Meeting of the Waters, Santarem

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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 route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santarem.
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  • We had a group of 12 that took a 6 hour tour of the Amazon with Gil. It was fabulous to say the least. We started out by seeing the pink dolphins at the fish market dock and then started our cruise up...  more »
  • Did the meeting of the waters on a boat trip and we were right on the border of the waters. It's amazing how the two waters do not mix! We also saw porpoises, but only see a part of the body, when to breathe.
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  • Experience the meeting of waters is exalted in a State of reflection on my equity with nature.
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