The first time we heard about this little tour to one of the farms we thought 50 reais was to much for 2 two hours, but at breakfast we met a american/brasilian couple who had done the tour the day before, so they convinced us to go since they really liked it. This day we didn’t have our racer bikes, so we decided to go by mototaxi (a taxi where you go on a motorcycle).
So what was this near death experience I talked about in the latest post? Why is there a picture of a water buffalo above? Could these to things have some kind of connection?!? Of course they do. By some reason the first part on this tour was to ride on a water buffalo, and I’m usually terrified just riding a horse (they never do what I want them to do)
It didn’t take more than 10 seconds before my Johannes (that was his name) went in his own direction, to bad for me they hadn’t given us any instructions yet, so I just had to go where Johannes wanted to go. Good for me it didn’t take to long before one of the guys working there went to get me and the piece of meat I was sitting on. By some reason these guys just laughed at me…!!
Of course our guide didn’t talk any english, but two of the guys in our group did, so they helped us with some translation now and then.
After the death ride we jumped (crawled) of our water buffalos and started walking through this awesome mangrove forest, at the time of our tour there was a low tide, therefore you can see the entire roots of the trees.
Something that seems to be almost impossible in Brazil is to get away from this.
I love movies, and one thing I do quite often is to find similarities between them and the situation & enviroments I’m in. This one reminded me so much from Jurassic Park II, when there is a family that stopped at a deserted beach and their little girl runs away and get attacked by dinosaurs. The feeling got extra strong when the guide and the girls father started to scream STOP! This time it was because of the stingrays living in these waters and not any dinosaurs luckily.
While going down the little river everyone suddenly went silent & the guy in the back stopped paddling. Why? Look bellow!
That was our little tour! Was it worth those 50 reais? Yeah, I guess it was.
In the next post we go back to Belem, and after that we go upstream the amazonas!!