negro, the park adjoins the Rio Negro State Park North Section to the south.
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  • Parque Jau is a national park in the Amazon jungle. Since you have to register at the entrance number of visitors is limited. During our journey we stayed at the house of Nazareth, slept in hammocks i...  more »
  • Amazing place! Has long planned to go this place. We spent 3 days and crossed the River from end to end, through the Jaú National Park and Anavilhanas. Of course, we had to pass by the base to register us, camp for 1 night on a beach. The choice of our guide is the key to everything right. Nominate and Recommend to do this tour.
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  • I get excited when I try to describe the beauty and grandeur of this place. Breathtaking nature, untouched by the perverse human hands. Just going there and experiencing this emotion to confer. But if you're the type who likes to ballad, noise, which makes a point of comfort, feel threatened by any other living forget: this program is not for you. Jaú is only contemplation of nature. And book at least three days for the tour. Or you pay too expensive to sleep on a boat, or sleep in comfortable minimally redários. We stayed in the second option and have no regrets. It was a unique experience.
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