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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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  • Worth a go, is very close to the tourist River terminal, where you can hire a ride to see the dolphins and go to the meeting. Costs approximately 50.00 per family and lasts for about 30 minutes.
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  • One of the indispensable for those visiting the region. Along the promenade you find peace, beautiful landscapes, animals and, the main thing, the meeting of the waters, which is exciting and beautiful.
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  • We booked Gil's tour of the jungle and flood plains near Santarem for November 2016. The entire tour was most disappointing. The tour was sold as a small group excursion (maximum 16 people) with Gil a...  more »