The first settlement in Santarém was a Jesuit mission built in 1661.
Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.
As you leave the airport and head to Rio's beautiful Zona Sul (the touristic South Zone), you'll drive for about 40 minutes on a highway from where you'll begin to get a sense of the dramatic...
They came to Santarém after the American Civil War in the hope of creating a new slaving state.
Few of them stayed very long, but they left their mark in certain family and trade names.
If conditions permit, the ship’s tenders may take you to one of the typical Caboclo (river dwellers) villages to get a glimpse of the natives’...
Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State, is a hilly city of around 1.8 million people that lies 766 km (475 miles) west of Santarém and 1,602 km (993 miles) west of Belém on the banks of the Río Negro 10 km (6 miles) upstream from its confluence with the Amazon.
In the 1920s, during the rubber boom, Henry Ford spent million to establish an enormous rubber plantation for the production of automobile tires.
The project ended in disaster when many of his workers died from malaria and Ford realized that there were too many obstacles to...
Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil.
Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, and fabulously flamboyant Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food.
The shores here are cooled by constant breezes and lapped by waters with an average temperature of 24°C (72°F).