With a total area of almost 195,000 square kilometres (or 75,000 square miles), the Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world. The vast majority of it is in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it also extends into Mato Grosso and Brazil´s neighbouring countries Paraguay and Bolivia.
As such a vast tropical wetland, the Pantanal is a very precious resource of Brazil, home to an array of plant and animal species. Twelve sub-regional ecosystems have been identified within the Pantanal, each of which has its own unique identity and characteristics.
The Pantanal is home to about 3500 plant species, over 650 bird species, 325 fish species, 159 mammals, 53 amphibians and 98 reptiles.
About 80% of the wetlands are submerged during the wet season, when the water level can rise by up to five metres.
The Pantanal’s dry season extends from April to October of each year. During this time, it is possible to access the region by jeep. During the wet season, however, visitors may only be able to enter by aeroplane.
Fazenda Ecologica Quatro Cantos is a working farm, located in the Nhecolandia region, in the heart of the Pantanal.
It is currently run by the third generation of farmers, who have recognised the beauty and ecological value of their land, and wish to preserve the area around the farm, and share it with others who want the experience of living in the heart of nature.
Conditions at the farm are very comfortable, with plenty of space indoors and outside to relax and enjoy the tranquility. Electricity is provided by a generator and solar panels, and is therefore limited. However there are refrigerators to provide cold drinks, and there is internet access.
Accommodation at the farm is either in spacious private rooms, with ensuite bathrooms; a 10 bed dormitory, with a shared bathroom; or camping in tents/hammocks, with a shared bathroom.
We provide 3 meals a day, using lots of produce grown on the farm. Meals are typical Brazilian cuisine, however we can accommodate special dietary requirements if you inform us in advance.
We offer package tours starting from 4 days/3 nights. Accommodation, activities, meals and transport (starting and ending in Corumba) are included in the price.
Our tours provide you with a unique adventure in the Pantanal, travelling through several different regions, and reaching remote and beautiful areas which few people have the opportunity to visit.
All our tours include extensive jeep safaris through the Pantanal, providing ample opportunities to spot some of the iconic species of the Pantanal, such as giant anteaters, tapirs, jabiru storks, hyacinth macaws, capybara and caiman. Activities such as horseriding, trekking and piranha fishing are also included. As Fazenda Ecologica Quatro Cantos is a working farm, there is also the opportunity to take part in some of the daily routines, such as milking the cows or working with the cowboys. If you would like to include these experiences in your tour, please let us know.