Arquipelago de Anavilhanas, Manaus

4.7
#4 of 51 in Wildlife in Manaus
This secluded jungle archipelago, boasting upward of 400 islands, is the perfect place for you to appreciate the unique ecology of the Amazon. Lying upriver from Manaus on the Rio Negro, Arquipelago de Anavilhanas is a naturalist’s paradise, both biodiverse and beautiful. You can explore the 1,000 sq km (386 sq mi) labyrinth of dense forest, creeks, swamps, and beaches by boat or board a small plane for some spectacular aerial views. A local guide will help you keep your bearings, as well as identify the abundance of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, sloths, giant arapaima fish, black caimans, and the elusive manatee. Should you go swimming in the warm waters, you'll very likely be joined by schools of friendly pink dolphins. Plan to visit Arquipelago de Anavilhanas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Manaus attractions using our Manaus road trip planning tool .
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  • One of the largest inland archipelagos, there really isn't much to see here. On a cruise up the Rio Negro, it simply appears as if you were cruising between two river banks. You can't really get...  more »
  • Paradise that must visited in this life. Wonderful beaches with white sand, picnic in beautiful places, invigorating sunset river bath in the company of porpoises.  more »
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