Luxury Hotel of the Month: Fazenda Barranco Alto

Exploring the Pantanal by boat at Fazenda Barranco Alto, Brazil

This month, our luxury hotel choice in Brazil is a rustic eco-lodge nestled deep in the tropical savanna of the southern Brazilian Pantanal. Cosy, traditional and exclusive; Fazenda Barranco Alto is a fantastic option for travellers looking for a unique wildlife experience during their luxury holiday to Brazil.

Brazil’s stunning Pantanal still perhaps does not receive the international attention that it deserves for its impressive wildlife-spotting credentials. The best place on the South American continent to observe large mammals, the expansive wetlands of the Pantanal should be on any nature lover’s travel wishlist. Fazenda Barranco Alto offers just six exclusive guest rooms on this family-owned working cattle farm in the countryside of Mato Grosso do Sul where travellers can feel blissfully isolated in this striking wilderness.

Sunset over the Brazilian Pantanal - at Fazenda Barranco Alto

Sunsets over the Pantanal are spectacular. Guests can enjoy witnessing the sundown in a blaze of orange and red at Fazenda Barranco Alto.

How to Get There

The southern Pantanal is accessed via Campo Grande airport. There are direct flights to Campo Grande from São Paulo and Brasília. Upon arrival in Campo Grande, the lodge is situated on a remote private reserve, six hours drive away by car. However, the lodge also offers the option to arrive by light aircraft from Campo Grande, in a stupendously scenic journey that takes around one hour.

Views from a light aircraft over Fazenda Barranco Alto

Guests who opt for the light aircraft transfer into the lodge are treated to sweeping views of the countryside.



An exclusive lodge, Fazenda Barranco Alto offers just six cosy rooms. The suites are simple but comfortable; the primary luxury of this remote lodge being the sheer natural beauty of its unspoiled surroundings. The suites offer private terraces, en-suite bathrooms with hot showers, and air conditioning. For those travelling with family or in a larger group, it is possible to book the whole lodge for maximum privacy.

Standard rooms at Fazenda Barranco Alto in the Southern Pantanal

With just six exclusive rooms on the property, guests feel like they are in a home-away-from-home at Barranco Alto.

Food & Drink

The lodge operates on a full board basis and three delicious meals are provided per day. The farm’s kitchens prioritise recipes that make the most of ingredient grown on-site or by other local producers, including the fazenda’s own beef, milk, yoghurt and cheese. Breakfast consists of freshly baked breads and homemade jams; lunch of colourful local salads and dinner is a three-course extravaganza of delicious Pantanal produce.

Cowboys in the southern Pantanal - Fazenda Barranco Alto

Fazenda Barranco Alto is a working cattle farm and the local cowboys offer guests a great insight into traditional pantaneiro life.

Outstanding Feature

The landscape. The wildlife. The sunsets. For nature lovers the location of this remote Pantanal paradise allows for peaceful viewing of many of the region’s most emblematic creatures. Photographers will love taking pictures of the uninterrupted countryside.


Best For

Those who want an isolated and personalised experience of the Pantanal. With only six rooms, the expert bilingual naturalist guides provided by the lodge are able to tailor your itinerary to your exact interests.


Must Do Activity

A wildlife walk and a safari drive are absolute must-dos at any Pantanal lodge to give you the best chance of spotting some of the region’s fascinating large mammals. Other activities to enjoy during your stay are fishing, birdwatching, photographic safaris, and horse-riding.


Are you thinking about booking a wildlife and nature holiday to Brazil? Click here for some inspiration for your trip and here to learn more about the stunning Pantanal. Call us today to start planning your dream trip with one of our Brazil specialists!