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This traditionally designed but luxurious reserve is set within 5000 hectares of Minas Gerais countryside.

Local wildlife proliferates. So make sure you stay at Comuna do Ibitipoca as part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Brazil, and the expert guides will introduce you to some rare and decidedly exotic animals. Jaguars, puma and ocelots, for example. Wild boar, deer and irara. Recently reintroduced birds like harpy eagles, guan, curassow and macuco. You will embark on journeys of discovery that will take you to cascading cataracts and twinkling pools, passing twisted trees, orchids, catkin and bromeliads along the way.

And after a full day of exploration and wonder, you’ll return to a place that looks as natural a part of the diverse landscape as – say – a manaca da serra tree. The reserve features original houses plus Engenho’s Farm with its luxury suites, spa, sauna, superb restaurant…

Comuna do Ibitipoca, at a glance

  • Traditional farmhouse rebuilt as a luxury lodge with eight suites, surrounded by a 3000 hectare nature reserve
  • Plus original houses set on the mountain and by the river
  • Simple luxury, powered by alternative, eco-friendly energy sources
  • En suite bathrooms with heated floors
  • Super-size, super-comfortable beds
  • TV-free for complete relaxation
  • Great views of the surrounding countryside
  • Rustic styled restaurant serving excellent regional specialities

For leisure and pleasure

  • Elegant spa with sauna and hydro
  • Ibitipoca State Park safaris
  • Waterfall, grotto and Love Beach tours including swimming under the Seven Falls cataract
  • Rafting during the rainy season
  • Cultural visits to Mogol’s Village
  • Hawk Stone sunset tour
  • Horse trekking
  • Stable with Mangalarge horses
  • Private DAC-approved airstrip
  • Video lounge and games room
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  • How Sara managed to put this together in the short time is nothing short of miraculous. It was seamless!

    DS, Peru - October 2019