Alter Do Chao Cruises
Its village setting means the port of Alter do Chao enjoys a lovely locationamid lush vegetation above the Tapajns River. The small settlementconsists of rustic local cottages dotting the fringe of a tropicalforest. Thanks to its beautiful sandy river beach and the Tapajns 'amazingly clear water, Alter do Chao has become a popular local weekendresort. During the Silver Cloud's call in the afternoon, take thetender ashore and enjoy a refreshing swim or explore the small village.The Arariba Art Store has a good selection of indigenous art andcrafts; many of the items are from the former, now closed, museum. Anumber of stalls and street vendors offer local souvenir items. Alterdo Chao is a port easily explored on your own.There are no organizedexcursions, private arrangements or taxis available.