Manaus is the capital city of the State of Amazonas, and is entirely surrounded by the Brazilian Amazon Rain Forest.
Brazil is a big country, with many different landscapes; if you want to see a Brazil with huge trees, wide rivers, colorful birds, exotic food, then you should come to Manaus.
Because Manaus is located in the middle of the Amazon Forest, access to the city has always been difficult.
This isolation helped preserve both the Nature as well as the culture of Manaus.
The culture of Manaus, more than in any other urban area of Brazil, preserves the habits of Indian tribes.
The city is the main entrance to visit the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Amazon. Few places in the world afford such a variety of plants, trees, birds, insects, etc.
Massive investments have been made to develop a modern tourism infrastructure.
Modern hotels and restaurants are opening every month; Manaus is one of the host cities of the World Cup 2014, and as the event approaches, more and more tourism services become available.
If you are interested in other Brazilian landscapes, you may consider taking a look at the tropical beaches of Recife and Fortaleza; the cosmopolitan city of Sao Paulo; the most charming Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro; or one of the European influenced Southern city, such as Curitiba.