North Region

The Amazon takes up almost the entire region comprising the state of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.

The Amazon basin has 80.000km. of navigable rivers. The Amazon will impress more by its vastness (lots of water and lots of green) most of the rivers are so wide you will not see much flora and fauna from boats.

To see Amazon wildlife – alligators, monkeys, pink dolphins, anacondas and flowers, fruits birds and insects you must explore the Igarapés (narrower channels cutting through the jungle).

Visitors can go for trips through the forest, lodge in one the Jungle Hotels, take boat cruises or canoe expeditions.

Visits to Indian Reservation need special permissions.

Perfect for: Adventure people, fishing travellers and families.

Best Time: June through January (outside the rain season) and during the Parintins Festival (June) or Cirio de Nazaré Festival (second Sunday in October).

Alter do Chão (Pará): The village of Alter do Chão, 33 km. west of Santarém, stands beside the Rio tapajós at the entrance of picturesque lagoon, Lago Verde. With its white sand beaches, relaxed atmosphere and beautiful location, it is a great and rustic place to relax.

Belém (Pará): It is a lively city with the biggest port on the Amazon and some fascinating historic architecture. Founded in 1616 it is one of the rainiest cities in the world. The best synthesis of this unique culture is the market Ver o Peso, a street market that sells several options since typical foods to handicrafts.

Manaus (Amazon): The capital of the state of Amazonas, is the privileged gateway to the rain forest. Jungle hotels located in the outskirts of the city introduce visitors to the woodland as it really is. The city is an international port some 1500km. from the mouth of the Amazonas and is a free trade zone. Some highlights of the city is the Opera House an opulent theatre built during the rubber boom.

Jalapão (Tocantis): In the state of Tocantins we can find one of the most imposing land-scape of the Midwest, the Jalapão State Park. Adventure starts along the way as long stretches of sand and dust lead visitors through an area of 34 thousand of wild territory composed of orange colored sand dunes, rivers of potable waters and many waterfalls.

Marajo Island (Pará): Immense river Island that stretches over to the sea has beaches of calm waters, sand dunes, typical food and cattle (buffalos) raising farms among its many attractions.