Day trip

Belém: Ilha dos Papagaios Birdwatching Sunrise Tour

Belém: Ilha dos Papagaios Birdwatching Sunrise Tour

From US$ 49.70 per person

Wake up before dawn to visit Papagaios Island, a refuge for parrots home to flocks of spectacular birds. Cross the river in a boat and admire the impressive sight of their morning flight as the sun rises and the market fruit-sellers open their stalls.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Hotels located in Belém. The pickup time depends on the location of the hotel and will be informed the day before the activity.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover what Belém is like before dawn and observe the stalls selling fruits in the ports
  • Be mesmerized by the morning flight of thousands of parrots
  • Explore Furos and look for wild animals (if option is chosen)
Full description
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 much native wildlife. Explore these typical Brazilian geographic formations by boat, with lots of opportunities for wildlife sightings including monkeys. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel Belém where the experience ends.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Belém (if option is chosen)
  • Furos tour (if option chosen)
  • French, Portuguese, and English-speaking tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

At Marina Marine Park, Av. Bernardo Sayão, 3332 - Cidade Velha, Belém - PA, 66025-214, Brazil. Look for the "Amazon" boat. Please arrive 15 minutes before the trip starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars

Know before you go

  • Please wear light clothing but also bring a light coat, because at dawn it gets colder
  • During the months of September, October, November, and December the number of parrots is very low due to breeding
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Product ID: 385725