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Meeting of the Waters, Santarem
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Santarém is a city bordered by the Amazon River and its tributary the Tapajós, which together create a natural phenomenon locals call Meeting of the Waters. Once the two rivers meet, they run side by side without ever mixing their waters. This rare occurrence is created by the two rivers’ difference in temperature and density. The Amazon’s cool brown water carries sediment from the Andes, while the Tapajós’s water is somewhat warmer and has a deep blue tone. Make sure to choose a spot high above the rivers, like the popular Mirante do Tapajós, to get an unobstructed view of both colors flowing side by side, and to appreciate the sheer size of the Amazon, the second longest river in the world. Put Meeting of the Waters into our Santarem trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santarem.
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Isso é dos pontos marcante de Santarém , o encontro das Águas do RIO TAPAJÓS E AMAZONAS , e algo de encher todos da cidade de orgulho, simplesmente uma vista linda de se ver.That's the remarkable points of Santarém, the meeting of the waters of the RIO TAPAJÓS and AMAZONAS, and something to fill all of the city of pride, just a beautiful sight to behold.show original
Al encontrarse dos ríos de diferente tipo de agua, creo que por las diferencias en densidad, sus aguas tardan mucho en mezclarse, lo que genera este curioso fenómeno. Si bien este es uno de los lugare... read more »The finding of two rivers of different types of water, I think that because of differences in density, its waters are slow to mingle, which generates this curious phenomenon. Although this is one of the most famous, is not the only place where it occurs, it can also be seen near Manaus, in the delta of the Parnaiva and many smaller rivers.show original
Existem passeios de barco que saem de Alter, passando por diversas praias e chegando até o Encontro das Águas. É um espetáculo que vale a pena. Em nosso caso, alugamos um barco para seis pessoas, ao v... read more »There are boat tours leaving from Alter, passing by several beaches and to the meeting of the waters. It's a spectacle that's worth it. In our case, we rented a boat for up to six people, the value of 100 reais per person. Set aside a full day for this activityshow original
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