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Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

1. Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

Located in the north of Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon. It is one of the most important places of departure to explore the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, and contains several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life. After pick-up from your hotel in Manaus, the tour will visit some important landmarks in the city, such as The Amazon Opera House (also known as The Amazon Theatre). Inaugurated in 1896, it is a historical landmark that currently accommodates the Amazonas Philharmonic and plays host to the annual Amazonas Opera Festival. The Indian Museum is the biggest museum of Brazilian indigenous history and houses more than 3,000 pieces made by Amazonian tribes. After your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Manaus.

From Manaus Cruise Terminal: Amazon Rainforest Highlights

2. From Manaus Cruise Terminal: Amazon Rainforest Highlights

Spend a shore excursion soaking up the sights of Manaus and the Amazon. Get picked up from Manaus Cruise Terminal and head to your selected attractions (depending on the option booked). Choose between 3 route options of different lengths to explore Manaus and the Amazon in 1-day: Route 1 - Day Tour with Meeting of Waters, Dolphins & Indian Village (8 Hours) Discover the unique phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters of the Rio Negro and Amazon River, or Rio Solimões, as the upper section of the Amazon River is known in Brazil. The full-day tour from Manaus sails by speedboat to a local village, where you will interact with the indigenous Dessanos and Tucanos peoples. Visit a jungle pharmacy and watch the indigenous peoples going about their daily activities. Meet the shaman of the tribe, and see and purchase lovely handmade handicrafts. Pause for lunch at the Jungle Queen floating restaurant to sample regional food, before continuing to the Meeting of the Waters, where the dark waters of the Rio Negro mix with the sandy colored waters of the Amazon. Take a canoe trip into the flooded forests, where piranha fishing is a popular activity. Go to a pirarucu fish nursery to see one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. Admire beautiful water lilies, look out for sloths and anaconda in the trees, and jump in to swim with the shy pink river dolphins of the Amazon rain forest. Route 2 - Day Tour to Presidente Figueiredo Amazon Waterfalls (6 Hours) After being picked up from your ship in Manaus, venture deep into Amazon jungle on a 1-day excursion. Start the tour by marveling at the incredible cascade of water at the Presidente Figueiredo waterfalls. Go inside the Gruta do Refugio cave, a captivating natural formation home to native wildlife such as alligators, turtles, fish, and bats. Explore the stunning cave, swim in the refreshing water, and learn about the area’s ecology from your professional guide. A shallow stream runs through the entire cave, providing a serene background for your expedition. Outside, beautiful waterfalls transport you to a jungle paradise straight out of a dream. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant which is included in the price of the tour. At the end of the trip, enjoy a convenient return transfer back to your hotel in Manaus. Route 3 - Half-day Manaus City Tour (4 Hours) Located in the north of Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon. It is one of the most important places of departure to explore the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, and contains several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life. After pick-up from your hotel in Manaus, the tour will visit some important landmarks in the city, such as The Amazon Opera House (also known as The Amazon Theatre). Inaugurated in 1896, it is a historical landmark that currently accommodates the Amazonas Philharmonic and plays host to the annual Amazonas Opera Festival. The Indian Museum is the biggest museum of Brazilian indigenous history and houses more than 3,000 pieces made by Amazonian tribes. After your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Manaus.

Manaus Sightseeing Tour

3. Manaus Sightseeing Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we depart from our luxurious hotels, embarking on a captivating 18 km drive along the scenic Ponta Negra highway to the vibrant port of Manaus, where our adventure begins. Situated at the heart of the city, the port welcomes us to its mesmerizing interior, unveiling a world of enchantment. Our first stop takes us to the majestic Rio Negro Palace, the esteemed seat of the State Government, where we pause to admire its grandeur and soak in its historical significance. Next, we delve into the fascinating Museum of the Indian, a treasure trove curated by the Salesian Congregation. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of indigenous traditions and customs through a remarkable collection of over four thousand artifacts crafted by diverse tribes that once inhabited these lands. From domestic utensils to musical instruments, ornate adornments, and ancient weaponry, this immersive experience offers a profound understanding of the region's native heritage. As our journey continues, we venture outside to witness the resplendent Palace of Justice in the Amazon. A striking blend of French and neoclassical architectural influences, this monumental edifice, originally commissioned by Governor Eduardo Ribeiro, now serves as a vibrant cultural center, preserving its historical allure while hosting captivating exhibitions. Our grand finale awaits at the legendary Amazon Theater, a breathtaking testament to the city's illustrious past. Inaugurated in 1896, this architectural masterpiece stands as an enduring symbol of the rubber era, where opulence and grandeur reverberate through its corridors, opulent halls, and captivating works of art. With hearts filled with awe and admiration, we bid farewell to this extraordinary experience and return to our selected hotels, cherishing the memories of our remarkable tour.

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4.6
(14 reviews)

Our guide, Jennifer was tremendous. She did a great job with showing us the opera house and Lisbon Market. Before the final stop however, my partner developed chest pain and the trip was diverted to the local emergency room. Jennifer stayed with us for hours and helped us through the medical evaluation. Jennifer went well beyond the call of duty and her help was much appreciated. David

In the comfort of a vehicle on my own, with guide & driver… couldn’t have chosen better. Water was no problem to get and I learnt new things about Manaus.

The guide Jenifer was great and I loved the Opera house. Lots of information given on this tour. Recommend this tour it’s good value for money.

Interesting guide, with a good command of English. Very satisfied with the service provided, I highly recommend it.

Daniel & Raimundo did a great job in showing us Manaus city!