Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism through 190km in the Tapajós River with unforgettable attractions and plenty of cultural things to see and do…
Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism
If you visit Alter do Chão don´t miss the opportunity to live an exciting story in the jungle of the Amazons between the Brazilian and American culture marked by revolt, hundreds of deaths, disappointment and the relentless American oppression in an agro-industrial project between the years 1927 and 1945. Henry Ford intended to use Fordlândia to fuel its latex business necessary for the manufacture of tires for their cars, after failing numerous times Ford also tried to relocate the plantations in Belterra, from 1945, new technologies allowed to manufacture tires from oil products, which made the project a total disaster.
Selvagem Tours spent months visiting all locations between Alter do Chao and Fordlândia to customize a unique tour that involves all the best locations and attractions between these cities.
Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism
We leave Alter do Chao southbound in the Tapajós river passing through the Jacundá Lake stopping at the Mureta Lake to walk on the beach and swim directly into the clean waters of the Tapajós River.
We will visit the Jurucuri Lake and go to the historic Pindobal Beach where you will learn about the rubber history in the Amazons. We will continue enjoying the beautiful beaches of Cajutuba with another stop in Aramanai beach to take pictures and enjoy a refreshing swim. We´ll proceed to Santo Domingo and Maguari Beach with opportunities for beautiful photos.
Next, stop FLONA Jamaraqua where we will go straight to the lovely Jamaraqua stream with crystal clear water, numerous fish and a lot of beauty to make a delicious picnic with fresh fruits “watermelon, pineapple, banana, passion fruit, orange, apple and coconut.”
We will walk to a great local craft store where you can buy rubber products produced by the natives in accessible prices. Then We’ll make the famous (***) Jamaraqua track with a local guides walking 7 km in 3-4 hours, visiting a huge samaúma tree, observe the viewpoint of the Tapajós River seeing varies animals and learning an unforgettable education of the fauna and flora of the region. Also available is a smaller trail “3 km 1.5 hours” just walking through the forest.
(****) Homemade Native Lunch – Do you still remember your grandmother cooking? YES? This is the taste and quality of the delicious native lunch we will experience with wild chicken fresh fish and other delicacies. After you delight yourself with the native cuisine we will go appreciate the sunset in a (*****) Canoe trip on the stream with many beautiful landscapes.
You have the option to camp in the forest with fire and an orchestra of nocturnal animals, camp on the beach with fire watching a beautiful starry sky or comfortably staying in the Nirvana of the Tapajos hostel to enjoy our amazon nights.”
We will continue sailing along the banks of the Tapajós River through Acaratinga, Jaguarari, Piquiatuba, Marituba, Bragança, Tauari, Perim, Taquara, Prainha, Itapiúna, Paraiso, Jatuarana and Itapaiuna watching lots of natural beauty, making small stops for diving and interaction with nature before we arrived at the charming (******) Dream Refuge, the magnificent property of Mr. Julius Bentes where you will be thrilled with his impressive stories and works. We will camp on the beach with wild fire and diner.
Will tour the fantastic Dream Refuge with animals strolling around your feet, visit bayous, see 2 fish tanks made by the very hands of Mr. Julio, taste fruit direct from the trees, walk on the beaches and we will enjoy part of the track used by the famous Jungle Marathon. We will make a delicious wild dinner with campfire right on the beach.
We´ll continue up the Tapajos River enjoying the many natural beauties, communities, beaches and animals arriving by late afternoon in Fordlândia where we will stay at the (*******) Americana Inn.
(********) Fordlândia City tour to learn the city history, visit the unmistakable water tower hovering over the village, visit the huge warehouse with machinery and even Ford trucks from the ’30s, visit a residential street still with the original homes, visit the hospital and warehouses used for storage of the latex. Fordlândia is a place to visit by the historical context, to try to feel in the skin what was this Ford misadventure. Fordlândia is an opportunity to be part of history.
We will continue to (*********) Musum waterfall on the left side of the Tapajós River, a wonderful community in harmony with nature; we will visit some native homes, take a deep in a delightful stream and make the 2 hours trail to the waterfall. We will spend the remaining of day delighting ourselves in one of the best waterfalls in the area and will camp with fire and wild dinner.
We will return to the Musum community and depart to Alter do Chão with the last stop enjoying the magnificent sunset on the Tapajós River to meditate on the many beauties we saw, lived and learned in this unforgettable “Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism Tour” personalized by Selvagem Tours…
We love what we do… that is why our tours are unique and differentiated; you will be with professionals who will make all the difference in your trip…
For your comfort and well-being, we offer free of charge tour guide, beach service, water, ice, fresh fruit and beer “in the fast boats” and caipirinhas “in the big regional ships”. Additionally in the big regional ships we have a full bar stocked with the best hot and cold beverage. In long trips, we supply fishing equipment, hammocks and tents for camping. Always at your disposal, there will be a wonderful crew totally dedicated to your day of pleasure.
Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism
Departure location CAT “Tourist information center of Alter do Chão” click to see map
Duration 7 Days
Departure time 10:00 Hours
Return time 19:00 Hours
Tour available in Portuguese, English, Russian and Spanish
Payment methods Reservation in advance by wire | Cash | Credit cards
* Fast boats – They are all new boats, powerful engines; all safety equipment, leather seats and sum covers.
** Big regional ships – They have four different ambient, two executive suites, one lounge for leisure or rest, stand up board, kayak, barbecue place, music equipment, powerful engine and all safety equipment.
*** Track is opcional with a cost of R$ 20.00 per person for the FLONA Jamaraquá community.
**** Lunch is opcional with a cost of R$ 20.00 per person for the native home serving the lunch
***** Canoe ride is free with the track purchase
****** Dream Refuge Cost of R$ 100.00 per person for lunch, trail and use of the private property.
******* Americana Inn Cost of 2 nights for lodging in the only inn in town (Americana inn)
******** Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism City tour Cost of R$ 100.00 per person
******** Waterfall Musum Cost R$ 50.00 per person for the community and the Musum waterfall
Note – Due to the natural change of the water level, attractions and locality can be changed “we will always maintain the quality and standard of all tours”
Reservations for the “Fordlândia Amazon ecotourism” can be made in person at the Selvagem Tours port depending on the availability of seats or to secure your place on the boat make your reservations in advance by bank transfer.