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Reserva Florestal de Tapajos

Reserva Florestal de Tapajos (Brazil)

Practical information about Reserva Florestal de Tapajos

  • Encounters with locals
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • River
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
3hrs by car from Santarem
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Reserva Florestal de Tapajos

Delphine Teisserenc Travel writer
58 travel articles

In the heart of Brazil's Amazon, the Tapajós National Forest is a primary rainforest, home to a diverse ecosystem.

My suggestion:
Hire a local guide, who can take you deep inside this 'jungle' and disclose its mysteries!

The Tapajós National Forest is jaguar country. Living in this forest, they're hard to spot and locals are terrified of them. During a briefing session on indigenous rights, I met a guide who specializes in this region. He told me that he organizes night-time jaguar watching trips. Hidden in the trees, he imitates the call of the female to attract others. One for the adventurers amongst you!

My trip to the Tapajós National Forest was to meet a Quilombola community, Afro-Brazilians descended from slaves brought over to work on plantations. I was privileged to learn about my hosts' diet, as well as discover more about local animal and plant life during a boat trip along tributaries , followed by a jungle walk. My guide's knowledge made this trip even more rewarding and included him teaching me about the healing benefits of indigenous plants. And I finished my tour with a well earned little dip in the river.

The Tapajós National Forest
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