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Manaus City Sightseeing Tour
"Discover the Brazilian city of Manaus on this guided sightseeing tour! As you see the sights learn about the history and culture of this Amazon city from your expert guide. After pickup from your Manaus hotel begin your city tour by driving along the scenic riverfront to Manaus’ floating port. See the Municipal Market (Mercado Municipal) where you'll find everything from fruits and vegetables to clothing and hand-crafted goods. Then stop at the Rio Negro Palace which was once the official residence of the governor. Next visit the Indian Museum
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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River
"Discover the Rio Negro and the Amazon region by boat on this river tour from Manaus. After pickup from your Manaus hotel your cruise begins as you float past the Port of Manaus. Observe typical Amazon boats filled with goods to be delivered to the local market and admire gorgeous views of the city from the water. Travel along the river making your way to point where the Rio Negro meets the Amazon River a spot known as the Meeting of the Waters. Stop briefly to witness this amazing natural sight where the two distinct rivers flow side by side. The contrasting colors of the rivers – black and brown – stay separate for more than 3 miles (5 km).Con located about 45 minutes by boat from Manaus. See the famous Amazon water plant Victoria regia and then enjoy lunch at a floating restaurant.After lunch
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Amazon Rainforest Survival Tour from Manaus
"Get the ultimate Amazon Rainforest experience on this guided survival-skills tour! Receive hands-on training and survival tips from your expert naturalist guide and learn how to conquer your surroundings – a perfect tour for adventure lovers!Afte head by boat toward the village of Tupé to begin your adventure. Put your survival skills to the test as you explore the rainforest with your guide who’ll teach you about the lush vegetation and wildlife. Learn which native trees you can eat fruits and nuts from like the açai palm berry tree the maracuja (a passion fruit tree) and the Brazilian nut tree. Discover leaves and roots that can be used as medicine and find out how to locate sources of clean water for safe drinking. You’ll also learn which plants to avoid as well as how to build traps to catch small animals. Take a break to enjoy an authentic Brazilian lunch (included) at a local restaurant before hopping in a canoe for a scenic trip through the small channels of the Amazon. Test your newfound pla visit the home of a local Amazonian resident in the village of Tupé and discover the village's traditions and culture. After your Amazon adventure
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Presidente Figueiredo Tips (3)

Trekking through the falls: Presidente Figueredo

This is a pretty cool place if you are looking for a relaxing trek/picnic. Plan on spending the whole day here, not just a few hours.

Its best to drive to PF in the morning. Its a beautiful scenic drive, about one hour away from Manaus. This place is not touristy , and you will see many locals and Manauaras enjoying the waterfalls. Feel free to dine at the local eateries, and chill in the water with some beer. There are some good hiking trails going along side the water falls and the streams.

The water is from Rio Negro (the black river) .. and true to its name, it is black. Swimming in those waters is a different experience in itself ... dive a few feet underwater, and you can not see a thing ... as you rise up toward the surface with your eyes open, the color slowly changes from black to maroon. It is said that the river is black because of the large amounts of sediments and dead leaves it carries.

PF is a very nice place to be closer to the rainforest than Manaus, and yet be comfortable. Be very careful if you are driving back to Manaus at night .... there are no street lights and some of the locals tend to get drunk and cross the road with no concern for oncoming traffic.

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maharaja_joe
Feb 08, 2007

Blessed jungle seclusion!

*****A scenic 107km drive north on BR-174 (the only road out of town, don't worry, you'll find it...just stop before you reach Venezuela or any ocean!!) PRESIDENTE FIGUEIREDO is a tiny village...with a number of nearby, fantastic waterfalls!! You will sooo love these after hiking through the rainforest to reach them...just bring your own snacks and drinking water, pleeeease, since you will not like what Mother Nature has to offer for lunch and dinner here..hmmmm, and insect repellent wouldn't be such a bad idea either....*****

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morgane1692
Nov 06, 2003

Make the drive out to PRESIDENTE FIGUEIREDO!

*****Just be aware that there apparently is a fine line btwn what is urban and what is rural up there...even though you would be reeeeally hard-pressed to notice any difference yourself! This sign as you leave the metropolis makes things pointedly clear for you...hehehehehe...*****

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Things to Do Near Manaus

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Zoo

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...
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Bosque da Ciencia

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...
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Ponta Negra Beach

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...
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Palacio Rio Negro

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,...
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Customs House

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...
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Mindu Park

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...
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