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Itaituba night scene

Itaituba is a city of about 85,000 people in Pará. It sits on the west bank of the Tapajós River


Get in[edit]

By boat[edit]

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.

By car[edit]

Itaituba is located on the Trans Amazonica highway and is connected by road to Cuiabá and Porto Velho.

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.

Get around[edit]

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.


To visit the nearby Amazônia National Park, you must obtain permission from IBAMA. They have an office in Itaituba.


There are small shops and snack vendors near the port.





There is free wifi near the waterfront.

Go next[edit]

Boats to Santarém leave daily at 4 PM.

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