Belém: Ilha do Mosqueiro River Beach Trip with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
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...
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.
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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