Fodor's Expert Review Jamaraquá

Alter do Chão Town/Village Fodor's Choice
A 40-minute speedboat trip south of Alter do Chão is the community of Jamaraquá, which has developed a strong cultural identity. Here you can head into the forest for a three-hour hike to see a 500-year-old Samuama tree, or visit the rubber factory, where local artisans will explain how they extract rubber from the seringuero tree. Around the community there are numerous streams to explore by canoe and paddleboard. Many travelers end up spending a night or two in the community's small pousada, where both hammocks and private rooms are available. Prices start at R$20 per night. Jamaraquá is also accessible by road (R$15 one-way, three hours)
Town/Village Local Interest–Sight Green Fodor's Choice Family

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52 km (32 miles) south of Alter do Chão
Alter do Chão, Pará  68109000, Brazil

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