National Forest Tapajos, Santarem

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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santarem trip planner .
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  • A must to visit the Flona Tapajos to re-energize and reinforce the sure worth fighting for the preservation of the environment and respect for traditional communities. Access from Alter do Chão can be done by boat or by car. The 9 km (there is a lighter version of 4 km) is guided by a resident of the community that follows showing the plant specimens and some animals that arise along the way. The trail's average level of difficulty, and the use of appropriate clothing and footwear. In the community you can lunch cooked food, especially the pirarucu prepared on the grill, very, very tasty. Valley include the canoe by the Bayou.
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  • Has available for hiking because it's worth every centimeter. Take your time because it used the look with the play of shadows and lights to go identify the varied flora. If it's a silent group and earlier, will be able to hear some sounds of the forest. The century-old trees are entities. The smells are also many and rich. Be sure to go to the Bayou and come up with a canoe just listening to the sounds of oars and the birds. Enjoy every minute in peace.
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  • Despite being only a small part of the Amazon, recommend the 10 km trek through the forest. Very prepared guides can tell so many things about nature and, unfortunately, of many human disasters.
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The main cluster of accommodations lies just to the east of the Curuai-Santarem ferry dock. These basic, unpretentious hotels don't differ much from one another; views of the river are chief among the selling points. Move away from the water, and the lodgings get a little simpler, occupying formerly residential blocks, as opposed to the purpose-built blocks that line the riverside. The city's outskirts offer motels along the main roads, giving good access to the surrounding jungle areas.
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