Amazon , Brazil

Manaus is located 1,000 miles from the sea in the middle of the Amazon jungle, an unlikely location for a thriving port city. In the place where conquistadors once searched for the legendary El Dorado, in the 19th Century Brazilians found rubber and Manaus was cut from the lush vegetation. For a brief, dazzling period, Manaus became the richest city in the world. Pioneers flooded into the jungle, creating the boom town. When the rubber boom collapsed, Manaus fell into a decline that was only broken in 1967, when it became a duty-free zone. The most famous and bizarre monument to Manaus' boom days is the grand opera house, the Teatro Amazonas. Materials were imported exclusively from Europe: white marble from Italy, iron pillars from England, and polished wood from France. The sumptuous interior has four levels of Corinthian-columned balconies with red velvet chairs.

Itineraries in Amazon

Brazil Grand Nature Tour

Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,990.00
The best of Brazil's natural history combines 3 diverse ecosystems: breathtaking Iguacu Falls, the wildlife of the Pantanal grasslands, the Amazon rainforest.

Incredible Brazil

Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,495.00
Experience three diverse parts of Brazil: exotic Rio de Janeiro at a Copacabana beach hotel, the majestic Iguacu Falls, deep in the remote Amazon River jungle at an all-inclusive lodge.

All Brazil

Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $1,728.00
Visit Rio, the Amazon, Lençois Maranhenses National Park and Salvador with a small group of enthusiastic travelers.
Travel Tips
Some hotels will let you use their facilities (gym, spa, pool, beach, etc.) for a reduced day pass. This can be great for layovers!
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