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National Forest Tapajos, Santarem
(4.6/5 based on 150+ 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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  • Great tour. A good 60 minute drive from the river port of Santarem. Once you enter into the National forest you will be surprised with the different species of animals, tress,rodents etc. What an educ...  more »
  • The Jamaraquá community is one of several communities that can be visited in the Flona. By boat from Alter do Chão gives more than 1 hour depending on engine power. Getting there we were greeted by the munduruku Indian Dida who was our guide. Did Brazil made with Piquia track which has 9.1 km in little more than 4 hours, because the back has a very steep descent. On the way there are giant trees like Brazil made with Piquia, the rubber trees and a seringueiro package. In the community they serve lunch to 20 reais per person, but our fish smelled like fuel and couldn't eat. I recommend you take a trail snack and lunch after elsewhere.
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  • The walk in the Woods is of at least 4 hours but it's worth it. At that time we had no mosquitoes and the trail is of medium intensity. You pay for a guide which costs R$ 100.00. Mr. Ricci and his son are excellent. Before leaving for the forest set lunch with Miss conceição. Excellent food. After lunch get forces and go to the iguarapé. The most beautiful I've ever seen. Stunning landscape.
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