Starting point for exciting tours that uncover the Amazon rainforest, Manaus has much to offer tourists who arrive there eager for an intimate contact with the exoticism they have seen in TV documentaries.
The basic program is also the most famous: the boat tour until the meeting of the rivers Negro and Solimões, which run side by side for six kilometers without the waters - a muddy and dark one - mixed. On land, the attractions Are due to the sumptuous constructions of the late 19th century, when the capital prospered thanks to the Rubber Cycle. Art nouveau palaces spread throughout the Center and, well preserved, shelter cultural spaces. Among them is the postcard of Manaus, Teatro Amazonas. Inaugurated in 1896, it was frequented by the barons who attended there spectacles of European companies.
Luxury and richness are still present through decor - chandeliers and Venetian masks are everywhere. After the natural and cultural immersion it is time to savor the typical Amazonian cuisine. There are many good restaurants that capricham in regional recipes, always having the fish as a highlight. The secret of each one is due to the ingredients and seasonings, such as tucupi, ginger and açaí.To aid in digestion, it is worthwhile to go through the neighborhood of Ponta Negra, surrounded by buildings, boardwalks, sports squares, lively bars and river beach Which gets crowded all year round. Watch out for the stations to better enjoy the trip and the tours.
From December to May, the rains do not give truce, flooding forests and streams. As early as September, thermometers arrive easy at 40 degrees.