Cruises to Alter do Chão

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2026 5★ All-Inclusive Caribbean & Amazon Adventure

Insignia 26 Jan 2026 21 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bridgetown

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Itinerary: Bridgetown, Barbados - Santarem, Brazil - Parintins, Brazil - Manaus, Brazil - Boca Da Valeria, Brazil - Alter Do Chao, Brazil - Devil's island, French Guiana - Scarborough,...
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(full fare £7,589) Inside from £6,599pp

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Zaandam 08 Feb 2025 27 nights Fly Cruise Fort Lauderdale

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Itinerary: Fort Lauderdale - Phillipsburg - Castries - Scarborough - Devil's Island - Macapa - Santarem - Boca da Valeria - Manaus - Parintins - Alter Do Chao - Bridgetown - Roseau, Dominca -…
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2025 5★ Grand Amazon & Caribbean

Insignia 11 Nov 2025 27 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Miami

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FREE $1,200 Shore Excursions Credit*

Itinerary: Miami, Florida, USA - St John's, Antigua - Castries, St. Lucia - St Georges, Grenada - Scarborough, Trinidad - Santarem, Brazil - Boca Da Valeria, Brazil - Manaus, Brazil -...
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What to see in Alter do Chão

Alter do Chão, nestled along Brazil's Tapajós River, enchants with its pristine white-sand beaches and lush rainforest surroundings. Known as the "Caribbean of the Amazon," this idyllic village invites visitors to unwind on its tranquil shores, explore the vibrant culture and immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of the Amazon.

One of the most captivating experiences in Alter do Chão is a visit to the stunning Ilha do Amor, or Island of Love, a picturesque sandbar located just a short boat ride from the village. Accessible only by boat, this idyllic island boasts powdery white sands, crystal-clear waters and shaded groves of palm trees, creating a tranquil oasis amidst the lush greenery of the rainforest. Visitors can spend the day lounging on the beach, swimming in the river or exploring the island's natural beauty on foot.

Another must-do activity in Alter do Chão is exploring the vibrant culture and traditions of the local community. The village is home to a rich cultural heritage, influenced by indigenous, Portuguese and Afro-Brazilian cultures, which is celebrated through colourful festivals, lively music and traditional crafts. Visitors can explore the streets of Alter do Chão, where they'll find charming colonial buildings, bustling markets and artisan workshops showcasing the region's unique crafts and culinary traditions. Additionally, the village hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year, including the famous Sairé festival, a traditional celebration featuring music, dance and rituals that pay homage to the indigenous roots of the region.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Alter do Chão offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the stunning natural landscapes of the Amazon Rainforest. One of the most popular activities is embarking on a jungle trek through the surrounding rainforest, where visitors can discover the region's rich biodiversity and pristine ecosystems. Guided hikes take visitors deep into the heart of the forest, where they can encounter exotic wildlife, including monkeys, sloths and colourful birds, and learn about the medicinal plants and traditional uses of the rainforest. Additionally, adventurous travellers can explore the nearby Tapajós National Forest, a protected area that encompasses vast stretches of pristine rainforest, meandering rivers and hidden waterfalls.

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