Tapajos National Forest

  • Port

    Santarem, Brazil

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Depart the pier in Santarém, driving for 40 miles on Route 163. This is the Santarém-Cuiabá Highway -- the only way to reach southern Brazil by road.

Your destination is Tapajós National Forest -- a section of the Brazilian Amazon that is a major resource of tropical hardwoods. The Tapajós National Forest covers an area of 1,482,660 acres and is protected by federal law.

Take a forest walk lasting about two hours -- ideal for those who are interested in the primary forest flora. Jungle-men will accompany you to help identify many different species of trees, including Brazil nut and rubber trees.

Notes:

Minimum age is 12 years. Wear light clothing preferably trousers, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent. Bring binoculars. Not advisable for guests with a heart condition or back problems, or for pregnant women. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Transportation is by basic local bus. Air-conditioned vehicles are not available in Santarém .