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8 de April de 2015

:: (a) Brasil | Adventure @en | Brazil - Central-west Region @en | Nature @en

Are you in the mood to reactivate your explorer side and spend more time in contact with nature? We bet so!

Since last week, when we received Cristalino’s Lodge staff in our office, to recycle what we already know about this natural sanctuary in the south of Brazilian Amazon, we cannot think of anything else… The result of this Amazon with a little taste of Pantanal? You got all the exuberance of the jungle, with a much better chance for sighting animals! More than 11,000 hectares of ecological reserve in a rich and balanced ecosystem throughout the year.

Aerial view

Canopy tower from above II

Access may sound complicated, but it is not! Just fly to Alta Floresta (MT) and upon arrival, a short car shuttle followed by 30 minute boat ride across the river, will take you there.

boat trip at cristalino river       CL-Floating deck II-Luis Gomes

Worth to mention: the Lodge was named one of the top 25 Eco Lodges in the world, by National Geographic Traveler. We know why: expert guides that give more sense to interaction with nature, a modern sophisticated (yet very cozy) architecture, and impeccable service.

bar and bonfire

The highlight? Charming accommodations, full of perks and possibilities, like relaxing in a bathtub having the Amazon rainforest and a huge starry sky as a backdrop

Special bungalow entrance       Bathtub at private garden IV

There is so much to do there, so it’s worth to stay as many nights as possible! Several types and levels of trails, canoeing and bird watching, monkeys, plants and even large mammals.

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

How about enjoying sunrise at a high 50 meters tower? Explore biodiversity, embrace an ancient chestnut and end the day chatting around the campfire?

Tufted capuchin       133234211431212_960_544_s_c1

If you need more inspiration, contact us and be sure to take a look through our website!


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2 de April de 2015

:: (a) Brasil

First images of Rio’s new Museum of Tomorrow!

This week, Martin Frankengberg, one of our associates, saw the first concrete glimpse of the long anticipated Museum of Tomorrow, one of the cornerstones of the Porto Maravilha project – a comprehensive urban renewal of the Port Region, promoted by the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Museu do Amanhã                                                                          – Museum of Tomorrow prototype –

Designed by the iconic Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the site was conceived as a next generation science museum, with a special focus to interactive installations and audiovisual displays to examine the past, present and future of Humanity. The museum is due to open sometime later during the year of 2015.

“The pictures below were taken from my favourite museum um Rio, the MAR – Rio Art Museum – the first of the 3 major museums to have opened in the effort to revamp the city’s cultural offerings in time for the Olympics”.

       Museu do Amanhã 3      Museu do Amanhã 2                                 – view from Rio Art Museum –                                             –  Museum of Tomorrow preview –

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