Manaus: Rubber Boom History Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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Vendor: GetYourGuide
$93.58 CAD
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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. 

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.

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