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About Alta do Chao

Not far from Santarem, situated along the Amazon, is the beach river resort of Alta do Chao. A beautiful bay in the Rio Tapajós, it is overlooked by two hills, one the shape of a church altar, giving the place its name. Fringed by pristine white sand beaches, which are lapped by deep blue waters, it has an almost Mediterranean appearance.

The small village consists of rustic native cottages, surrounded by lush tropical forest. Standing out with a façade that would look more at home in New Mexico, is the Centre for the Preservation of Indian Art, which houses a collection of Indian artefacts. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around, taste some Guarana, a local drink fermented from coffee beans, then head to the water for a swim.

Nearby at Belterra and Fordlandia, you can visit the ruins of what were once Henry Ford's huge rubber plantations in the 20's.

 

Shore excursions in Alta do Chao

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