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.
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
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 :)
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?
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!
I have booked a flight to Manaus from the 4th until the 10th of May. Should I already make reservations for a hostel and jungle tours up front? Is the city of Manaus itself worthwile visiting? Or should I go straight to a jungle lodge?
All tips are very appreciated!
we (60+ couple) are looking for a package of lodge and tours in Amazona's area around Manaus. We'll be there form February 15 to Februay 18. Any Tips?
Can someone tell me how much is taxi fare from the airport to Park Suite hotel ?
We will be in Manaus for one day on a cruise ship. Is there such a thing as a safe and inexpensive local tour, or should we use the tours offered by the cruise line? What is the best way to see the area in a short time?
Hi, we are taking a cruiseship sailing from Manaus, however I have read about the insects -Mosquitos and I'm wondering do those also exist in the city, as we will be in the city for 2 days. also I would like your recommendation for day tours companies and a 4 star hotel
Your reply will be appreciated
I am researching for 2014 World Cup locations and hear they are building a new soccer stadium in Manaus? Also, are there airline connections from Peru directly to Manaus or multi-stop flights? Bus trips from Puerto Maldonado, Peru to Manaus? Thank you!
Hi my name is Maya, at 11.3 I have a flight from salvador to Manaus and I'm looking for a partner for the flight or someone that is Already in Manaus and will join me to sail on the Amazon.
my mail is: email@example.com
I am visiting Manaus in september and were wondering if there is plenty of places to hire kayaks so i can explore the rivers independently?
Can any one give me some information where to go and book a reasonably priced trip for an overnight stay in the Amazon. We are 2 single women traveling and are in Manaus until Thursday. We are looking to go with a group. Any information is appeciated!
me and my girlfriend are travelling south america in october/ november time and would like to ask for some advice on getting from lima to manaus in brazil.
What's the easiest/ cheapest way of getting there and the most scenic.
all advice would be greatly recieved!!
My son was looking at going in July of 2011 on a mission trip to villages of Maues with Overland Missions.
Good idea? Time of year bad with low river etc....?
My son is 19 and looking to go on a mission trip. They travel from Manaus to the surrounding villages at Maues. Please pass on any information (first hand)or advice. We are a little nervous about the trip from a illnes, safety etc.
Overland Mission looks like a well orgnaized and legite Mission. The Bios on the CEO and staff memebers are good. So I am looking to confirm or good advice about the trip.
Thanks for the input.
My daughter who is 21 years old will be going on a Jungle tour out of Manaus. I was wondering if anyone has heard of Amazon Brazil Jungle Tours. They have a website and an EMBRATUR (Ministry of tourism) number 03.031649.10.0001.0.
The tour director is named David Andrade.
Just wondering since I am concerned about my daughter's safety.
Hi There! Please, I appreciate if can share any experiences with the Amazon Destinations Operations - Rodolpho Emanuel or Amazon Riders - (Rafael & Vicente). We are visiting Manaus in December. I am hoping to make this a safe and memorable trip for my family, Thanks a lot for any advise.
We are visiting Manaus on 26 December for a couple of days. The sea plane tours look interesting but I heard that it may be raining at that time. Generally, Does it rain throughout the day every day or is it just on and off and do the seaplane tours still operate when it is not raining? I am also looking into the site-seeing day tours to the "Meeting of the Rivers","Allegator Spotting", "Dolphins", etc. by boat..Any advise on the sea plane tours and the boat rides including the tour operators will be greatly appreciated.
We are reaching Manaus on 26 December (Arriving by 11am flight) and leaving on 29th December (6am flight)
As I am bringing my mother (65 years old), and though she can walk, we are not into heavy activities and are interested in site-seeing like
"Meeting of the Rivers", "Pink Dolphins", "Water Lilies", "Sunrise", "Sunset", etc..
Please suggest any tours that you have including accomodation.
Also, I am considering Taj Mahal Hotel as the revolving restaurant seems to be special. But most of the day tours seem to start from Tropical hotel. How do I get to Tropical hotel from Taj Mahal - is it easy just get a taxi? Also, how far is the floating dock from Taj Mahal hotel? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I was wondering what the cheapest way to get from Manaus to Rio Branco was. I've heard it's cheapest to charter a plane but don't have any info. Any information would be awesome! Thank you!
I was just wondering if the Giant water lilies of the Amazon River grow all year long or if they are a seasonal thing. I'm going to be in Manaus in October and do a 5 day river cruise. Will I be able to see them at this time of year? I haven't been able to find much information on them. If not, What time of the year is the best to see them? I don't mind so much about the flowers, just the lily pads
Can any opera buff,travel expert or tour company tell me if,and when,there are performances by well known companies and/or solo artists?
It seems cheap and the itinary looks really interesting.
I'm an 18 year old teenager on a budget, the amazon if my dream destination since I was 9 and read Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbotson.
Also, how much approximately would a return flight cost from Rio--->Manaus?
Saturday Feb 20th 0700hrs till 17.30 hrs we will be docked in Manaus and would like to see as much as possible without being herded about like cattle. We are a married couple aged 66 and 72 and love exploring but not en masse!How easy is it to get around and where should we head for when we leave the docks
I am flying into Manaus in January and would like to know the best way to get from the airport to the dock. How much should it cost and what do I ask for in Spanish.
In August I will be traveling through the amazon by boat, and I am planning a stay of about a week near Manaus. The idea is find some lodging in the jungle basically. I have found many accomodations (lungle lodges) on the internet already, but most or all of them are too luxurious, big and expensive for my budget. All I'm looking for is just a place to sleep and eat, and the opportunity to see the jungle.
Could anyone give me some good advice in order to find a cheap and simple place? Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot!
we will be on a cruise ship that is docked for two days in Manaus in Dec. 2009. We arrive on the 18th, spend the night on board and take on new passengers on the 20th. So what can we do there besides the offered tours and how safe is it to do things on your own if you don't speak the language? We are middle aged but good on foot. I have checked most the member pages about Manaus but haven't found much info on trips other then the usual falls and meeting of the waters.
Can anyone suggest me some boat doing Manaus - Tabatinga (the border with Colombia and Peru)Amazone trip. How many days is the trip and how much does it cost!
Any other suggestions?