The routes of nautical tourism – or river tourism – are increasing in the Amazon region and have become an influential niche in the tourism market. In addition to adding social benefits in the local attractions of the region where it is practiced, it also helps in the profitability of several people who depend on this market. Over the years, it became clear how much this type of tourism grew the most.
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In tourism it is possible to highlight some activities established as nautical activities. It also has a variety of boats available for the activities developed.
In Amazonas, the navigable rivers allow the landscapes to be dazzled by the river roads. It is possible to have a tourist structure of excellent comfort through well-equipped yachts and boats, especially the cruises that make their transfer through cities in Brazil and countries until reaching the Amazon following destination to other countries.
In total, there are 23,000 km of navigable rivers. The main benefit is the main support for sustaining nature, of the people living in the forest, in addition to economically raising the jungle hotel market, which leads to sustainable accessibility.
Nautical Tourism and its possibilities
Nautical tourism offers countless possibilities such as nature trails, water trails through igapós, contact with the local community and discovering Sustainable Development Reserves.
We can define an example of Ecological Tourism
When tourists are planning a trip to the Amazon, the first image that comes to their mind is the Amazon rainforest, ecotourism and the great concentration of biodiversity. Everywhere we look, whether in the city or in the forest, even in the middle of rivers.
The attractions selected for the practice of this tourism activity are the forest reserves preserved by government agencies. Some are well known, while others are less because of access to places, but they are not impossible to reach.
The Jaú National Park, for example, is known as Parna do Jaú. As a national protection reserve. The Parna contains cave paintings of people from thousands of years, in addition to the concentration of virgin forest and several rapids and waterfalls.
We can also mention the Anavilhanas Archipelago, also a National Park. The archipelago is different from many seen in the world, as it is formed by fresh, black waters of the great Rio Negro. In times of flood and drought of the Negro River there are totally different landscapes, but it can be visited in any season.
In the same sense, the Tupé Sustainable Development Reserve, as well as several existing ones, has an incredible landscape. In times of drought, it is possible to have a huge strip of sand with the fresh waters of the Negro River, which, when reflected by the sun, gain a blue tone.
In most cases, the Development Reserves and the Archipelagos are home to many indigenous and riverside communities. Thus, community-based tourism is also practiced by tourists who are guided by trained people, such as the residents themselves. These, therefore, present the region’s culture with handicrafts, food and demonstrating their customs and knowledge.
The Parintins Folk Festival is an event in which thousands of people from all over the world go to honor the two oxen bumbás. It is certainly one of the most awaited events of the year after the carnival for those who live in the northern region.
For the municipality of Parintins it is necessary to rent a boat or hotel boat. It is possible to observe the beauties of the Amazon rainforest, and still honor the three days of event of the oxen bumbás.
The Santo Antônio festival, in the municipality of Borba, is also a popular cultural event. Many tourists go to thank the saint and make their vows of devotion, for that, they use boats or hotel boats as a means of transport to reach the long awaited event.
In Amazonas, there is an immensity of festivals such as Sport Fishing in Barcelos, Ornamental Fish festival in Barcelos, among other varieties of events.
Nautical tourism provides knowledge and dissemination of cultural heritage to all people, bringing benefits to all parties, done in a conscious manner and which respects everything that is valuable in the Amazon region.
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