Cruises from Santarem
Santarem in Brazil, some 800 km up the Amazon, is located on the southern bank of the clear emerald blue waters of the Tapajos River, a tributary of the Amazon. Not far from here these waters encounter the muddy waters of the magnificent Amazon River. A natural phenomenon, the two rivers flow side by side and are known as the ‘meeting of the waters’. The city has a bustling harbour full of riverboats and ancient dugout canoes.
Around the port there are huge cargoes of rubber being loaded for export, while further upstream you’ll glide through virgin rain forest, enlivened by the calls of monkeys and the songs of exotic birds.