Ibis Belem Aeroporto
Av Julio Cesar, 1675, Val de Cans, Belem, State of Para, 66613010, Brazil
More about Belém
Ver-o-peso market & harbour
200+ criss-crossing hammocks
Fried fish with Açaí (white or red)
Mangal viewed from the Tower
I am going to be arriving in Belem soon, and from there i plan to take a boat to Manaus. Can anyone tell me any information on how long this takes, cost involved, and anything else that i might need to know. Actually, whilst i am on here, could anyone tell me if they know of cheap flights to Belem from Rio, as at the moment i am looking at a 50 plus hour bus journey to get there. Yes, as you can guess i spent too long in other countries, and so am having to rush somewhat!!
thanks again for any help folks
The cheapest flight might be with GOL (www.voegol.com.br) which can be had for R$369 one way Belem to Rio.
GOL has, within the last week or so, added the capacity to buy flights online (on the site for Brazil given above) with Visa and Mastercard issued outside Brazil, and not requiring a CPF (Brazilian ID#)or AMEX as before, making the process a bit easier.
Travel Tips for Belém
Visit Our Bosque Rodrigues...
Visit Our Bosque Rodrigues Alves, 16 hec aproximately of preserved forest where you will have a notion of the Beuty of our Rain Forest...Here a iron chalet at Rodrigues Alves...
This tree with yellow flowers we call here Ipê Amarelo. Beutiful isn't it? You can see this tree like in this pic (pic took by Miguel Chikaoka)from july till september. My best memory of Belém is Our Guajará Bay... I simply love it!! I like to go there to wait for the sunset...
from the western region around Belem,they make great planters, fruitbowls and what have you.....but if they're not glaced, I would not buy pottery to drink or eat from...lead poisoning can occur!
certainly worth a thought for a gift to take home, or send it by Post, which would make sense not to have to carry it around
the pottery has actually a great historic significans, involving the City of Santarem, 3 days by ship down the Amazon (around 800km, depends of the river flow
unearthed and decorated black soil .....Pottery has been found around Santarem,. given indication this place was civilized 10 000 years ago, long before europe awoke.....and such evidence makes me grin, when I hear people talk about 3th. world.....what does it actually mean? what is the second? and the first??
what I am getting at is: travellers and tourist, whatever we like to call us, a little respect goes a long way..and travelling is, after all, the biggest eye opener
Nothing here any different...
Nothing here any different than most of Brazil. Wonderful people who will help if they can and rarely pass you by without a smile or nod of the head.
Like anywhere, you get what you give.
a world away from the bustle of Belem or Manaus, 3 days by boat from both big Cities, Santarem is somehow rejected by the mainstream tourist flow, or is it not?
Santarem had the highest population in the Americans before the Europeans arrived, and the region around Santarem was settled before the Andes. evidence is found through the black pottery...terra preta do Indio,( Indian black soil )
so when you travel down the Amazon, don't avoid or pass the place, take some time and explore.
K1W1 has some info on Santarem, with its beautiful beach, click the link below
Visit UFPA - Federal...
Visit UFPA - Federal University of Pará, considered the most beautiful university of Brazil it is by Guamá River and was constructed during the 60's.
Here is a steel chalet crossing to the other side of the chalet is the river...so the photographer had his back to Guamá River. Guamá River has its waters turbid as most of river from this region.