About Alter do Chao

Alter do Chao is a village 33km west (or a 45 minute bus ride) from the Amazon port City of Santerem along one of the only roads in the state of Para, Brazil.


Alter do Chao has for many years been a popular tourist destination for locals and with increasing numbers of tourists making trips along the Amazon River this village is becoming a well-known international destination.


The small village is located on the Tapajos river and next to Lago Verde. Opposite the village and between these two bodies of water there is a sand bank, which grows as the Amazon recedes in summer and fills with bars and visitors