Landcruising Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
July 1st, 2007 Hostel Natura

Hostel Natura, situated outside the city and nearby the waterfalls on the Brazilian side. The owner Anwar speaks good English and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We slept in our car and paid R$10 (2 persons and car)

Price: R$10 per couple + vehicle

July 1st, 2007 Two ponds wild camp

North side Pantanal: 28 kms beyond Poconé, towards Porto Cercado Rough camping near two ponds. Another beautiful spot is 1 km further down the road, next to the 'caiman bridge'. There we saw an even larger range of birds.

July 1st, 2007 Pousada / Camping Porto Jofre

Beautiful spot alongside the river. Sanitary facilities are clean, but too much garbage lying around. 25 reais a night (2 persons + car) was too much money considering the facilities. But spotting a jaguar, blue macaws and an iguana made it definitely worth the money. Owner is Oscar.

Price: R$25 per couple + vehicle

June 1st, 2007 NP Guimarães, Camping Salgadiera

It only cost 1 reais per person, but then it is a worn down place, and not very clean. Simply because we couldn't find anything in the neighborhood did we spend one night here.

Price: R$1 pp

June 1st, 2007 Southwest of Do Cipó National Park, between Jaboticatubas and Almeida

On MG 01. Beautiful spot for rough camping, on top of a hill between low trees and bushes. Nice sunset.

June 1st, 2007 Northeast of Do Cipó National Park, between Morro do Pilar and Conceicão do Mato Dentro

On this route you'll find a sign saying Cachoeira Tres Barras, follow the track which meanders all the way down to a spectacular waterfall in a beautiful remote area. Perfect for rough camping.

May 1st, 2007 Visconde de Mauá

We camped in the village of Mauá, next to the church. Nothing special, but a quiet place.

May 1st, 2007 Northeast of Itamonte

From Visconde de Mauá to Itamonte via off-roads is an awesome drive which we recommend. We spent the night on the property of a friendly farmer.

May 1st, 2007 São Thomé das Letras

Stayed in the center of the village, on the main square. No problem to spend the night there, although the local pub stays open until the early hours on Saturday.

May 1st, 2007 Between Luminárias and Carrancas

Approximately halfway between these two villages, on a remote path on the right side of the road. Top location for rough camping. Beautiful, remote area and stunning sunsets.

May 1st, 2007 São João del Rei

In the parking lot of the University, across Igreja Fransisco de Assis. You have to get permission at the Faculdade, situated on the premises, in order to park your car here. They didn't mind us sleeping in our car). Quiet place.

May 1st, 2007 Lavras Novas- wild camp

Follow the main road into the village until you can drive no further (only a path continues, to a waterfall). Camped in the street.

April 1st, 2007 Vitorius Restaurant

Camped on the property of the friendly Dutch couple Gerrit and Menna, owners of Vitorius Restaurant. We could use their shower and toilet.

April 1st, 2007 Pousada Laranjeiras

Spent the night in the parking lot of Pousada Lanjareias, on Rua Ermelino de Leão.

April 1st, 2007 Guaraqueçaba

Spent the night on Praça William Michaud. Nice and quiet. Used the shower and toilet at Restaurant Guaricana, situated on the same Praça whichi is owned by the friendly Joãn Luiz and Gladys.

April 1st, 2007 Salto Morano National Park

When you sleep in the car you don't have to pay extra for using the campground and its good facilities. Entrance fee: R$ 5 per person.

Price: R$5 pp

April 1st, 2007 Toque Toque pequeña-TOPS!

Spent the night in a parking lot, 20 mrs walking from beautiful bay and beach.

April 1st, 2007 Trindade- wild camp

Spent a quiet night in the parking lot next to a bar/ restaurant which is only open during daytime. Beautiful view over the bay.

April 1st, 2007 Paraty- wild camp

Another good parking lot. This time near the harbor, next to the only-for-pedestrians part of the old town. Lovely spot!

April 1st, 2007 Pousada Vale das Cachoeiras

The turn-off to Vale das Cachoeiras is about 20 kms south of Cunha. Follow this route for about 10 kms to get to the pousada. Beautiful place, situated on a large terrain with river and many waterfalls. Friendly owner (Claudio) and manager. We spent the night in our car in the parking lot and could use shower and toilet

April 1st, 2007 Pousada Estalagem Shambala

Two kms south of Cunha, on the road to Paraty (km 49.5). Beautiful pousada, great food, awesome sauna and swimming pool. Lovely and hospitable owners (Eduardo, Cida and Liliam). Good parking lot to spend the night and we could use the shower and toilet. Eduardo can point out a fantastic 4WD trail to NP da Bocaina (which is not mentioned on any map).

April 1st, 2007 Pousada Campos da Bocaina

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere between Campos Novo and São José do Barreiro, just before the official entrance to NP da Bocaina. Beautiful spot for camping and a lovely owner, Karina. We camped in the parking lot and could use a toilet.

March 1st, 2007 Parque Nacional Aparados gate

This park is also called Itaimbezinho. Rough camping is possible right outside the entrance of the park. Camping inside the camp is forbidden. Entrance fee: R$ 17 (2 persons and car).

Price: R$17 per couple + vehicle

March 1st, 2007 Serra Geral National Park

This National Park, also called Fortaleza, lies 40 kms north of NP Aparados. rough camping is possible outside the entrance of the park. Camping inside the camp is forbidden. Beautiful area! No entrance fee.

March 1st, 2007 Fazenda Hotel

About 15 kms north of Urubici you see a sign saying Fazenda Hotel. We camped on the property of this hotel. Beautiful area to walk.

March 1st, 2007 Pomerode Restaurant

Spent the night in the parking lot of restaurant Wunderwald on the eastside of the river.

March 1st, 2007 Waterfall Veu de Noiva

There is an off-road east of Urubici, leading to Corvo Branco. On this road you'll find a sign saying Morro Igreja. Following this sign you'll find another sign for the waterfall. We camped on the property of a restaurant next to the waterfall.

March 1st, 2007 Rio Canoas wild camp

Back on the off-road between Urubici and Corvo Branco, you continue eastward. You'll find a sign on your left to Rio Canoas, and following this you will arrive at the . We camped on the premises. Beautiful walking area.

March 1st, 2007 Pousada of Fernando and Regina

In front of the church you take the narrow road on the right side of the church, following the river. After some kms you'll see an orange-colored sign listing several pousadas. Take a right and follow the road until you see a wooden gate on your right. Go through the gate, follow the track downhill and you’ll end up at the most wonderful place in the area: the Pousada of Fernando and Regina. It borders the river and has a sauna. Price: negotiable (depending on use of the sauna, eating with the family, etc)

Price: Negotiable

February 1st, 2007 Arambaré - wild camp

Beach town bordering Lagoa dos Patos, with several campsites. We camped next to the waterfront.