Fly to Manaus in the caring hands of Alitalia in one of the latest generation of airliners. Upon arrival you'll find Brazil's fabled “city of the forest” nestling amidst the stunning Amazonian natural beauty.
The largest city by far in Brazil's Amazonian region, when you travel to Manaus, expect to make some interesting discoveries. In the 19th-century, Manaus grew phenomenally wealthy due to the rubber industry, and many grand buildings, including the world-famous Amazon Theater, reflect this. The Mercado Adolpho Lisboa is well worth a visit for its architecture and foodstuffs, and if you'd like to see the jungle and river, try the “Meeting of the Waters” location nearby.
If you book your flight to Manaus towards the end of October, you'll find the “Boi Manaus,” a major cultural and music festival. You can also travel to Manaus in late February or early March if you'd like to enjoy the carnival. Even though the city can be very busy at this time, you should be able to find a cheap hotel in Manaus with a little research.