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10 interesting surprises about Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil

10 interesting surprises about Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil

  Novo Airão is an important tourist centre, an ideal jumping off point for visits to the Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas, the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, and the Parque Nacional do Jaú, the second largest park in Latin America. Nature, history and unique experiences abound here. Discover more about Novo Airão here. Here are some […]

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15 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Explore the history, nature and pousadas of Novo Airão, Brazil

Explore the history, nature and pousadas of Novo Airão, Brazil

Novo Airão is a small town of 18,000 people located on the River Negro, 180 kms or a 2.5 hour drive from Manaus. Originally an indigenous settlement called Tauapessassu, the place only became a municipality separate from Manaus in 1956. The majority of the population came from Airão (now called Velho Airão) 115 kms upriver […]

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12 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Affordable places in Amazonas for a family of 4

Affordable places in Amazonas for a family of 4

Q. Hi Alison, “We travelled to Brazil many times and used to live in Amazonas. We are very exited as this is the first time we take our children with us! However, I am having a real hard time to book a hotel for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children – 7 […]

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7 de February de 2014 | By | Reply More
Best time to visit Pantanal, Amazon

Best time to visit Pantanal, Amazon

Q. Dear Alison, A good friend of mine recommended your website and services to me. I wonder if I may ask a couple of questions. I’d like to visit Brazil some time between mid April and the end of September (avoiding the World Cup). I’ll be visiting my friend in Rio, but would also like to […]

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25 de November de 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Do we need yellow fever immunisation for our Amazon trip?

Do we need yellow fever immunisation for our Amazon trip?

Q. “Hello Alison, I am traveling from the US to Manaus and the Amazon River for 10 days. I do not like to get immunizations or vaccines when I can avoid it and am wondering where I can find information on the incidence of Yellow Fever in Amazonas. Can you help?” H.O, USA A. Hi there […]

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3 de April de 2013 | By | Reply More
Honeymooning 10 days in Rio, Ilha Grande Iguaçu Falls & Amazon

Honeymooning 10 days in Rio, Ilha Grande Iguaçu Falls & Amazon

Q. “Hello Alison, I really really enjoy your site! Thanks so much for helping us out. We are going to Brazil for our honeymoon in early April. We would like to have a few first days to relax in Ilha Grande and then some discovery at Iguaçu Falls, an Amazon trek and leave our last days […]

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18 de February de 2013 | By | Reply More
Pousadas in the Amazon

Pousadas in the Amazon

Q. “Hi Alison,   I`m going to make an Amazonas Trip and I`m looking for a Lodge on the river Negro. I`ve found Hotel BeloAlter, Amazon Tupana Jungle Lodge,Pousada Uacari. We are a family with two kids and we looking for a Pousada which has exciting daytrips and a minimum on comfort. Air conditioning, swimming pool…. It […]

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6 de November de 2012 | By | Reply More
Vaccinations and tips for travelling in the Amazon

Vaccinations and tips for travelling in the Amazon

Q. “Hello Alison, We are in the early stages of planning our trip to Brazil. We are confused as to what vaccinations we require for the Amazon. Health Agencies say we need vaccines for Yellow Fever and for Typhoid,but others say it is not necessary. Can you please advise us. Also, what would be necessary […]

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6 de September de 2012 | By | Reply More
Advice on a 3 month trip to Brazil and visiting the Amazon

Advice on a 3 month trip to Brazil and visiting the Amazon

  Q. ” Hey Alison! Me and my girlfriend are planning to go to Brazil for 3 months, and we’d like to pick up a small piece of jungle when we’re at it. The planning for this mastodont of a trip has got us worrying however, there’s so many choices that it’s not easy to see […]

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6 de August de 2012 | By | Reply More
Pousada recommendations in Manaus

Pousada recommendations in Manaus

Q. “Hello Alison, My husband and I are in Salvador. We are going on a peacock bass fishing trip in November, my dad and a few coworkers are coming over from the USA . We are going to Manaus on Friday and do not need to be back in Manaus to catch our transfer on […]

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11 de June de 2012 | By | Reply More