Itaituba is a city of about 85,000 people in Pará. It sits on the west bank of the Tapajós River
Boats leave Santarém from the Praça Tiradentes port from Monday to Saturday at 4 PM and on Sunday at 2 PM. The ride takes 14 to 17 hours and costs R$50.
Fast boats leave at 1 PM and take 8 or 9 hours.
Cooapfopa company - boats from Santarém. schedules
There are fast boats from Itaituba to Santarém. Princesa do Tapajós: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 PM. About R$70 to R$80. Veloz: Tuesday, Thurssday and Saturday.
If driving into Itaituba from Santarém or from the east, you will need to pay R$20 (price per car, regardless of number of passengers) to take a ferry across the river.
Car rentals About R$100 per day, plus insurance. Most open regular office hours (i.e. get there before 4 PM). Most closed on Sundays.
- Chicão: +55 93 3518-7199, +55 93 9976-5214
- J. Farias – +55 93 3518-1055
- Jacy Car – +55 93 3518-3025
Itaituba is a good base for exploring the Amazônia National Park, about 50 km to the west.
- Amazônia National Park. To visit the nearby Amazônia National Park, you must obtain permission from IBAMA. They have an office in Itaituba.
- 1 Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente / Parque Nacional da Amazônia (IBAMA / Parque Nacional da Amazônia), Av. Mal. Rondon, s/n. Aeroporto Velho. Itaituba – PA. (Take a taxi.), ☎ , . "office hours" (open about 8 AM to 6 PM, but closed from 12 PM to 2 PM). To visit the Amazônia National Park, you need to get a permit. One can be obtained here. You need your passport - maybe also a photocopy and some 3x4 cm photos. Call ahead because "office hours" may be variable. free.
- Parque Nacional do Jamanxim, near Itaituba, Pará (Head south from Itaituba along road 163, about 100 km), ☎ . Contact: Avenida Brigadeiro Haroldo Veloso, 975. Bairro Boa Esperança, Itaituba, Pará. CEP: 68.181-030
There are small shops and snack vendors near the port.
- 1 Hotel Riosinho, Avenida São José, 77 - Centro, Itaituba - PA, 68180-080, ☎ .
- 2 Juliana Park Hotel, Tv. João Pessoa, 31, Itaituba - PA, 68180-630, ☎ , .
- 3 Hotel Dantas, Av. Dr. Hugo de Mendonça, 728 - Centro, Itaituba - PA, 68180-005, ☎ .
- 4 [dead link]Santa Rita Palace, Tv. Treze de Maio, 144 - Comércio, Itaituba - PA, 68180-635, ☎ .
There is free wifi near the waterfront.
- Boats to Santarém leave daily at 4 PM.
- Fordlândia is a small historic town on the east bank of the Tapajós River. It can be arrived at by bus or boat.