Manaus to Santarém: 36-Hour Ferry on the Amazon

2.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours

Manaus to Santarém: 36-Hour Ferry on the Amazon

Activity provider: Amazon Amazing Tours

From US$ 78 per person

Cruise down the Amazon River from Manaus to Santarém like a local. Marvel the rainforest's diverse flora and fauna. Sleep in a hammock or a private cabin.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 days
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Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Manaus.


  • Cruise down the Amazon River in all its glory
  • Gaze out at the rainforest surrounding you for 36 hours
  • Make use of the most popular means of budget transportation in the Amazon
Full description
Utilize the mode of transportation used most by locals and hop on a boat going down the Amazon. After pickup from your accommodation in Manaus, you’ll head down to the dock for your 36-hour journey to Santarém. Choose between options to stay on a hammock, or upgrade to a private, 2-person cabin with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Gaze out across the mighty Amazon as you float down the river during your voyage. Look out for unique flora and fauna. Once you arrive in Santarém, stay in town, or select transportation to Alter do Chão.
  • Hotel pickup from Manaus
  • Accommodation in private cabin, with bathroom and air-conditioning, if option chosen
  • Accommodation in hammock, if option chosen
  • Transfer from Santarém Port to Alter do Chão, if option chosen
  • Hotel drop-off in Santarém
  • Meals and Drinks ($15 USD per day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Sleeping bag

Know before you go

  •  This is a transportation ferry, not the best option for jungle sightseeing in the Amazon
  •  If you choose the hammock option, you can either bring your own hammock and ropes, or, buy them as an add-on during checkout
  •  Please bring cash to buy food and drinks on board
  •  Boats operate on River Time in the Amazon; don’t expect punctuality
  •  Expect to have no internet access or mobile phone signal for most of the journey
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.8 /5

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Very nice outing, we docked at several ports. For water lovers, I recommend, it's very soothing. Only downside, the boat left 2 hours late, this is apparently often the case but it's good to know. The room has the minimum, a double bed, a single bed on the mezzanine, a mini fridge to store your provisions, and a bathroom with a toilet and a shower. There is also air conditioning. It was a good experience. Taxi from the hotel to the port included, with accompaniment to the boat, and taxi from the port of arrival to the hotel also included. I recommend.

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May 19, 2022

The entire package was not adhered to. Transfer to the boat not registered, but ok. I didn't get a hammock there, I bought it myself and in Santarem I didn't pay a driver, but a taxi myself.

November 18, 2021

July 4, 2021

Product ID: 290270