Brazilian Amazon

Brazilian Amazon Travel Guide

The link between Manaus's two booms, the Teatro, the undisputed centerpiece of what the town fathers hope will become a nice little tourist industry, has been restored to its original grandiosity.

With its soaring tin roof and stained-glass windows, the century-old Manaus fish market is nothing if not a temple dedicated to Amazonian biodiversity, a museum of the soon-to-be-eaten, illuminated by strings of hanging 15-watt bulbs.

Between stops in the Brazilian Amazon and the Caribbean islands, you’ll watch cooking demonstrations, taste wine, and learn to whip up pastry swans filled with smoked- salmon mousse.