Belém: Ilha dos Papagaios Birdwatching Sunrise Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 4 - 10 hours
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...
Start the tour before dawn with pickup from your hotel in Belém or make your own way to the meeting point. As the city sleeps, depart for Papagaios Island, crossing the river in a small boat. At the docks, watch as hundreds of market stalls selling bread and different fruits open their stalls ready for the morning trade. Cruise across the water for 20-minutes until you arrive at Papagaios Island, a habitat for thousands of parrots. As the sun begins to rise, gaze in awe at the unique sight of thousands of parrots flying across the sky. Marvel as the sky appears to turn a tint of green in this festive greeting to the sun. Cross back across the water and conclude the tour with drop-off at your hotel or at the meeting point. Alternatively, choose to extend your experience with a trip to the 'Furos', the lowland lagoons of the area formed by river flooding which provides the habitat for mu...
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