Manaus Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Manaus

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

    • Air Pollution 85 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 90 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 90 (Very High)
  • 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)
  • Quality of Life Index of Manaus is 73.27 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 30.53 (Low)
    • Climate Index 67.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 93.1 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 41 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.27 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.31 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.62 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.37 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.62 USD

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

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