Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Manaus

Manaus

Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State, is a hilly city of around 1.8 million people that lies 766 km (475 miles) west of Santarém and 1,602 km (993 miles) west of Belém on the banks of the Río Negro 10 km (6 miles) upstream from its confluence with the Amazon. Manaus is the Amazon's most popular tourist destination, largely because of the many jungle lodges in the surrounding area. View more

The city's principal attractions are its lavish, brightly colored houses and civic buildings—vestiges of an opulent time when the wealthy sent their laundry to be done in Europe and sent for Old World artisans and engineers to build their New World monuments. Founded in 1669, Manaus took its name, which means "mother of the Gods," from the Manaó tribe. The city has long flirted with prosperity. Of all the Amazon cities and towns, Manaus is most identified with the rubber boom. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it supplied 90% of the world's rubber. The industry was monopolized by rubber barons, whose number never exceeded 100 and who lived in the city and spent enormous sums on ostentatious lifestyles. They dominated the region like feudal lords. Thousands of seringueiros (rubber tappers) were recruited to work on the rubber plantations, where they lived virtually as slaves. A few of the seringueiros were from indigenous tribes, but most were transplants from Brazil's crowded and depressed northeast. Eventually conflicts erupted between barons and indigenous workers over encroachment on tribal lands. Stories of cruelty abound. One baron is said to have killed more than 40,000 native people during his 20-year "reign." Another boasted of having slaughtered 300 Indians in a day. The 25-year rubber era was brought to a close thanks to Englishman Henry A. Wickham, who took 70,000 rubber-tree seeds out of Brazil in 1876. (Transporting seeds across borders has since been outlawed.) The seeds were planted in Kew Gardens in England. The few that germinated were transplanted in Malaysia, where they flourished. Within 30 years Malaysian rubber ended the Brazilian monopoly. Although several schemes were launched to revitalize the Amazon rubber industry, and many seringueiros continued to work independently in the jungles, the high times were over. Manaus entered a depression that lasted until 1967, when the downtown area was made a free-trade zone. The economy was revitalized, and its population jumped from 200,000 to 900,000 in less than 20 years. In the 1970s the industrial district was given exclusive federal free-trade-zone status to produce certain light-industry items. Companies moved in and began making motorcycles and electronics. In the mid-1990s the commercial district lost its free-trade-zone status. Thousands of workers lost their jobs and businesses crumbled, but the light-industrial sector held strong and even grew. Today it employs over 100,000, has the largest motorcycle factory in South America, and makes 90% of Brazilian-made TVs. Manaus is a sprawling city with a couple of high-rise buildings. There are a lot of hotels and sights are in the small city center (Centro), but the area is congested and not very attractive.

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Manaus Nach Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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    Mär 02, 2018
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Manaus Nach Bridgetown
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Bridgetown Nach Bridgetown
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    Nov 10, 2018
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Exkursionen in Manaus

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Driver & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Manaus at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 12 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Van with Driver & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Manaus at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 12 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Driver & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Manaus at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Private Car with Driver & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Manaus at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

River Cruise & Opera House

Embrace the splendid natural beauty, culture and flavours of the Amazonian region during this memorable, full-day sightseeing tour.


Rio Negro and Janauary Lake

Depart the pier aboard a riverboat for a cruise across the Rio Negro, and towards a cluster of islands. At a convenient landing area, switch to motorized canoes and cruise the narrow channels in the tropical forest, affording a closer look at this equatorial forestland.


Meeting of the Waters

Upon returning to the landing, embark your riverboat again and precede downstream river for an opportunity to view the 'Meeting of the Waters'. This natural phenomenon consists of the clear waters of the Rio Negro and the muddy yellow waters of the Solimões, which flow side-by-side for several miles (kilometres) without merging. Eventually, the two rivers merge to form the Amazon.


Lunch and Manaus Opera House

Next, re-board your riverboat and start cruising back to the pier. En route, you are entertained by a regional music and dancing performance. Upon arrival at the pier, board your coach and proceed for lunch at Churrascaria Bufalo, the best meat restaurant in Manaus. After lunch, re-board your coach for the short ride to the 19th-century Manaus Opera House, the most impressive and elegant symbol of Manaus' Golden Era. Following your visit, some free time is made available to explore the square and take photos of the former homes of prosperous rubber barons.


City Square and Mansions

Leaving the Opera House, some free time is made available to explore the city square and take photos of the former homes of prosperous rubber barons. Your tour concludes with a short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 284 yards (about 260 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and embark/disembark the boat and canoe. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Golf at Amazonian Club Resort

Experience a relaxing round of golf surrounded by the spectacular flora and fauna of the Amazon during this memorable, full-day golfing excursion.


Amazonia Golf Resort

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the Amazonia Golf Resort, a beautiful enclave located amidst a protected forest in the heart of the Amazon Basin. Upon arrival, a comfort stop is made before teeing-off on this well-maintained, 18-hole course.


Following your round of golf, proceed for a complimentary buffet lunch; beverages are available at your own expense. After lunch, some free time is made available to relax or explore the golf resort at your leisure.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, golf shoes and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Soft and hard spikes are permitted. No handicap is required.

Learn to survive in the wild while gaining a new insight in to the forest during this half-day jungle hike.


Guedes Lake

Board a regional riverboat and cruise the Rio Negro for approximately 45-minutes to reach Guedes Lake. Disembark at the local wooden pier and meet a local with vast experience in jungle survival, for a little talk about the rainforest and what, with luck, will be seen along the trail.


Jungle Trek

Follow your well-trained guide through the jungle trail for a close-up look of the wonderful surroundings. During the walk, there will be several stops in which the guide will explain survival techniques such as how to construct a shelter or find a climbing plant containing drinking water.


After the jungle trek, embark the boat for the return journey to the floating pier in Manaus.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The river boat is equipped with basic restroom facilities. Sightings of wildlife in their natural habitat cannot be guaranteed. Please be aware that water levels in this area constantly vary, therefore the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. You may get wet while participating in this tour. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and flat-soled, closed-toe, flat non-slip shoes walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Transportation is by local riverboat. Caution is advised when embarking and disembarking the riverboats and canoes.

Discover the reptiles of the Amazon in the evening during this exciting alligator-spotting experience at the Janauary Ecological Park.


Janauary Ecological Park

Depart the pier via riverboat for the approximate one-hour ride across the dense jungle backwaters of the Rio Negro en route to the Janauary Ecological Park. Upon arrival at the park's jetty, disembark the riverboat, then embark a motorised canoe with a glide through the Rio Negro and its countless overgrown tributaries. The jungle becomes alive at night with the mysterious sounds and dark shadows of its nocturnal denizens.


Caimans are close relatives of the alligator that can be found in Central and South America. Like their crocodilian cousins, Caimans live near rivers and other bodies of water. Most caimans are around six or seven feet long, but the largest species, the black Caiman, can grow to a length of 15 feet. The young caiman are much smaller and easier to find.


While the Caiman is hypnotized by the bright light, your canoe will slowly approach it until your guide is close enough to attempt to catch it with his bare hands and actually lift it out of the water for all to see. After closer viewing, the young Caiman will be returned, unharmed, to the water.


After the thrill of this incredible hunt in the dark you will transfer back to the river boat for the return to Manaus.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, rubber-soled shoes, and bring insect repellent from the ship. Caution is advised when embarking and disembarking the riverboat and canoe. There is a good chance you will see Caimans on this tour but this cannot be guaranteed. None the less, the thrill of the search in the dark with the night sounds of the animals will be quite an experience.

With the invention of the automobile in the late 19th century, the rubber boom began. As demand for rubber soared, small river towns like Manaus were transformed overnight into bustling centres of commerce. The city became the opulent heart of the rubber trade and extravagant mansions were erected.


The city's old-world mansions and monuments still exist but are now set among modern skyscrapers. The finest example of architecture from this period is the Teatro Amazonas (Opera House), which will be visited during this programme.


Rio Negro Palace

Departing the pier, your first stop will be an outside visit of the Rio Negro Palace. Built to be the residence of a rich rubber dealer, German Waldemar Scholtz, Black River Palace was inaugurated at the end of the 19th century and was well known at that time as Scholtz Small Palace. (Palacio Rio Negro is now holding location for the Secretary of Tourism of the state of Amazonia, therefore visitation is limited outside). Following a photo opportunity, your drive proceeds to Praça Heliodoro Balbi for an external view of the Palacete Provincial.


Palacete Provincial

Upon completion of the building works, to March 25, 1874, the then Provincial styled mansion has housed simultaneously several public offices: the Provincial Assembly, the Bureau of Public Works, the Public Library and Lyceum Provincial. The official inauguration only occurred on February 28, 1875, almost a year after the completion of the work. With the restoration, made in 2009, the Provincial Palace, known for over a hundred years as a Military Police Headquarters, resumed its original name, bringing in a space completely restored, Amazon and the history of great works of cultural value.


Manaus Opera House

From here, your drive heads to the Teatro Amazonas to visit the most impressive and decadent symbol of Manaus's Golden Era, the Opera House. Built at the height of the rubber boom at the turn of the 19th century, the Opera House took fifteen years to construct and epitomizes the splendor and elegance of a time when the city was one of the richest in the world.


Leaving the Opera House, you have free time at the square and the opportunity to take photos of the former houses of the prosperous rubber barons.


Mercado Municipal

Next, your drive proceeds to the Mercado Municipal. A brief visit will be made at the municipal market, which is housed inside a historic building from the early 1900s. The structure was modeled on the famous Les Halles in Paris. The wrought ironwork, said to have been designed by Gustave Eiffel, was imported from Europe. Stalls sell fruits and vegetables, fish, jungle herbs and Indian crafts.


From here, a short drive will take you back to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour sequence may vary. The Opera House is sometimes closed due to commitments, such as rehearsals, without prior notice. Interior visits to the Rio Negro Palace are no longer allowed, the tour includes an external visit with photo opportunity. A minimum number of guests per guide are required. Lightweight clothing is recommended.

Amazon River - Meeting of the Waters

Venturing into the Amazon tributaries is an experience not to be missed, it will provide a close-up look of what the ecology of the Amazon is all about. Knowledgeable guides will provide information about trees, plants and birds you may encounter during this trip into nature.


River Cruise

Boarding your riverboat pier side, the cruise takes you across the Rio Negro toward a cluster of islands. At a convenient landing stage, you will switch to motorised canoes and cruise the narrow channels in the tropical forest, affording a closer look at this equatorial forest land.


Janauary Ecological Park

Enjoy a visit to one of the most visited Ecological parks in Brazil, known for its diverse variety of plants throughout its landscapes: dry forests, lowlands and flooded intertidal zones. Here, guests can enjoy a short canoe ride to Janauary Lake.


Meeting of the Waters

After returning to the landing, rejoin your riverboat and start cruising back to Manaus. En route, take in the 'Meeting of the Waters'. This natural phenomenon consists of the clear waters of the Rio Negro and the muddy yellow waters of the Solimões flowing side by side for several miles without merging. Later, the two rivers form the Amazon.


Please note: Tour involves a minimal amount of walking. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilise a wheelchair. Boarding the riverboats and canoes requires balance and is quite difficult. Lightweight clothing, flat-soled shoes, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. Transportation will be by local riverboat and smaller, motorised canoes. The tour also involves a short walk in the ecological park (optional). Caution is advised when getting in and out of the canoes. A small bar is available on board the river cruise to purchase drinks (one soft drink per person is included, others at guest's expense). Some free time will be made available at the floating barge/restaurant for souvenir shopping.