Amazonas attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Rio Negro Basin

Reserva Extrativista Baixo Rio Branco-Jauaperi

This newly minted extractive reserve is an outstanding place to immerse yourself in the best the Amazon has to offer, with excellent wildlife-watching – if you're here to see the Amazon in its pristine state, this p…
Top Choice Park in Manaus

Jardim Botânico Adolpho Ducke

Spanning over 100 sq km, this 'garden' is actually the world’s largest urban forest. There's a network of five short trails (guides and closed shoes required, two to three hours, free with admission) and an open-air…
Top Choice Waterfall in Barcelos

Serra do Aracá State Park

Although this state park was established in 1990 to preserve the unique canyons carved out by the Rio Aracá, it wasn't until recently that the massive waterfall at its heart was officially measured and certified. Tu…
Top Choice Theater in Manaus

Teatro Amazonas

This gorgeous theater was built at the height of the rubber boom, using European designers, decorators and even raw materials. The original driveway was Brazilian, though, made of Amazonian rubber to soften the clat…
Top Choice River in Manaus

Encontro das Águas

Just beyond Manaus, the warm dark Rio Negro pours into the cool creamy Rio Solimões, but because of differences in temperature, speed and density, their waters don't mix, instead flowing side by side for several kil…
Nature Reserve in Rio Javari

Reserva Natural Palmarí

About 105km by river from Leticia, eco-fierce Palmarí's rambling lodge and research center sits on the south (Brazilian) bank of the river, overlooking a wide bend where pink and gray dolphins often gather. It's the…
National Park in Rio Negro Basin

Parque Nacional do Jaú

Spanning nearly 23,000 sq km, Jaú is Brazil’s second-biggest national park, and one of the largest tracts of protected tropical rainforest on earth. It stretches west from the Rio Negro along the Jaú and Carabinani …
National Park in Rio Negro Basin

Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas

Stretching along the Rio Negro for almost 130km and with 400 islands, this national park, centered on the Anavilhanas archipelago, is one of the most rewarding excursions in the Rio Negro Basin. When water levels ar…
Nature Reserve in Rio Javari

Reserva Natural Zacambú

Zacambú is one of the closest reserves to Leticia, about 70km away by boat. Its lodge is on Laguna Zacambú, just off Río Yavarí, on the Peruvian side of the river. Accommodations are simple, with small rooms and sha…
Forest in Tefé

Floresta Nacional de Tefé

Spanning over a million hectares (10,000 sq km), Floresta Nacional de Tefé can be visited through various community-based tours. Most begin with a long boat ride across Tefé lake to small riverside communities withi…