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Meeting of the Waters, Santarem

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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 trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santarem.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 activity
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