Alter do Chão

Situated on a beautiful bay, this beach resort on the Amazon River is flanked by two hills, one of which resembles the shape of a church altar, which gives the place its name. Hike through thick forest up the other cone-shaped hill for a spectacular view of the meeting of the Amazon and Tapajós rivers. Alter do Chão is home to the Center for the Preservation of Indian Art, a spectacular collection of Amazon Indian artifacts.