Located in the heart of Brazil's wildlife-rich Pantanal wetlands, Embiara Lodge is a very small family-run eco-lodge that offers highly personalized service with excellent guided excursions including outstanding bird watching and great fishing.
Embriara is now closed, speak to our Latin America specialists for alternatives in the Pantanal and beyond.
At a Glance
A small and intimate working fazenda nestled in trees deep in the Pantanal
With just 3 rooms and accommodating up to 6 people, it gives you the chance to explore the Pantanal with a private guide
All the food is cooked by a local chef and meals are enjoyed together in the main lodge
Comfortable accommodation and a really friendly atmosphere. Very home from home rather than a 'hotel' experience
Very attentive hosts and a more polished Pantanal experience with attention to detail
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Embiara Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Amazon and Pantanal
With just three rooms, Embiara Lodge is a small homestead built on a branch of the Rio Negro River, with healthy caiman, giant otter, capybara and tapir populations, fabulous bird life and the occasional jaguar. All food is cooked by a local chef and meals are enjoyed together in the main lodge. The lodge is very cosy and has the feel of a private farm, with a team of very friendly and knowledgeable hosts and guides.
Enjoy full day excursions in the saddle with the cowboys, nature explorations, bird watching, horse riding, game drives and boat rides down the Rio Negro. There are many activities to enjoy and this is a great place for active people, giving you the chance to really explore this vast and fascinating National Park.
Accommodation at Embiara Lodge comprises 3 individual air conditioned chalets. Two of these are individual suites whilst the third houses 2 suites with an adjoining living room, that can be isolated and booked individually or as one complete unit. The suites are decorated with cool floor tiles, local handicrafts and rustic wood furniture. All have a sitting area, a sofa bed that can be converted to sleep two children and a private terrace, overlooking a field and great for spotting wildlife.
Embiara Lodge welcomes children and the 2 suite chalet makes ideal accommodation for families. A stay in the Pantanal can provide both an educational and adventure-filled experience for children, with its abundance of fascinating wildlife and exciting activities on offer.
The main lodge at Embiara Lodge has a spacious living room with comfortable sofas and a selection of books about the Pantanal, a computer with internet and WiFi and an ample mosquito-netted terrace, great for relaxing and looking out for the local wildlife. There is a separate building by the main lodge, which houses the dining area, with sweeping views of the surrounding forests and fields. Meals feature many traditional Brazilian specialties as well as more international dishes.
The rich wetlands of the Pantanal are home to a wealth of mammals and bird life. In order for guests to appreciate these and best appreciate the surrounding area there is a wide variety of activities on offer from Embiara Lodge, ranging from horse riding, safari drives in open-back jeeps and boat trips down the Rio Negro to birdwatching, hiking and fly-fishing.
Embiara Lodge is family-run by a US-Brazilian couple and their two sons, who are very welcoming and will do their utmost to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The family is supported by a fantastic team of highly knowledgeable and multilingual wildlife guides and trackers. The team have a passion for the Pantanal and are keen to share their knowledge with guests and ensure minimal impact on the environment.
Location & Directions
Embiara Lodge is located on a branch of the Rio Negro River, in the Pantanal, the largest wetlands of South America.
When to go
Two well-defined seasons: one dry (July to November) and one rainy (December to June). At the beginning of the rainy season the water is quickly absorbed, but later on the soil gradually becomes waterlogged. Plant-covered ponds, pools and baías start forming and new watercourses of widely varying sizes are formed.