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Cardosa river, Barreirinhas

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A guided float down Cardosa river, but only after a grueling truck ride. The river's secluded location requires an adventurous ride in a truck along dirt roads. However, once you've arrive you'll forget all about the truck as you're confronted with the beauty of the river's pure waters. Mount your innertube and float on the river's current. At the end of the tour you'll be served traditional fare along with a cold drink and an ice cream treat. Plan your visit to Cardosa river and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barreirinhas vacation planner.
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Where to stay in Barreirinhas

Barreirinhas serves mainly as a jumping off point for visiting the nearby national park, so the town's accommodation options remain relatively limited and fairly expensive. Guesthouses near the town center are probably your best bet, the majority offering clean but very basic rooms with few frills. You won't find any luxurious hotels here, but you can choose between several mid-range establishments providing air-conditioned rooms with parking and tree-shaded outdoor areas.
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  • Difficult road to get there, but truly worth every effort, amazing river activity, clean, locals are very nice people. Love to visit there.  more »
  • We did this on our 3rd day in the Barreirinhas area as we had done the other main activities already. It sounded relaxing and fun. A little bit of a drive on rough roads to get to the launch point. So...  more »
  • It was fun to spend an hour floating around in an inner tube on the river, but definitely not worth two hours on a truck driving over a very bad road, making it the most uncomfortable ride I had so fa...  more »