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Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

1. Manaus: Half-Day City Tour

Located in the north of Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the Amazon. It is one of the most important places of departure to explore the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s richest and most-varied biological reservoir, and contains several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life. After pick-up from your hotel in Manaus, the tour will visit some important landmarks in the city, such as The Amazon Opera House (also known as The Amazon Theatre). Inaugurated in 1896, it is a historical landmark that currently accommodates the Amazonas Philharmonic and plays host to the annual Amazonas Opera Festival. The Indian Museum is the biggest museum of Brazilian indigenous history and houses more than 3,000 pieces made by Amazonian tribes. After your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Manaus.

Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

2. Manaus: Piranha Fishing and Alligator Watch Evening Tour

A tour combining piranha fishing and alligator spotting is a good option for those who want to enjoy an exciting and authentic Amazon experience. This adventure begins at the river terminal in Manaus, where you will board the boat bound for the coast of Iranduba. On the journey you will explore more of Manaus including the palafitas (stilt houses), the landscape, the local fishermen, and the ribeirinhos (native people). Upon arrival in Iranduba, you will look for a good place to go piranha fishing. The Solimões River is much richer in fish that the Rio Negro and you are likely to catch various types of catfish. Here you can enjoy fishing with a rod made of bamboo and learn how the native Caboclos people fish. When it starts to get dark, you will head off in search of alligator. The naturalist guide will do his best to capture an alligator with his bare hands so you can take a close look at the fascinating animal. After providing information about the alligator, the instructor will then return the animal back to its natural habitat.

Manaus: Food Tour

3. Manaus: Food Tour

Try authentic delicacies and immerse yourself in the local culture of Manaus on a walking tour of the Adolpho Lisboa municipal market. Taste unmissable manauaras foods, such as Tapioca with Cupuaçu juice from a family restaurant. Afterwards, take a walk through the market premises knowing a little about the regional fruits and other delicacies in the region. During the walk you will have the opportunity to taste the Chestnut, a very tasty and popular fruit. At the end, you will have the opportunity to taste Guaraná, the drink made from the fruit of guaraná (a typical fruit of the region), which when mixed with other fruits such as Peanuts, forms a drink that besides being very tasty is also an energizing stimulant.

Manaus: Museu do Seringal Rubber Museum

4. Manaus: Museu do Seringal Rubber Museum

Depart from Manaus to Vila Paraíso (the set of the movie “The Jungle”). Your visit begins at a waterfront warehouse where rubber boards boats to be shipped around the world. Here we will enter the Rubber Master House whose majestic architecture shows the wealth of Brazilian rubber plantations from the industry boom and war effort. During the tour, visit the “large tent” where rubber making tools were kept. You will also see the “chapel” and the flour warehouse. Then walk along a short trail into the jungle to see rubber trees as well as witness the process of collecting it. You will see where rubber balls were placed to begin the smoking process. Finally, visit the modest houses where the rubber extraction employees lived. The home portrays the life and habits of the old rubber extraction era.

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What people are saying about Manaus

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 33 reviews

The driver and tour guide FRANCISCO MAIA introduces to the several local attractions including the famous Amazonas Opera Theater, the church in front and the square sorrounding the area. Then, the Cathedral area featuring the pictouresque clock and later the Central Market, where Francisco tells local anecdotes, which really help in understanding the Manaus "milieu" in the historical centre. Crossing the giant bridge is an amazing experience and the conclussion in the Ponta Negra beach and residencial area makes this tour the mandatory foreword to deepening Manaus...

A very dynamic guide took us surprisingly in a private tour to Opera, to the fascinating market over the Big Bridge and to the beach of Manaus. We learned a lot about the city but also about the life of the people here. Our guide has also been to Switzerland and is a talented speaker. He also asserts himself for his guests when a restaurant is already busy and there is hardly any space. We think it's worth booking through GetYourGuide because the quality and price/performance ratio has always been right for us.

It’s amazing experience to piranha fishing , tour guide is full experience and full of patience . it’s not only piranha and crocodile , there have belonging beautiful star night and firefly surrounding beside the tree, if you lucky enough you can see the owl is standing on the tree . I’m so satisfied with half day alligator tour, highly recommended !

It was a great trip. I speak little to no Portuguese and my guide spoke very little English. But we are both fishermen and we’re about to communicate that way. He was a great boat captain, put me on fish and caught some crocodile. I would recommend it again.

The guide was very good, had good knowledge and always looked after us.