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Begin with a scenic drive along the bustling waterfront. Since boats are the chief mode of transportation in the Amazon, you will see cargo, produce, and passenger vessels in various shapes and conditions. Proceeding toward the town center, a short stop will be made at the cathedral. Continue driving to a lookout point, from where you can observe the Meeting of the Waters. This natural phenomenon of the muddy Amazon and the blue waters of the Rio Tapajos flowing side by side define the character of the city. Arriving in the town center, you will visit the Town Hall Museum housed in the old town hall. It features a fine collection of ancient Tapajós ceramics as well as various 19th-century artifacts and publications. Continue into the countryside to visit an old manioc flour factory where you will also be introduced to a variety of native trees, including rubber trees. A short demonstration shows you how latex is extracted.
Please note: The best available coaches are often old and do not have air-conditioning. This tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns.
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