SIMAR CORREA

TOURISM GUIDE AND PILOTEIRO (FISHING GUIDE) IN BARRA DE SÃO MANOEL, LOCATED IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF JURUENA (AM/MT)

Admiring the natural landscapes of the Amazon is a privilege to everyone. And how about someone that not only admire these landscapes, but also takes the others to know and visit these?

This is the everyday of the tourism guide and “piloteiro” Simar do Rosário Correa. Resident of the community of Barra de São Manoel, to the south of the Amazonas State, Simar is renowned as one of the most efficient and seasoned piloteiros in the region between the Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rondônia.

The “piloteiros” are those professionals who drive the small motorboats typical of the Amazon, used to carry people and goods in the rivers of the region. “I got familiar to the region when I was very young. The older ones used to ask me to work with them and then I got to know the rivers and trails”, he explains.