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    • Manaus - stay in town or in a "jungle hotel"?

      Manaus Nov 10, 2015 at 6:27 PM

      This will be my first trip to Manaus. The question is should we stay in town and take day trips into the jungle, or stay in a "jungle hotel" and enjoy the wildlife, but have less "town" options?

      11 Answers Nov 11, 2015 at 4:09 PM
    • Amazing Tours Agency and Fontur taxi

      Manaus Oct 22, 2015 at 1:21 AM

      I am in Manaus for a short trip (2 days only) and had a coulpe of questions:

      1. There is an interesting tour offered by Amazing Tours Agency (Leonardo Mendes ) - is anyone aware of this tour operator and are they reputable. They are reviewed on Tripadvisor but all the reviews are overwhelmingly positive so I am a bit suspiscous!

      2. I am staying at the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort and booked taxi and pickup through travel company Fontur. I have paid for this on my credit card and in hindsight think I have been ripped off says they charged me BR$260 for pick up and drop off. Have I been ripped off and if so is there any way I can get them to refund the money? What is the best way to get a taxi from the airport and how much should it cost?


      1 Answer Oct 22, 2015 at 11:57 AM
    • Sao Paulo airport; ATM machines

      Sao Paulo May 11, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      Are there ATM machines in the Sao Paulo airport? What cards are accepted? Where are the machines?

      2 Answers May 31, 2015 at 5:44 PM
    • safety around tiete rodovaria

      Sao Paulo Apr 24, 2015 at 12:58 PM

      How safe is it for the average old-lady tourist around tiete rodovaria?
      Can anyone recommend a hostel nearby?

      8 Answers May 11, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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      From Sao Paulo to Asunción

      Sao Paulo Jan 29, 2015 at 1:18 PM

      Hi all,

      In July I will travel to Asunción. At the moment I stil have a ticket to Sao Paulo. The connecton times of TAM or GOL are not very short to my time of landing. So I am thinking about to stay one night in Sao Paulo and take a flight the next day. Another posibility could be to travel by bus, but I could not find any exact information about bus-companies, timetables etc..

      Can everyone give me some sugestions, also for small hotels etc.

      5 Answers Jan 30, 2015 at 1:34 PM
    • History of dolphins

      Novo Airão Dec 26, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      Who first tamed the dolphins at this location . Novo Airao

    • Flights to Santa Isabel or Barcelos

      Manaus Oct 10, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      Can anybody tell me what it the cheapest flight to either Santa Isabel or Barcelos?

      1 Answer Oct 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM
    • airport pickup

      Manaus Sep 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM

      what is the safest and cheapest way to get from Manaus Airport to Tropical Manaus hotel at 1.00 am in the morning.

      2 Answers Nov 19, 2014 at 4:29 AM
    • Ayahuasca ceremony

      Manaus Aug 18, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      hey my friends,

      I cantact you because of Ayahuasca.
      My name is Alex and I´m new here.
      19.08 is my flight to Manaus.
      Then I have eight days time to do a boad trip in the west and back.
      I hope to find a kind of indigenous Indian tribe who offer Ayahuasca ceremonies.
      I´m traveling with two friends.
      They will spend the time with my but I will be the only one who takes Ayahuasca.

      I hope you can help me.

      1 Answer Aug 18, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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      A day in Sao Paolo

      Sao Paulo Jul 22, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      I will be spending 2 separate days in Sao Paolo in November as stopover days from London to Santiago de Chile and back. Can anyone suggest how to spend a night and day in Sao Paolo? I can't travel too far from the city as I have to get back to the airport at the end of the day. Thanks

      6 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 9:35 AM
    • Fishing for peacock bass

      Manaus Jun 23, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      I want to do a day trip fishing in the amazonas for peacock bass. I'm currently in Manaus but having a hard time finding a fishing tour. Anya phone numbers and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

      1 Answer Jun 24, 2014 at 6:21 AM
    • Sao Paulo Rental

      Sao Paulo May 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Does anyone know of a one room or small apartment monthly rental in Sao Paulo starting in August?
      I will be there four months.

      1 Answer May 28, 2014 at 4:45 AM
    • How to get to Manaus

      Manaus May 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

      So a few friends and I are planning on traveling to Manaus this summer from Goiania, is there any cheap ways to get there? The flights are about $400 a pop at the cheapest and even that is out of our budget. Is it possible to catch a flight to a bus or anything like that?

      2 Answers May 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM
    • current info. Website is 2008

      Manaus Apr 8, 2014 at 6:44 PM

      Has anyone made the trip recently from Manaus to guayana city.
      Also any knowledge about flights from Manaus to same or caracus without having to go back to Sao Paulo or Panama city.
      Help would be appreciated.

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      Taxi or airport bus?

      Sao Paulo Mar 24, 2014 at 6:20 AM

      We are a family of 5 (parents with 3 teenagers). We need to get from GRU to Congonhas. Will it be more convenient to take airport taxi or airport bus? In most places we have gone to, the individual cost for the bus is sometimes just the same as for a taxi and the taxi seems to be quicker. Thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 7:43 PM
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      Day trip from Sao Paulo?

      Sao Paulo Mar 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      Hello my friends I have three days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Departing Sunday night. I am looking for any ideas of where to go for a few days? Thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM
    • Where NOT to stay in Manaus?

      Manaus Mar 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM


      I'm looking at hiring an apartment during the world cup in Manaus with a few mates. We have narrowed it down to two places and just wanted to see which area would be better (i.e. not a slum and with good access to bars, etc).

      One is in Cachoeirinha (to the east of CBD), and the other is near Arena Amadeu Teixeira (to northwest of CBD and just to the west of the FIFA stadium). Which of these areas would be better to stay at?

      We want a nice neighbourhood where there are good pubs/bars, close to public transport.

      We don't want to get an apartment that is in the middle of nowhere or in a slum.


      2 Answers Jun 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM
    • Restaurants

      Sao Paulo Feb 24, 2014 at 4:36 AM

      Can anybody recommend markets in Sao Paulo to get proper street food?
      I saw this blog post about that topic and it looks very appealling.


      7 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:47 AM
    • Transportation from Sao Paulo to Presidente Prudent.

      Sao Paulo Feb 20, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      We would like to travel from SAo Paulo to Presidente Prudent.Can anyone advise the best way to travel? The only airline GO-L Varig that I have found doesn't have flight times that work for us. Does anyone haave any suggestions? Is is advisable to rent a car, hire a car, is there a train or bus? Any suggestions would be apprciated.

      5 Answers Feb 20, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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      Belém to Peru

      Manaus Feb 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      To the experts of Manaus!...

      I'm looking for a little advice on amazonian travel. My girlfriend and I are looking to make our way in from Belém to Manaus, then on again to Peru a few days later.

      Instead of being boring old souls we are interested in something of an amazonian adventure along the river.

      So how about it? Is boat travel from Belém a completely idiotic thing to consider? What are the logistics in terms of time, cost, comfort? We dont mind roughing somewhat, and time (as opposed to money) is something we have plenty of, which is why we think it may be both more fun and moneysaving than flying directly.

      Any advice or any links to companies who provide any such boat services, would be greatly appreciated.

      After Manaus we would be looking to move on to Leticia and Iquitos.

      All the best

      Matt and Emma

      15 Answers Aug 24, 2014 at 2:03 PM
    • Flights from Sao Paulo to RECIFE

      Sao Paulo Jan 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Do you know where can I loook for flights fom GRU to Recife?

      4 Answers Jan 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM
    • Lima to Manaus

      Manaus Dec 1, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      I'm traveling in South America this summer and am starting out in Lima. I need to get to Manaus from Lima within a two day period max. The quicker/ cheaper the trip the better. Any suggestions? Please help!! Thanks :)

      3 Answers Dec 3, 2013 at 1:04 PM
    • Car ferry to Peru?

      Manaus Sep 30, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      Are there boats that can take me AND my small car from Manaus to Peru? Iquitos? If so, how much time and money are we talking?

      3 Answers Oct 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM
    • Flights from Sao Paulo to Tarija, Bolivia

      Sao Paulo Apr 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      I'm looking for flights from Sao Paulo to Tarija, Bolivia.
      From what I've researched, I've come to the conclusion that there aren't any direct flights..
      Has anyone traveled this route before? Any information or advice on the best way to make this trip (which airlines to use etc.) would be much appreciated. Thanks!

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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      15 hour stop over in Sao Paulo. Is it worth it and is transport available at early AM hours?

      Sao Paulo Jan 8, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      Hi I'm flying through Sao Paulo and have an option of one of 15 two flights. the one is a short stop over which will not give us time to exit the airport.

      The second option is a wait of 15 hours before our connecting flight. This might give us time to book into a hotel and see a little of the city. What worries me is the time of departure of our connecting flight.

      1) Will the afternoon and evening be worth the visit into the city?
      2) If so do we catch a bus or train into the city and if so what connections?
      3) Which area should we book our hotel close to airport or night life in a safe area?
      4)Is there transport from the city to the airport so early in the morning. Our flight leaves at 6:20. what time to we need to arrive at the airport?

      Flight 1: Arrive Sao Paulo at 15:30. Flight leaves at 06:20
      Flight 2: Arrive Sao Paulo at 23:30 Flight leaves at 06:20

      Thank you

      8 Answers Jan 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM
    • Escola de Portugues

      Sao Paulo Sep 19, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      Anybody can recommend me a good portuguese institute??? thankss in advance...

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      can we do trips independently?

      Estado do Amazonas Aug 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      We will be cruising from Recife to Manaus in March 2013, calling at Natal, Fortaleza, Devils Island, Santarim and Boca De Valeria. The cruise ship trips are very expensive; is it possible to do trips independently?
      When we cruised Hawaii, we found a local firm that did all the same trips as the cruise, cheaper.

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2014 at 7:34 AM
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      travel agency in SP / RIO

      Sao Paulo Jul 12, 2012 at 8:53 AM

      I will arrive in SANTOS in December 2012 by cruise from Europe. I would like to spend two / three weeks in Brasil before returning by flight from RIO DE JANEIRO. In this context I would like to ask for advice: Can you recommend a local travel agency which can deliver the following services:
      German (or English or French) speaking website / agents. Offering tours within Brasil (e.g. to Pantanal, seaside resorts, Iguazu). Taking care of individual transfer from port to airport (e.g. limousine, helicopter). I am looking for security and convenience rather than for “great deals”!
      Thanks for your assistance! Heinz

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      Best transportation option from San Jose dos Campos to Pestana Sao Paulo Hotel

      Sao Paulo May 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

      Pestana Hotel is on Rua Tutoia in Sao Paulo. We may possibly be departing San Jose from the Embrarer facility.

      1 Answer May 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    • Malaria Medication

      Manaus May 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      My 2 teenage daughters are going on a mission trip with their youth group next month (mid June) for 10 days. We went to the pediatrician today to get their regular immunizations taken care of. While their I asked for a script for malaria and typhoid. I was told by the youth group leader they would need Malaria pills, Typhoid pills or and yellow fever immunization. So today the doctor gives me a script for Atovaquone. But she didn't write the strength on it. Also they would have to take it 4 times a day. It would be 200 and some dollars for the lesser strength and 530.00 for the stronger one. I was told by one of the other mom's that she got her daugther the once a day medication but she couldn't remember which one and she has Kaiser so her cost would be different.

      So I am wondering should I ask for a different prescription and if so which one? Wondering which one is the least expensive, least side effects, and easiest to take, and would hopefully only have to be taken once a day. Our insurance does not cover travel medications/immunizations. The least expensive yellow fever I could find was at Walgreens for 125.00 a piece.

      Any help is much appreciated!

      16 Answers May 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM