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A ticket booth in Santarém (PA) for travel up the Tapajós or on the Amazon river to Belém or Manaus. The "gaiolas" make many stops on their way up and down the rivers they travel. They are the principal means of transportation in the region. There is a regular schedule, but delays due to breakdowns or gas shortages are frequent.Guichê de bilhetes em Santarém (PA) para viagens no Tapajós ou Amazonas para Belém ou Manaus. Os "gaiolas" param constantemente em seu trajeto pelos rios sendo assim o principal meio de transporte da região. Há um horário regular mas os atrasos devidos a avarias e falta de combustível são frequentes.


Latin American and Iberian Institute / University of New Mexico


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