Pantanal and Central West
Situated on a bank of the Aquidauana River in the southern Pantanal, Aguape ranch has been in the same family for over 150 years. Today it still continues with cattle ranching, but has diversified its activities to include eco-tourism and fishing.
The Pousada has 15 simple en suite rooms (housing a total of 45 guests) with air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Facilities include a lounge with TV, games room, restaurant, swimming pool and hammock area.
Excursions are offered around the property on horseback, on foot, in 4×4 safari vehicles as well as boats cruising on the river. There are also night safaris in 4×4 trucks offering good chances of seeing nocturnal mammals by spotlight.
For those interested in the Pantaneiro way of life, there is the opportunity to assist the ‘guachos’ with cattle drives and other traditional ranching activities.
Pousada Aguape is very child-friendly with comfortable hammocks, an outside dining area with regular traditional BBQs and a small library room with TV and internet access. There is also a games room, sand pit with volleyball court, souvenir shop and meeting room.
Air-conditioned en suite rooms, swimming pool, hammock and resting area, outside dining area, library, TV and internet access, souvenir shop, games room, volley ball court and meeting room. There is also a small airstrip for chartered planes.
Regular sightings include giant anteater, pampas deer, crab-eating fox, yellow armadillo, toco toucan, hyacinth and blue and yellow macaws and abundant capybara and caiman.
Horseback rides around the ranch, walking trails, guided boat wildlife trips along the river, daytime and spotlight night safaris in 4x4 vehicles.
Pousada Aguape is an ideal location for families to experience the Pantanal and can be easily combined with the Bonito area, which offers even more enjoyable family activities.
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The experience at the Pantanal Wildlife Centre & Jaguar Research Centre was outstanding. Our guide Benedicto was first class – he knew all the fauna, especially the birds and clearly loved them and could not wait to show us everything he knew. We saw the Tapirs at the mango tree (twice), coati, too many birds to list all, at pace which was perfect. At the Jaguar Research Centre the staff did an outstanding job and, OK the camp was not luxurious but WHO CARES? when you have a chance to see the jaguar, and we in fact saw seven. ALL of which were fantastic views, not just a blip in the distance.