Municipality of the state of Pará, Brazil

Itaituba night scene

Itaituba is a city of about 85,000 people in Pará. It sits on the west bank of the Tapajós River


Get inEdit

By boatEdit

Boats leave Santarém from the Praça Tiradentes port from Monday to Saturday at 4 PM and on Sunday at 2 PM. The ride takes 14 to 17 hours and costs R$50.
Fast boats leave at 1 PM and take 8 or 9 hours.
Cooapfopa company - boats from Santarém. schedules

There are fast boats from Itaituba to Santarém. Princesa do Tapajós: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 PM. About R$70 to R$80. Veloz: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

By carEdit

Itaituba is located on the Trans Amazonica highway and is connected by road to Cuiabá and Porto Velho.

If driving into Itaituba from Santarém or from the east, you will need to pay R$20 (price per car, regardless of number of passengers) to take a ferry across the river.

Get aroundEdit

Car rentals About R$100 per day, plus insurance. Most open regular office hours (i.e. get there before 4 PM). Most 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. Itaituba – PA. (Take a taxi.), +55 93 3518-4519, +55 93 3518-3481. "office hours" (open about 8 AM to 6 PM, but closed from 12 PM to 2 PM). 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.
  • Parque Nacional do Jamanxim, near Itaituba, Pará (Head south from Itaituba along road 163, about 100 km), +55 93-35184519. Contact: Avenida Brigadeiro Haroldo Veloso, 975. Bairro Boa Esperança, Itaituba, Pará. CEP: 68.181-030


There are small shops and snack vendors near the port.





There is free wifi near the waterfront.

Go nextEdit

  • Boats to Santarém leave daily at 4 PM.
  • Fordlândia is a small historic town on the east bank of the Tapajós River. It can be arrived at by bus or boat.
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