Alta Floresta - Gateway to Cristalino Lodge
Alta Floresta is an area of the Amazon Jungle towards the southern reaches of the forest in Mato Grosso State. The region is a nature reserve and is rich in biodiversity, even for the Amazon. The Rio Cristalino passes through the forest with its chrystal clear waters, and the riverbanks and channels of the area are home to such a diverse range of creatures that the area is a paradise for nature and wildlife lovers.
Cristalino Lodge is the main reason to visit Alta Floresta, a specialist wildlife and birding lodge. Wildlife photography is another reason to visit Cristalino, with specialist courses run at the lodge.
Alta Floresta is one of the best arrival points for those who take their wildlife observation a little more seriously!
Suitable Destination For: Serious Wildlife-Lovers; Birders
Best Time to Visit: The Amazon wet season runs from mid/late-December through to early March usually, so this is not the best time to visit. Many people still do though, and while concentrating on wildlife then the dry and wet seasons both have their reasons to visit.
Essential Sights & Activities: the Amazon Rainforest and river system itself, with countless plant species and a whole ecosystem to learn about; Amazon Wildlife; Amazon Birdlife