Fazenda Barranco Alto
|Located 120 Km northwest of the small city of Aquidauana, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Fazenda Barranco Alto lies at the Rio Negro (Black River) boundary, in the southern area of the Pantanal, known as Nhecolândia.
The fazenda lies in the middle of nature paradise, where water and earth become variegated tiles holding the secrets of natures endless cycles. Come dive in Rio Negros dark and mysterious waters. Watch the cheerful flight of hyacinth, blue-and-yellow and red-and-green macaws. Feel the force of the howler monkeys roar and share our passion for nature as the essence of life.
On Fazenda Barranco Alto you will have the rare opportunity to witness the morning fishing of a giant otter family as dawn breaks, observe the ritual of alligator mating and, with luck and patience, to look into the eyes of the biggest cat of the Americas: the jaguar.
Besides this, you can live the day-to-day life of an authentic Pantanal cowboy, savour typical local dishes and sleep in a traditional house which offers all the necessary comforts for a cozy and unforgettable stay.
|The Fazenda is accessed by plane all year round. Planes leave from Campo Grande (1-hour flight). During the dry season access by 4-wheel drive pick-up is available.|
|The fazenda offers 3 apartments; 2 double and 1 triple apartment. All the apartments are comfortable and equipped with private bathroom and air conditioning. Due to the restricted number of rooms, we recommend that you make your reservations well in advance. |
|Fazenda Barranco Alto serves delicious typical Pantanal meals three times a day. |
|The programs and activities that are offer by the fazenda are guided by Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish guides. The program will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest. |
Some of the possible actvities are:
- observing animals and plants with a biologist
- exploring the meanders of the rio Negro by silent boats and kayaks
- day and night walks on horses, boats and by foot
- animal spotting by night with searchlights
- river exploration and swimming
- Dourados, pacús and piranhas fishing
- Horse back excursions could include observing the working farm
- Camping in the Pantanal and/or picknicks outside in the wild
- workshops in regional traditions such as preparing sun meat, leather working and setting up camps