1. Brazil
  2. Amazonas
  3. Manaus
  4. Rio Negro

Manaus: Old City Guided Tour Plus Amazon River Boat Tour

Product ID: 298520
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Explore city and nature on a tour through northern Brazil’s “heart of the Amazon,” followed by a boating expedition down the famous Amazon River.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Meet at the lobby of your hotel, hostel, or B&B within the urban area. For pickup at the airport or port, there will be a sign with your name on it.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a walk through the oldest part of Manaus and learn about the region’s wealthy rubber boom days
  • Visit the ornate Amazon Theatre opera house and the eclectic Rio Negro Palace
  • See locals and daily life at Manaus's market complex
  • Hop on a speedboat and visit the phenomenon of the Meeting of the Waters
  • Take a ride through the flooded forests and see water lilies, a floating village, and massive pirarucu fish
Full description
Learn about the history and culture of Manaus, Amazona's capital in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Then take a speedboat down the Amazon River to witness the Meeting of the Waters and a floating village.  

You’ll be picked up from your hotel and drive to the historical center of "old Manaus." On a walking tour through town, notice the facades of the neoclassical buildings created during the rubber boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit the majestic Amazon Theatre opera house in the main square, and head to the market complex to see the three buildings known as the banana market, fish market, and municipal market. Check out the Rio Negro Palace, formerly a German rubber baron's residence that is now a museum.

Next you will drive through the port and embark on a speedboat to witness the most impressive phenomenon of the Rio Negro and Amazon River, or Solimões River as it is called upstream, that run side by side without mixing their waters. Then venture to the floating village where all the houses, school, churches, bars, restaurants, and other structures are built on logs to float on the lake. Disembark at a floating fish farm and have an encounter with one of the biggest freshwater fish in the world, the famous pirarucu.  

Get back in the boat for a nice ride upstream heading to Lake January, filled with giant waterlilies. Have a walk on a suspended walkway as high as the canopy of the trees, and see the sumaumeira, the biggest species of tree in the Amazon.
Includes
  • Hotel/airport pickup and hotel drop-off
  • Transport for the city tour in a comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Transport for the river activities in a comfortable and safe speedboat
  • Entrances fees
  • Mineral water
  • Official English-speaking tour guide
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenirs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Customers with limited mobility should be able to get in and out of the car and boat
• If you are coming on a cruise ship, you can enjoy a special starting time exclusive to your group; just get in touch with the local partner and let them know what time you plan to start

From US$ 48.65 per person

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Product ID: 298520