The day had finally come when we where going upstreams the Amazon to the town of Santarem. Because we wanted to be on the boat early to pick a good hammock spot we had to wake up early to get to Belem, I think our alarms started around 4 am.
The trip Belem <-> Ilha de Marajo takes approximately 2,5-3 hours.
It’s a quite cool feeling passing by the green islands in this huge delta and then suddenly skyscrapers starts to rise in the horizon.
After some hammock shopping we finally arrived to the boat 6 hours before departure, yes.. 6 hours. Apparently you have to be there in time to get a good hammock spot.
But knowing where we where going those 6 hours wasn’t to much.