Welcome to Acre
Spread across the southern reaches of the Brazilian Amazon close to the borders with Bolivia and Peru, Acre is an interesting experience. For a start, it was the home state of martyred union and environmental leader Chico Mendes, and was a key battleground for the conflict over deforestation. And thanks to those struggles, today a full third of the state is under environmental protection or designated as indigenous lands. Your best chance for exploring the forest is from Xapuri, Mendes' former home town.
Remember that Acre is in a different time zone (one hour behind) than Porto Velho and Manaus.