• Pousada Aguapé, Brazil

About Pousada Aguapé

Located on the edge of the Pantanal, this traditional farm has belonged to the same family for over 150 years, offering travellers the opportunity to experience the way of life on a typical Pantanal farm. With the opportunity to experience a traditional way of life comes the adventure – head out with the cattle handlers on horseback to drive the cattle to other parts of the farm, and learn about the traditional culture of the locals. Wildlife is abundant here, and while the jaguar is elusive in this part of the Pantanal, there are fantastic opportunities to see giant river otters, caiman, capybaras, giant anteaters, and an abundance of birds.

Lodge Details


Simple and traditional in style, the accommodations and social areas are typical of a comfortable Pantanal farm.


The lodge is located 195km from Campo Grande, set in typical wetland with open pastures for farming and on the banks of the Aquidauana River.

Accommodation & Facilities

Accommodation is made up of 15 apartments with air conditioning, ceiling fans and en-suite bathrooms. There is a swimming pool, sand volleyball court, an area to relax in a hammock, games room, living room area with TV, and Wi-Fi available in the common areas.


Dining here has a family feel and is traditional cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are made up of meats, fish, breads, cheeses and typical local dishes like piranha soup, rice with dry meats, rice with chicken and pasta dishes.


From jumping onto one of the ranch horses and heading out to herd cattle with the staff, to boat rides along the rivers in search of capybara, giant river otters, and of course the elusive jaguar, there is plenty to explore right from the farm. Try your hand at fishing for piranhas, head out in safari-style jeeps to look for wildlife and watch the sun set over the Pantanal.

Child Policy

Children are welcome, but please note that some activities have a minimum age requirement – please ask for details.

Jaguar in Brazil

Your Next Steps

View our Brazil safaris, or talk to one of our specialists for more details on travelling to Brazil. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.