Closer to nature than you might expect, given the relative "mod cons"
Dont waste time in the city, everyone we spoke to who we believed seemed friendly, asked for something within minutes.
Just do it
In the shopping area of the hotel one of the gift shops sold these Piranha's they also sold them at...more
This place was great, make sure you go hungry. They had Sushi, pasta, every kind of meat and fish prepared 20 different ways. Also all the side dishes you could imagine. The meal ended with a half a pineaple smothered in grenadine. They had a great duck soup, also the garlic butter went well with all the meats.more
Al Casa Branca 909, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, 01408 001, Brazil
Good for: Couples
From the International airport you can take an Airport bus to downtown Sao Paulo for about 30 Reais. It is air conditioned and the ride is about 30 minutes depending on traffic. If you are going to the airport give yourself plenty of time, especially around rush hour, anytime after about 3pm, traffic can be awful.more
The main airport of the Amazonas State is situated in Manaus. Flights from other parts of Brazil including Santarem, Belem, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo as well as international flight from North America arrive here. Smaller aircraft serve the towns within Amazonas. Charter flights are also available. A TAM partner airline offers flights...more
Parintins is a very small island, with lots of small shops and eateries. Over the years, there has also been some degree of commercialization. You can easily find internet cafes. The tallest building on the island is clearly the local cathedral. The best thing to do during the day time is to walk around. Most of the visitors prefer to sit down, get...more
Like any other event where people from far and wide flock to a single location, Parintins too has its share of pickpockets. I did not hear of any muggings .. the place is safe in general. Just be careful, in general .. and everything should work out fine.more
I concur with the report on the Uakari Lodge. It is a fantastic experience, and at approz $110 per person/day is inexpensive for what is offered. The price is all inclusive from pick-up in Tefe to drop-off also in Tefe. This means transfers, accomodation, all meals and all sightseeing. The only extras are alcoholic beverages and tips. I was there...more
Uakarí Lodge in Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve is a combination of luxury and wilderness experience. Four 2-room updated cabañas with bath and covered deck connect to a central reception/dining building. The lodge is solar-powered. Meals are served cafeteria style and are mostly from local foods. There are always rice and beans, a chicken...more
There are piranhas in all the rivers and estuaries - but do you mind going to swim - a nice thought. But I learned if there are botos or the pink dolphins around there are no piranhas. Hope the piranhas keep to that; I did not need to get a second invitation to jump in and enjoy the closeness of those stunning inhabitants off the river.more
The system is simple, add a piece of meat to a hook, drop the hook to the ground and pull up when a piranha bites. Easier said then done - some in my group were quiet successful in catching piranhas, I on the other side decided to feed them a steak or two - since somehow just the clever ones decided to steal the meat of my hook. No fishing for me...more
The main airport of the Amazonas State is situated in Manaus. Flights from other parts of Brazil including Santarem, Belem, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo as well as international flight from North America arrive here. Smaller aircraft serve the towns within Amazonas. Charter flights are also available. By road the airport is about three...more