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About Manaus

Manaus is the Amazonas city of Brazil. With a population of over 2 million people, it is the most populous city of the Amazon rainforest. Manaus is the hub of tourism, renowned for its jungle lodges and the rivers. Touristic attractions of this bountiful-city include endangered primates - the Pied tamarin, The Mercado Adolpho Lisboa and CIGS Zoo.

Cheap flights to Manaus are now available for a limited period of time, so get packing and explore the "City of the Forest!" Manaus is the home of Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO), located a short 15-minute drive from the city centre. Eduardo Gomes International Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including LATAM Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg. The flight duration from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Manaus is approximately 17 hours and 28 minutes!

Why visit Manaus

black brown water merge

Encontro das Aguas

The “Meeting of the Waters” is a marvelling site, where the dark waters of the Rio Negro meet the beige waters of the Amazon River – nature’s Ebony and Ivory!

black tropical bird

Amazonian Botanical Species

A world of interesting, Amazonian wildlife waits at Adolpho Ducke. Tourists can experience incredible guided tours, a botanical library and expos. A plethora of fascinating attractions can be found here!

tree in river


Amazonian vegetation at its purest! This exotic natural attraction can be explored from April to September. It is a once in a lifetime chance to experience the vast mystery-filled jungle!

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Brazil
Currency Brazilian Real
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.22 BRL
Language Portugeuse
Hub Airport Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Airline TAM Airlines
Time Zone GMT -4
Travel Adaptor Type N

Best time to visit Manaus

The city climate is humid and rainy – it even rains in the driest months. Average temperatures range from 27 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius. The weather in Manaus is best described as “hot and wet”, and “hot and humid.” June to September is the best time to go; it is ideal for exploring the city, and the rainforest. These are the driest months. To embrace the festivities in this lively city, June and July would be the best time to go. Visitors will have access to several music events! For cheap flights to Manaus, consider the low season (April to June), when prices and crowds are low.

Weather & Climate in Manaus

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall level (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 23°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C
High °C 31°C 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 32°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 260 288 314 300 256 114 88 58 83 126 183 217

“Paris of the Tropics”, as it is fondly called, due to its modernisation during Brazil’s rubber cycle. Manaus is nestled in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Its location has aided the city in preserving its natural environment and culture. Exquisite buildings adorn the city. The contrast of nature and man-made architecture is prevalent. However, it is all sewn into the fabric of the city’s history!

The Amazon River comes first to mind, when visiting Manaus. Amazon tours begin and finish in the city. You are encouraged to check out the various tours that are available. Prepare to be uplifted to a spiritual utopia, as you journey through the auditory and visual bliss, in the Amazon rainforest and encounter its unique offerings!

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South Africans who visit Brazil for up to 90-days do not require a visa. Make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months from the date of your return. You must have at least 2 free pages for stamps.

The South African Embassy’s address:

Av.das Nacoes Od. 801 lote 6 70406-900 Brasilia

Phone: +55 61 312 9500

All travellers are required to get the yellow fever vaccine. It is recommended to get vaccinations for polio, tetanus, hepatitis A and typhoid.

Tourists should take anti-malaria pills along with them. It is quite difficult to find the pills in the city. Therefore, it is best to be prepared, when going to the city.

Tourists are advised to be vigilant in the city’s public spaces.

Tips for staying safe in Manaus:

• Stay in areas where other tourists are staying – Police protect these areas heavily.

• Do not carry large sums of money on you.

• Do not wear flashy jewellery in public.

• Avoid the areas where drug use is prevalent.

• Do not pick fruit from trees without advice from the locals. Some trees are poisonous!

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Manaus
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R100 R100 R89
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25 R25 R26
Cappuccino (regular) R22 R25 R27
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10 R10 R12
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R38 R40 R36
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