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  • The famous Teatro Amazonas in Manaus is a great photo opportunity on your Brazil vacation
  • Court House
  • Favela (shanty town)
  • Sunset over the Rio Negro

The capital of the state of Amazonas, Manaus is a major ecotourist destination in northern Brazil found at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões Rivers.  It serves as an urban centre within the jungle forthose on a Brazil vacation package .

Originally founded as the Fort of Saõ Jose do Rio Negro by the Portuguese in 1669, the area was later recognised as a town called Manaus (“Mother of the gods”) in 1832.  Manaus was then designated as a city in 1848.  From 1890 to 1920, Manaus became integral to the Brazilian rubber boom that led to great prosperity and wealth throughout the region and much of northern Brazil.  However, as more immigrants arrived to take advantage of the rubber industry there were too many mouths to feed and the city greatly suffered.  Manaus began to recover when it was declared a duty free zone in 1967 and remains a hub of finance in northern Brazil.

Manaus has been called the “Heart of the Amazon” due to its location near the world famous rainforest that attracts both domestic and international tourists on Brazil tours.  There are many large parks that allow for wildlife viewing both on land and in water.  Many come to explore the backwaters of the Amazon River by cruise or enjoy time in jungle lodges that help to promote ecotourism.


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Manaus, Brazil

  • Amazon Cruise: Iberostar River Boat

    One of the many natural peculiarities of Brazil is the confluence of the Solimões River and the Negro River, a meeting of waters after which the Amazon river is called by its own name until it reaches its outpouring on the Atlantic coast of Brazil.
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,232
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond
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  • Amazon River Cruise: Clipper Premium

    Spend 4 days cruising along the Amazon River on the 4 star Clipper Premium. Learn about local flora, visit a village and enjoy a fishing expedition to catch one of the many hundreds of species found in the river.
    3-6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 844
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Brazil Complete

    Experience the delights of beautiful and exotic Rio de Janeiro, the thrill of the mighty Iguassu Falls, marvel at the Meeting of the Waters on a short 3 night cruise on the Amazon River and stay at the city in the jungle, Manaus.
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,018
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Manaus: Heart of the Amazon

    Manaus is the capital of Brazil’s massive Amazonas state. During the 1880s, Manaus became one of the world’s most prosperous cities, and the opulence of those days can still be seen today.
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 487
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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