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The hotels here are some of the closest to the Pantanal Wetlands. There are many well-trained guides in town, who have lived here all their lives. (Be sure to specify if you need an English-speaking guide.) The Rodovia Transpantaneira (MT 080) was originally planned to cut a north–south line through the Pantanal. Lack of funds and opposition from environmentalists resulted in a stalemate. Today
the road dead-ends at the banks of the Cuiabá River, in a village called Porto Jofre, about 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Cuiabá. Still, the Transpantaneira makes it possible to observe the abundant fauna and lush vegetation of the northern part of the wetlands. A large number of fazendas and pousadas organize popular activities such as fishing and photo safaris.
This city is known throughout Brazil as a center of unexplained phenomena. The remoteness of the region—paved roads arrived about 25 years ago...
The hills around this small town of 15,000, whose name rightly means "beautiful," are on the southern edge of the Pantanal, not too far from...