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Pousada do Parque is a comfortable eco-lodge located in a strategic position on the edge of Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, close to the park’s main attractions.

There are eight rustic, comfortable rooms with private bathroom and air-conditioning (though this is rarely necessary due to the pleasant climate). Facilities include a swimming pool, verandah with hammocks, a small shop and an open fire. After a day’s walking in the park, it makes an ideal place to relax.

The adjacent restaurant serves tasty home-made food cooked on a traditional wood-stove. NB: meals must be requested in advance. The lodge lies close to the park’s principal attractions, such as the Bridal Veil Waterfall and the Morro do São Jerônimo. It also has its own private reserve with two breathtaking waterfalls (there’s water from December to the beginning of July), a viewpoint, a cave, several easily accessed trails, and the possibility of horse riding.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Brazil’s Natural Highlights

Enjoy a complete Brazilian wildlife experience, visiting three contrasting ecosystems. This trip offers an affordable option to explore the diverse Amazon rainforest, the rarely visited savannah of Chapada dos Guimarães, and the Pantanal wetland, home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant otter.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Surrounded by rainforest, the little visited savannahs of this tableland are of enormous ecological importance, and attract many hummingbirds. Situated at the heart of South America, the red sandstone cliffs give the landscape its characteristic appearance with canyons, caves and waterfalls.

  • Where: Mato Grosso
  • Ideal for viewing: jaguar, maned wolf, puma, scissor-tailed nightjar, tropical screech-owl
  • Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Birdwatching