OVERVIEW

The Amazon Rio Negro river is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, the largest blackwater river in the world, and one of the world’s ten largest rivers in average discharge. It has its sources along the watershed between the Orinoco and the Amazon basins, and also connects with canals in southern Venezuela. In Colombia, where the Rio Negro’s sources are located, it is called the Guainía River.

The Rio Negro joins with the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River South of Manaus, Brazil.

The Anavilhanas National Park is a Brazilian conservation unit protection. In the state of Amazonas, with land distributed by the municipalities of Iranduba, Manaus and Novo Airão.

Covering about 400 islands, the park is located in the Rio Negro river, near the Jau National Park. It was originally created as Ecological Station, with an area of 350,018 ha. In October 2008, it was re-categorized as a National Park. His administration now rests with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).

The area of the unit is in the public domain and visits are only allowed for educational purpose.

The region has a unique ecosystem, with beautiful scenery, endemic species and peculiar training.

What to expect of the region?

Brazil Trip Specialist

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