National Forest Tapajos, Santarem

Categories: Forests, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 140+ 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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  • The hike begins on an hour and 20 min boat ride from Alter do Chao. The boat is the most expensive: 150RS pp (round trip). You would negotiate something better that price (in hindsight). The hike takes 2 hours (back) and an hour back. You paid 200RS for the Guide. For this price you can also sleep in the forest. You pay nothing extra for. That is advisable. Really nice: camp fire and listen to the sounds of the forest. Verde is the hike not very special and do not expect to see many animals
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  • On the Tapajós national forest, the full track is 4 hours, so it's nice to go for a nice walk. This includes shoes, pants and plenty of water. There is a smaller track, I don't know how much time you spend, but she never enters the primary forest, where the trees more imposing and centuries old, as the samaúma. We didn't see many animals, I don't know if it is frequent and easy to see, because usually people make a lot of noise, but the sounds of the forest were there with the Bluebirds and woodpeckers. At the end of the trail, we were still treated with creeks. The view of the one side and the beach with the Tapajós on the other, at the end of the tour, is certainly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. The huge river that looks like sea, with waves and warm water. The creeks with clearer and more cold water. To reach the Flona were boats going out early, because it is more distant. The ride normally costs 120.00 for shipping, plus an amount for the local guides, but this may vary slightly.
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  • Truly a magical place and that's well worth the visit. We went by car and the road is not very nice, but nothing so bad as well, I recommend just using a car that is a bit high. It has several tracks, magnificent beaches. We were the tip of the maguari, place that delighted me, even more than alter do chão, in the lobby of the forest guards are super attentive and you direct to the most beautiful places.
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