Visiting the Amazon from Manaus

By Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012

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The Amazon is famously the world’s largest rainforest, and its biggest city is Manaus: simultaneously a florid, humid, beaux arts-ish monument to the golden age of the rubber barons and a thriving, modern free-trade zone energizing and rapidly modernizing Brazil’s Amazonas state. Manaus’ symbol is the vast, gold-gilded opera house, its economy is based on electronics and manufacturing, and the reason you’re probably here is to see the Amazon.

There is no shortage of ways into the rainforest from this surprisingly modern city of glass skyscrapers and paved highways. Whether you fly into the international airport—Brazil’s third busiest—or visit by bus or (more romantically) boat, you’ll soon find ample accommodation and tour operators aplenty to take you into the deep Amazon.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Brazil Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Brazil.

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