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Called here as it was a stop on a cruise ship. We were greeted at the pier by a gang of kids wanting to hold our hands and 'escort' us to the magical sights, which included a couple of crocodiles with their mouths bound with...More
Good stop on a cruise ship (pretty much the only way to get there)
Get to see village life - the kids are sweet - dress up, carry pets (?) - don't speak any English, but will show you around the island (for tips) -...More
The village looked interesting as we approached, houses on stilts, and lots of people milling about. We had been told that the village houses 75-100 people but that others from other villages come in when theres a ship in to sell their handicrafts. Well they...More
This was a stop on our Holland America cruise. At breakfast, the windows were really steamed up. Hot already. No tours are offered here. It was suggested we bring a supply of single dollar bills, and small school supplies. We boarded our tender, and immediately...More
Unlike some other reviewers who waxed lyrical about helping the indigenes akin to Rousseau's "noble savage", I found our cruise call here - for the entire day - deeply unsatisfying. Maybe this stop was mandated by the Brazilian Government as the price for allowing cruises...More
Got there by tender from cruise ship so obviously quite touristy, however possible to walk away from that area and enjoy the natural side. A lot of children hoping for money but will also happily accept pencils books etc. High light for me was just...More
We wer privieged to be able to meet these native Amazonian people in their own village. We saw the school, the chapel and their homes. Take pens, pencils, paper and school supplies. Add a couple of dollars for photos. You will be made very welcome.
Unless you are on a cruise ship that stops at this location, you can forget going to this tiny village. Our brochure said there were 75 inhabitants however about 150 showed up, apparently some coming from the outlying jungles. You will able to clearly see...More
This tiny settlement at the mouth of the Valeria River was a stop during an Amazon River cruise. The ship's tenders pulled up to a small dock at the base of a church and small schoolhouse. The interesting part of the village is out of...More
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The cruise ship tender is the only way I know of to reach this village. Yes, it's touristy, in that all the inhabitants converge on the tourists. But for me it was a view of their way of life...very different from my own... More
The cruise ship tender is the only way I know of to reach this village. Yes, it's touristy, in that all the inhabitants converge on the tourists. But for me it was a view of their way of life...very different from my own. I probably wouldn't go back, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to visit.