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Can you suggest a tour company for a Santarem, Brazil City Tour?

 

All of my tour searches for Santarem come up with the "Meeting of the Waters" which I will be doing from Alter Do Chao, Brazil.

 

So I would like to do a city tour in Santarem.

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There is not a lot to see in Santarem. Unfortunately, the port is around 2 miles from the center of town. If you arrive around noon, as we did, it's a hot walk. They do have taxis, but I thought they were a bit expensive considering the distance--I think it was about $10 per cab. In town we got wi-fi at the place that is at the sort of point. There is a gift shop there and it hangs out over the water. You can see the meeting of the waters from the ship or from the wi-fi place.

 

Probably the most popular tour there is the piranha fishing tour. You take a river boat down a sort of tributary and stop to try to fish for piranhas. Along the way there are usually birds to see and water buffalo.

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Santarem is quite small, and very grubby. Most interesting sight we saw was vultures fighting over rubbish bins :D

OK for a wander, but not worth a "city tour" - if indeed there even is such a thing.

 

While there (overnite) we sailed the meeting / wedding of the waters (sounds much grander than it is, it's just where muddy brown water meets less-muddy brown water, but the whole boat ride was excellent), and a rain-forest walk (IMHO a waste of time, little to see) combined with time relaxing at Alter Chao - a very attractive lazy waterfront.

 

I wonder whether you'd do better to spend your Alter Chao day relaxing on its beach, and do the meeting-of-the-waters from Santarem. :confused:

A wider choice of boats in Santarem and less travelling overall.

 

JB :)

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