"Worth the Trek." Top 5 Page for this destination Manaus by morgane1692

Manaus Travel Guide: 292 reviews and 811 photos

If only it were easier to get here!!!

Such isolation virtually assures Manaus it won't be overrun with cookiecutter tourists who think the residents live in thatched-roof huts and that monkeys and crocodiles roam the streets. This same location also makes it difficult for the rare, serious traveler who might be there to visit family and friends...

The jungle has many guises

Make sure you have as your "guide" someone who lives here and knows the area soooo much more than any old tourbook. Then you may return to your home and "civilization," impressing your friends with your stories and photos of this dreamy, magical, oh-so-remote and humid spot, and they will wonder why you didn't go to Rio de Janeiro, since that's what they know of Brazil, and you just smile and think, well, you didn't go to Brazil to follow everyone else's paths, you went there to make your own!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The PEOPLE...sempre, toujours, always...
  • Cons:HUMIDITY you can see AND cut with a spoon!
  • In a nutshell:so glad this was my intro to Brazil!!!
  • Last visit to Manaus: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 27, 2005
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Your road trip sounds nice, and I would find the cemetery interesting!

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    Your opening pic does not correspond to the idea I have of a rain forest, Cristina! :))) I enjoyed this humorous and off the topic page, and found interesting info there. Me too I love to visit cemeteries and enjoy the peace (and unwanted humour) there.

  • Dester's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2007 at 3:09 PM

    Love your pages My best friend is from Curitiba and we will be there next Winter and a trip to Peru coming back

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2006 at 2:08 AM

    Thanks for your tips! I'm considering at journey to this region. Here, or Iquitos, Peru. Is it ever cool here???

  • Dec 7, 2005 at 2:18 AM

    wonderful page and great info...congratulations!

  • blaird's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2005 at 2:12 PM

    nice presentation, I hope to experience it myself in a few months.

  • Nov 2, 2004 at 9:48 AM

    Nice pictures of the Manaus cemetery!

  • Radiomom's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 1:27 PM

    neat trip - fun travelogue (about that cruise -- sounds like the dreaded "Capri Tour" on the Amalfi Coast. boooooooo :)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2004 at 6:20 PM

    great tips!

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2004 at 4:38 PM

    sure a off the beatten brasilian vacation spot...!


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