The Amazon

Destination

Manaus Holidays

Gateway to the mighty Amazon Rain Forest

The city of Manaus is situated on the banks of the Rio Negro and is known as the ‘gateway’ to the Amazon Rain Forest. Manaus is the perfect spot from which to board a boat and journey deep in to Amazon for a stay at a lodge. Though, Manaus is more than just a ‘gateway’, it has its own attractions and is worth a day of exploring. Visit the Opera House which was once one of the most famous in the world or the Museu Amazonico, which houses a collection of indigenous items and artefacts. The main attraction is a day trip to the ‘meeting of the water’, where the waters of two different-coloured rivers meet, but not merge to form the great Amazon river. 

Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5
  • Currency BRL - Brazilain Real
  • Visa Information Holders of a UK passport do not need to obtain a visa.
  • Language Portuguese
  • Flight Time 5 hours from Rio
  • Health Information Manaus is situated on the Amazon river, be sure to speak to your GP about malarial areas.

Top Tips from our Experts

Robert

Destination Specialist

“Love wildlife and adventure? Then make sure to escape the busy city life and head into the amazon for an epic adventure!”

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