Discover Manaus

Discover Manaus

Explore the Amazon jungle and uncover the mysteries of Manaus, a natural paradise that awaits you.
Manaus is one of Brazil’s main cities, a metropolis in the middle of the Amazon. The city, located in the cradle of the riches of the largest forest in the world, is an ideal destination for visitors looking to get in touch with nature, the typical gastronomy and cultural manifestations of the region, serving as the gateway to the Amazon.

Bathed by the largest river in the world, the Amazon River, the city offers a variety of freshwater beaches. Ponta Negra Beach, a meeting point for visitors and locals, is the region’s most famous sports and leisure complex. Its natural beauty is a stage for adventurers and families alike. Manaus is also known for its famous natural phenomenon, the Meeting of the Waters, which takes place when the Rio Negro meets the Rio Solimões. The great aesthetic range formed by the colour of the waters is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have.

Nearby destinations offer a variety of accommodation options in the middle of the forest, such as ecolodges, which offer immersive and quietly luxurious experiences in the forest, combining incredible accommodation with nature experiences.

In Manaus, you can also embark on river cruises that sail along the majestic Amazon rivers. Observe the wealth of stunning scenery, with closed forest margins, treetops teeming with colourful birds and meet charming riverside communities.

The architecture of Manaus, influenced by the colonial period and Brazilian urbanisation in the Rubber Cycle, is a major attraction in the city. The Amazonas Theater, an important space for the country’s culture, stands out for its more than 30,000 ceramic pieces.

In addition, the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market, listed as a Brazilian heritage site, is one of the icons that connects visitors to the history of the development of Manaus’ population. Praça Largo de São Sebastião is a space that concentrates experiences in the centre of Manaus, an area where you can also find another important attraction for the city, the Church of São Sebastião.

Discover the heart of the Amazon Rainforest and live sustainable and spectacular experiences.

Unique Experiences to Live in Manaus

Unique Experiences to Live in Manaus

Encontro das Águas
An unforgettable walk along the Meeting of the Waters.
Take a boat trip to the Meeting of the Waters, the place where the Negro and Solimões Rivers converge, forming a dazzling landscape of colours in contrast to the forest.
Observation of the pink dolphin.
Take boat trips on the region's rivers and learn more about its natural wealth and endemic fauna, such as the pink river dolphin, one of the symbols of the Brazilian Amazon.
Stand-up paddle no Parque Nacional Anavilhanas (canoagem)
Stand-up paddle in Anavilhanas National Park.
In Novo Airão, in the Anavilhanas National Park (three hours away from Manaus), it is possible to practise nautical activities such as canoeing and stand-up paddle in an exuberant setting under the dark mirror-like waters of the Rio Negro, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Did You Know?

Manaus has the largest floating harbour in the world.
The Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden is considered one of the largest preserved forest fragments within an urban area in the world.
The city takes its name from the influence of the indigenous people who originated in the region, the Manaós.

Did You Know?

Manaus has the largest floating harbour in the world.
The Adolpho Ducke Botanical Garden is considered one of the largest preserved forest fragments within an urban area in the world.
The city takes its name from the influence of the indigenous people who originated in the region, the Manaós.
How to get there

By plane
Eduardo Gomes International Airport is located 14 km from the centre of Manaus and operates domestic and international flights daily. Daily flights connect the city to other national and international airports.

Getting around

By bus
Manaus has many bus routes that will take you all over the city and to the tourist attractions.

Personal Vehicles and Rentals
A great way to get around the city or visit nearby destinations in the state of Amazonas is to hire a car. Before hiring a car, compare prices and policies between different rental companies. Make sure you have a valid driving licence and follow the local traffic rules.

Taxis and Shared Transport Companies
Taxis and shared transport companies are a comfortable way to get around the city.

Useful information

Useful information

Números de teléfono útiles

Riotur - Informações Turísticas
+55 (21) 3460 - 1746
Delegacia do Turista:
+55 (21) 2332 - 2924
Polícia Militar: 190 Samu: 192
Bombeiros: 193

Electricity voltage


Local climate

The climate in the city is hot all year round. It's also rainy, due to the city's location in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. However, you can enjoy your experiences comfortably at any time.


Public health services in Brazil are free for foreign tourists. So, if you have an accident, need medical attention or have a health problem, just call the Mobile Emergency Assistance Service (SAMU) on the free number below.

SAMU (Mobile Emergency Assistance Service): 192

Health tips

Drink plenty of water. Brazil is a tropical country, so we recommend that you stay hydrated at all times.

Wear comfortable clothes. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing a hat, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Avoid being in the sun between 10am and 4pm.


No vaccinations are required to enter Brazil. However, in some regions of the country, vaccination is recommended before visiting. For example, in regions where cases of yellow fever have been documented. Check for more information before travelling, taking into account the region you are going to.


International tourists can enter Brazil without proof of a Covid test or proof of vaccination.


Brazil is a country that is increasingly investing in public safety and is strengthening security in tourist destinations. Tourists wishing to visit the country can travel with peace of mind.

In the event of an incident, there are police stations throughout the country. In most capital cities, there are also specialised tourist police stations. If you’re in a city that doesn’t have a Tourist Support Centre, you can file a complaint at any police station. It’s more protection and safety for you, the tourist visiting Brazil. For more information on Tourist Support Centres, visit

Emergency numbers

You can call these toll-free numbers from any phone. Most of them are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


190: Military Police

192: Emergency Medical Assistance (SAMU)

193: Fire Brigade

191: Federal Highway Police

Climate and temperature

The climate is predominantly tropical, with some variations around 28°C in the north and around 20°C in the south.

Currency and exchange

The currency in Brazil is the REAL (R$). It can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change, travel agencies and authorised hotels. The official exchange rate is published daily in newspapers and on specialised websites. International credit cards are accepted by most companies providing services to tourists.

For more information on exchange rates, visit the website of the Central Bank.


To make a direct international call, dial 00 + operator code* + country code + area code + phone number. For direct or collect calls from abroad, with the help of bilingual operators, dial 0800 703 2111.

*Check with your hotel reception for the operator codes activated for international calls.

Digital Nomadism

Have you ever thought about working in the breeze of breathtaking landscapes of Rio de Janeiro? It’s no surprise that Brazil is an excellent destination for holidays and trips. What visitors may not know, however, is that they can reside in the country and work remotely. Digital nomadism, a lifestyle that allows you to work remotely while travelling, is gaining more and more popularity, and Brazil offers an ideal environment for this global community of travellers. To do this, they need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be employed by a foreign company.
  • Be able to work remotely.
  • Provide evidence of a monthly income of US$1,500 or more or evidence of bank funds of US$18,000 or more.
  Digital Nomad visas are valid for one year but are renewable for equal periods. Visitors can apply whether or not they are currently in Brazil. Further information and other requirements.


The visa is the document issued by Brazilian consulates abroad that allows foreigners to enter and stay in the country. Citizens of Mercosur countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Brazil, they only need to present their passport or a valid identity document. Visitor visas may be issued for tourism, business, transit, artistic or sports activities, and the stay may not exceed ninety days.

Do you need a visa?
To find out whether you need a visa to travel to Brazil, consult the Consular Portal. Brazil has a visa policy based on the principle of reciprocity. This means that all countries that require Brazilian citizens to obtain visas to enter their territory also require visas to enter Brazil. According to Brazil’s current migration legislation (Law 13.445/2017), visa exemptions can only be granted by the Brazilian authorities on a reciprocal basis, through a bilateral agreement on the matter. Brazil has bilateral visa waiver agreements with about 90 countries.

Where to apply for a visa?
Itamaraty is the Brazilian government agency responsible for issuing visas, which is done through Brazilian embassies, consulates general, consulates and vice-consulates abroad. Citizens of other countries wishing to obtain a visa to travel to Brazil should contact Brazilian consular offices abroad for more information on how to apply.

Electrical voltage

The electrical voltage in Brazil varies between 110V and 220V, depending on your location. Most Brazilian hotels supply both voltages, while portable transformers can be found in many specialised shops.


The official language is Brazilian Portuguese.


Das Visum ist das von brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland ausgestellte Dokument, das Ausländern die Einreise und den Aufenthalt im Staatsgebiet ermöglicht. Für die Einreise und den Aufenthalt in Brasilien benötigen Bürger von Mercosur-Mitgliedsländern kein Visum, sondern lediglich die Vorlage eines gültigen Reisepasses oder Ausweises.Das Besuchsvisum kann für Reisen zu touristischen, geschäftlichen, Transit-, künstlerischen oder sportlichen Zwecken erteilt werden, wobei der Aufenthalt neunzig Tage nicht überschreiten darf.

Benötigen Sie ein Visum?
Um herauszufinden, ob Sie für die Reise nach Brasilien ein Visum benötigen, schauen Sie im Konsularportal nach. Brasilien führt eine Visumerteilungspolitik ein, die auf dem Prinzip der Gegenseitigkeit basiert. Das bedeutet, dass fast alle Länder, die von brasilianischen Staatsbürgern ein Visum für die Einreise in ihr Hoheitsgebiet verlangen, auch ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien benötigen. Nach der aktuellen brasilianischen Migrationsgesetzgebung (Gesetz 13.445/2017) können die brasilianischen Behörden Visumbefreiungen nur auf Gegenseitigkeitsbasis und im Rahmen einer bilateralen Vereinbarung in dieser Angelegenheit gewähren. Brasilien hat mit rund 90 Ländern bilaterale Vereinbarungen über die Befreiung von der Visumpflicht.

Wo kann man ein Visum beantragen?
Itamaraty ist die brasilianische Regierungsbehörde, die für die Erteilung von Visa zuständig ist, die über brasilianische Botschaften, Generalkonsulate, Konsulate und Vizekonsulate im Ausland erfolgt. Staatsangehörige anderer Länder, die ein Visum für die Reise nach Brasilien erhalten möchten, müssen sich an die brasilianischen Konsularvertretungen im Ausland wenden, um weitere Informationen zu dem Antrag zu erhalten.


Le visa est le document délivré par les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger qui permet aux étrangers d’entrer et de séjourner sur le territoire national. Les citoyens des pays membres du Mercosur n’ont pas besoin de visa pour entrer et séjourner au Brésil. Il leur suffit de présenter leur passeport ou une pièce d’identité en cours de validité. Les visas de visite peuvent être accordés pour des voyages de tourisme, d’affaires, de transit, d’activités artistiques ou sportives, et le séjour ne doit pas excéder quatre-vingt-dix jours.

Avez-vous besoin d’un visa ?
Pour savoir si vous avez besoin d’un visa pour vous rendre au Brésil, consultez le Portail consulaire. Le Brésil adopte une politique de visas basée sur le principe de réciprocité. Cela signifie que presque tous les pays qui exigent des visas des citoyens brésiliens pour entrer sur leur territoire auront également besoin de visas pour se rendre au Brésil. En vertu de la législation brésilienne actuelle en matière de migration (loi 13.445/2017), les exemptions de visa ne peuvent être accordées par les autorités brésiliennes, sur une base réciproque, qu’au moyen d’un accord bilatéral sur le sujet. Le Brésil a conclu des accords bilatéraux d’exemption de visa avec environ 90 pays.

Comment obtenir un visa ?
L’Itamaraty est l’organisme gouvernemental brésilien responsable de l’octroi des visas, qui s’effectue par l’intermédiaire des ambassades, consulats généraux, consulats et vice-consulats brésiliens à l’étranger. Les citoyens d’autres pays souhaitant obtenir un visa pour se rendre au Brésil doivent contacter les représentations consulaires brésiliennes à l’étranger pour obtenir plus d’informations sur la demande.