The city of Rio Branco is the capital of the Brazilian state of Acre, which is found in the far northwest of the country. Visitors who hire a car here will discover that Rio Branco is just 3 miles from the Bolivian border, and little more than 1 miles from the Peruvian border; in contrast it is about 2, away from Brasilia. The State of Acre has a two-hour time difference from the Brazilian capital. The Plácido de Castro International Airport is 1 miles north of Rio Branco's city centre. It's an area of Amazon rainforest where rubber and Brazil nut trees are farmed, and where most travel is done by river.
There's a remote border-town feel to Rio Branco but if you hire a car here you'll soon find there are hidden depths to explore, with an active cultural and commercial life beneath the surface. Visitor highlights include the trendy SESC arts and cultural centre, the imposing Palacio Rio Branco State Capital building and history museum, and the Museu do Borracha, telling the story of rubber tapping in the region. The riverside Mercado Velho is a great place to have a meal and see live music - and don't miss the quirky modern cathedral, which is built in the style of an ancient Roman basilica.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 24 hours
Address: Rua Isaura Parente 1412, Store 06
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.