The archipelago of Anavilhanas is located on the Rio Negro river, approximately 70 km upstream from Manaus, Brazil, at a place where the river becomes almost 30 km wide during the wet season. When the water rises, about four hundred elongated islands and canals form within the riverbed, covered by inundated forests and compact vegetation that serves as a shelter for diverse birds, animals, rodents and insects. The impressive black waters of the Rio Negro too, has an extremely abundant aquatic life with several species of fish, including the famous Pirarucu, Tucunaré, and piranhas, as well as crocodiles, dolphins and manatees.The Anavilhanas Archipelago has had a protected status since 1997 and is on UNESCO's 'tentative list' as an important ecological site.
Leave at - 07:30am from the Pier of the Tropical Hotel or Port of Manaus, we will drive by motorized canoe for about few km far from Manaus ,finally we will be in the jungle followed by an educational jungle walk for approx. 3:00 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees and a dense forest.Then you visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago which is the biggest and largest fresh water archipelago in the world. The Anavilhanas Archipelago is found on the Rio Negro, 70 kilo meters upstream from Manaus where the Rio Solimoes & Rio Negro join as one river. At its widest, the river is measured to 27 kilo meters wide. Later lunch can be prepared depends of the season on the beach, in the jungle during the trekking or if rainy can be prepared in the floating house, local food fish “Peacock Bass or Tambaqui” with our famous manioc and rice and back to Manaus at 16:30.