Manaus.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Manaus (map) is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in Brazil. It is a gateway to the Amazon rainforest and serves as a starting point for exploring the incredible biodiversity and natural wonders of the region. Consider taking guided tours and excursions to experience activities like jungle hikes, boat trips along the Amazon River, piranha fishing, wildlife spotting, and visiting indigenous communities.

The Meeting of the Waters (map) is a popular attraction where the dark Rio Negro and the sandy-colored Solimões River meet, flowing side by side for several kilometers without mixing due to differences in temperature, speed, and density.

You need to travel at least 100 km from Manaus to see virgin rain forest and the wild life you are looking for. A better option may be a trip to lake Juma which is a special protected area.

Manaus City Center: Visit the iconic Amazon Theatre (Teatro Amazonas, map), a beautiful opera house built during the rubber boom era. Guided tours are available to explore the grand interior and learn about its history. Stroll through the historic center, with its charming colonial architecture and colorful buildings.

About 18 km (11 mi) from downtown is Ponta Negra beach (map), a neighbourhood that has a beachfront and popular nightlife area. The Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal, map) is a bustling market where you can find a variety of fresh produce, local handicrafts, and Amazonian ingredients.

Museu do Índio (Indian Museum, map) showcases indigenous culture and artifacts from different Amazonian tribes. Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso (map) is a recreated rubber plantation that provides insight into the history of the rubber boom and the region’s economic past. Museu da Amazônia (MUSA, map) is an interactive museum and botanical garden that offers educational exhibits about the Amazon rainforest.

Climate: Manaus has a tropical monsoon climate with high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. The wet season typically runs from December to May, with frequent rainfall, while the dry season lasts from June to November.

Safety: As with any travel destination, it’s important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. It is advisable to consult local authorities and tour operators for guidance on safety measures and travel advisories specific to the region.

Manaus offers a unique blend of urban amenities and access to the awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest. It’s a fascinating destination for nature lovers and those interested in experiencing the rich culture and history of the region.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Guichê Virtual is an online platform that allows you to search and book bus tickets for various destinations in Brazil. It covers a wide range of bus companies and provides a user-friendly interface for planning your bus travels.

The bus schedule for the urban passenger transport service in large and small cities can be consulted on the website ⇒ Horario de Onibus

BUS: Brazil Bus Travel – specializes in bus travel in Brazil. Green Toad Bus – knows that booking local transport and activities around South America can be challenging and confusing at times. Busca Ônibus is a useful resource for finding bus schedules.

TRAIN: The Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU) is the official website of the Brazilian Urban Trains Company. + vale.com / Serra Verde Express

AIRPORT: *Eduardo Gomes International Airport is the airport serving Manaus. The airport has two passenger terminals, one for scheduled flights and the other for regional aviation.

Manaus is over 2.700 km from São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro which takes about four hours by air. Coming from North America or Europe, if you can’t get a direct flight, the best option price- and route-wise is probably to connect in *Fortaleza (Pinto Martins International Airport), the international hub of Northern Brazil (and it might be considerably cheaper to buy an international ticket to Fortaleza and independent domestic one from Fortaleza to Manaus)

FERRY: Amazon Explorers is a tour operator specializing in boat trips and river transport in the Amazon region. Paraty Tours is a tourism company in Paraty, a coastal town in Rio de Janeiro state. + CCR Barcas (Rio de Janeiro) • Internacional Marítima (Bahia).

Americans Visit the Amazon River Insane!! – First time in Manaus

Why visit Amazon jungle? Discover the incredible diversity of the Amazon jungle on an array of adventures. Spectacular wildlife viewing, with the opportunity to view macaws, tourcons, freshwater dolphin, howler monkeys and alligators.

Enjoy fascinating cultural interactions with indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Revel in the exceptional views and swim in the warm fresh waters of the Amazon. Create unforgettable and unique memories that your family will talk about forever.

video source: Our Brazilian Life / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Visas are required for foreigners to enter and stay in the Brazilian territory for any period of time. Special Visa Categories.

Eventbrite.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil.

Brazil Bus Travel.

Brazil Bus Travel is a website that specializes in bus travel in Brazil. Search for bus routes, schedules, fares, and book tickets online.

Currency Conversion: Websites like XE (www.xe.com) or OANDA (www.oanda.com) provide real-time currency exchange rates, allowing you to convert your home currency to Brazilian Real (BRL) and vice versa.

Brazil SIM Card: Upon arriving in Brazil, you may consider getting a local SIM card for your mobile phone to have reliable data connectivity. Some popular providers include Claro (www.claro.com.br), Vivo (www.vivo.com.br), and TIM (www.tim.com.br). You can check their websites for available plans, coverage, and instructions on purchasing and activating SIM cards.

The Rio Times is an English-language news website that covers news, culture, events, and tourism-related information primarily focusing on Rio de Janeiro. It provides a valuable resource for international tourists visiting Rio and wanting to stay informed about local news and events.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil, including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, sports events, and cultural performances. It can help you find and participate in local events during your visit.