Amazon Explorer

Program Overview
Country: Brazil

The Amazon River and its tributaries form the largest freshwater system on Earth. In the Amazon rainforest live thousands of species of plants, insects, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. Travel the Rio Negro by riverboat, passing native houses built on stilts, local boats, wharfs, floating gas stations and an ice factory before arriving where the Rio Negro (the largest black water river in the world) meets the light brown Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River. Here at the “Meeting of the Waters”, the two rivers travel on to the sea without their waters mixing for many miles.