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PORTO VELHO
Brazil from 01/Nov/2014 to 28/Feb/2015

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Porto Velho
A MUST SEE ATTRACTION
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Madeira River

The biggest tributary to theAmazonasRiveron the right edge, it has1,116 kmof navigable waters. You can enjoy boat rides and visit
the riparian communities.

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Ecological Park

Northward the capital you will find theRondôniaEcologicalPark. The site combines the Amazonian Forest richness and animals like capuchin monkeys, pythons,
sparrow-hawks, and
toucans.

REASONS TO VISIT
Culture

Gastronomy

Don’t leavePorto Velhobefore trying the mouth-watering dishes based on regional fish. One of the most famous is the pirarucu à casa where the fish, which is also known as "Amazonian cod" is sliced and served with local spices, fried green banana, tacacá and vatapá.

Culture

Mamoré Wood Railway Museum

The museum has equipment from the Madeira-Marmoré Railway, which stretched for 366 km into the Amazon, connecting Porto Velho to Guajará-Mirim. The museum is also home to the Igreja Colonial Locomotive, the first of its kind to be brought to the Amazon, in 1872.

Culture

Culture and Beliefs

The mixture of influences and indigenous peoples makes the culture of the Northern States rich in legends and beliefs. Folklore in Rondônia includes some colorful tales. Religious festivals are also important in Rondônia culture.

Ecotourism and Adventure

Cuinã Lake Reserve

Go downstream the MadeiraRiverto the Cuinã Lake Extractive Reserve – a site full of creeks that cross flooded fields and forests. There you can watch the rich fauna of the region including a large number of aquatic birds, alligators and the legendary pirarucu – a giant fish of the region.

Ecotourism and Adventure

Riding on the Madeira River

Many riparian communities live near theMadeiraRiver, and some offer basic infrastructure to visitors. Departing from there you can take boat rides on the lakes and theMadeiraRiver, savor the unique regional gastronomy, besides interacting with the local community and share their everyday lives.

Ecotourism and Adventure

Vale do Cuniã (Riverside Communities)

With an area for preservation of typical Amazonian vegetal and animal species, the reserve is surrounded by an impressive forest with creeks and submersed tree species. Among the species that can be found in the region are jacaré-açu (black caiman) and fish such as pirarucu (bass) and aruamá.

WHAT HAPPENS IN
Porto Velho
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22° 31°
FEB
22° 32°
MAR
22° 32°
APR
22° 32°
MAY
21° 32°
JUN
19° 32°
JUL
18° 33°
AUG
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SEP
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OCT
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NOV
22° 33°
DEC
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