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Passo do Lontra is in Pantanal area of Mato Grosso do Sul.


Passo do 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 farms (fazendas), where the usual wetland activities take place. More farms are further north along road MS-184, addresses 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/fazenda.

Get in[edit]

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 do Lontra. From there your lodge/fazenda will provide a pick-up. There's also a bus at 07:00 (unconfirmed).

From Bonito: Minibus service, e.g. from Vanzella Transportes (R$ 100, 3 hours); starts and ends at Buraco das Piranhas

Get around[edit]

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
Caiman in the Southern Pantanal
  • Wetlands: explore by jungle walk or horseriding
Southern Pantanal wetlands
  • Bird- and wildlife: numerous caimans, capybaras, tucans, falcons, herons and other birds; rarer, but good chances to see: anteaters, coatis, monkeys; seldomly seen: Jaguar
Rainbow boa


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/fazenda.



  • 1 Hotel Passo do Lontra.
  • Lontra Pantanal
  • Pantanal Jungle Lodge
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[dead link] for further options)


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