Located in the North of the state of Mato Grosso, 820 km from the capital, Cuiabá, the city of Alta Floresta is the main Brazilian destinations for sport fishing and bird watching. For those who enjoy these activities, the city offers great infrastructure hotels in the jungle or on the Riverside. The facilities offer boat service and pilot for fishing as well as private spots for bird watching. Alta Floresta is located at the South of the Amazon rainforest and it is route to the Cristalino Private Reserve of the Natural Heritage. It is a preservation area with sustainable ecotourism. It was founded and supported by an incredible jungle lodge. The place is excellent for bird watching, River bathing, and hiking in the middle of the forest and boat trips. The park covers an area of 184,000 hectares, full of animal species. The Rivers Madeira, Xingu and Teles Pires form a natural barrier for birds’ dispersal. The best time for bird watching is during the dry season, between April to October. You can watch a bird parade with toucans, herons, hawks, and rufescent tiger heron, among others. On the banks of the Rivers it is also possible to see animals such as the South American tapirs, capybaras and giant otters. The aquatic life is also rich: full of fishes such as cichla, goliath catfish, gilded catfish, pacu (several common species of omnivorous from South American freshwater) and golden dorado (salminus brasiliensis). The city attractions extend beyond the natural beauty. You can also visit the Natural History Museum, located in downtown, where you can find all history of the city as well as studies of archaeology, paleontology, geology and zoology.
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