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How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus

How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus

There are are 3 options for getting from Manaus to Novo Airão now the lancha rápida (fast boat) is no longer running: taxi lotação (shared taxi) bus and private taxi transfer. TAXI LOTAÇÃO/SHARED TAXI: Take Avenida Brasil in Manaus and turn off onto the road leading to the bridge (Rua Coronel Cyrillo Neves). Just before […]

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17 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
Where to stay as a solo traveller in Pantanal, Manaus, Recife, Brazil

Where to stay as a solo traveller in Pantanal, Manaus, Recife, Brazil

  Q.” Hello Alison, I’m so happy I found your site! I am going to visit brazil and plan to be in pantanal from the 5th (arrival via brazilian air pass to campo grande), leaving on the 11th early morning to Manaus where I will stay until the 17th. My objective is to discover the […]

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4 de June de 2014 | 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
Amazon cruises or pousadas in the Amazon?

Amazon cruises or pousadas in the Amazon?

Q. “Hi Alison, I have a family of 2 adults and 4 children (ages 3, 11, 13, 15) we are after possibly an Amazon river cruise or to stay in a Pousada. We are flexible around March and April 2014.” D.F, Austria   A. Hi there, If you are looking at pousadas  the best one […]

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23 de August de 2013 | By | Reply More
Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Brazil Trip: Pousadas in Araial dÁjuda, Trancoso, Rio, Manaus and more

Q. “Dear Alison, By chance I found Your travel tips and Hidden Pousadas searching the internet. Looking for places to stay and pousadas are what I like to find, So thank You very much for Your pre-choosing work. We are an elderly german couple (retired) and we plan to get away from the winter and […]

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31 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More
How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus (Amazonas)

How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus (Amazonas)

Novo Airão is located in the northwest of Manaus in the state of Amazonas, Brazil. One of the main attractions of the area is the pink dolphins that visitors can feed and swim with and there are other excursions that can be arranged to enjoy the best of nature and wildlife organised through Pousada Bela Vista . Find out how to get there…

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22 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More
Best option for independent travellers close to Manaus

Best option for independent travellers close to Manaus

Q. “Hi Alison, I am an independent traveller.  I would like to go further west from Manaus on Rio Negro up to Novo Airao. What can I do in and around Novo Airo for 5 days, including going in to the forests.  Are there tours, can I get a guide?  Any good places to stay?” D. S, […]

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3 de July de 2013 | By | Reply More
10 weird and wonderful discoveries about the Amazon, Brazil

10 weird and wonderful discoveries about the Amazon, Brazil

The great thing about travelling in Brazil is that you never cease to be amazed by the the incredible natural surroundings. It doesn’t matter how many times you visit a place, but each time you return having learnt, seen, or experienced something new. The Amazon in Brazil is one of those places and here are […]

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30 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More