How to get to Manaus:
Some Airlines fly to Manaus from outside of Brazil. Here is a list:
American Airlines / Copa Airlines / TAP.
TAM, also flies direct to Miami.
If this offer of flights is not enough, you can always catch a connection after coming in through Rio, São Paulo or Brasília, which have a much wider number of inbound flights from abroad. Through Rio, you might have to connect through São Paulo or Brasília, which offer more options.
Ideally you should fly direct to the Amazon if flying from Northern America or Europe as otherwise you will spent too much flying down to these cities and then up again to Manaus. But if you are also visiting other cities in Brazil in addition to Manaus, that not flying direct shouldn’t be a problem.
To learn which companies fly to these cities, see the “about” section of each city or scroll down below to the "Learn More About Related Destinations".
Manaus is located in the North of Brazil in the State of Amazonas. Quite distant from the coast and right in the middle of the Amazon Forest. It is 4 hours away from Rio or São Paulo.
Manaus it is fairly close to the Ecuador Line.
Ideally, you can bundle it with, Rio or São Paulo.
What to see:
Manaus is different from all the other cities in Brazil. A metropolis built in the middle of the largest forest in the world. Becoming one of the best and most sought-after ecotourism destinations in the world was inevitable.
Its nature so vast and rich offers unforgettable experiences, such as the meeting of the waters of Solimões River with the Negro River, in addition to the amazing fauna surrounding it, gracing this whole scenario with its regional birds and wild animals.
In the midst of such nature, we find traces of the history of the state of Amazonas, such as in Vila Paraíso (Paradise Village), where it operates the rubber museum that tells the whole story of its exploration and colonization of the area.
Some of the attractions in Manaus are the Floating Port, the Indian Museum, the municipal market and the huge Amazonas theater.
A city that will surprise you with a unique experience.
Climate and Temperature in Manaus:
Manaus is warmer than the Capitals of the Northeastern, located on the coast. The temperature is quite high during the whole year. The average maximum temperature is 30 Degrees Celsius or 86 Degrees Fahrenheit from December through May. It revolves around 33 Degrees Celsius or 92 Degrees Fahrenheit from June through November. The minimum temperature is around 23 Degrees Celsius or 73 Degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year.
Like any other city, it has its peaks of way above the average on the hottest months reaching up to 40 Degrees Celsius or 104 Degrees Fahrenheit. The average relative humidity is high throughout the year, which gives a higher thermal sensation.
The rainy season is from December through May. It is dry season from June through September and rains start to gradually increase in October and November again.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Rainy Days
Average Relative Humidity
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The Best time to go to Manaus:
The best time to go is May through August. Is when the we season ends and before it gets the hottest towards September, October and November.
What to try from Manaus' local cuisine:
Tambaqui – A very common and delicious fish in Manaus. Can be either, cooked, baked or fried.
Cocada de Cupuaçu–Cocada is a sweet originated in Africa consisting of coconut, condensed milk, egg yolk and normally fruits are added for different tastes. Cupuaçu is a local fruit from the Amazon, that in this case is added to the cocada.
Local Time is UTC/GMT – 4. One hour behind most of the country and two hours for destinations that have daylight savings.
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.
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