Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso (Rubber Museum) Tours

Located on the site of a former rubber estate, the Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso (Rubber Museum) is the last vestige of the Amazon’s once booming rubber industry, which brought an influx of riches to Manaus during the late 19th century. Marooned on the banks of the 
Negro River and reachable only by boat, traveling to the museum is an experience in itself and the recreated rubber estate is one of the Amazon region’s most unique sights.

Exploring the reconstructed rubber-tapper shack and smokehouse, visitors can learn all about the rubber making process, unveiling the secrets of tapping the rubber from the trees and viewing the ships in which the rubber was transported from the Amazon to locations all 
around the globe. As well as comparing the grand rubber baron’s home with the squalid workers’ living quarters (an eye-opening insight into the era’s rich-poor divide), the highlight of a visit is watching a live demonstration of extracting latex from a tree.

Practical Info

The Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso is located on the Igarapé São João waterway, around 20 minutes by boat from Manaus. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm, and adult admission costs R$5.  
Address: Igarapé São João waterway, Manaus, Brazil
Hours: Tues–Sun: 8am–4pm
Admission: Adults: R$5
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Rubber Museum from Manaus

Learn about Brazil's rubber trade on a visit to Vila Paraíso. During this half-day tour from Manaus, see where rubber is loaded onto boats and shipped around the world. At the Rubber Museum, visit the workshops and warehouses where rubber was collected, processed and stored. Take a walk among the rubber trees to see how rubber is collected, then visit both the Rubber Master's opulent house and the modest homes of typical industry employees. On the return trip to Manus, stop at Tupé Beach to cool off with a swim (time permitting). Round trip transportation from Manaus hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours

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