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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 ecotourism destination in northern Brazil found at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões Rivers. It serves as an urban centre within the jungle for those 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 recognized 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

  • Brazil Complete: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls & the Amazon

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the delights of beautiful and exotic Rio de Janeiro, the thrill of mighty Iguassu Falls, marvel at the Meeting of the Waters on a short 3-night cruise on the Amazon River and later stay in the jungle capital of Manaus.
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,914
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • M/Y Tucano Amazon River Cruise

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Venture deep into the Amazon rainforest and explore the flooded jungles and dark waterways of the Rio Negro on this river cruise. During your Amazon adventure, you’ll journey along the least-inhabited major river system in the basin and see what may be the greatest collection of flora and fauna in the world.
    5-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,226
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Cruises & Sailing
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  • Amazon River Cruise: Clipper Premium

    Cruise 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$ 1,273
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Iberostar Grand Amazon River Cruise

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: 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; you're invited to see it for yourself.
    4-8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,336
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing, Luxury and Beyond, Romance & Honeymoon
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