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***Health Information as of January 25, 2018***

There is a Yellow fever outbreak in Rio and Sao Paulo and the whole population is getting vaccinated. See the CDC alert here:
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil


Curitiba

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg946415#msg946415
CGR in Rio, Iguazu (Brazil & Argentina), and Sao Paulo: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=128303.msg2555280#msg2555280

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
Four Points by Sheraton, ten minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson, fifteen minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Cab to/from Chabad area and hotels should be around R$60.
Executive Bus - Excellent and comfortable executive bus, every half hour to main places in Curitiba for R$12.
Public Bus - There are buses to downtown for R$3, from there you can connect almost anywhere in the city.

Major Activities

Florianopolis

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg936627#msg936627

Kosher Food Options
Contact Chabad Parana for updated information regarding any Kosher food there. Otherwise plenty of snacks and fruits.

Hotels with Points
None.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - They are metered from FLN to where you are going. We stayed in Barra Lagoa and it was R$55.
Executive Bus - Yellow buses go between major destinations to the airport and bus terminal - R$6.
Public Bus - Not from the airport. But from the bus station it's tricky but doable - R$3.

Major Activities
Water-sports and relaxing. During peak-season (Dec-Jan) there is plenty to do, such as scuba diving, gliding, boat tours and more. We were there during winter break (Jul) and the waves were great for surfing, and the dunes at Joaquina were great for sandboarding.

There are beautiful beaches all over the island of Florianopolis. During the winter the north beaches tend to be the warmest as the wind doesn't attack it directly. Center/east beaches are really nice, the best for surfing, but can get cold. Mole and Joaquina are the most popular from those. Didn't trek down south on my trip there, but the beaches are supposedly great as well, though very calm and sleepy kind of towns next to them and people going fishing there.

A small town on the west side of the island, has a boardwalk and bicycle path along the water, nice place to go for sunset. Old historic architecture there, many buildings there hundreds of years old. It's about 10-15 minutes north of downtown FLN.

Iguacu Falls

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Dan - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3052.msg27332#msg27332
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg937926#msg937926
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg735169#msg735169
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Kosher Food Options
There are no kosher food options other than some snacks and fruits. Over the border some stores sell Beigel's and there are a few Freddo Helado locations.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Iguazu in the Argentina side of the park.
Park Hyatt Iguacu Falls coming soon!

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - The airport is between downtown and the park. Taxi to either of those place shouldn't be more than R$15.
Executive Bus - There are no executive buses on the Brazilian side. Other side there are buses to any place for 40 pesos.
Public Bus - The park and hostels/hotels are connected by public bus with the airport. Not very frequent schedule, cab is better - R$3.

Major Activities

Manaus

Trip Reports
Fan of Dan - Part 1 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg404773#msg404773
Fan of Dan - Part 2 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg406102#msg406102
Fan of Dan - Part 3 forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg488834#msg488834
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Chabad Manaus offers excellent take-out at great prices. More info here - www.chabadmanaus.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1244281/jewish/Kosher.htm.

Hotels with Points
Holiday Inn by IHG - 1hr15m walk to Chabad.
Park Suites by Radisson. - About a 3h walk to Chabad..

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Flat rate on leaving the airport to anywhere in Manaus - R$65.
Executive Bus - There are EB in Manaus itself (means it comes with AC here) though non to the airport.
Public Bus - One bus makes the trip once an hour between the airport and downtown, during regular operating hours - R$3.

Major Activities

Porto Alegre

Trip Reports
Ya'alili - Coming soon!

Kosher Food Options
Lechaim Delicatessen - Maybe call before to see if they are open, we went during hours and they were closed.
Rua Fernandes Vieira, 518, Porto Alegre ~ (51) 3311-2323.

Hotels with Points
Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Radisson Porto Alegre - 25 minute walk to Chabad.
Holiday Inn Porto Alegre - 40 minute walk to Chabad.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending on where you are headed, average about R$25-45.
Metro - People mover connects the airport to the nearby metro station, cost R$3 to get to town.
Public Bus - One bus (T5) makes the trip every 20 minutes, cost R$3 to get to town.

Major Activities

Rio de Janeiro

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38231.msg773283#msg773283
Yehoshua - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.msg641453#msg641453

Restaurants
Barilan (Copacabana) - Sunday only meat lunch place inside a school. There is a large buffet and you pay by the weight of your plate.
Rua Pompeu Loureiro, 48, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2235-3110.

Deleite (Copacabana) - Dairy pizza shop and cafe.
Rua Anita Garibaldi, 83, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3507-1973.

Shelanu (Copacabana) - Meat restaurant located inside the Israeli club.
Rua Barata Ribiero, 489, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 3042-1483.

Pizzaria Braz (Jardim Botanico) - Excellent pizza chain in BR. This one location becomes kosher once a month by Beit Lubavitch Rio. Usually a Tuesday.
Rua Maria Angélica, 129, Rio de Janeiro ~ (21) 2535-0687.

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Barra da Tijuca - Grand Hyatt (Opening 2015), Radisson - (30 minutes).
Copacabana - JW Marriott (15 minutes).
Leblon - Sheraton Leblon about a 20 minute walk from the excellent Chabad Leblon.

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Depending from where you are coming SDU should be about R$40 and GIG about R$60.
Executive Bus - service from both GIG and SDU to any place in Rio for R$13.
Public Bus - To get to downtown from both airports is very easy with PB, though if you need to get further EB is a lot better and more reliable.

Major Activities

São Paulo

Trip Reports
ChikkyMonkey - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg860807#msg860807
Jaywhy Part 1 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg902728#msg902728
Jaywhy Part 2 - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.msg916299#msg916299
MendyP - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg680690#msg680690
Ya'alili - forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2164.msg937054#msg937054

Restaurants

Buffet Hebraico (Pinheiros) is located inside the JCC of São Paulo. Best bet would be to go there on a Sunday when they usually have a rodizio there.
Rua Hungria, 1000, São Paulo ~ (11) 3818-8800.

Cantina de Bero (Jardins) the first restaurant and the only one to stay open - Upscale full service dairy restaurant pizza pasta and sushi, they have rodizio of sushi every tuesday and thursday.
delivery to any hotel, great service
Rua Padre João Manuel, 881, São Paulo ~ (11) 3064-9022.

Cantina Parma (Higienopolis) - another mediocre pizza shop in SP.
Rua Rosa e Silva, 222, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-2579.

Celadon (Higienopolis) - a new dairy place that opened this year, Dan was there.
Praça Vilaboim, 73, São Paulo ~ (11) 2738-1500.


Matok (Higienopolis) - Pizza is decent and their ice cream is good. They cater for most airlines from GRU.
Alameda Barros, 921, São Paulo ~ (11) 3661-2111.

Metsuyan (Perdizes) - Chinese style take-out place with great food, inside the large kosher supermarket SuperK.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Nur (Higienopolis) - They are not cheap, but very good food and great service. They make a rodizio once in a while too. Top eatery in SP.
Rua Tupi, 792, São Paulo ~ (11) 3666-4992.

Pinati (Higienopolis) - Is an Israeli eatery, their food is not that good, and neither are prices. Still probably the only place to get shawarma and falafel in SP.
Alameda Barros, 782, Sao Paulo ~ (11) 3668-5424.

Sushi Papaya (Higienopolis - kosher location) - is a phonomenal sushi restaurant. Again prices are high, but the sushi is amazing, in the ranks of Yakimono.
Praça Vilaboim, 31, São Paulo ~ (11) 3824-0400.

Via Babush (Higienopolis) - Is probably the best pizza place in town. They have excellent sushi rodizios every week also, and all you can eat buffets.
Rua Barão de Tatuí, 115, São Paulo ~ (11) 3494-0000.

Pizza Braz (Higienopolis) - is a popular pizza chain in BR. About once in a month it goes completely kosher and CY. Expensive but probably the best pizza in SP.
Rua Sergipe, 406, São Paulo ~ (11) 3214-3337.

Bakeries, Groceries & Ice Cream
All Kosher (Higienopolis) - Grocery and supermarket, they are on FB.
Alameda Barros, 391, São Paulo ~ (11) 3825-1131.


Goody (Bom Retiro) - A large bakery selection. Don't miss the brigadeiros if they have them.
Rua Correia de Melo, 119, São Paulo ~ (11) 3331-1288.

Menorah (Bom Retiro) - Small supermarket in BR, not everything is Mehadrin Kosher there, be careful.
Rua Guarani, 114, São Paulo ~ (11) 3228-6105.

Pardes (Higienopolis) - They are on FB, supermarket with small bakery section too.
Rua Padre João Manuel, 732, São Paulo ~ (11) 3068-9093.

Sorveteria Sottozero (Perdizes) - Very popular ice cream store that got certified kosher recently.
Av. Sumaré, 840, São Paulo.

Super K (Perdizes) - The largest kosher supermarket in SP, has everything there, prices are high.
Rua Traipu, 66, São Paulo ~ (11) 3663-3030.

Shuls
Bayit (Higienopolis) - Really nice Chabad House, R' Michaan was the Rabbi. main jewish area
Beit Chabad Brooklin - far away from jewish comunity but nice for shabbos, but they are close to many of the main SP points hotels.
Beit Chabad Central (Jardins) - The main Chabad house serving SP, Building is a replica of 770 in NY. Lively Kiddush every Shabbos after Shachris.
Beit Chabad Itaim (Itaim - Jardins Europa) - Beautiful Chabad house in a very upscale part of SP. Best Kiddush Friday night after Maariv.
Beit Chabad Morumbi - Very residential and upscale area of SP.
Beit Chabad Perdizes - Nice Shul, right next to main jewish area, and hotels options nearby.
Beit Chabad Pinheiros - Extremely warm Shul community members, and great Kiddush every Shabbos afternoon.
Beit Yaakov Sephardi (Higienopolis) - Fancy Shul for the ones who can afford it. Will be very hard to enter if you not a member.
Makor Chaim Sephardi (Higienopolis) - On the same note as Beit Yaakov, both of them beautiful and rich Shul's.
Mishcan Menachem Chabad (Jardins Paulista) - Shul with some programs throughout the week.
Talmud Torah Chabad (Bom Retiro) - Basic Shul in a very undesirable section of SP.
Tiferes Chabad (Higienopolis) - Simple Shul, nothing major stands out, better place elsewhere.
Tzeirei Agudas Chabad (Jardins) - A Shtiebel as opposed to a Chabad House, Heimishe Minyan. zayants shul

Hotels with Points near a Shul (Walking Minutes)
Brookin - Grand Hyatt (25 minutes), Hilton (20 minutes), Park Inn by Radisson (35 minutes), Radisson Villa Olympia (20 minutes), Sheraton (15 minutes).
Itaim - Marriott EA (20 minutes), Radisson Faria Lima (5 minutes), Staybridge Suites (10 minutes).
Jardins - Intercontinental (25 minutes), Renaissance (15 minutes).
Perdizes - Holiday Inn Express (15 minutes).

Airport Transfer Options
Cab - Fixed prices from the airport to different parts of SP. To Jardins will set you back about R$120.
Executive Bus - From the airport to various areas of SP, a little more than R$40.
Public Bus - Number 257 goes from GRU to the metro station Tataupe for R$5. From there you can continue on the metro throughout SP.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2013, 01:41:38 AM »
Does this friend host random ddf members? :)) Where in the Amazon is it?
I can put you in touch with him should you so desire. It is in the Brazilian amazon out of Manaus.

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« Reply #101 on: January 30, 2013, 01:41:52 AM »
Yours truly :) Your friend out there is really the best. Besides for preparing all our food for the Amazon him and his wife made us this gourmet farewell dinner from the Amazon in the Chabad house. Such good ppl!!
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« Reply #102 on: January 30, 2013, 01:45:27 AM »
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Sure I can put one together tomorrow if you guys want.
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« Reply #104 on: January 30, 2013, 01:46:14 AM »
I can put you in touch with him should you so desire. It is in the Brazilian amazon out of Manaus.
Wait I think I know him. Is he from Texas?

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« Reply #105 on: January 30, 2013, 01:48:07 AM »
Wait I think I know him. Is he from Texas?

Looking forward to a TR.
He is from Texas IIRC.
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« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2013, 01:14:27 AM »
Here is my TR from the Amazon.

For starters, getting to the Amazon is best done through the city of Manaus, Brazil. MAO. I was coming from Rio and ended up getting a ticket on GOL using 10K AA points. Otherwise the ticket would have cost over 300 USD. TAM can be cheaper but they charge more for non Brazilians and I didn't  wanna pay more cause I am not Brazilian. We flew out on a Sunday night flight, on this crowded smelly plane, stuffed in coach which was hard. We landed abt 4.5 hours later and found a driver to take us to our Bed and Breakfast. We stayed at this cheap place called the Chez les Rois, which has clean rooms for 60 USD a night. Top rated on TA. Reminded me of an Israeli Tzimmer. More about this place later. The advantage was they watched out stuff while we were in the Amazon for 2 nights which made traveling in and out of the Amazon much easier. Their customer service was also great as it is a small little place with probably about ten rooms. It is also in a safe part of the city and close to the Chabad house.

 The following morning we were scheduled to be picked up by our lodge in the Amazon at noon. Until then we walked to the Chabad house to pick up the food we ordered online for our trip. They have everything from Cholov yisroel cheese to guacamole and chicken and rice. All the food is reasonably priced and it is really good. Our biggest mistake was walking the ten minutes to the Chabad house as the heat and humidity even at 10 am is worse then anything I can remember. We got lost on the way back and no one spoke English in that area. We got the food together and were then picked up by the Amazon lodge which took care of the transportation.

In regard to Amazon lodges there are many options, and we decided to go with the Amazon Eco Park Eco lodge. It is the only lodge which does not cost a bloody fortune and still has AC and hot showers. The room was actually really nice. We did the basic package for 3 days 2 nights which is a good amount of time to be there for. Any less is to short but longer would be boring and way to hot!! Cost was 450 per person including food, there is no way out of that. We did get  a fridge in the room which was a big thing as none of the rooms are equipped with a a fridge. Most Amazon lodges do not even have electricity after 10 at night.

 The trip to the lodge was done in 2 parts. We were brought to the local port and boarded a boat which then took us up the Amazon river to our lodge. There are no roads or any other ways to get there. It is only about a half hour boat ride but it is still in middle of the Amazon rainforest. We got to the lodge and were shown to our cottage. First thing we did was turn on the AC of course as the heat really takes alot out of  you. Later that day we were taken on a boat to visit these Indians who showed us their native way of life. Intead of faking that they still run around like they did 200 years ago they instead just showed us how they live off the land today, although they were wearing jeans and had modern stuff. Less of a tourist trap than other lodges that get these guys dressed up and it looks really cool until their cell phone goes off and spoils the moment! I personally was not into the whole Indian thing. After the Indian tour we went Piranah fishing which was really cool. Everyone gets a fishing rod made of bamboo and some meat to put on the hook. 2 ppl caught these fish with razor blades for teeth. Was fun to hold these little monsters. We then got back to the lodge by sunset and were off the rest of the day. The free time is good for walking around the grounds, which is big and nice. They even have parrots which sometimes fly in for a visit!

To be continued....
 

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« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2013, 01:25:11 AM »
Awesome, keep it coming and post some pics!
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« Reply #108 on: January 31, 2013, 01:37:24 AM »
Here is the front of the lodge and a parrot that just showed up out of nowhere.

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« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2013, 02:08:22 PM »
Nice pics cool report! Keep it coming.

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« Reply #110 on: February 01, 2013, 01:27:29 AM »
The following morning of our Amazon trip we went on a guided tour of the rainforest. We got lucky and were the only 2 ppl in the group. The way it works is that when you check in they give you a schedule of all your tours and then you meet in the open air lobby for each tour. Our guide started walking in the forest and within 30 seconds the jungle swallowed us up and we had no clue where we had come from. Our guide is an Indian who saw a building for the first time when he was 30. He told us how growing up in the village they ate mainly fish however sometimes they would kill monkeys with their bow and arrows. He had these scars running up his arms which he got in his Indian Bar Mitzva. When they become teenagers they take a machete and cut even lines every centimeter around their arms from the shoulder to the hand!

Once we were in the forest it was cool how he knew what everthing was. He would see a vine a start swinging on it like Tarzan a solid 40 feet. We got to try it too. He would randomly pick up roots and leaves and show us things they would do with them. He taughts us how to use a dart gun and bow and arrow etc. It was really cool. This tour was probably the best part of the Amazon for us.

We got back 3 hours later and were given the afternoon to chill. We had nothing scheduled until 3pm so we went swimming in these natural pools that ran along our cottage. We then went kayaking ourselves on the Amazon to watch the monkeys on the riverbanks. They have kayaks but do not advertise it so you gotta ask. At 3 we joined up with a tour to go to an island nearby which has a lot of monkeys which you can see up close. They were way cooler than the monkeys we would see anywhere else in Brazil, After that we caught some more Piranah and were done. That night we went crocodile hunting. The idea is that since the river is so dark when you shine a search light it lights up their eyes and blinds them for a few minutes. The guide then jumps into the pirhana infested amazon to grab it and show it to eveyone. Did not find anything though.

That was it for the Amazon and the next morning we took the 930 am departure, which we did in order to have a day to explore Manaus.

To be continued.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: February 07, 2013, 08:49:32 PM »
So I am trying to go someplace on vacation. the grand hyatt Sao Paulo how far is it from any shuls and any kosher restaurants. Plus is it a worth it to visit over a weekend from Thur to sun night,
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« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2013, 08:52:40 PM »
The community you'll want to be in is called Jardins.
There's nothing around the GH AFAIK.
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2013, 10:53:06 PM »
It seems that AA has ended their relationship with GOL. Anyone aware whether you can still book intra Brazil tickets using aa miles?

Also, I am flying to SP for a wedding next month and have the opportunity to spend a few days somewhere in Brazil, from a Thursday-sunday. Not sure how it would work trying to do one of these Amazon tours over Shabbat. Is it possible to do day trips in the Amazon and return to manaus for Shabbat?
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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: February 08, 2013, 12:28:01 AM »
It seems that AA has ended their relationship with GOL. Anyone aware whether you can still book intra Brazil tickets using aa miles?

Also, I am flying to SP for a wedding next month and have the opportunity to spend a few days somewhere in Brazil, from a Thursday-sunday. Not sure how it would work trying to do one of these Amazon tours over Shabbat. Is it possible to do day trips in the Amazon and return to manaus for Shabbat?
When would you get to Manaus on Thursday night?

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: February 08, 2013, 07:24:10 AM »
Landing there Thursday around 1:15....

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: February 08, 2013, 11:56:13 AM »
Landing there Thursday around 1:15....
in the afternoon? You can do day tours from Manaus but you won't get the same feeling as if you are staying there. Manaus is also a really hot place to just hang around. You can do one day in Manaus and one day trip to the amazon though if you want.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: February 08, 2013, 04:24:20 PM »
in the afternoon? You can do day tours from Manaus but you won't get the same feeling as if you are staying there. Manaus is also a really hot place to just hang around. You can do one day in Manaus and one day trip to the amazon though if you want.
that makes sense... so basically, I'm spending time in SP and Rio...

I have the ability to spend Thursday-Sunday elsewhere, and the options seem to be 1) Florianopolis 2) Igauzu Falls 3) Amazon....

Any thoughts would be appreciated :)

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: February 08, 2013, 04:37:04 PM »
that makes sense... so basically, I'm spending time in SP and Rio...

I have the ability to spend Thursday-Sunday elsewhere, and the options seem to be 1) Florianopolis 2) Igauzu Falls 3) Amazon....

Any thoughts would be appreciated :)
I would do Iguazu if I were you. In that amount of time you can see the falls from both sides and appreciate it, instead of going to Manaus and not really doing it right.

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Re: Brazil Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: February 18, 2013, 12:07:11 AM »
I would do Iguazu if I were you. In that amount of time you can see the falls from both sides and appreciate it, instead of going to Manaus and not really doing it right.
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Though, beats me what on earth you'd be doing a whole entire Shabbos in that border-area of the falls..  Why not spend a Shabbos in Rio or SP?   There are lots of great places to spend Shabbos..
I highly recommend Iguasu if you have extra time (Amazonas probably requires lots more time).