TOP 5 Tours in Belém

Belém: Half-Day Furos Boat Tour & Riverside Community Visit

Highlights

  • Admire the waterfront of Belém
  • Explore Furo do Benedito and Furo da Paciência by boat
  • See the varied landscapes of the Amazon lowland forest
  • Discover the way of life of riverside communities in the Amazon

Description

Embark on a boat journey and explore the waterfront of Belém along the Guamá river. Witness the bustling activities of various boats, from large cargo carriers and ferries to the charming riverside vessels. Set sail around Combú Island, passing through the enchanting channels of Furo do Benedito and Furo do Paciência.

In northern Brazil, the presence of furos, natural channels connecting two rivers or lagoons, is a distinctive geographical characteristic. Marvel at the beauty of this captivating network of waterways, which showcases the different Amazon environments, including forests, lowland forests, and vibrant aquatic vegetation.

Immerse yourself in the local riverside community and gain a firsthand experience of its unique lifestyle. Discover how the inhabitants interact with their surroundings, utilizing natural resources in their day-to-day activities such as fishing, hunting, and agriculture. Gain insights into their harmonious relationship with the environment and appreciate the rhythms of their daily lives.

Included

  • 3.5-hour tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)

Price

From $57.08 per person

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Belém: Full-Day Furos & Igarapé Boat Tour with Lunch

Highlights

  • Experience the way of life of riverside communities in the Amazon
  • Admire the varied landscapes of the Amazon lowland forest
  • Sail down Furo do Benedito and Furo da Paciência
  • Enjoy a refreshing river bath (if conditions are favorable)

Description

Spend your day exploring the picturesque Guamá and Acará rivers as you embark on a captivating tour of Belém’s waterfront. Immerse yourself in the charm of northern Brazil as you navigate through the natural channels known as furos, which connect the two rivers or lagoons.

Embrace the opportunity to visit a local riverside community and truly understand the lifestyle by the river. Witness and participate in the daily activities of the diverse boats that populate the river, while basking in the breathtaking beauty of the Amazonian habitats that unfold before your eyes.

As you make your way around Combú Island, marvel at the mesmerizing views offered by Furo do Benedito and Furo do Paciência. Experience the authentic atmosphere of a waterfront village and gain insights into how the locals interact with their environment. Discover their utilization of natural resources in everyday life, including fishing, hunting, and agriculture.

For an even more unforgettable experience, consider adding a dawn trip to Papagaios Island. Witness the city slowly awakening as the sun begins its ascent. Prepare to be awe-struck as thousands of parrots take to the sky, creating a spectacle unlike any other.

Included

  • Lunch
  • French, Portuguese and English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Belém (if option is selected)

Price

From $111.59 per person

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Manaus to Belem 5-Day Local Boat Trip

Highlights

  • Cruise down the Amazon River
  • Get close to nature and marvel at the flora and fauna
  • Avail of the most popular budget mode of transport in the Amazon

Description

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Amazon River on an unforgettable journey aboard a river cruise boat. As you sail from Manaus to Belém, you’ll have the option of sleeping in a comfortable hammock or a cozy cabin, providing you with a relaxing and authentic experience.

Rest assured that your safety and hygiene are top priorities, as the Brazilian marine authorities closely monitor the services provided on these boats. This makes them the most popular and trusted budget mode of transport in the Amazon region.

To ensure you have the best possible experience, our team will be happy to offer you expert advice and insider tips on choosing the right boat and route. Cruise through the magnificent rainforest, allowing you to witness the breathtaking tropical flora and fauna from a unique and fascinating perspective.

Embark on this incredible adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime as you navigate the Amazon River and explore the wonders of the rainforest.

Included

  • Mineral water
  • Hotel pickup from Manaus
  • Transfer to the port
  • Accommodation in an air-conditioned cabin with bathroom (if option chosen)
  • Accommodation in a hammock, you can bring your own or buy one (if option chosen)

Price

From $150 per person

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Belém: Half-Day City Tour with Ver-o-Peso Market Visit

Highlights

  • Discover the colors and aromas of the Ver-o-Peso Market, the largest open market in Latin America
  • Learn about the history of Belém from your guide and discover Feliz Lusitânia, the city’s historic birthplace
  • Visit the main attractions of Belém during a comprehensive 4-hour tour

Description

Start your tour by being picked up from your hotel in Belém and embark on a comprehensive half-day tour of the city’s highlights. Your first stop will be at the vibrant Ver-o-Peso market, situated on the banks of Guajará Bay. Take a leisurely stroll through this bustling open-air fair, which is not only the largest in Latin America but also the city’s main commercial warehouse.

Next, visit the Feliz Lusitânia complex, which consists of the Sé Cathedral and Casa das Onze Janelas. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the iconic Castelo Fortress, a significant landmark that dates back to 1616. Don’t miss a visit to the stunning Basilica Sanctuary Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, a neoclassical church known for its beautiful marble decor. Learn about the building’s history and its connection to the grand religious festival of the people of Pará, the Círio de Nazaré.

Continue your tour with a visit to the Emilio Goeldi Museum. (Please note that the museum is closed on Tuesdays, in which case you will visit Bosque Rodrigues Alves instead). The museum displays an impressive collection that spans various disciplines, including zoology, human sciences (archeology, anthropology, geography, and linguistics), and Earth sciences.

Lastly, explore some of the city’s main tourist points, including República Square, Paz Theater, the Old Town, and more. Finally, your tour will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Belém
  • French, Portuguese and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Price

From $76.96 per person

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Manaus to Santarém: 36-Hour Ferry on the Amazon

Highlights

  • Cruise down the Amazon River in all its glory
  • Gaze out at the rainforest surrounding you for 36 hours
  • Make use of the most popular means of budget transportation in the Amazon

Description

Experience the preferred mode of transportation among locals and embark on a thrilling boat adventure down the magnificent Amazon River. Start your journey by being conveniently picked up from your Manaus accommodation and head towards the dock, where you’ll begin your captivating 36-hour trip to Santarém. During this time, you’ll have the choice of staying in a comfortable hammock or upgrading to a private, air-conditioned cabin with a personal bathroom, perfect for two people.

As you cruise along the Amazon, take in the breathtaking views of the vast river and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for the region’s unique plant and animal species, making this voyage an unforgettable wildlife viewing experience. Once you reach Santarém, you can decide to explore the town at your leisure or arrange transportation to Alter do Chão, another captivating destination.

Included

  • Hotel pickup from Manaus
  • Accommodation in private cabin, with bathroom and air-conditioning, if option chosen
  • Accommodation in hammock, if option chosen
  • Transfer from Santarém Port to Alter do Chão, if option chosen

Price

From $78 per person

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