Amazonas – Manaus
Recommended stay: 5 days / 4 nights
The Brazilian part of the Amazon basin represents almost half of the vast region of Brazil. This is the world's largest reserve of fresh water and oxygen. More than half of all known forms of life thrive in the Amazon rainforest. This tropical forest has inspired the imagination of many adventurers. Let yourself be surprised by the beauty of the Amazon!
Wild nature and the unique animal and plant world make the Amazon world famous. According to a study carried out in 2003, more than 90 million species of animals and plants live in Amazonia. And about 70 percent of the rainforest is not yet explored! The huge Amazon River is something special. It has three different types of water: clear water rivers (Rio Solimões, Amazonas, Rio Madeira), blue water streams (Tefé, Rio Tocantins, Araguaia, Rio Branco, Rio Tapajós)
(Rio Negro, Jari, Trombetas). Near Manaus, Rio Negro and Rio Solimões meet at the famous "Meeting of the Waters". The Rio Negro dark brown, almost black and the Rio Solimões brighter flow next to each other over a length of about six kilometers without mixing. Different temperatures and different flow velocities create this fascinating phenomenon. Only about ten kilometers downstream, the two rivers melt into the Amazon. (two more times in the Amazon) Once the Tapajò river in Santarem and once with the Tocantins in Belém. Make sure you visit Manaus and meet the waters, this visit will provide you with an unforgettable memory!
Capital of the state of Amazonas and starting point for sensational excursions in the endless jungle appear in Manaus. The legendary jungle metropolis offers as a cultural highlight, especially the Teatro Amazonas, the magnificent and famous opera house. Completed in 1896, it testifies to the flourishing period of the region in the 19th century, when Brazil dominated world rubber trade. At that time, the city in the jungle needed a comparison with European metropolises. Yes, while the streets of America were still drawn with horses, the European architects and engineers of Manaus had already planned an electric tram. The sudden departure of the barons of the rubber prepared the luxury and progressed abruptly. Survived as a witness to the era of splendid opera. For many years, its interior decoration has been used to make the most valuable materials in the world. It was not until much later that the regular maritime traffic of Portugal, France, England, and America began. Even today, the Opera houses national and international shows. It is also open for touring. Do not miss the visit to this impressive building!
One of the most interesting tributaries of the Amazon is the Rio Negro. Generally free of mosquitoes and insects, it is characterized by numerous fine sandy beaches and magnificent river landscapes. Especially the archipelago of Anavilhanas, with its innumerable cliffs and small islands, certainly belongs to the most beautiful regions of the world. This vast labyrinth of fresh water, with its inhabitants, including the rare deltas of the pink river, is protected by the government. About 1,100 species of fish live in these waters far from civilization. According to estimates, the habitat for about 17,000 different animals and tens of thousands of plant species. We offer a variety of lodges and tours to suit all tastes. Imagine your individual dream trip!
Visit the city of Manaus
During this half-day visit you will see the famous market hall Adolpho Lisboa, which was built in 1883 with materials from Europe, the former government building, now known as "Rio Negro Palace ", and of course the famous" Teatro Amazonas ", the legendary opera house of Manaus. The visit of this imposing building is an unforgettable experience!