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Travel Blogs from Manaus
... in the plane was quite simple. Although they service drinks but your option was water or coke. And it's regular coke, no option for diet. :)
We. Basically traveled all day .
0830-1030. getting out of the amazon to manaus
1230-1300 Manaus to airport
1425-1807 Manus to Brasilia
1930-2317 Brasilia to Iguacu falls with a stop at Curitiba
Walter from the travel agency picked us up from the airport. We were able to reach the hotel ...
... the boat to quote us a price... it all seems very loose and there are no time tables, schedules or tarrif charts to guide you. Human negotiation at its finest!!! We talked to a few vendors, got a few quotes, and learned that the next boat to Belem didn't leave until next wednesday... that’s five days away. “there is one tomorrow to Santarem”.... back at the hotel we looked at the map and figured that the hwy 163 route was a good ...
... Negro...looks spectacular. Our hotel is on the river as well but not quite like that.
The Rio Negra joins with another rio here in Manaus which then becomes the Amazon. So where it joins is massive..Just up from out hotel is what the locals call the beach and it looks just like a beach with the sand , but it really is a River bank.
Lazy afternoon by the pool, our "Tropical Hotel" is set up as a Resort, they have a small zoo, and the pool is a ...
... in additional boat rides, hiking through the rainforest, fishing for piranha, swimming in the Amazon, swimming with pink dolphins and, yes, a little bit of reading (and a lot of Settlers of Catan - very nerdy and a great game).
We met a lot of great people, saw a lot of animals and plants, and had many fun adventures on the Amazon... we'll let our pictures do a better job of telling the rest of the story. ...
... to a couple of huge macaws who were very chatty!
The area the camp was in was absolutely amazing and wildlife was everywhere. We spent the rest of the day kayaking on the lake and fishing for Piranhas! We both managed to catch one each although they weren't exactly enough for a meal. As night fell we headed out on a boat safari with our guide, and back down one of the small windy rivers leading off the lake, it was at that point our guide abandoned us in the ...