Manaus Amazon Tours & Vacations
Manaus is where the adventure starts! This tenacious metropolis is a major port town, despite being 1,500km by river from the ocean, and the most popular gateway for entering the legendary Amazon Rainforest. From the bustling ingenious Porto Flutuante (floating docks) that rise and fall with the greatly fluctuating river levels, you can embark on an Amazon river cruise, taking in the giant Victoria Amazonica waterlilies and watching the Meeting of the Waters at the confluence of the brown Rio Negro and clear Rio Solimões.
The wonders of the Amazon jungle may dangle tantalizingly outside this urban hub but a Manaus tour within the city itself will lead you to interesting zoos, museums, and some great colonial architecture not to be missed, such as the Teatro Amazonas – a magnificent vestige of the rubber boom era.