Getting around, Manaus

4 Reviews

  • Getting around
    by hanspeter_W.
  • crowded bus Saturday night 7pm
    crowded bus Saturday night 7pm
    by jnyvegas
  • Sunday Morning, no traffic downtown!
    Sunday Morning, no traffic downtown!
    by lelyramires

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    Cab over bus

    by jnyvegas Written Nov 3, 2009

    It cost 50 reals to take the cab from the tropical hotel to the opera house. I am sure you could take the bus but it looked pretty crowded and all the stops that it would make inbetween did not look like great areas. There was a big military presance in town.

    crowded bus Saturday night 7pm

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    Avoid the buses if you can!

    by lelyramires Written May 20, 2005

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    It is not difficult to know your way around Manaus.

    Still, if you can, avoid taking buses, for foreigners it is a little complex and you will seldom find someone who speaks enough english to give you directions (actually, Manauaras are not very good at giving directions).

    If you can, rent a car, but be ready for the crazy driving!
    Taxis have taximeter, so, you only have to pay what is in the meter. Tips are not expected.

    Sunday Morning, no traffic downtown!

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    Getting around

    by Bjorgvin Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The traffic is dangerous and disorganized. To rent a car is therefore not feasible unless you are a daredevil driver. Taxi drivers are rather expensive in Manaus and not very trustworthy. They will try to rip you off. But if you are not on an organized tour, which provides for a private bus you might have to use a taxi because public transportation is complicated and disorganized too.

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    for visiting outside of town take a tour agent

    by hanspeter_W. Written Sep 29, 2012

    for making tours on the rivers or in the jungle i suggest you reliable tour operator
    like claratours

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