For those holidaymakers who are a bit more adventurous a visit to South America would not be complete without seeing the Amazon Jungle. Situated in Brazil’s northern region, Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas State. It sits proudly on the banks of the Rio Negro or Black River and is an important centre for ecological tourism. This is because the Rio Negro is part of an extensive river system that joins with the Amazon River. With Manaus as its main port, it is the perfect departure point for tourists wishing to visit the Amazon region.