A favorite view of Manaus, Amazonas, along the mighty Rio Negro
FLIGHT AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
*Note: Flight schedules and itineraries are constantly changing, please contact our travel experts for the most up-to-date information. Last updated 3/30/2023
We HIGHLY recommend having your flight reservations handled by our travel experts: Amanda Dawe and Alisa Glover. They know exactly the right flights and schedules for your dates with us. Not only will they help you with the best prices, but they are invaluable in case you experience a trip delay or flight cancellation. They can also communicate with the airlines with significantly more authority if all of our guests are booked as a group. We can give examples from every Season of Amanda and Alisa stepping in and saving the day for our Guests. You can contact Amanda directly at email@example.com and Alisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUESTS HAVE SEVERAL CHOICES WHEN PLANNING THEIR FLIGHTS TO MANAUS
We still have not returned to the pre-pandemic schedules that offered daily direct flights from Miami to Manaus. We are watching these itineraries closely, but as of today, here are your best options:
If you are fishing with us in Oct and Nov, then we feel that flying through Panama (PTY) is your best option. This United Airlines flight often originates in Houston (IAH), then goes to PTY, then on to MAO via Copa Airlines. Since Copa is a United partner, luggage is checked all the way through to Manaus for one price. This is a great option and the connections are easy.
Note: If you fly to Panama on another airline (Delta, AA, etc.), then you will need to leave security, pick up your bags, go through customs and security again, and re-check your bags.
Direct FLL to MAO on Azul. Rumors have been spreading since December of 2022 that Azul Airlines (a great Brazilian airline) will provide daily flights from FLL to MAO. Just this week we confirmed direct flights to Manaus. The issue is the return flight would require you to stay in Manaus 3-4 extra days! This option does not make sense until they add some flights early in the week. Azul says that is the future plan, so we are watching them closely. We do not recommend this option.
Direct from MIA to MAO on American Airlines. Good news: it is an easy 5-hour flight to Manaus. Bad news: no direct flight back to MIA. You will have to fly far south to Sao Paulo (GRU), transfer your bags to the international terminal (very confusing for non-Portuguese speakers), and add about 14 hours to your flight schedule. We do not recommend this route.
Generally speaking, we do not recommend LATAM as they have a reputation for extreme over-booking of their flights. In our experience, when Guests are kicked from one of their flights, their customer service offers very few options to make things right. This one is risky and we feel there are better options.