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Floating Dock

Address: Rio Negro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Ranked #40 of 71 Attractions in Manaus
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Manaus, AM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved the way the port administration takes care of it now. I remember 10 year ago it was mentioned by Lonely Planet how it was dangerous and dirt , but with the time it going better Now it is jungle a wonderful place..

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I spent two days at floating dock on a Holland American Cruise Ship, Maasdam. There is no doubt that this is dark side of Manaus. Apparently there are some very nice areas far from the docks. I did not see them. The dock area is congested, dirty, and smelly. But it was a real slice of life and interesting. I... More 

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manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Dont believe any of the guide books Manaus is as safe as houses and the people are lovely but the city is terrible unless I suppose you can helecopter in to the Opera House Square and stay at the Hilton, I believe they are everywhere. Down town Manaus is quite simply terrible, the river floods so sandbags and plank and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Only passengers with tickets can enter the dock/pier. Has some bars and restaurants, and few shops. Not so much to see and experience.

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marin county, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

In the Amazon, most people travel by the river, therefore in order to get gasoline, they have all these floating docks that are gas stations for the army of river boats. When you book a space on one of the larger boats, it is really just space to hang your hammock and it takes 3 days to get from Santarem... More 

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Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Our cruise ship was tied up across from the myriad local riverboats that ply the Amazon River. It was interesting to see people and baggage hustling around loading and unloading as well as provisions being loaded aboard. The river was at a low level so we had a steep disembarkation from our 25000 ton cruise ship. and then we had... More 

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