What to do in Anavilhanas?

Anavilhanas is a fluvial archipelago located on the Rio Negro, in the state of Amazonas. It is considered the largest river archipelago in the world, with around 400 islands and an area of 350,000 hectares. Anavilhanas is an ideal destination for those seeking contact with nature, adventure and culture.

In this post, we are going to present some of the main activities that you can do in Anavilhanas, either on an independent trip or with a specialized agency. Check out!

Explore the islands and igapós

The islands and igapós (flooded forests) of Anavilhanas are a spectacle in their own right. You can navigate between them in canoes, speedboats or regional boats, observing the diversity of fauna and flora. It is possible to see monkeys, sloths, porpoises, alligators, giant otters and several species of birds. In addition, you can disembark on some islands and take guided trails through the forest.

Visit riverside communities

Anavilhanas is also a place rich in culture and tradition. You can visit riverside communities that live on the banks of the Negro River and learn a little about their way of life, their customs, their cuisine and their handicrafts. You can interact with the locals, learn about their fishing and farming techniques, taste typical dishes such as pirarucu and tucumã, and buy pieces made with natural fibers, seeds and wood.

Take a Night Tour

One of the most exciting attractions in Anavilhanas is the night tour along the Rio Negro. You can board a canoe or speedboat and go looking for animals that only appear at night, such as alligators, owls, bats and snakes. You can also admire the starry sky and listen to the sounds of the forest. It is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Visit the Anavilhanas National Park

The Anavilhanas National Park is a conservation unit that protects part of the river archipelago. The park offers infrastructure for visitors, such as interpretive trails, lookouts, camping areas and a visitor center. You can take a guided tour of the park and learn more about the history, geography and biodiversity of Anavilhanas.

Staying in a Jungle Hotel

If you want to have a complete experience in Anavilhanas, a good option is to stay in a jungle hotel. There are several accommodation options in the region, from the simplest to the most luxurious. You can choose between staying in bungalows, chalets or huts on stilts, overlooking the river or the forest. Some hotels offer packages that include transfers, meals and tours around the area.

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