Rio Branco

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Rio Branco is the capital of the state of Acre in Brazil.

Get in[edit]

Buses go to Porto Velho (10 hours) and beyond.

Mobil Tours go to Puerto Maldonado in Peru twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) for 100 soles. The trip takes 10 hours.

Real Norte buses go to Brasiléia 4 times a day (R28) 4 hours and to Xapuri once a day.

Transacreana buses go all the way to Recife, in the Atlantic coast, more than 5 thousand kilometers away. Tel.: +55 11 6698-7399 and +55 61 8402-8418.

Get around[edit]


Rio Branco is not a tourist town and while there are some tourist sites they will not hold your interest for more than a day or two.

  • Parque Capital Ciríaco, preserved nature spot at the 2º District, close to Sebastião Dantas bridge.
  • Horto Florestal, has a lake and sports facilities, at Vila Ivonete, 3 km from Center.
  • Igrejinha de Ferro (Iron Little Church), rua Colômbia, 534. Bosque
  • Calçadão da Gameleira, with historic buildings
  • Palácio Rio Branco, seat of government; visits Tu-Su, rua Benjamim Constant with Eurico Gaspar Dutra square, Center.
  • Teatro Plácido de Castro, av. Getúlio Vargas, s/nº, Centro.
  • Memorial dos Autonomistas, on av. Getúlio Vargas, Centro. Exposition about the struggle of Acre toward statehood; has a theater, expo hall e mausoleum.
  • Tentamen, Cultural center, with exposition space, rua 24 de Janeiro, 239, 2º Distrito.
  • Museu da Borracha +55 68 3223-1202. Av. Ceará, Centro. This rubber museum has a collection of publications and documents that tell the story of the rubber tappers in Acre.
  • Parque da Maternidade (Motherhood Park), where the Casa dos Povos da Floresta (Forest Peoples Hall) and the Casa do Artesão(Craftsman's House) are located.




  • Aeroporto +55 68 3211-1067. BR-364, km 18, Aeroporto. Varied cuisine 20 km from Center.
  • Point do Pato +55 68 3223-3070. Praça José Bisteni, regional food
  • Vivenda Verde +55 68 3232-3033. Rodovia AC-040, km 16, Senador Guiomar, varied food
  • Esquina Verderua Piauí, 126 +55 68 3223-6242. Fish dishes
  • Mercado do Bosque, rua Coronel Alexandrino, Bosque. Traditional afterparty spot. Good breakfast with local delicacies. Try the tapioca, or the banana porridge.




  • Hotel JKRua Benjamin Constant 1330 +55 68 3223-0812. Single, double and triple rooms available. Includes Wifi and a decent breakfast. from R$ 59.
  • Majúav. Nações Unidas, 302, Bosque.
  • Guapindaia Bosquerua Coronel José Galdino, 230, Bosque +55 68 3223-6352.


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