All our trips start from Manaus. The best way to get here is by plane. Many Brazilian companies fly to Manaus :TAM, GOL, AZUL. You can always use the excellent kayak.com to get the better prices.
Papers : Passport for UE residents. Visa for US citizens.
Money : Brazilian currency is the “real”. At night ATM only allow 100 reais withdraw.
Language : In Brazil, we speak Portuguese.
Jetlag: Manaus is on the same time zone than New York City in summer.
Weather : Very hot and dry. And when it rains… it does rain! Nights on the boat may be chilly. “Dry” season from April to November. From December to March, even more rains!
Vaccine :Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory to travel to Brazil. There is not a lot a malaria where we travel but we recommend to check with your doctor if malaria pills are needed.
And don’t forget! : Hat, linen pants, trekking shoes, long sleeve shirts, swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, pair of flip-flops, sunglasses, backpack, sunscreen, binoculars, repellant, lantern and a good book!