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Alter do Chao

Alter do Chão is a small town located in the Brazilian state of Pará, on the banks of the Tapajós River in the Amazon rainforest. The town is known for its stunning natural beauty, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and fish, and is also known for its lush vegetation.

The town was founded in 1758 by Portuguese settlers and has since become an important trading center in the region. It is known for its vibrant markets, where locals sell everything from fruits and vegetables to handicrafts and souvenirs. The town is also known for its traditional festivals, such as the Festival of Boi Bumba, which celebrates the Amazonian culture with music, dance, and food.

Alter do Chão is also home to a number of historical sites, including the Cachoeira de Santo Antônio, a waterfall that marks the beginning of the Tapajós River. The town is also home to the Fort of São José, a fort built by the Portuguese in 1758 to protect the town from Dutch and French invaders. The fort is now a museum and is open to visitors.

Alter do Chão is a popular destination for tourists looking to explore the Amazon rainforest. Visitors can take boat trips to explore the area, or take part in guided tours of the area, where they can learn about the local flora and fauna. The town also offers a variety of accommodation, including hotels, guesthouses, and camping sites.

Alter do Chão is a beautiful destination, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the Amazonian culture and a chance to explore an untouched corner of the world. With its stunning scenery, vibrant markets, and historical sites, Alter do Chão is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

Excursion tips for a day in Alter do Chao

Alter do Chao is a small fishing village in Brazil's Amazon region, making it a great destination for tourists looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest and its many wonders. Here are some activities you can enjoy in Alter do Chao on a day trip:

1. Take a boat tour on the Tapajós River and explore the surrounding rainforest.
2. Visit the local markets, where you can find traditional crafts, souvenirs, and local delicacies.
3. Go for a hike in the nearby rainforest and take in the scenery.
4. Visit the Santuario de Alter do Chao, a sanctuary for rescued animals.
5. Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on the river.
6. Visit the local waterfalls and take a dip in the refreshing water.
7. Take a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional Amazonian dishes.
8. Take a sunset cruise on the river and watch the sun go down.
9. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach and take in the sunset.
10. Visit the local museums and learn about the history and culture of the area.

Experience Alter do Chao with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Alter do Chao. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Alter do Chao

Alter do Chao in Brazil has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. During the summer months (December to March) temperatures can reach up to 30°C (86°F) and humidity can be high. The winter season (June to September) is generally milder, with temperatures ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 25°C (77°F). During autumn (April to May) and spring (October to November) temperatures tend to be slightly cooler, with temperatures ranging from 18°C (64°F) to 28°C (82°F). Rainfall is common throughout the year, but more frequent during the summer months.

Cruise weather for Alter do Chao

Our weather forecast for Alter do Chao helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 31.6 °C
min: 25.5 °C
10.1 m/s
24.8 m/s
54.3 %
24.1 m
61.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 25.1 °C
13.0 m/s
31.3 m/s
32.7 %
24.1 m
59.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 25.4 °C
15.5 m/s
39.2 m/s
30.5 %
24.1 m
60.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 24.5 °C
15.8 m/s
40.7 m/s
33.8 %
23.8 m
71.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 23.5 °C
13.7 m/s
35.3 m/s
47.5 %
22.1 m
78.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 23.3 °C
10.1 m/s
28.4 m/s
15.3 %
24.1 m
70.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.8 °C
min: 24.9 °C
16.6 m/s
38.2 m/s
5.5 %
24.1 m
61.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 25.6 °C
16.6 m/s
42.5 m/s
12.3 %
24.1 m
60.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 25.4 °C
15.5 m/s
36.0 m/s
45.1 %
24.1 m
64.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 24.3 °C
13.7 m/s
38.5 m/s
20.7 %
24.1 m
65.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
12.6 m/s
31.3 m/s
7.8 %
24.1 m
63.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 24.5 °C
14.8 m/s
34.9 m/s
2.2 %
24.1 m
60.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.3 °C
min: 25.9 °C
16.9 m/s
44.6 m/s
4.1 %
24.1 m
56.1 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Alter do Chao

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Scheduled ship calls in Alter do Chao, Brazil
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 MS Nautica 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 MS Insignia 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Feb. 2025 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Mar. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Journey 02:00 pm 08:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Nov. 2025 MS Insignia 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Dec. 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 5th 2026 Thursday, 5th of Feb. 2026 MS Insignia 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 25th 2026 Wednesday, 25th of Mar. 2026 MS Marina 01:00 pm 08:00 pm

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