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

1. 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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Belém: Ver-o-Peso Market and Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

2. Belém: Ver-o-Peso Market and Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

Explore Belém with an expert guide with this full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel, head to the colorful Ver-o-Peso market, a cultural symbol of Belém and the largest open market in Latin America. Explore hundreds of stalls filled with regional products such as river fish, medicinal herbs, ornamental plants, handicrafts, and a huge variety of typical fruits.  Spend the rest of the day discovering the best museums in the city, starting with the Emilio Goeldi Museum, a botanical and zoological research institute. The botanical park occupies a huge area in the center of Belém and is a living exhibition of Amazonian fauna and flora. See birds, sloths, freshwater fish, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Continue the tour to the Forte do Presépio fortress and visit the ethnographic exhibitions at the Encontro Museum. Finally, visit the São José Liberto Gem Museum to see a floor of amethysts and rose quartz fountains, as well as a collection of precious and semi-precious stones.

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Belém: Half-Day City Tour with Ver-o-Peso Market Visit

3. Belém: Half-Day City Tour with Ver-o-Peso Market Visit

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Belém, then embark on your comprehensive half-day tour of the city's highlights. First, visit the colorful Ver-o-Peso market, located on the banks of Guajará Bay. Stroll through the largest open-air fair in Latin America and the most important commercial warehouse that supplies the city. Then, continue on to the Feliz Lusitânia complex, composed of the Sé Cathedral, Casa das Onze Janelas, with a visit to the Castelo Fortress, a landmark of the city in 1616. Also, see the Basilica Sanctuary Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, one of the most beautiful churches in Belém built in the neoclassical style neoclassical. Admire the marble decor and learn about how the building's history is mixed with the largest religious festival of the people of Pará, the Círio de Nazaré. After this, visit the Emilio Goeldi Museum (except on Tuesdays, when the museum is closed and your visit is replaced with a trip to Bosque Rodrigues Alves). The museum showcases a disciplinary mix of collections including scientific activities in the areas of zoology, human sciences (archeology, anthropology, geography and linguistics), and Earth sciences. Finally, pass through the main tourist points in the city such as República Square, Paz Theater, the Old Town, and more, before concluding your trip with drop-off back at your hotel.

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

4. 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.

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Belém: Ilha do Mosqueiro River Beach Trip with Lunch

5. Belém: Ilha do Mosqueiro River Beach Trip with Lunch

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.

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Alter do Chão: Arapiuns River and Urucureá Village Boat Tour

6. Alter do Chão: Arapiuns River and Urucureá Village Boat Tour

Embark on a full-day boat journey across the Arapiuns River and let your guide introduce you to the rich culture of the Urucureá people and the incredible nature that surrounds this Amazonian destination. Meet your group and leave Alter do Chão heading north, passing by the Piranhas Lake. Do a photo stop at Ponta do Cururu, and then start the crossing trough Tapajós River, passing through the Vila Franca community and entering the Arapiuns River. On the Arapiuns River visit the Urucureá riverside village, a wonderful cove, which is subdivided into three arms of water, providing a unique view. See the picturesque church, and pay a visit to a local house where you will witness the talent of the native ladies in handcrafted pieces made with mastery. See the preparation and making of handicrafts — a true cultural show — and receive valuable knowledge about the arts and history of the Arapiuns River. During lunchtime, taste the Amazon with a meal prepared by a local, with fresh fish, free-range chicken, and sometimes meat. After lunch, relax laying on a hammock, enjoying the breeze. Continue the tour along the rocky banks of the Arapiuns River to your next stop, the fascinating Ponta do Toronó and Grande Lake. Walk over sand dunes that stretch for meters and divide the Arapiuns River into a large lake, with dozens of birds flying over and porpoises showing their fins.  Enjoy a picnic with fresh fruits such as watermelon, pineapple, banana, passion fruit, orange, apple, and coconut. This is a very good place for photos and to swim in crystal clear waters.  At the end of the tour, head to Ponta do Icuxi to see the sunset. After gazing at the sunset, return to Alter do Chão, cruising under a clear and starry sky.

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What people are saying about Pará

The half-day city tour is a great apprach to the culture and sights in Belém. I loved how the food items were explained on Ver-o-peso market. The most important landmarks are covered. The guide was very helpful and understanding.