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A une heure de bus de Santarem, en pleine Amazonie, une petite plage de reve au sable blanc.....ideal pour les couples solitaires  
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Tabatinga is the jumping off point for boats along the Amazon, either heading west to Iquitos in Peru of east to Manaus. Its not a particularly attractive place! If you're coming in from Peru, you will go through passport control on the Peru side, but on the Brazilian side you'll need to find the local police station yourself to show your documents (inc. Yellow fever certificate, very important). Boats to Manaus go 3-4 times a week. Book a spot on the mid-deck (your hostel will help you) arrive early to grab a spot to hook up your hammock (my boat was leaving at 2PM, I hooked up my hammock at 11 and went for lunch, no-one will move it). You can buy hammocks in Tabatinga, but I'd recommend buying one elsewhere. On the boat, take lots to read because there is very little to do apart from watch the river, and you don't see much wildlife apart from birds (and the odd river dolphin if you're lucky). Food on the boats on the Brazil side is OK (I've heard its not so good on the Peru side), and if you get board with it, there's usually a bar/cafe on the top deck selling toasties etc. Bring lots of drinking water though.
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Manaus is the gateway to the real Amazones. From there you can be picked up in a tiny boat to be taken to a resort that's nested in the wilderness. Having said that, most of them are quite luxurious and very comfortable.
Trust me, you still feel you are in the middle of the wilderness (duh, you really are!). I had an amazing guide, who actually caught a live, extremely venomous snake for us so we could take a picture of it! He let it go back to its home after we had our Kodak Moments.

I would highly recommended anyone in the area to stay at any of the resorts there, all are well looked after. And definately visit the Monkey Rescue! Some of the monkeys have decided to stay after they were nursed back to health (they are not caged) and are very eager to play and check you hair for fleas. Heaps of fun!
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