Welcome to Manaus


Manaus is no architectural gem, but does have some genuinely rewarding sights, including a leafy zoo and a rewarding 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 Day Trips & Excursions

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 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Jungle Adventure Tour

Day One [The room does not have AC].Morning: 8:30am - Pick-up from the lobby of your hotel 9:00am - 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: Dinner Day 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.Day 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.Include:2 Dinners, 3 lunches,2 breakfast

$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.

$80 Private & Custom Tours

Manaus Highlights 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour Including Transport

Pick up at the place informed by the customer for a morning or afternoon tour.4 hours guided tour,Transportation by van or car depending on the group`s size,Visit the Manaus Opera house and its surroundings, indoor tour to see the opera house and its beauty,walking in the square you will see, the ports monument founded in 1900,the catholic church of St Sebastian`s,You will visit the Rio Negro Palace built in 1900 to be a private home and then after some years became the governor`s palace,Visit the Manaus market, walking you will see and visit the fish, vegetables, fruits and souvenirs market,Visit the Ponta Negra beach an some stops along the place for explanations and photos.Back to the customer`s place, drop off at the hotels, ship`s terminal, or airport depending on the request.

$100 Day Trips & Excursions

Negro River Half-Day Expedition Tour

Leaving your hotel at 8.30am to the port of where you will depart in a double deck boat. The boat will navigate downstream the Negro River, until the meeting of the waters. During this trip the guide will be giving information about the native people along the river, the land and lots more. On arrival at the meeting of the waters the guide will explain about the amazing natural phenomena of the rivers. There is a possibility to see the river dolphins (grey and pink).Then the boat continue navigating toward the Januari Ecological Park, where you disembark for a short forest walk of 20 minutes to see the enormous trees (only in the dry season). Embark in a motorized canoe to make a tour on the narrow creeks inside the Solimoes river where we see the Vitoria Regia the famous water lilies, also looking for birds, animals and see the caboclos houses (which is native people of the region) that exist in this park. Lunch will be served on a floating restaurant. After lunch you visit the native floating hand craft shop where you have the opportunity to buy souvenirs. Return to Manaus, arriving at 13.00pm at the Manaus port.