Car Rental -- Unidas, Av. Gov. João Ponce Arruda 920 (tel. 065/3682-4052), and Localiza, Rua Mal Rondon s/n (airport; tel. 065/3682-7900).

Currency Exchange & Banks -- Banco do Brasil, Av. Pres Getúlio Vargas 553 (tel. 065/3624-1944), has a 24-hour ATM. Tip: Just outside the airport are 24-hour ATMs for all major banks that accept foreign cards. If you are going to a lodge there is no need to go into town. Although most lodges will let you run a tab for your personal expenses during your stay, make sure you have some cash for tips and souvenirs.

Hospital -- For medical needs, try Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Praça do Seminário 141 (tel. 065/3321-0166).


Internet Access -- Digitus Informática, Av. Ten Cel Duarte 595 (tel. 065/3321-0166), charges R$4 an hour.

Weather -- The state of Mato Grosso is hot and muggy in the summer; temperatures can rise to 35°C to 40°C (95°F-104°F). Most rain falls from December to March. In the winter (June-Sept) it can cool off significantly, with temperatures as low as 15°C (59°F).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.