Estado do Amazonas Things to Do

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Estado do Amazonas Things to Do

  • Take a trip along the river,...

    Manaus Things to Do

    the most interesting sightseeing of Manaus is surely seeing the meeting of the waters from the black Rio Negro and the Brown Amazonas best to see is by a tour e.g. by our excellent tour guide clara claraviagens.com.br

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  • Opera House, Museo do Indio

    Manaus Things to Do

    This remarkable place was built in the midst of the Amazon jungle in 1896 at the peak of the rubber boom. It took 15 years to construct. On entering a unique marble lobby is revealed inlaid with tropical hardwoods, there is a concert hall, and a beautiful mural in the upstairs ballroom. All materials were imported from Europe, including ironware,...

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  • Municipal Market

    Manaus Things to Do

    The Mercado Municipal is an expansive market building which stands on the bank of the Rio Negro. The 1882 building is inspired by the ‘Les Halles’ in Paris and covers more than 12.000 square meters. On a busy day, the market have around 40,000 visitors who come here to do their daily shopping. Fish (piranha, peacock bass, catfish, and others),...

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  • Floating Dock (2)

    Manaus Things to Do

    Lots of sights and smells here in the fish market. Its not just fish, they also sell all kings of meats, fruits, veggies and other things. We got here around 3pm and things were starting to shut down, I guess they open early like 4am..There were 4 of us guys and although it was dirty we did not feel to threatened. Make sure to go and walk on the...

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  • Ponta Negra Beach

    Manaus Things to Do

    The Amazon Theatre (Portuguese: Teatro Amazonas) was a great find, as I didn't even notice this when I was looking at the city on the internet before I left the UK. It was huge too, and probably the most well maintained building we saw here. It was completed after 15 years of work, in 1892, and was build during the peak of the rubber industries...

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  • CAMP GREEN PLANET

    Manaus Things to Do

    As soon as we had checked into our Manaus hotel , we were literally "attacked " by tourist guides in the lobby wanting to sell us a jungle trip package.....It was sort of a "light" tourist trap , not really bad but also not what I would have anticipated. First thing , they took us to the "Meeting of the Waters" , the conflux of Rio Negro ( dark...

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  • Bosque da Ciencia

    Manaus Things to Do

    The National Institute of Amazon Research (INPA - INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS DA AMAZÔNIA) was created in 1995 to develop scientific and technologic studies and to preserve amazonian species. You can visit INPA and check out expositions of amazonian vegetation, insects and projects developed by the researchers and also see some amazing...

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  • Customs House

    Manaus Things to Do

    ALFANDEGA means the customs and by chance the area was the first thing we looked at when taking our first walk in Manaus. At the time I didn't even know what these buildings represented and to be quite honest , up till today I don't know who had to pay customs and for what..... But these buildings date all from that Golden Age of Manaus on the...

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  • The Zoo

    Manaus Things to Do

    Visit the Manaus Zoo to see all of the Amazon animals, most of which you will nenver see in the Amazon. The zoo is run by the military and the enterence fee is 2R$. There are many amazing amazon animals and there are some bridges where you can walk right ovet the animal habitats. Well worth a visit!

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  • Mindu Park

    Manaus Things to Do

    Perhaps once upon a time Parque do Mindu was nice, closer to it's creation in 1989, but today it should not appear on your itinerary. We went there today, 29 September 2009. It's current state is unmaintained and spoiled. On first arriving the visitors center looks nice enough and the areas away from the river are clean, but they represent only...

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  • Palacio Rio Negro

    Manaus Things to Do

    The lovely mustard-gold and white mansion was closed for renovation when we showed up, but even if that's the case for you as well, stop by this complex...the exhibits are free! You can see a nice, little numismatics collection and the wonderful state art gallery upstairs in an adjoining bldg. And you can pretend you're riding a streetcar in the...

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  • the Matriz

    Manaus Things to Do

    all the Buildings are the result of the elegant period of 1900 and the era of the Rubber boom..OrlandoBR.. told me it's the Matriz, is undergoing repairs and refurbishing at the moment..tanx Orlando!

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  • The Meeting of the Waters

    This meeting of waters is by two rivers, the confluence between the Rio Negro's dark water, and the light colored Amazon River or Rio Solimões, as it is known the upper section of the Amazon is a real treat. It's pretty weird to see too. It's not just the colours that keep the rivers from mixing straight away, they are both at first at different...

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  • Croc hunting.

    While out in the middle of nowhere in our little houseboat, myself, Jack and Elmo, untied the boat from the back and went out into the dark to see if we could catch some small crocs.As we paddled into the dark, Elmo whispers that he can see the eyes of the croc, so we point in the direction, and cruise towards it quietly. All of a sudden, Elmo...

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  • A little bit of Everything

    If you want see the real Amazon, you need a time.First: Go to Parintins, they have a such nice festival just like carnaval( without all the ass or breast and naked women) but is all about Indian rituals and is beautiful. It happens between june and july.Second: Go to fish, they have really good areas. Barcelos is really good for catch tucunare....

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  • Enjoy the view.

    You will be passing through many settlements going up along the Amazon river.Some of them very developed and some of them very primitive.This is both the homeland of native indians and settlers from the rest of Brazil that has come there to seek their luck and fortune.

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  • Harbour life

    Walking around the harbours of the Amazon is very interesting.There are always lot's of interesting types who often moved to the amazon region because they didn't fit in to soceity.Sit down and have a beer with the guys and you will hear some interesting stories.

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  • Meet your fellow travellers

    Travelling several days on a boat is a great chance to meet all the differnt types of people that lives in amazonas.Socialising on the boat is one of the highlights of visiting the amazon.The Amazon region does tend to attract a lot of people who for one reason or the other do not really fit in to soceity and that means that you will most likely...

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  • Caiman “hunting”

    On one of our evenings at the lodge we went out in the motorised canoes to look for caiman. Two boat loads of tourists went out, each with an experienced guide, and these soon showed their expertise in hunting out the animals among the reeds, using torches that reflected their eyes.Our guide caught a young yellow-spectacled caiman and brought it...

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  • Back water boat trip

    This was for me the most enjoyable of the activities we participated in at the lodge, and a good way to see something of the life of the local area – both wildlife and human activity. Just the two of us went with a guide in a motorised canoe on an exploration of the back waters, where the larger boats cannot take you. We came across quite a few...

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  • Visit a local village

    On one of the afternoons Chris and I took a walk with our guide to this village about half a mile from the lodge. This is where many of the people who work in the lodge live. Although it was dry and dusty when we visited you can see how the houses are all built on stilts – the height of the stilts gives some indication of how high the waters can...

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  • Jungle trek

    One of the activities offered by the lodge was a “jungle trek” so on our first morning we set off with a guide and a few other visitors for this two and a half hour walk through the nearby rainforest. As we walked our guide pointed out the different tree, plant and bird species, and demonstrated various uses which native people would make of the...

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  • Green Iguana

    Along side the various rivers and estuaries one can easily spot the large green leguan, this day active reptile rests on the river banks waiting for passing prey and enjoying the sun. Generally it moves away after being spotted - so be quick with your camera!

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  • Jungle Walk in comfort

    Day visitors will be able to take a boat from Manaus to the opposite side of the river and enjoy a day out in the lagoons including a comfortable walk across the rain forest at Igarapes. Guides will take you through the forest.

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  • Manaus Opera

    One of the most opulent buildings in the Amazonas Region is the Opera House. Built at the end of the 19th century by taxes that were collected from the rubber plantations it is an unimaginable sight in this rainforest country. Thirty cast of the first Italian orchestra died of Malaria whilst the rich and famous enjoyed the biggest indulgence ever...

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  • Manaus

    The capital city of the State of Amazon was built upon the wealth of the rubber plantations that generated income during a span of just over twenty years at the turn of the 20th to the 21st century.

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  • Anavilhanas Archipelago

    The Anavilhanas Archipelago consists of more then 400 tranquil and beautiful islands that spread out on the Rio Negro. This biological reserve is home to an extraordinary number of plants and bird species.

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  • Black Piranha

    There are several species of fish in the Amazon, including some with razor sharp teeth. One of the largest of the Piranhas is the Black Piranha that can attain up to 40 cm in length. One reason why one should not really be swimming in the Amazon!

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  • Black Cayman

    The largest reptile in the Amazon region is the Black Cayman. The average length of a fully grown Cayman can be over 6 meters in length. This particular one was a small one with just over 4 meters.

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  • Parintins

    The town of Parintins is completely isolated from the rest of the State of Amazonas. The only way to this Amazon settlement of 50.000 inhabitants is by boat. It is more or less the half way point between Manaus and Santarem and lives heavily on the passing passengers that are traveling up and down the Amazon River. A few old colonial buildings, the...

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  • Novo Airão

    Novo Airão is situated on the Northern bank of the Rio Negro, a typical Amazonian town that is mainly a supply town for the surrounding regions. In early days this town was only connected to Manaus the capital by boat across the river, but in recent years the 14.000 or so inhabitants have access via a tarred road and a regular bus service to the...

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  • The Pink Dolphins

    One of the main draws of the section of the Amazon near Leticia is the Pink Dolphins. Rightfully so as these beautiful creatures, thousands of miles from the oceans thrive in the muddy watters of the Rivers and the dark waters of the lagoons. There are actually several types of dolphins here though I saw only two, the Supprisingly colored pink...

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  • Take a swim

    Now I'm sure some will look at my amazon pages, see pictures of pirhana and aligators and think I'm nuts for saying this, but I don't know if I've ever had a more pleasurable swim than in a lagoon off the Javari River. The Pirhana don't bother you unless you have open, bleading wounds and after a hot day of hiking or canoeing under the equatorial...

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  • Go Fish!

    I'm not really a big fisher but I admit there is something cool about fishing for Pirhana, giant sardines and Dorado in the Amozon forests. I had very little luck but my friend Paul, who only came to fish, did quite well for himself.If you are serious about fishing and want to stay at Heliconia River lodge bring your own poles. The extent of their...

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  • The Opera's House of Manaos

    Don't forget to come in and see the Opera House built at 1896 with marbre from italy and portugal, Murano's glass. You can see The dome from the Rio Negro. Specially ara the pictures at the Dome.

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