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Manaus: Rubber Boom History Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Manaus: Rubber Boom History Walking Tour with a Local Guide

From US$ 73.62 per person

Travel back in time and learn about Manaus' rubber boom on this insightful walking tour. With a local guide, visit a number of iconic landmarks as you explore the city and uncover the history of its rubber boom as well as the impact on indigenous people.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel lobby at the agreed time.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Walk through the oldest streets of Manaus and see the beautiful 19th century architecture
  • Marvel at the opulence of the Amazon Theater, a UNESCO site in the middle of the jungle
  • Ride a water taxi to see the site of former rubber plantations and learn about the lives of workers
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel or cruise ship and heads to the first stop of the day, Old Manuas. The area has been restored by the government to bring the buildings, streets, and square back to life as they would have been in the 19th century. Enjoy an insightful walk around the area, learn about what life would have been like during the rubber boom, and admire the eclectic array of architecture. Next, visit the famous Amazon Theater, a UNESCO World Heritage Location which is over 120-years-old. The theater provides the perfect portrayal of how much wealth and power the rubber barons would have had during the time of the boom. Continue the tour to a nearby mansion built by a German rubber baron which ended up being the Governor’s Office for many years after. Later, soak up scenic views on a boat ride towards the film set of a movie which recreated the scenes of latex tapping in the jungle during the boom. On the boat ride, learn more about the rubber boom which attracted wealthy Europeans to the area, as well as the unfortunate times of the workers who came hoping for a better life, but instead became slaves.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • All entrance fees
  • Bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  •  Parts of this tour may not be easily accessible to wheelchair users
  • If you are coming on a cruise ship, you can enjoy a special starting time exclusive to your group; just get in touch with the local partner and let them know what time you plan to start
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Wait wait I changed everything!!! I did a few tours with Milton!!! Book with him!! 150% recommended!!! Milton is out of this world stupendous!!! He made me feel 100% safe, taken care of, and he and his team of local guides showed so many great things!!! I felt for 4 days I was a local who had an inside track on EVERYTHING in the area!!! He was very trusting, very thorough, fast on his feet, in a place that does not lend itself to any of this. It felt like I booked one simple “Rubber boom tour” and through many small bumps in the road and twists and turns due to unforeseen circumstance like the pandemic. and weather, and logistics, instead of those things derailing my plans with Milton and his crew of locals it actually made the trip blossomed into a multifaceted multi day event of many tours which allowed me a behind the scenes tour of nearly all the highlights of this amazing part of the world called Manaus!!! MILTON AND HIS CREW ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 26, 2021

Spending the day with Milton exploring Manaus' fascinating rubber boom history was a definite highlight of our stay in the city! He knew his stuff and put together an interesting itinerary that included not only the well-known (and very impressive) opera house but also an outdoor museum of the rubber baron era to which we had to take a boat. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to know why Manaus is Manaus.

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March 8, 2020

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