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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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  • I was in the dry season. but the place and beautiful. We're on the edge of santarem where to show the meeting of waters. really awesome place. nominate and recommend it to everyone that the State of Pará.
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  • I have travelled up the Amazon River before and I have experienced the meeting of the waters a few times. It is one of the must see sights on the Amazon and I find it fascinating to watch the Amazon a...  more »
  • island of nature. The meeting of the waters of the Amazon with the Tapajós can be seen from Earth, in the viewpoint without having to launch but is more visible when the Tapajós is low.
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