Welcome to Floresta Nacional do Tapajós
One of the last and most accessible stretches of primary rainforest in the region, this protected area is the Amazon rainforest you always imagined. Behemoth samaúma and other trees, some with trunks too big for even 20 people to stretch their arms around, are a highlight of this 5440-sq-km reserve on the east side of the Rio Tapajós. Visit with a guide and it's likely to be one of your most memorable experiences. Wildlife includes numerous species of birds (king vultures are a highlight), while the forest is also home to elusive cats (including jaguar and ocelot, although they're rarely seen), as well as howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys and capuchins.