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Amazon Road: Travel BR 163 through the Rainforest

Most of Brazil’s Great Soy Road, about 900 kilometers of it, remains unpaved. The Word Wildlife Fund in an understated way notes “many of the paved parts are in desperate need of repair.” To drive to Santarém is not a weekend jaunt; Brasília is 2,910 kilometers away, Sao Paulo 3,922 and Rio de Janeiro 4,411. But what makes this road really important it has become Brazil’s soy highway and economically probably just as important as the vaunted silk road that traversed Asia.

Amazon Travel Guide

A few tips about the Amazon region of Brazil.

Tumucumaque Mountains National Park in Amapá State

Located in the Amazon, the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is the world’s largest national park in a tropical forest.

Maranhão Travel Guide

An introduction to the Brazilian state of Maranhão, located in transition region between the Northeast and the Amazon.

Acre Travel Guide

The state of Acre.

Fishing in the Amazon with Pepper and Flávio

BrazilMax’s Bill Hinchberger joins a fishing expedition in the Amazon.

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Ricardo Stuckert (PR/Agência Brasil)

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