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National Forest Tapajos, Santarem

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Founded in 1974, National Forest Tapajos preserves 527,000 he (1,302,250 ac) of forestland around the banks of the Tapajós River. A great diversity of geography and wildlife is encompassed within the vast forest; you will find rivers, lakes, wetlands, hills, plateaus, gigantic trees, fields, palm heart groves, and hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Visit the local indigenous communities that make sustainable use of the resources of the river and forest, and learn about rubber tapping, making medicinal oils from tree sap and seeds, climbing palm trees, and local handicrafts. Put National Forest Tapajos and other Santarem attractions into our Santarem itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Extremely beautiful place with several options. River bathing, canoeing and pirarucu. I didn't have time to do the trail next time.
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  • The FLONA Tapajos is very large with a diversity of attractions. In addition to the traditional communities, what draws attention is the fact that there exist sites of scientific research. Science contributing to understand the forest and thus help raise awareness.
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  • We visited the forest with Kirin and a local guide. Both were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, telling us about the different trees and their uses. We followed a path, but it needed to be cleared ...  more »