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Refugio da Ilha Ecolodge

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was there for 5 days with my girlfriend in October 2016. It is definitely not the cheapest option, but it is worth every dime of it. Since you never have more than maybe 20 guests there (in our case it was every day between 4 and 12 guests including us), it feels really familiar. You get treated as a family...

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London
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I spent 5 nights here and could have stayed a month. So much stunning wildlife to see. The family are extremely welcoming and all of the guides have great knowledge. We had isn't otters with six pups (?) outside the lodge and even saw a jaguar hunting caiman. Incredible. The variety of birds on the river is incredible. Come here!!

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Alameda, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, inside and out. Leonardo and his family are lovely, friendly, an example of a genuine family business - The Pentanal itself is grandiose : so many animals - so wild - super impressive! I think that the Pentanal should be much more famous! This is a top of the world destination - We had a...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place is run by Ivone and Jairo, a couple from the Pampas. Pantanl is right there, represented by the river and the forest that runs around the property. Besides all the staff is really helpful. Myself, wife and two kids (5 and 8) had amazing days in contact with nature. I recomend waking up at 5:00 and listen the...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great 4 days with the lovely engaged family and staff who suggested a balanced set of nature visits - saw loads of animals pointed out by the skilled and personal guides . back in the lodge we had delicious meals and came away refreshed. Our best eco tourever

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Zoetermeer
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Although we visited Pantanal during wet season and therefore didn’t see as much mammals as we had hoped for, we had an amazing and unforgettable stay at Refugio da Ilha Ecolodge. The family running this place is so warm and welcoming that they make you feel at home right away. The food is absolutely amazing, you get three meals a...

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North Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Rustic, clean and charming lodge in the southern Pantanal. Located on a working cattle ranch. Proprietors and staff are very friendly and attentive and clearly take great pride in what they do. Common areas clean, wifi. Sleeping rooms also clean, basic but highly comfortable. Our guide, Stefan Grol came through "Pure Brasil" ground operator and was with us the entire...

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Köln
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Very nice location, large rooms, good beds, good nature programs and very friendly staff thanks Leonardo, thanks Ari!!! Food is normaly not too important for us while travelling, but this was absolutely the best food within our 2-month-stay in Brazil

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time, despite the very poor weather. Leo did a great job in organising everything for us (including transport and tours in Bonito) following our stay here. Sergio our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. Although he doesn't do many tours now, if you can book him he is worth it....

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My boyfriend and I spent 5 days at Refugio da Ilha, and it was 5 unforgettable days! I really did not want to leave! If you're renting a car there's plenty of room to have your car parked there. It took us about 2.5hrs from Campo Grande. I recommend renting for flexibility. If you're driving, go slowly on the dirt...

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REFUGIO DA ILHA-ECOLODGE is the most accessible true Pantanal wilderness, only 2,5 hours from International Airport of Campo Grande, 2 hours from Corumbá and 1,5 hours from Bonito.REFUGIO DA ILHA is an ecological sustainable resort in a middle of a river delta ecosystem that attract and sustains an incredible biodiversity that can be seen during the activities the lodge offers to the guests such as BOAT, JEEP AND CANOEING TOURS, also HIKING and HORSE RIDING to enjoy stunning landscapes and fauna.From DECEMBER TO MAY it tends to be very green, flooded with water all over and its a great time to enjoy the clear water river for snorkeling and aquatic activities to explore different landscapes that are impossible during the dry season.JUNE TO NOVEMBER the landscape is very dry, but this is the moment to spot the rare ones!With only 8 apartment for your privacy and convenience we offer limited number of people per tour (6). All activities, bilingual guide and full accommodation are included in our packages that begin from 3 nights. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Refugio da Ilha Ecolodge

Address: Miranda, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Mato Grosso do Sul > Miranda
Price Range: RM1,338 - RM1,785 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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