Tag: off the beaten track

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How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus

How to get to Novo Airão from Manaus

There are are 3 options for getting from Manaus to Novo Airão now the lancha rápida (fast boat) is no longer running: taxi lotação (shared taxi) bus and private taxi transfer. TAXI LOTAÇÃO/SHARED TAXI: Take Avenida Brasil in Manaus and turn off onto the road leading to the bridge (Rua Coronel Cyrillo Neves). Just before […]

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17 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 interesting surprises about Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil

10 interesting surprises about Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil

  Novo Airão is an important tourist centre, an ideal jumping off point for visits to the Parque Nacional de Anavilhanas, the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, and the Parque Nacional do Jaú, the second largest park in Latin America. Nature, history and unique experiences abound here. Discover more about Novo Airão here. Here are some […]

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15 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to Alter do Chão from Belem or Manaus

How to get to Alter do Chão from Belem or Manaus

To get to the hidden paradise of Alter do Chão (photo above) from Belem or Manaus one way or another you’re going to have to go through Santarém, which is located 38kms to the north where the Tapajós river joins the Amazon. To SANTARÉM: There are only 2 options to get to SANTARÉM – fly or […]

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10 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Is it possible to get to Peninsula de Maraú by car from Salvador?

Q. Dear Alison, Thankyou for your advice. A question for you: where can I go from Salvador by car? I plan to relax on beaches and in some of the pousadas you write about. I like traveling by car very much, but I can’t find any places to travel to from Salvador. Distances 300-400 km are ok. Thank you in […]

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8 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

10 interesting facts about Alter do Chão, Pará

Famous for its sandy beaches which only appear during the dry season, Alter do Chão is a relaxed, laid-back destination which combines jungle, history and beach experiences into one charming package. You can read more about Alter do Chão here.

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6 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
Discover Alter do Chão, Brazil: a jungle, history and beach experience all at once

Discover Alter do Chão, Brazil: a jungle, history and beach experience all at once

Alter do Chão, Pará is a small village located 38 kilometres south of Santarem, with a population of 8,000. The village is most famous for its sandy beaches and the sand spit which appears during the dry season (July to December) right opposite the main square. Rather inaccurately referred to as Ilha do Amor or  ‘Love Island’, […]

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5 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

10 surprising facts about Ilha de Marajó, Pará

Marajó is an island located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil, in the state of Pará. It’s a 3 and a half hour boat ride from Belém, has a population of around 250,000 and is the largest fluvial island in the world. Here’s how to get to Ilha de Marajó. And here are some […]

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2 de October de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

How to get to Ilha de Marajó from Belém

The island of Marajó is an extraordinary place: the size of Switzerland with a population of only 250,000 (only 210,000 more than it had in the 16th century!) It has 4 ecosystems and buffalos outnumber people several times over, used for transport, policing, leather goods and food. What do I like particularly about the place? The fact […]

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29 de September de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

Hidden Pousadas Brazil has just had its 7th birthday and over the years I’ve travelled far and wide and way off the beaten path to find the best places to stay before they get known and are discovered by package-type tourists. In the process I’ve become a dab hand at packing for Brazil in every season/weather […]

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29 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More