Located between Santarém and Manaus, Boca de Valeria is the entrance to the Valeria Channel (boca meaning mouth). The channel leads to Lake Valeria, which marks the border between the States of Amazonas and Pará. While the ship is at anchor, a colourful picture unfolds as canoes with the local population come out to meet the ship, providing additional excitement to your Amazon experience. There are no facilities to operate any organised excursions. View more
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This is a self-exploration opportunity and advanced reservations are not required.
Located between Santarém and Manaus, Boca de Valeria is the entrance to the Valeria Channel (boca meaning 'mouth'). The channel leads to Lake Valeria, which marks the border between the States of Amazonas and Pará. While the ship is at anchor, a colorful picture unfolds as canoes with the local population come out to meet the ship, providing additional excitement to your Amazon experience.
There are no facilities to operate any organized excursions. If conditions permit, the ship's tenders may take you to one of the typical Caboclo (river dwellers) villages to get a glimpse of the natives' traditional lifestyle. See monkeys and snakes and also look at a selection of local handicrafts.
Approximately 75 people live in this small village, surrounded by the great rain forest of the Amazon Basin. Life here is a startling contrast to life in Brazil's modern Amazonian cities of Santarem and Manaus. In this tiny fishing village, see firsthand how the people of the Amazon live. Experience their culture as you visit their village.
Please note: Walking is at your own discretion over uneven and unprepared pathways and roads. Recommended dress is lightweight cotton clothing and flat-soled shoes you do not mind getting soiled. Sun protection and insect repellent are also essential. Guests are welcomed to bring supplies as donation to the local school and kids.