The city of Manaus is located at the Rio Negro, offers many opportunities for exploring the surrounding tropical rain forest.
Pythons, alligators, monkeys and many bird species can be observed in the wild or at the natives. Manaus is located 302 ft above sea level and approx. 1506 mi from the river mouth of the Amazonas. This corresponds to a descent of approx. 0.2 ft per mile.
Between dry and rainy seasons the water level fluctuates by up to 45 ft. During the rainy season, huge areas are under water, only interrupted by the outstanding giant trees. A few miles downstream the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões merge. This place is also known as “The Wedding of the Waters” and from here the river is called the Amazon River.
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