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Boca de Valeria Village

No Street Numbers, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Absolute tourist trap - avoid

Called here as it was a stop on a cruise ship. We were greeted at the pier by a gang of kids... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
andrewrance
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Aylesbury
It's very "touristy" - but that's OK

Good stop on a cruise ship (pretty much the only way to get there) Get to see village life - the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Lymebdr
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Bay Area
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No Street Numbers, Ilha de Tinhare, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Called here as it was a stop on a cruise ship. We were greeted at the pier by a gang of kids wanting to hold our hands and 'escort' us to the magical sights, which included a couple of crocodiles with their mouths bound with...More

Thank andrewrance
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Good stop on a cruise ship (pretty much the only way to get there) Get to see village life - the kids are sweet - dress up, carry pets (?) - don't speak any English, but will show you around the island (for tips) -...More

Thank Lymebdr
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The village looked interesting as we approached, houses on stilts, and lots of people milling about. We had been told that the village houses 75-100 people but that others from other villages come in when theres a ship in to sell their handicrafts. Well they...More

Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was a stop on our Holland America cruise. At breakfast, the windows were really steamed up. Hot already. No tours are offered here. It was suggested we bring a supply of single dollar bills, and small school supplies. We boarded our tender, and immediately...More

1  Thank carolo22CL
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Unlike some other reviewers who waxed lyrical about helping the indigenes akin to Rousseau's "noble savage", I found our cruise call here - for the entire day - deeply unsatisfying. Maybe this stop was mandated by the Brazilian Government as the price for allowing cruises...More

3  Thank mccorquinn
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I've been on many cruises, but this was far and away the most unique port of call to date. Literally in the middle of nowhere, and an amazing chance to see how the locals live.

1  Thank YummyMummyCL
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Got there by tender from cruise ship so obviously quite touristy, however possible to walk away from that area and enjoy the natural side. A lot of children hoping for money but will also happily accept pencils books etc. High light for me was just...More

Thank hitcharideCheshire
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

We wer privieged to be able to meet these native Amazonian people in their own village. We saw the school, the chapel and their homes. Take pens, pencils, paper and school supplies. Add a couple of dollars for photos. You will be made very welcome.

6  Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

Unless you are on a cruise ship that stops at this location, you can forget going to this tiny village. Our brochure said there were 75 inhabitants however about 150 showed up, apparently some coming from the outlying jungles. You will able to clearly see...More

11  Thank texaswillie
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This tiny settlement at the mouth of the Valeria River was a stop during an Amazon River cruise. The ship's tenders pulled up to a small dock at the base of a church and small schoolhouse. The interesting part of the village is out of...More

9  Thank Eddiemack
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Patricia L
15 August 2016|
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Response from carolo22CL | Reviewed this property |
When you take a photo you can pay with a dollar and/or paper, pencils, etc.
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Brianna H
13 December 2015|
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Response from carolo22CL | Reviewed this property |
The cruise ship tender is the only way I know of to reach this village. Yes, it's touristy, in that all the inhabitants converge on the tourists. But for me it was a view of their way of life...very different from my own... More
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