municipality of the state of Pará, Brazil

Itaituba is a city of about 101,000 people (2020) in Pará. It sits on the west bank of the Tapajós River

Itaituba Orla night scene



Get in


By boat

Igreja Matriz de Santanna

Slow Boats leave Santarém from the Praça Tiradentes port only at Fridays 16:00. The ride takes 14 to 17 hours and costs R$50. The return from Itaituba is on every Monday.

Fast boats leave daily at 10:00 and take 7 hours and cost R$120 as of January 2023.

  • Cooapfopa manages the boat rides from Santarém.

There are fast boats to Itaituba from Santarém.

  • Princesa do Tapajós: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 13:00. About R$70 to R$80.
  • Veloz: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

By car


Itaituba is on the Transamazônica highway and is connected by road to Cuiabá and Porto Velho.

If driving to Itaituba from Santarém or from the east, the ferry ride across the river will cost R$20 per car, regardless of number of passengers.

Get around


Car rentals About R$100 per day, plus insurance. Most open regular office hours (i.e. get there before 16:00). Most are closed on Sundays.

  • Chicão: +55 93 3518-7199, +55 93 9976-5214
  • J. Farias – +55 93 3518-1055
  • Jacy Car – +55 93 3518-3025

Itaituba is a good base for exploring the Amazônia National Park, about 50 km to the west.

  • 1 Amazônia National Park. To visit the nearby Amazônia National Park, you must obtain permission from IBAMA. They have an office in Itaituba.    
  • 2 Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente / Parque Nacional da Amazônia (IBAMA / Parque Nacional da Amazônia), Av. Mal. Rondon, s/n. Aeroporto Velho (Take a taxi.), +55 93 3518-4519, +55 93 3518-3481. Office: daily 08:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00. To visit the Amazônia National Park, you need to get a permit. One can be obtained here. You need your passport - maybe also a photocopy and some 3x4 cm photos. Call ahead because "office hours" may be variable. free.
  • Floresta Nacional do Jamanxim, (city HQ) Av Brigadeiro Haroldo Veloso 975, bairro Boa Esperança (head along BR 163, about 100 km south), +55 93-35184519.

There are small shops and snack vendors near the port.







There is free wifi near the waterfront.

Go next

  • Boats to Santarém leave daily at 16:00.
  • Fordlândia is a small historic town on the east bank of the Tapajós River. It can be reached by bus or boat.
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