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BRAZIL | Tuesday, 22 January 2008 | Views [1074]

Some tips for the Amazonas.  As I mentioned flights from Rio;Sao Paulo to Manau is 800USD return.  Pretty expensive. Some tips:

1. Coming from another country, fly straight to Manaus.  Then youonly need a one way flight out of the city to another brazilian city.  From there you can travel by buses to the other cites.

2.  You can prebook a forrest hotel which is either 4 or 5 stars.  They are very nice but incredibly expensive.  Can be around 150-200USD a night a person. ouch.

3. For those on a budget, youcan land in Manaus and youcan do a jungle adventure for 4-5 nights.  You get the same experiences in that you see the jungle, swim with pink dolphins, boat thru the river negro, pirana fishing... but here you don´t sleep in a 5 star hotel each night.  Youwill sleep in a hamock on the road before heading to the next destination.  The trip is rustic and really jungle.  Don´t allow them to con you into more than 100 reals a night per person.  I have heard of as low as 75 real a night while for the same tour a friend paid 250 real a night. So bargin  bargin bargin

4. 5 days is really enough unless you are a jungle person.  It is even straining. So I have been told.

5. You can boat thru the river negro and to some parts with some kind of cruise ship.  This is just as expensive as the 5 star hotel.

6. Bus to Manaus city is around 50 hours thru rough tough sort of raods.  Not recommended.  However possible but dangerous.

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