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Amazon Explorers - Private Day tours

#5 of 75 Tours in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: City Center
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Address: Manaus, State of Amazonas 69005-050, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 92 2123-4777
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

It was a fresh start, a very difficult one; especially at a time when...

It was a fresh start, a very difficult one; especially at a time when tourism in this region was limited to a few fishing trips planned for some directors of Panair do Brasil and a few foreigners who wanted to venture themselves in the Amazon jungle, which was known as GREEN HELL around here. In 1965, the idealist, Manuel Alcy Goes Barros, founded Amazon Explorers, giving his first steps toward the growth of tourism in this region, supported by Bulbol and Trados families, who also had a very futuristic view concerning this issue. Since its foundation, Amazon Explorers has been very proud to offer very nice tours with the same responsibility and lots of joy. Eury Barros, his brother and sister have managed the agency with a lot of responsibility to increase the number of services offered to their customers; services such as: Airline tickets, Domestic and International Tours, Language Courses abroad and the Reception of cruise liners at the local harbor. The name of the agency, Amazon Explorers, was suggested by Richard Brill, an American who fell in love with our region. And it is this spirit of affection which is required to explore the Amazon consciously in order to preserve its environment and to promote a better relationship between man and nature. This is how AMAZON EXPLORERS sees the future in tourism.

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Perfect Cruise Day in Manaus, Amazon

We have had a perfect cruise day in Manaus, Amazon, with Amazon Explorers! Nice guide, perfect timing, good food, peaceful trip in well-equiped boat with bar and air-conditioning... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Dan K

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We have had a perfect cruise day in Manaus, Amazon, with Amazon Explorers! Nice guide, perfect timing, good food, peaceful trip in well-equiped boat with bar and air-conditioning. Very comfortable!

Thank Dan K
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I got to know about the agency through a local friend, because I didn't remember about it on TripAdvisor, since others had more reviews. It happens that it's actually one of the oldest ones, if not the most (1965!). And they have offices at the airport and shopping malls as well. So, I took the regular Amazon Day Tour (or... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This was a brilliantly organised trip with a wonderful buffet lunch. Julio (our guide) was brilliant - full of information but not too pushy - just the right combination of information and letting us see things for ourselves. I'm sure that there are more economical tours out there for the Meeting of the Waters tour but for us, this was... More 

Thank scottyheather
Sanford, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amazon Explorers did a fantastic job providing the boat tour down the Amazon River from Manaus Brazil! We also did the city tour of Manaus which was very beautiful and enlightening. I would suggest taking one tour one day the other the next. Our guides spoke perfect English and really educated us about the region. They are professinal, friendly and... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The tour picked us up at our hotel at around 0745 and took us to their offices where we then paid. The hotel will make the reservation for you. We bought the whole day tour which includes lunch and a visit to the woods and captive fish. The tour in itself was excellent. The boat ride to the dolphin experience... More 

Thank Jinjinpom
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide for a couple of days excursions was Julio. Firstly would like to say he is a huge credit to the explorers day tours experience. We enjoyed everything from swimming with dolphins to going deep in the rainforest and meeting local tribes,the icing on the cake was the piranha fishing and Croc catching evening. Nothing is off limits so... More 

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Macae, RJ
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Close encounter with the dolphins; Amazing! Meeting the tribes of the Amazonas; dancing with them and having a feel of their lifestyle, is something to cherish. The 'Meeting of Waters' (Encontro das Águas) is the confluence of the dark Rio Negro with the sandy colored upper Amazon River, (Solimões); too good. With the package... More 

Thank johannesr632
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great guides and beautiful scenery!!! Loved every minute!! Swimming with the pink dolphins and visiting the Indian village was an unforgettable experience!!

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Amazon E, Gerente at Amazon Explorers - Private Day tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments!! Great that you had an unforgettable experience. Hope to see you again in the Amazon!!! More 

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Last year I did a conference in Manaus and did a day with Amazon Explorers in Amazon River, with Lunch time, very good, by the way, and we had a very very good experience with people of the company all of them very educated, with English and Portuguese, with Caipirinhas and very good guide. I advise strongly to do this... More 

Thank Alberto S
Amazon E, Gerente at Amazon Explorers - Private Day tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We are happy that you enjoy our tour Amazon Safari. Hope to see you again in Manaus. Best Regards from Amazon Explore's team. More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This one day tour is definitely one of the best I've done. If you plan to interact with the dolphins DO NOT wear sunblock, perfume or creams. That's the only thing about the tour that is negative(nobody told us). It is a great tour for the price. The restaurant is absolutely a great surprise in the middle of the jungle.... More 

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