Fordlândia is a small historic town on the east bank of the Tapajós River in Pará.
Henry Ford bought a large amount of land in the Amazon jungle in the late 1920s and attempted to cultivate rubber for use in the manufacturing of his cars. What makes Fordlândia interesting is that Ford tried to "export America" to the Amazon, forcing workers to work American hours, eat American food, etc. The project turned out to be a major failure, mainly due to the workers' resentment of the imposed lifestyle and to the forces of nature. Later on, the operation was moved to Belterra.
Boats leave Santarém from the Praça Tiradentes port from Monday to Saturday at 4PM and on Sunday at 2PM. The trip takes 12 hours and costs R$45. Bringing a hammock is recommended if you you don't want to pay extra for a cabin. Sometimes it's possible to rent a hammock from crew member, but don't depend on it. I got it for R$10. There are good hammocks to buy around the port for as low as 25-40 R$, if you avoid expensive brands.
You'll arrive at around 4 AM the next morning and if you bought a hammock you can hang in it on the dock until sunrise. You also can go by different speedboats ("lanchas") at Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 1PM for R$50. They leave around "Pontão de lancha" close to Praça Tiradentes and the trip will take 4-7 hours.
There is really a lot of transport options avaliable, and the easiest is probably to show up at he port and ask around.
If coming from the south, boats leave Itaituba daily at 4PM and take 4 hours to reach the town. A speedboat takes around 1 hour.
Buses leave to and from Itaituba.
There is just one road into Fordlândia. 4X4 is recommended in rainy season.
Small enough to walk around. There are also several mototaxis around.
The main attraction in Fordlândia is the remains left behind by the Ford Motor Company when they abandoned the plantation.
There is no organized tourist infrastructure in Forlândia, although there is sure potential for one such.
There are no real restaurants in Fordlândia apart from places where to buy snacks (lanchonetes). Both hotels cook meals on request. Pousada Americana charged 20 R$ and Pousada Glaide 15 R$.
The hotels sell beer and perhaps other drinks too. There is a bar in the centre of the village but it looked a bit sad.
There are two hotels in the village located facing each other a few hundred meters from the dock.
Boats going upriver to Itaituba leave at around 4 AM. Boats going downriver to Santarém leave at 8PM. Lanchas (speedboats) leave daily. It seems like they leave 3 PM monday-saturday and 2:30 PM sundays. Ask a local when there to be sure. There are likely more more posibilities than this, boats where coming and going every now and then.
Apart from this, buses leave to Itaituba.