This excursion explores the city of Santarém, including the fish market, where it is possible to see freshwater dolphin; the cathedral; Fisher Square; the riverfront; various handicrafts shops; and Mirante do Tapajós, where you can see the meeting of the Tapajós and Amazon rivers; and ZooFIT, a center for animal rehabilitation.
You'll depart Santarém and be driven along the Santarém – Cuiaba highway to reach the ZooFIT. While exploring a secondary Amazonian forest, you will see various Amazon fauna, such as monkeys, parrots, macaws, wild pigs, tapirs, and others.
ZooFIT originated in 1993 to care for and shelter Amazonian fauna in need of rehabilitation. In addition to caring for the animals, ZooFIT’s primary goals are to help protect the biodiversity of the area, and share scientific knowledge about environmental conservation and preservation. ZooFIT, spread over 360 acres, contains more than 100 plant species and 30 animal species.