Getting Around

Road conditions tend to be poor in the region surrounding Manaus, which does present a safety concern when using buses for travelling beyond the city limits, but there is nonetheless a fairly comprehensive bus network. Taxis are plentiful in the city, but can prove expensive. Manaus is a popular starting point for river tours, and a number of nearby towns and cities, as well as tourist attractions, can be most comfortably reached by boat. Most major tourist attractions in the city are within walking distance and hiring a car is usually unnecessary.