The Amazon is a beautiful and huge region that stretches across eight countries including Brazil. Amazon is known to be one of the ten species on the earth. It contains about 1.4 billion acres of forests and 4100 miles of rivers. Brazil itself contains 60% of the Amazon Rainforest. If you are planning a trip to Brazil then don’t miss out on this amazing Amazon region. Go on a jungle tour, enjoy the cruise or live in one of the amazing lodges and explore the animals, forest and beautiful rivers. Here are the 10 most interesting places near Amazon that you should visit.
1. Teatro Amazonas
Amazon Theatre or Teatro Amazonas is a famous opera house located in the Amazon capital, Manaus. The popular Amazonas Opera Festival is held from March until May every year in this theater. The professional orchestra, musical concerts, choirs and many other performances also take place in the Amazonas Theatre.
2. Encontro das Aguas
Source: Los viajes del Cangrejo
Encontro das Aguas known as the meeting of waters, take place when the Rio Negro’s black water like a coffee merge with the Amazon river which is of cream color. However, the waters don’t merge completely for further 6km. It is one of the world’s beautiful and natural wonders which you should not miss when you are in Brazil.
3. Anavilhanas Islands
Source: Ministério da Defesa
Anavilhanas is located in the Rio Negro between Nova Airao and Manaus in Brazil. It consists of 400 islands, hundreds of beautiful lakes and many forests which are generally flooded. When the river water is high, you can see monkeys, birds, sloths, turtles, reptiles and many other species on the islands. Anavilhanas National Park is also very popular worldwide and is visited by many people every year from all over the world.
4. Parque Ecologico Janauari
Parque Ecologico Janauari or Janauary Ecological Park is another beautiful park near Amazon. You can get here on the boat from Manaus in about one hour. The park has a lot to offer including the famous giant lily pads, a variety of trees and animals such as monkeys, pink dolphins, crocodile and birds. There are many things for the visitors to explore in this beautiful park.
5. Palacio Rio Negro
Source: Ministério da Cultura
This beautiful palace was built in 1903 and was a residential place of the Waldemar Scholz, a German rubber merchant. It was then transformed into a culture center and opened to the public. The beautiful house has amazing interiors made of marble and woods and the grounds shows the print of trees, flowers and shrubs native to the Amazon Rainforest. You can visit this beautiful landmark with a guide person or can explore by yourself on your trip to Manaus.
6. Cachoeira de Iracema
Presidente Figueiredo is a municipality located in Amazon, Brazil. This region is named as ‘Land of Waterfalls’ because it has more than 100 beautiful waterfalls. Cachoeira de Iracema or Iracema Waterfall is one of the most magnificent and popular places. You can also swim here when the water is lower usually from September to January.
7. Museu da Amazonia
Museu da Amazonia or MUSA is the largest urban forest in the world. You can experience the variety of flora and fauna of Amazon in MUSA. You can book a guided tour to this beautiful forest and enjoy the animals, plants, rivers and many stunning views on the way.
8. JUMA Amazon Lodge
Juma Amazon Lodge is another popular place located near the Parana do Araca River and is 43 km away from Ceasa Port in Manaus. You can book your vacation and enjoy the unique and unforgettable experience of the Amazon Rainforest. There are many activities offered to the visitors including canoeing, hiking, fishing and picnics.
9. Parque Nacional do Jau
Parque Nacional do Jau or The Jau National Forest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest located in the Amazonas, Brazil. The best way to see this beautiful wildlife and plants of the park is while canoeing in its waters. You can also book a guided tour while staying in one of its amazing jungle lodges.
10. Ariau Amazon Towers
Ariau Amazon Towers is one of the world’s most popular destinations located in Manaus, Brazil. There are beautiful rooms in the hotel, unique bar, a honeymoon suite and sight of macaws, parrots and monkeys moving here and there. Don’t forget to experience this amazing hotel situated among the treetops in Amazon.
Amazon is a beautiful place full of many attractive sights and activities to offer. Plan your trip to Amazon in Brazil and enjoy the amazing wildlife, variety of plants, rivers and lodges.
Have a good trip and travel!