Manaus is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. It is located in the northwestern part of the country, at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers, which join to form the Amazon River. The city has a population of over 2.1 million people and is the main economic and cultural center of the Amazon region.
Manaus is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and natural beauty. The city is home to several museums and historical sites, including the Teatro Amazonas, a 19th-century opera house, and the Mercado Adolpho Lisboa, a traditional market. It is also a major port for river and ocean-going vessels, and a hub for tourism in the Amazon rainforest. Visitors can take boat tours to explore the surrounding jungle, visit indigenous communities, and see wildlife such as pink dolphins and monkeys. Additionally, Manaus is home to a free trade zone, Manaus Free Trade Zone, where several factories and companies are located, it is also the main center of the Brazilian rubber industry.
GATEWAY TO THE AMAZON
Manaus is often considered to be the gateway to the Amazon rainforest, as it is the largest city in the region and serves as a major transportation hub for those who wish to explore the Amazon. The city is located on the banks of the Rio Negro, a major tributary of the Amazon River, and is connected to other parts of the region by road, river, and air transportation.
The history of the city dates back to the 18th century, when it was founded as a military fort to protect Portuguese interests in the region. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city experienced a period of rapid growth and development due to the rubber boom.
This brought a large influx of immigrants, including many from Europe, and led to the construction of many grand public buildings and private residences. The rubber industry eventually declined, but Manaus continued to grow and develop as a major center for industry, commerce, and culture in the Amazon region.
THINGS TO SEE IN MANAUS
There are several historical sites and landmarks in Manaus that you can see and explore. Some of the most notable are:
- The Teatro Amazonas a grand opera house built during the rubber boom era in the late 19th century. The theater is a beautiful example of the architecture of the period and is still in use today for performances and events.
- The Mercado Municipal Adolpho Lisboa, a large market built in the early 20th century that sells a wide variety of goods, including local crafts, food, and souvenirs.
- The Palacio Rio Negro, a former palace built for a rubber baron during the rubber boom era. The palace is now a museum that displays the history and culture of the Amazon region.
- The Church of Our Lady of the Conception, a beautiful 19th-century church that is an important religious and architectural landmark in the city.
- The Sao Sebastiao Cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in the city and features tombs and mausoleums of some of the most prominent figures of the rubber boom era.
AMAZON DISCOVER TOUR
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
€250 / $250
Discover the Amazon Rainforest with these 3 or more day Amazon tours Manaus. In these days you do various activities such as jungle treks, piranha fishing, cayman spotting, boat tours and you can spend the night in a camp in the Amazon Rainforest.
AMAZON WONDERS TOUR
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
€425 / $425
Discover all the Wonders of the Amazon Rainforest with these 4 or more day Amazonia tours. In addition to jungle treks, cayman spotting, piranha fishing and staying overnight in a camp, this tour also gives you an additional day in another area close to Manaus where you go swimming with pink river dolphins and see the Meeting of the Waters.
AMAZON KAYAK TOUR
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
€600 / $600
Explore the Amazon River by kayak with these 4 or more day Amazon tours Manaus. You will start in Manaus and find new activities and locations every day such as the magical waterfalls at Presidente Figueiredo.
AMAZON CREATOR TOUR
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AMAZON SURVIVAL TOUR
€450 / $450
Sleep and survive in the jungle with these 4 or more day Amazon tours from Manaus. Every day you do surprising excursions and you will learn basic survival techniques such as making a camp, which medicinal plants to use and everything about animal life in the jungle.
- Monday – Friday
08:00 – 18:00
09:00 – 17:00