Know Before You Go

Packing List Tips for Amazon Cruise

  • Trousers
  • A long sleeves shirt
  • Sneakers or a pair of trekking boots
  • A rain coat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • A cap
  • A camera
  • Binoculars
  • Impermeable bag or a plastic bag to storage your cameras, binoculars and other personal belongings, in case it rains

Good Buys

The famously late-rising cities of Rio and São Paulo are a night owl's best friend. Shops selling exquisite Brazilian specialties such as silver, emeralds, and snakeskin stay open well past usual closing hours and offer great bargains for such fine quality. Some areas in the Amazon valley, specialize in rare treasure from the jungle. But be careful not to purchase plundered antiquities or endangered species and thereby contribute to the general destruction of one of the world's great natural resources. Reasonably priced gifts include some of the world's best, and strongest, coffee and the local liqueur çcachaca.

Average Temperatures and Rainfall

  • Rio-Hi 81-Lo 64 average rainfall 3.1 inches
  • Manaus Hi 87-74 average rainfall 8 inches