Farm Hotel San Francisco - Pantanal

Lodge and Tours in Pantanal near the River “Rio Miranda”
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SAN FRANCISCO FARM

A brief presentation

San Francisco Farm Agricultural and Ecotourism Lodge and Tours is located in Pantanal, near the river Rio Miranda, in Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Brasil.

The hotel has a great variety of fauna and flora, and it offers you an authentic farm daily life: cultivation techniques, production and chores, walking along with a deep concern with environmental protection.

We offer various tours, such as: Bird Watching, Jaguar Watching, Night Safari, Ecological Day Safari, and many others focused on observing Pantanal’s fauna and flora.

Nonetheless we also hold special programs along with  the Program of Environmental Education in Pantanal, that allows our guests to experience and learn from a Scientific Research regarding the famous spotted jaguar from Pantanal.

Come experience San Francisco Farm, with an excellent infra-structure for tours and leisure. If you choose not to stay over, you can purchase our day use, which includes: Photographic Safari, Hiking along Rio Miranda, Chalana (pantanal’s traditional boats) ride, Piranha fishing, and a special pantaneiro lunch. All of that with guaranteed safety, since our specialized guides will be conducting you all day long.

However, we highly recommend you stay over. If you do so, we have options up to 4 nights including different tours and leisure activities in our headquarters. Our pool area is a great way of experience South Pantanal with safety.

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About the farm:

The property has over 2.500 acres of pastures formed by Capim Braquiarão, Tanzânia e Bracearia decumbens. However, more than half of the farm preserves Pantanal’s typical atributes.

In the words of Dr. Dulcimar Menezes, the official veterinarian of the property, “it is possible to enjoy this area for cultivation during some months of the year”.

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Infra-structure and Services

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Get familiar with our Services and Facilities

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“Pouso-Boiadeiro” - our Lodge offers humble apartments, equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, warm shower, mini fridge, emergency lights and private bathroom. There are more than 18 decorated apartments with pantaneiro style, and art pieces made by the kids from schools in Pantanal.

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“Pouso-Boiadeiro” - our Lodge offers humble apartments, equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, warm shower, mini fridge, emergency lights and private bathroom. There are more than 18 decorated apartments with pantaneiro style, and art pieces made by the kids from schools in Pantanal.

Pantanal Viagens e Turismo - Receptive

All of our vacation packages include:

Assistance and receptive at Campo Grande’s airport.

Transportation in a shared van from the airport to the hotel in Campo Grande and then to San Francisco Farm in Pantanal.

Our vans leave daily at 10 am. Therefore, we recommend flights arriving in Campo Grande until 9 am. However, we can schedule private pick-ups if you desire.

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Special Vacation Packages offered by Pantanal Viagens e Turismo

DAY-USE in Pantanal - Day Tour

The experience starts at 8:30 a.m. from San Francisco Farm’s headquarters. So we recommend you get there until 8 a.m.

During the day, you will enjoy two activities: the Photographic Safari and the Chalana Ride. The order of the activities is decided by the farm, depending on the weather and other conditions. Therefore, you will be informed of your day schedule upon arrival.

The DAY-USE package includes:

  • Photographic Safari & Caranda Hiking
  • Chalana Ride with piranha fishing
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • Happy-hour (degustation of a broth made of piranhas)
  • A specialized guide accompanying you
  • Tour Insurance

Ps: All of the activities described are performed according to the package, and are organized and scheduled by the Hotel.  Weather conditions are considered. All of the activities are accompanied by a guide. Insurance included.

The farm’s internet connection is restrict because of its remote location. Therefore, be prepared to not have internet connection during your stay.

Adventure Vacation Package - 2 DAYS - 1 NIGHT

1st Day

  • Arrival at San Francisco Farm at noon;
  • 2:30 p.m. - Chalana Ride with piranha fishing
  • Return to the farm’s headquarters and check-in (starting at 4 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. - Farm Dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari with wildlife watching

2nd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Photographic Safari and Carandá Hiking
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Check out

Additional Informations:

  • The order of the activities is decided by the farm, depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Apartments equipped with A/C, mini fridge and private bathroom
  • Specialized Guide and Insurance included
  • Our activities’ duration is of approximately 2h30.

Ps: All of the activities described are performed according to the package, and are organized and scheduled by the Hotel.  Weather conditions are considered. All of the activities are accompanied by a guide. Insurance included.

The farm’s internet connection is restrict because of its remote location. Therefore, be prepared to not have internet connection during your stay.

Adventure Vacation Package - 3 DAYS and 2 NIGHTS

1st Day

  • Arrival at San Francisco Farm at noon;
  • 2:30 p.m. - Chalana Ride with piranha fishing
  • Return to the farm’s headquarters and check-in (starting at 4 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. - Farm Dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari with wildlife watching

2nd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Photographic Safari and Carandá Hiking
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Canoeing
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Lecture about Pantanal

3rd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Horse riding along the Cerrado and the farm’s cattle farming;
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Check out

Additional Informations:

  • The order of the activities is decided by the farm, depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Apartments equipped with A/C, mini fridge and private bathroom
  • Specialized Guide and Insurance included
  • Our activities’ duration is of approximately 2h30.

Ps: All of the activities described are performed according to the package, and are organized and scheduled by the Hotel.  Weather conditions are considered. All of the activities are accompanied by a guide. Insurance included.

The farm’s internet connection is restrict because of its remote location. Therefore, be prepared to not have internet connection during your stay.

Adventure Vacation Package - 4 DAYS and 3 NIGHTS

1st Day

  • Arrival at San Francisco Farm at noon;
  • 2:30 p.m. - Chalana Ride with piranha fishing
  • Return to the farm’s headquarters and check-in (starting at 4 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. - Farm Dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari with wildlife watching

2nd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Photographic Safari and Carandá Hiking
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Canoeing
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Lecture about Pantanal

3rd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Horse riding along the Cerrado and the farm’s cattle farming;
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Guerreira Ride - a big canoe, great for contemplation and adventure
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari or Films about Pantanal

4th Day

  • From 7 to 9 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. - Hiking at Trilha da Vazante with an amazing view from Pantanal’s lookout
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Check out

Additional Informations:

  • The order of the activities is decided by the farm, depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Apartments equipped with A/C, mini fridge and private bathroom
  • Specialized Guide and Insurance included
  • Our activities’ duration is of approximately 2h30.

Ps: All of the activities described are performed according to the package, and are organized and scheduled by the Hotel.  Weather conditions are considered. All of the activities are accompanied by a guide. Insurance included.

The farm’s internet connection is restrict because of its remote location. Therefore, be prepared to not have internet connection during your stay.

Adventure Vacation Package - 5 DAYS and 4 NIGHTS

1st Day

  • Arrival at San Francisco Farm at noon;
  • 2:30 p.m. - Chalana Ride with piranha fishing
  • Return to the farm’s headquarters and check-in (starting at 4 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. - Farm Dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari with wildlife watching

2nd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Photographic Safari and Carandá Hiking
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Canoeing
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Lecture about Pantanal

3rd Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Horse riding along the Cerrado and the farm’s cattle farming;
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Mercedita Ride - Safari Boat - along Rio Miranda, with a visit to “Corixo do Rodrigo”
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari or Films about Pantanal

4th Day

  • From 7 to 8 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - Hiking at Trilha da Vazante with an amazing view from Pantanal’s lookout
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 3 p.m. - Horse riding along the cerrado and farm’s cattle farming
  • 6:30 p.m. - Farm’s dinner
  • 8 p.m. - Night Safari or Films about Pantanal

5th Day

  • From 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. - “Quebra-Torto” the authentic pantaneiro breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m. - Guerreira Ride - a big canoe, great for contemplation and adventure
  • Pantaneiro Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Check out

Additional Informations:

  • The order of the activities is decided by the farm, depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Apartments equipped with A/C, mini fridge and private bathroom
  • Specialized Guide and Insurance included
  • Our activities’ duration is of approximately 2h30.

Ps: All of the activities described are performed according to the package, and are organized and scheduled by the Hotel.  Weather conditions are considered. All of the activities are accompanied by a guide. Insurance included.

The farm’s internet connection is restrict because of its remote location. Therefore, be prepared to not have internet connection during your stay.

ECOLOGICAL TOURS

San Francisco Farm - Pantanal - MS

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Horse riding is a typical activity in Pantanal and it shows you the area from a Pantaneiro’s perspective: from a horse’s back!

Our horses are gentle and trained to ride with beginners and guests who have never even tried riding a horse. It is a contemplation tour, in which our guide shows you the authentic habits of a pantaneiro, like drinking tereré: a traditional iced tea, appreciated by all of the locals.

During the horse riding, typical animals of Brazilian’s cerrado, such as tatus, tamanduás, deers, emas, and many others, can be seen.

Estimated duration: 2 hours

Helmets are mandatory

This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

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Our canoe ride is performed at Corixo São Domingos.

In this activity, you will have the opportunity of contemplating alligators, capivaras, a lot of birds, and with some luck, even Ariranhas, famously known as our “water jaguars”!!

In all of our tours, the group is accompanied at all times by a specialized local guide, who will provide all the informations that will guarantee a comfortable and safe ride.

After the instructions, you can relax and enjoy the scenery, paddling in the calm waters of Corixo São Domingos!

Estimated duration: 2h30

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Hike at Trilha da Vazante & Visit Pantanal’s lookout

Trilha da Vazante - hike through a wood path overlapping areas of vazante, at times flooded and at others dry, in the forest reserve placed in San Francisco farm.
The hike has an extension of 900 meters, and at its end you will find a lookout 10 meters high, with a spectacular view of Pantanal’s scenery.

During the hike, you will explore open areas and isolated stands of forest. Therefore, you will be able to see a great variety of birds, mammals such as pantanal’s deers, capivaras and even the spotted jaguar, which was seen a couples of times in this route in times of floods.

Estimated duration: 2 hours

This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

passeio de canoa nos rios do pantanal

Come enjoy our newest attraction: a ride in our Guerreira canoe.

With a capacity for 11 people + our guide, Guerreira canoe rides through the calm waters of Corixo São Domingos in a silence and softness that will delight you. It is pure emotion.

Curious alligators show up near the boat. Different birds such as garça maguari, gavião belo and kingfishers, accompany the adventure. Even spotted jaguars might show up…

It is an activity suitable at any age, and it is included in packages starting from 03 nights.
Life jackets are mandatory.

Estimated duration: 2 hours

This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

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Pantaneiro Barbecue with typical dance presentation

Corixo’s mountain is located near the farm’s headquarters. It is a pleasant option for those who want to stay over and enjoy a night in pantanal’s silence.

The meat is grilled in a firewood, and dinner is served outdoors, underneath the stars, in wood tables. We also have delicious desserts! For those looking for a little bit of excitement, different typical musics are played to enliven the atmosphere!There are a lot of options: chamamé, polca, vanerão and rancheira.

Estimated duration: according to the group’s interest, up to 3 hours.

It does not include live concerts, request a quote in advance if there is interest.
This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

Safári Noturno

Night Safari with wildlife watching

This activity is suitable for lovers of adventure and emotion.

In Pantanal it is possible to find a great diversity of animals with nocturnal habits. Species such as lobinhos, jaguatiricas, antas, alligators, capivaras, deers, owls, some birds, and the impressive spotted jaguar. At night, strong lights are used to reflect the animals eyes. We present to our guests a unforgettable encounter with these species in our night safari.

The activity starts in the farm’s headquarters, and lasts up to 2 hours and a half. The path pass through rice plantations (great area to find mammals) and the forest reserve area. During the drought (usually from June to October), it is possible to go through the beautiful area of dry drainage channel, with intact forest vegetation.

Our cars for this safari are called “Guará” (up to 25 people) and “Jaguatirica” (up to 11 people) and consist of 4WD cars, equipped with seats in different levels to facilitate animal watching. Our guides are extremely prepared and trained to find animals at night.

Includes: Night Safari in special vehicle with specialized guides, insurance against accidents, and special glasses for eye protection.

Estimated duration: 2h30
This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

Safári Fotografico & Trilha do Carandá

This activity is performed in comfortable safari vehicles. It goes through roads of native forest and Pantanal, rice fields and visits to the farm’s cattle creation. Those places make it possible to our guest to see and meet Pantanal’s fauna and flora, as well as the farm’s productive activities.

In this ride, it is possible to see animals such as deers, capivaras, alligators, and a lot of different birds, like the tuiuiú - the symbol bird of Pantanal. With a little luck, it is possible to find tamanduás, antas and the majestic spotted jaguar.

During the safari, you can hike at Carandá trail, a suspended trail that overlaps the riparian forest of Rio Miranda. This hike takes approximately 20 minutes. It is possible to watch the encounter of the waters of Corixo São Domingos with Rio Miranda. Different birds can be seen during the hike.

Estimated duration of the entire Safari: 3 hours.
This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

PASSEIO DE CHALANA

Chalana Ride in Corixo São Domingos and Artisanal Piranha Fishing

Our chalana ride is performed on Corixo São Domingos - a section of Rio Miranda. In this activity it is possible to see bird species that live around the river, such as kingfishers, biguas, garças, socós, hawks, and many others. Alligators are usually seen from a walking distance. With any luck, otters and even a tamanduá might pass in front of the boat.

You can also sport fish piranhas, and visit our centenary fig tree.

During drought season (June to October), it is possible to hike the native forest of corixo and get familiar with its typical vegetation. Trees such as mata pau fig tree, white fig tree, acuri, piuva, angico, and different vines can be seen.

This ride’s duration is subject to change according to climate conditions, fishing success, among others.

Estimated duration: 2 hours.
This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

passeio de barco e chalana no pantanal

This ride is an adventure along the waters of Rio Miranda. It is a contemplation activity in a rich environment in one of the main rivers of Pantanal: Rio Miranda.

The boat has space for 12 people + the road conductor, and it is regulated by the Marine. This ride is offered for guest who purchase more than 2 nights, as a regular activity of the lodge, and can be purchased as a separate tour through our Reservation Central.

A little bit about Rio Miranda: it follow an estimated distance of 490 kms, and it leads to Rio Paraguai, in the city of Corumbá, at 83 meters of altitude. It crosses two biomes: Cerrado and Pantanal. And it’s main affluent is Rio Aquidauana.

This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

Tirar Leite do vacas da fazenda pantanal

This activity starts at 4:30 a.m.

Our guide accompanies the group to the farm’s barn where they can observe the management of milking cows.

This activity is usually associated to the horse riding. After that, the group returns to the farm’s headquarters for the “quebra torto” (the authentic pantaneiro breakfast).

Estimated duration: 40 min

This activity is subject to change according to climate and operational conditions.

Gallery of Images from San Francisco

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