Visit Manaus - Best of Manaus

The heart of the world’s largest tropical forest presents the city of Manaus the more you say, the less it seems. Part of the Amazon Basin; don’t be surprised when you come across a modernized city when all you were expecting was a dense forest cover. Well, the forest cover is very much there, but so is the city which in itself is quite a treat to see.

There are two kinds of holidays you can have at Manaus. One where you see either the Amazon Rainforest or the city, the second one being where you get the best of both worlds! Imagine appreciating the beauty of nature by day and at night, falling in love with the beautiful and emotional ballet performances at the Teatro Amazonas.

Manaus Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Manaus tips for your visit

  • Check what vaccinations (if any) are required prior to your arrival.
  • Petty theft is common in Manaus, so be careful and aware of your belongings. Don’t carry any valuables when you go sight-seeing.
  • Avoid any flashy items like iPads and fancy phones and cameras that might be the cause of temptation.
  • Don’t carry a lot of cash on you. Chart out your estimated expenses for the day and carry just what’s needed. Never change your money on the streets; either do it at the hotel or a bank.
  • Stick to bottled bottle as tap water is processed differently in Manaus that could cause discomfort to the tourist.

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Facts and Stats for Manaus*

  • Pollution Statistics in Manaus

    Know the pollution level of Manaus before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 81.25 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 87.5 (Very High)
  • Manaus: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Manaus for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Manaus.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70.59 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 85.29 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 89.71 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.44 (High)
    • Attacks 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 38.89 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.53 (High)
  • Living in Manaus - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Manaus is 70.57 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 30.53 (Low)
    • Climate Index 67.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 93.68 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.59 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.31 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.65 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.01 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Manaus

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Manaus

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 54.37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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