Vast, vibrant and magnetic, Brazil is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, rituals and religions – a product of its patchwork past of local traditions, colonial rule and influx of immigrants. It is South America’s largest country, with a landmass comparable to that of the United States, and a mosaic of ecosystems that supports the largest array of flora and fauna on the planet. The Brazilian people are typically warm and friendly, while the country’s natural diversity lends itself to myriad travel experiences, from idyllic coastal holidays and riotous Carnaval celebrations, to stopovers in the dynamic cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and not to mention, adventure-filled forays into the Amazon jungle.
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Dubbed ‘The Pink City’ by locals due to the bloom of the Ipe trees, Pocone is a small but charming town resting amidst the lush and diverse terrain of the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil. This picturesque town is the ideal launching point for visitors wanting to explore the Transpantaneira, a 150-kilometre stretch of dirt road linking Pocone to Porto Jofre. A nature enthusiast’s dream, Pocone is a gateway into the spectacular Northern Pantanal, a flourishing area famed for being the world’s largest tropical wetland region. Acting as a refuge for some of the most iconic wildlife, the Pantanal invites visitors to admire its magnificent concentration of wildlife which includes the hyacinth maca, the world’s largest parrot. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a rigorous hike or a leisurely cruise along the beautiful Cuiaba River.