Welcome to Alta Floresta
The bustling agricultural service town of Alta Floresta, 873km north of Cuiabá, is a staging post for trips into the vast expanse of the Amazon jungle which lies beyond. There is one excellent reason to head here, and that is to visit the Cristalino Private Natural Heritage Preserve, considered one of Amazonia’s best for spotting rare birds and mammals, including the endangered white-nosed bearded saki monkey, lowland tapir, giant otter and five species of macaw. Another highlight is a dedicated trip to see harpy eagles in the wild.
Soy, beef and maize are the major products of the nearby large ranches. On the edges of town you'll easily spot macaws.