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Pousada Aguape

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Charming, homely lodge on a working cattle ranch, offering wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities.

 

This working fazenda (country farm) is found deep within the Pantanal wetlands, three hours' drive from Campo Grande. It has been in the same family for about 150 years, and diversifying into ecotourism and fishing has done nothing to change the homely atmosphere. Pousada Aguape is also involved in several community and conservation initiatives.

Rooms are comfortable if simple, with few adornments but all the essentials. The prime motivation for staying here is of course the magnificent wildlife spotting opportunities, and in this it will certainly not disappoint: even within the hotel grounds you will be presented with a theatre of animal and bird life, from toucans and parrots displaying their plumage in the branches to the occasional armadillo, capybara or anteater roaming through the gardens. Included in your stay is a well-organised programme of excursions designed to show you the natural environment from a variety of perspectives as you go in search of its exotic wild inhabitants.

Also included are all meals at the restaurant, which places an emphasis on tasty local food. There's also a swimming pool, sand volleyball court and hammocks to relax in during breaks between excursions.

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What our clients say

  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • This trip was memorable from start to finish. We will definitely be visiting Brazil again.

    JH, Dorking
  • Highlight?: Diversity of wildlife in Brazil. The Iguacu Falls. Swimming in the Rio Negro. Seeing a Sloth. The whole journey was a trip of a lifetime.

    JW, Isle of Islay
  • The whole trip was memorable because it was one fantastic adventure in four parts . We absolutely loved the stays in the Amazon & the Pantanal and felt exhilarated from…

    GHS, Iver
  • The Iguazu falls were amazing.  Brazilia was also a real experience and is undersold - it is a really singular place to visit - the parliament and other buildings are…

    AB, Reading
  • Highlight?: Days in Olinda during Carnaval practice.  Delta cruise from Parnaiba and 5 days in Jeri.

    JI, Orpington
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Our Expert's Opinion

Although more basic than some of the other lodges in the Pantanal, Pousada Aguape’s charm lies in its rustic family feel and remote location. Before I’d even arrived, I had spotted a giant anteater and a family of hyacinth macaws greeted me on arrival swooping from a nearby tree. For me this was the real Pantanal experience and I loved every minute.

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Jim Ashworth Product & Marketing Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

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