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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 trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Santarem.
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  • The meeting of the water in the State of Amazonas or in Pará, is always beautiful! It's a walk that pleases everybody who doesn't have much contact with this "phenomenon". I personally love. Try to feel the temperature and the density of water. It's amazing.
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  • Nothing much to go see or the gazebo or on the edge. Joins the two blue and muddy waters and go together for a moment.
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  • It was a remarkable contemplation of the landscape. I was thrilled with the power of nature. Buy a boat trip and go live this wonderful region.
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