Passo de Lontra is an area in the Pantanal 8 km north of Buraco das Piranhas (police station at the crossing of roads 262 and MS-184). The area contains several lodges and faziendas, where the usual wetland activities take place. More faziendas are further north along road MS-184, adresses are given by the number of kilometres from Buraco das Piranhas. At approx. km 40 road MS-184 meets MS-228.
Packages can be booked via travel agency or directly with the lodge/fazienda.
From Corumba: daily bus from company Cruzeiro do Sul at 14:30 (R$ 32, 2 hours), drives all the way up to the bridge at Passo de Lontra. From there your lodge/fazienda will provide a pick-up. There's also a bus at 07:00 a.m. (unconfirmed).
From Bonito: Minibus service, e.g. from Vanzella Transportes (R$ 100, 3 hours); starts and ends at Buraco das Piranhas
Your lodge will provide all transport to the activities. Public transport is non-existent. Roads MS-184 and MS-228 are only dirt roads.
- Rivers (Rio Miranda, Rio Negro): explore by boat tour or canoe ride
- Wetlands: explore by jungle walk or horseriding
- Bird- and wildlife: numerous caimans, capybaras, tucans, falcons, herons and other birds; rarer, but good chances to see: anteaters, coatis, monkeys; seldomly seen: Jaguar
Common activities: Boat tours during the day and night, jungle camping, horseriding, jungle walks, jeep safaris, fishing, Kanu riding;
There's a small shop at the bridge (km 8). Your lodge will also sell water, snacks and amenities.
Buffet-style food at your lodge/fazienda.
- 1 Hotel Passo do Lontra.
- Lontra Pantanal
- Pantanal Jungle Lodge
- Barco Hotel Safaritur & Chalana Safari (accommodation on a boat)
- Rancho Paraiso Pantanal
- Fazenda Sao Bento
- Pousada Arara Azul
- Fazenda Sao Joao
- Pousada Xaraes
and some more (see http://www.ecoadventures.com.br/eng-new/pousadas-e-hoteis.asp for further options)