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Belém: Marajó Island Day Trip with Buffalo Farm Visit

1. 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 raising and breeding. Stop at Toca do Açaí and learn all about açaí, the delicious purple Amazon fruit. From there, continue to the shores of Salvaterra and unwind on beautiful Grande Beach. Cool off with a swim, relax by the sand, then sit back as you’re taken back to Belém.

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

2. 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: Day 1 - Visit Joanes Village and its historic ruins from the period of Jesuit occupation on the island. Afterward, get free time for lunch and bathing. Next, visit Salvaterra and get to know its main tourist spots. Make a short crossing by the Paracauary river, where the city of Soure is located on the other side of the river. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own.  Day 2 - After breakfast, visit the crafts, ceramics, and tannery center, which is a buffalo leathercraft center. Head to a typical Marajoara farm, where you will canoe row through the Tucumanduba stream, disembarking at Goiabal beach. Here, cross the mangrove on a suspended trail and return riding on a buffalo (depending on the tide, activities might be done in reverse). Continue and visit the paradisaical Pesqueiro beach, where you will have time for bathing and lunch. Later, visit the Barra Velha beach.  Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own. DAY 3 - 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. 4 Day, 3 Night Excursion: Day 1 - Visit Joanes Village and its historic ruins from the period of Jesuit occupation on the island. Afterward, get free time for lunch and bathing. Next, visit Salvaterra and get to know its main tourist spots. Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own Day 2 - After breakfast, visit the Caruana Institute and learn about the Marajoara rituals and “culte of the pajés”, which are healers from indigenous tribes, considered to have occult powers or spiritual guides. Head to Pesqueiro beach with a trek to the village of Céu and navigate an igarapé stream by canoe. Admire the lush Amazonian nature and meet the locals. Enjoy a traditional lunch served in the village. Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own. Day 3 - After breakfast explore the crafts, ceramics, and tannery center. Later, go to the Barra Velha beach where there will be free time to relax and eat grab lunch (not included).  Visit a typical Marajoara farm, where there will be an optional buffalo riding scheduled, followed by a local snack. Return to the hotel and enjoy a free evening to explore on your own. Day 4 - 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.

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

3. 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 rise, gaze in awe at the unique sight of thousands of parrots flying across the sky.

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