What to Bring (And other FAQ's)

Following are a few packing and travel tips which can be useful on your Pantanal tour:

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What you should bring along:

  • Flash light, sun screen, insect repellent, binoculars (if available) and a camera with battery/recharger.
  • Light weight pants or jeans (for riding and hiking), T-shirts, one long sleeved shirt (for protection against mosquitoes), shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, good walking or tennis shoes, windbreaker/light rain jacket and a hat.
  • A sweatshirt or a sweater is recommended especially from June to September. 
  • In our bathrooms we provide soap but no shampoo or body cream.

Luggage :

If you choose to fly we recommend packing soft luggage so that it will fit better into the small aircraft. Please ask your transfer company for your luggage allowance, this can vary from 15kg-25kg depending on the aircraft and number of people.

Diseases / vaccinations:

A Yellow Fever vaccination is required for Brazil, especially to re-enter your country of origin or other South American countries you may visit after Brazil. 

There is no malaria at all in our area, therefore you will not need to take malaria prophylaxes. In addition, the ticks here don't carry any serious diseases and there's also no Dengue/Chikunguny or Zica present in the Pantanal.

Please bring along your own medicine in case that you have specific needs.


Other FAQ's

Mobile Phone

Due to our remoteness there is no cellphone coverage at the lodge

How much luggage can I bring with me ? 

If you fly to Fazenda Barranco Alto by airplane, please check with the transfer company. There are safe places to leave your luggage at the airport if necessary.

What kind of weather should I expect ? 

Follow this link to see Aquidauana's average climate.

Is there any literature you recommend me ? 

Yes, take a look at this list: Pantanal Reading

What is the Brazilian Real worth in US Dollars or Euros ?

 XE is a good Currency site.

How do I travel to the lodge? 

Further details will be provided when you make your inquiry as this is dependent on the time of year, however the following link provides useful Land & Air transfer companies.

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Cancellation Policy

The following percentages will be charged if cancellation has been communicated:

July - September

60 or more days before arrival - full deposit

  • between 60 and 1 day before arrival 70% of total value

  • without communication 100%

All other period

31 or more days before arrival - full deposit

  • between 30 and 1 day before arrival 70% of total value

  • without communication 100%