Belém, Brazil

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  • Manaus to Belem 5-Day Local Boat Trip

    1. Manaus to Belem 5-Day Local Boat Trip

    Experience life in the Amazon River aboard a river cruise boat, and sleep in a hammock or cabin as you make your way through the rainforest from Manaus to Belém. Benefit from a service that is the most popular budget mode of transport in the Amazon, with hygiene and safety features monitored by the Brazilian marine authorities. Get plenty of advice and insider tips on which boat and route to take to make the most of your trip. Cruise through the rainforest to see the tropical flora and fauna from a different perspective.

    The trip from Manaus to Belem was a really cool adventure!! As there are just few tourists on board, you get in touch with the local people. I had so much fun with some of them, while drinking a beer together, or just having a chat about some myths about the amazonian river. Luckily we saw both kinds of the river dolphins and got fresh shrimps to eat. I can just highly recomend the trip, it‘s a beautiful experience!! Just check the date of the arrival for Hotel reservations in Belém. The ticket says „5 days journey“ but in our case it was just 4 days... We left Manaus on a Wednesday at about 10:00 a.m. and arrived on Saturday at about 04:00 p.m. In Belém.

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

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

    Spend your day cruising along the Guamá and Acará rivers to tour the waterfront of Belém. Explore the natural channels between two rivers or lagoons, called furos, which are typical to northern Brazil. Visit a local riverside community to experience, and learn what life by the river is like. Take in the daily activities of different boats on the river and enjoy the beauty of the diverse Amazonian habitats as you travel down the waterways. Sail around Combú Island, passing through Furo do Benedito and Furo do Paciência. Visit a waterfront village, and learn about how locals interact with the environment, make use of natural resources in their daily lives, and activities such as fishing, hunting, and agriculture.  Choose to add your experience with a trip at dawn to Papagaios Island, a habitat for thousands of parrots. Watch the city come to life in the morning, and as the sun begins to...

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

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

    Board a boat and travel along the Guamá river to explore the waterfront of Belém. See the activities of various boats, from large cargo carriers and ferries, to the typical riverside vessels. Sail around Combú Island, passing through Furo do Benedito and Furo do Paciência. Furos — natural channels between two rivers or lagoons — are a typical geographical feature in northern Brazil. Enjoy the beauty of this fascinating system of waterways. Get to know the different Amazon environments such as forest, lowland forest, and aquatic vegetation. Visit a local riverside community to experience the unique lifestyle of its inhabitants. Learn about how locals interact with the environment, make use of natural resources in their daily lives, and activities such as fishing, hunting, and agriculture.

  • Belém: Ver-o-Peso Market and Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

    4. Belém: Ver-o-Peso Market and Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

    Explore Belém with an expert guide with this full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel, head to the colorful Ver-o-Peso market, a cultural symbol of Belém and the largest open market in Latin America. Explore hundreds of stalls filled with regional products such as river fish, medicinal herbs, ornamental plants, handicrafts, and a huge variety of typical fruits.  Spend the rest of the day discovering the best museums in the city, starting with the Emilio Goeldi Museum, a botanical and zoological research institute. The botanical park occupies a huge area in the center of Belém and is a living exhibition of Amazonian fauna and flora. See birds, sloths, freshwater fish, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Continue the tour to the Forte do Presépio fortress and visit the ethnographic exhibitions at the Encontro Museum. Finally, visit the São José Liberto Gem Museum to see a floor of...

  • Belém: 2, 3 or 4-Day Marajó Island Excursion with Lodging

    5. Belém: 2, 3 or 4-Day Marajó Island Excursion with Lodging

    Choose between a 2, 3 or 4-day guided excursion, with lodging in the city of Soure included, to visit the Marajó Island, the world’s largest fluvial island, and learn about the northern Brazilian culture and see stunning coastal landscapes.  2 Day, 1 Night Excursion: Day 1 - Visit a typical Marajoara farm, where there will be an optional buffalo riding scheduled, followed by a local snack. Continue and visit the paradisaical Pesqueiro beach, where you will have time for a bath and lunch. In the afternoon, visit the crafts, ceramics, and tannery center, in Soure. Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own.  Day 2 - Eat breakfast and get more free time in the morning to explore. At 2:00 PM leave to the port and board the boat to return to Belém. Arrival around 4:30 PM and get a transfer to your hotel. 3 Day, 2 Night Excursion: D...

  • Belém: Marajó Island Day Trip with Buffalo Farm Visit

    6. Belém: Marajó Island Day Trip with Buffalo Farm Visit

    Visit Marajó Island in the north of Brazil and enjoy majestic rivers, beautiful beaches, exotic food, and fascinating local culture. Choose between a day trip to Souré and Salvaterra and start the day with a boat ride across the awe-inspiring Pará River. Souré Trip: Arrive by boat at Camará Port and head straight to Araruna Farm. There you’ll learn about buffalo farming and the importance of these huge animals to the local population. In fact, you may even see the police officers of the area riding a buffalo on patrol. After a snack break, visit a ceramics and buffalo leathercraft center before continuing on to Pesqueiro Beach. Relax by the beach, enjoy the waves as the Pará River meets the Atlantic Ocean and take time for a bit of lunch (not included).  Salvaterra Trip: Arrive by boat at Salvaterra and continue to the Rural Tourism Unit Açaí Nativo (UTRAN) to learn about buffalo rais...

  • Belém: Combú Island Boat Trip

    7. Belém: Combú Island Boat Trip

    Embark on a boat trip on the Guamá River, with a view of the southern shore of Belém. Travel to Combú Island, an Amazonian agricultural paradise rich in a variety of crops such as cocoa, açaí, cupuaçu, banana, and pupunha.  Upon arrival at the island, enter Igarapé do Combú, an outdoor art gallery decorated by graffiti artists from various regions of Brazil. Then, visit Mrs. Nena's house, and learn about the production of organic chocolate on the island. The island is famous across Brazil, where 100%-organic chocolate is produced in Mrs. Nena's backyard. Taste some chocolate which used by many top chefs in Brazil. Then, see the sacred Samaumeira trees amongst the cacao and açaí trees. These trees often reach well over 40 meters in height and are called the "tree of life" by native Amazonian tribes. Admire the sapopembas (roots) which form monumental “sculptures”, often used as...

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

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

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Belém, then embark on your comprehensive half-day tour of the city's highlights. First, visit the colorful Ver-o-Peso market, located on the banks of Guajará Bay. Stroll through the largest open-air fair in Latin America and the most important commercial warehouse that supplies the city. Then, continue on to the Feliz Lusitânia complex, composed of the Sé Cathedral, Casa das Onze Janelas, with a visit to the Castelo Fortress, a landmark of the city in 1616. Also, see the Basilica Sanctuary Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, one of the most beautiful churches in Belém built in the neoclassical style neoclassical. Admire the marble decor and learn about how the building's history is mixed with the largest religious festival of the people of Pará, the Círio de Nazaré. After this, visit the Emilio Goeldi Museum (except on Tuesdays, when the museum is clo...

    The half-day city tour is a great apprach to the culture and sights in Belém. I loved how the food items were explained on Ver-o-peso market. The most important landmarks are covered. The guide was very helpful and understanding.

  • Belém: Ilha do Mosqueiro River Beach Trip with Lunch

    9. Belém: Ilha do Mosqueiro River Beach Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy a full-day tour to the bucolic Mosqueiro Island, approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Belém by car. Sunbathe on the beach and take a dip in the calm waters. Benefit from included lunch and hotel transfers. Mosqueiro Island is connected to the mainland by the 1.5-kilometer (0.9-mile) Sebastião de Oliveira bridge. The 243-kilometer² (94-mile²) island is located on the eastern coast of the Pará River (the southern arm of the Amazon), in front of Marajó Bay. On your day trip, discover some of the island’s 16 beautiful freshwater beaches with waves and tides, over 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) of clear sands, and lush vegetation. Much of the island’s tourism is entirely organic: people go there because it’s a charming natural place with distinctive gastronomy. Lunch is included, and your day is all about having free time to swim and sunbathe on the calm beaches.

  • From Belém: Icoaraci Ceramics 3-Hour Tour

    10. From Belém: Icoaraci Ceramics 3-Hour Tour

    Take a 3-hour tour from Belém and discover the village of Icoaraci, the largest center for the production of Marajoara and Tapajônica ceramics. Visit the Livramento neighborhood, where the picturesque Igarapé do Paracuiri is located. Learn how artisans who extract clay from here, to produce handicrafts. Browse the many shops filled with pottery, and see the entire process of ceramics production — from clay extraction and shaping, to the final product. Admire the huge variety of styles and colors, including reproductions of Marajoara and Tapajônica pieces, and stylized pieces with manganese coating.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Had booked cabin with wet room alone. Had then also the cabin with 2 beds for me alone. The booked for 5 days tour took downriver but only 4 days. So respect for hotel booking! Food is also available on the ship and at every stop (about 10) in the ports on the road from Manaus to Belém. Cabin clean. Only in Santarém, the ship was over night, so you came down. Enough seats (plastic chairs) available. Very exciting experience. Impressive landscape. You get in good contact with other fellow travelers. Sufficient shade. In the snack bar area but from 7:00 to 19:00 permanently loud music. Hotel pickup worked. The announced by getyourguide email by the local organizers did not come. Recommendation: call there beforehand and do not wait for the email, the pickup took place one hour earlier than announced by getyourguide.

The trip from Manaus to Belem was a really cool adventure!! As there are just few tourists on board, you get in touch with the local people. I had so much fun with some of them, while drinking a beer together, or just having a chat about some myths about the amazonian river. Luckily we saw both kinds of the river dolphins and got fresh shrimps to eat. I can just highly recomend the trip, it‘s a beautiful experience!! Just check the date of the arrival for Hotel reservations in Belém. The ticket says „5 days journey“ but in our case it was just 4 days... We left Manaus on a Wednesday at about 10:00 a.m. and arrived on Saturday at about 04:00 p.m. In Belém.

An incredible experience to the rhythm of the Amazon !!! I highly recommend to experience the Manaus belem crossing! The crew were very friendly and attentive! Everything went as planned from the start (pick up at my pousada) until the end of the expedition! A huge thank you

Going to Combu Island is a wonderful experience. I loved the boat ride and the tour at Dona Nena‘s chocolate production. It was a lot of fun. I highly recommend this tour for everyone who wants to experience the sourroundings of Belém.

The half-day city tour is a great apprach to the culture and sights in Belém. I loved how the food items were explained on Ver-o-peso market. The most important landmarks are covered. The guide was very helpful and understanding.