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On the night of October 3, 2015 – TotalAdventure boarded LAN’s 787 Dreamliner from Miami to Santiago. It was the start of a two week journey, with the main focus on the Adventure Travel World Summit in Puerto Varas Chile.
The trip covered a huge range – from the snowy Andes to the steamy Amazon.
After clearing customs in Santiago, TotalAdventure boarded a 90 minute flight to Puerto Montt, which was near Puerto Varas.
It was a cold misty day – especially for someone who had just flown from the 95 degree heat of Miami.
TotalAdventure warmed up with a piping hot bowl of Parihuela – a fresh spicy seafood stew. For TotalAdventure’s Chilean adventures – CLICK HERE !
A five hour journey from Rio de Janiero, via Brasilia, landed TotalAdventure in Belém – capital of the vast Pará State – about 80 km from the Mouth of The Amazon. The 450 year old Cidade Velho is closest to the River and there is a surprisingly large modern city with skyscrapers not far inland.
TotalAdventure boarded a ferry for the one hour ride to the river town of Barcarena, which would be a 10 hour car ride by circuitous muddy roads through the jungle. These elevated cabins are not connected to the power grid, but many have generators to run their satellite TV’s.
In the Old City.
Ver O Peso Market. Belém has a refreshingly remote feel, with few tourists – yet is only about 6 hours via connecting flights from Miami. For all TotalAdventure’s Brazil Adventures – CLICK HERE.