Welcome to Manaus


Manaus is no architectural gem, but does have some genuinely rewarding sights, including a leafy zoo and an interesting beach-and-museum combo. It’s a place to stock up on anything you forgot to pack, make reservations and begin your journey out into the jungle, or refill your tank with beer and internet after a week in the forest.

Another bit of advice: don't get stuck here! Manaus is best enjoyed as a starting point for your Amazon adventure, not the end of your road into the Amazon.


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$89 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

Discover the Rio Negro and the Amazon region by boat on this river tour from Manaus. After pickup from your Manaus hotel, your cruise begins as you float past the Port of Manaus. Observe typical Amazon boats filled with goods to be delivered to the local market, and admire gorgeous views of the city from the water. Travel along the river, along the Rio Negro to Janauari Ecological Park, located about 45 minutes by boat from Manaus. See the famous Amazon water plant Victoria Regia, and then enjoy lunch at a floating restaurant.Continue making your way to point where the Rio Negro meets the Amazon River, a spot known as the Meeting of the Waters. Stop briefly to witness this amazing natural sight where the two distinct rivers flow side by side. The contrasting colors of the rivers – black and brown – stay separate for more than 3 miles (5 km). After contemplating it, tourists return to the Pier, where the air conditioned transportation will pick them up and take them back to their respective hotels.

$300.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

3 Days Amazon Jungle Adventure Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Departure from Manaus to LodgePass By: Floating Dock, Manaus, Amazon River, State of Amazonasyou will departure from your hotel in ManausPass By: Amazon River, Brazil9:00am - Departure from Manaus port by speed boat (regular transportation, approx. 30 min) crossing the Rio Negro to the village of Cacau Pirera. You will travel by car (approx. 50 minutes) to the village of Paricatuba. From this village you will travel by motorized canoe to the Lodge (located approx. 85 km from Manaus)12:00pm - Arrival at lodge and lunch.Afternoon: After lunch with our bilingual guide you will take a canoe trip through small creeks and go fishing for piranhas. A nocturnal expedition will allow you to see alligators and other wildlife that are hidden during the day time. Evening: DinnerMeals included: • Breakfast: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches included in the package.Accommodation included: Room without air conDay 2: Second day at the jungle lodgeStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay TwoMorning:Breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk for approx. 2.5 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees and a dense forest.Afternoon:Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Amazon River, BrazilDay TwoMorning:Breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk for approx. 2.5 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees and a dense forest.Afternoon:Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season.Meals included: • Breakfast: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners included in the packageAccommodation included: Room without air conDay 3: Return to ManausStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay ThreeMorning:Early sunrise tour, breakfast and a visit to the home of local natives. These "Caboclos" maintain a traditional lifestyle and they are proud people who are happy to share their way of living. Here our guide will also explain about local farming techniques. Back to lodge, lunch and free time for swimming in the tea-colored waters of the Rio Negro and prepare to travel back to Manaus arriving around 5:00 pm.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners included in the packageNo accommodation included on this day.

$109 Outdoor Activities

Amazon Rainforest Survival Tour from Manaus

Get the ultimate Amazon Rainforest experience on this guided survival-skills tour! Receive hands-on training and survival tips from your expert naturalist guide and learn how to conquer your surroundings – a perfect tour for adventure lovers!After pickup from your Manaus hotel, head by boat toward the village of Tupé to begin your adventure. Put your survival skills to the test as you explore the rainforest with your guide, who’ll teach you about the lush vegetation and wildlife. Learn which native trees you can eat fruits and nuts from, like the açai palm berry tree, the maracuja (a passion fruit tree) and the Brazilian nut tree. Discover leaves and roots that can be used as medicine and find out how to locate sources of clean water for safe drinking. You’ll also learn which plants to avoid, as well as how to build traps to catch small animals. Take a break to enjoy an authentic Brazilian lunch (included) at a local restaurant before hopping in a canoe for a scenic trip through the small channels of the Amazon. Test your newfound plant-identification skills and learn about more types of vegetation. Then, visit the home of a local Amazonian resident in a village and discover the village's traditions and culture. After your Amazon adventure, head back to Manaus by boat and take your survival knowledge home with you!

$83 Tours & Sightseeing

Manaus City Sightseeing Tour

After hotel pick ups, you will go to downtown for an internal visit to the Amazonas Theather, inaugurated in 1896 and one of the main tourist attractions in Manaus, symbol of the rubber season where all the richness and grandeur is revealed in its corridors, halls and works of art. From there, you can enjoy the beautiful building of the Justice Palace of Amazonas and the charming Largo de São Sebastião. The tour continues with a panoramic visit to contemplate the beauty of historical buildings, architectural examples of the golden age of rubber. From there, continue to visit the Adolpho Lisbon Municipal Market, in ArtNoveau style. The market is an important center of commercialization of regional products that shows the habits, culture and traditions of the Amazonian people. After this last stop, passengers return to the shuttle that will take them back to their hotels.

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4 Days Amazon Jungle Adventure Tour

ItineraryDay 1: From Manaus to the LodgeStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay One: Morning: 8:30 - Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel9:00 - Departure from Manaus port by speed boat (regular transportation, approx. 30 min) crossing the Rio Negro to the village of Cacau Pirera. You will travel by car (approx. 50 minutes) to the village of Paricatuba. From this village you will travel by motorized canoe to the Lodge (located approx. 75 km from Manaus)12:00 - Arrival at lodge and lunch.Afternoon: After lunch with our bilingual guide you will take a canoe trip through small creeks and go fishing for piranhas. A nocturnal expedition will allow you to see alligators and other wildlife that are hidden during the day time.Evening: DinnerDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Room without air con.Day 2: Second day at the lodgeStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay two: Morning: Breakfast, followed by an educational jungle walk for approx. 2.5 hours. During the walk the guide will teach you about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon rainforest. The high altitude means different plant life, bigger trees and a dense forest. Afternoon: Return to the hostel for lunch. After lunch, take a paddling canoe trip through small channels (Igarapés) or flooded lands (Igapós), depending on the season.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Room without air con, hammock when camping.Day 3: Third day in the jungleStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay three: Morning: Early sunrise tour, breakfast and a visit to the home of local natives. These “Caboclos" maintain a traditional lifestyle and they are proud people who are happy to share their way of living. Here our guide will also explain about local farming techniques. Afternoon: Back to the hostel, lunch and departure for overnight camping in the jungle with a local guide. At this point in the expedition, our experienced jungle guide will show you all you need to know about extracting everything that is needed from the rainforest without destroying it. There will also be an opportunity to see some wildlife and you will be able to listen the chorus of birds, howler monkeys and other animals at night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Room wihthout air con, hammock when camping.Day 4: Return to ManausStop At: Amazon Rainforest, State of AmazonasDay Four: Morning: Breakfast in the jungle. Jungle walk and travel back to the lodge.Afternoon: Lunch and free time to swim in the tea-colored waters of the Rio Negro. Prepare to travel back to Manaus, arriving around 5:00pm.Includes: 3 dinners, 4 lunches, 3 breakfastsFor the guest that goes for the 4D/3N include one night in the jungle and the guest need to buy a specially mosquito net for hammocks for the night in the jungle. Please Note: It is not mandatory to sleep out in the jungle.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$75 Private & Custom Tours

Manaus Highlights 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour Including Transport

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Teatro Amazonas, Manaus, Amazon River, State of AmazonasThe Amazonas Opera House is the jewel left from the rubber period, now is a famous place due many important performances and also due its fame. In our tour you can enjoy a visit in the Opera House with a private guide.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, Manaus, Amazon River, State of AmazonasAdolpho Lisboa is also called the municipal market or Mercadão, a place where you can see how the city looks like and is one of the best places in town to learn and see local products like vegetables, natural herbs, fruits, fresh fish and and of course the local souvenirs.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Palacio Rio Negro, Manaus, Amazon River, State of AmazonasThe Rio Negro Palace was built in 1900 to be a rubber baron`s private residence, today is a cultural center with exibitions and also open for daily visitations it joins with the Jefferson Peres park. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Parque Jeferson Peres, Manaus, Amazon River, State of AmazonasJefferson Peres is a new area recentrly built where used to be slams, nowadays is one of the best entertainment area of Manaus, we will pass by the place and do a short visit.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Ponta Negra Beach, Manaus, Amazon River, State of AmazonasAn amazing place where you could enjoy a river view and also walk in the most beautiful area of Manaus. The beach belong to the Negro river the only river in the Amazon basin with black waters.Duration: 20 minutes