Your tour begins with a visit to the Santarem Museum which, since its inauguration in 1868, has been used for several different purposes, including a courthouse, prison and city hall. Today, as a museum, its archives feature indigenous ceramics of Santarem, most of them pre-Columbian. Other artefacts include early furniture and paintings of the city. 

Afterwards, you’ll head to a ‘native dwelling’ to see a local family preparing the manioc flour, as well as a demonstration of the native way to extract latex from the rubber trees. You’ll also see a display of the tools of the ‘rubber worker’ from the last century.  

Your return drive will take you through the old part of Santarem, passing the quaint Immaculate Conception Church and downtown to Fisherman Square; see the sculpture of the Victoria- Regia water lily and another of Saint Peter, the patron saint of the fishermen. A short stop will be made so that you can purchase some souvenirs, before returning to the port.   

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