TURIARTE: Amazon Rainforest Tour: The Merging of Rivers and Cultures

Amazon Rainforest Tour: The Merging of Rivers and Cultures

Santarem, Brazil


Community-based cooperative

3 days
From$198 USDper person

TURIARTE is a community-based cooperative that enhances and supports processes of integrated and sustained development.

Tour Highlights

  • Navigate through Amazon rivers and learn about local cuisines while helping to support community infrastructure.
  • Float along a confluence of Amazon rivers.
  • Learn how to harvest honey and breed fish from village natives.

Tour revenue will be invested in maintaining tourism infrastructure, providing technical assistance, supporting community development, and contributing to the emergency relief reserve.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    3 days

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Italian, Portuguese

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Backpack, Change of clothes, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Headlamp/ flashlight, Hiking boots, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sunscreen lotion, Swimming suit, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

There is a point, almost on the borderline between the Brazilian states of Amazonas and Parà, where three rivers named Arapiuns, Tapajós and Amazonas connect. Not only do fresh waters meet here, but also different civilizations, cultures, landscapes and ecosystems. Forest and beach destinations are bound together. It is the perfect destination for anybody with a desire to discover the Amazon. Spend 3 days following local paths in the forest and flowing on river waters by boat. Get your nightly rest on hammocks as Amazonian people do! Together with members of local villages and reserves, Reserva Extrativista Tapajós-Arapiuns, Comunidades de Anã, Atodi, Arimum, Urucurea, Santarém, Alter do Chão, learn about their native foods and culinary arts, honey-making and fish-breeding, and watch artisans make small objects with natural fibers obtained from forest trees and fruits. Experience the daily lives of these riverside communities, enjoy a tour by canoe and take a refreshing bath in fresh water.

Tour Start Address

In front of Mercadão 2000, on the city shore of Santarém, Santarem, PA, Brazil

How To Get There

If you like adventure and are already travelling in the North of Brazil, you can get to the city of Santarém by boat from Manaus or Belém, or by car following the main road Santarém-Cuiabá, which is only partially covered with asphalt.
You can comfortably reach Santarém by flight, since it is daily connected to main Brazilian cities by national flights, with a scale in Belém or Manaus.
The airport is 15 kms far from Santarém downtown (by taxi: approximately 50 BRL/ 15 USD) and 35 kms from the town of Alter do Chão (by taxi: approximately 85 BRL/ 28 USD) .



To enhance and support participatory processes of integrated and sustainable development, with the aim of portraying a positive example of better public policies, quality of life, and the full practice of citizenship with emphasis on the rights of traditional Amazon traditional peoples.

Main Programs

  • Obtain a higher quality of life and the full practice of citizenship for the traditional people of the Amazonian area through integrated projects in the following areas: social organization, human rights, sanitation, environment and education