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‘Nissan expedition: on the search for Brazilian origins’ ends Mato Grosso leg by exploring the natural beauty of Chapada dos Guimarães

CUIABÁ, Mato Grosso, Brazil – A convoy of journalists driving 15 Nissan Frontiers recently completed the Mato Grosso leg of “Nissan expedition: on the search for Brazilian origins” with a visit to Chapada dos Guimarães National Park.
 
After covering 900 km in the state of Mato Grosso, the adventurers started the day with a visit to Véu da Noiva (Bridal Veil), an 86-meter-tall waterfall formed by Coxipozinho Creek. It is surrounded by sandstone cliffs forming the shape of a horseshoe where red-and-green macaws nest and marvel visitors as they fly past the waterfall.
 
The convoy also visited the local headquarters of Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBIO), the Ministry of Environment’s administrative arm in Brazil. The journalists learned about Brazil’s national parks and archaeological sites managed by the Institute. Nissan Brazil took the opportunity to donate new audiovisual equipment to ICMBIO, which will be used by conservation officers and park rangers during courses and lectures given to archaeologists, conservationists, students and visitors.
 
The adventurers then headed for Cidade da Pedra (Stone City), one of the most stunning spots in Chapada dos Guimarães. Up to 350 meters in height, its dramatic cliffs sculpted by wind and rain provide an unforgettable panorama. Resembling the ruins of a city, the rock formations were named City of Stone, in Portuguese. The headwaters of Claro and Mutuca streams rise in the region that is home to the red-and-green macaw (Ara chloropterus).

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