What kind of clothing is recommended ? Bring a pair of jeans for riding, some firm and comfortable shoes for hiking, swimming suit, a hat and flip-flops. Please refer to question number 4 to see what weather and temperatures you can expect.
What else should I bring with me ? Repellent, sun creme, camera, insect bite relief and any other personal medications. There's no nearby drugstore.
How much luggage can I bring with me ? If you fly to Fazenda Barranco Alto by airplane, take no more than 15 Kg (33 lbs) of luggage per person if the airplane is full. If you fly as a couple you could take more, if you fly single even more etc. There're save places to leave your luggage in town and the pilot will instruct you.
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Fazenda Barranco Alto - has created this environmental policy in order to demonstrate our honest engagement.
Management and staff of Fazenda Barranco Alto have worked close together in developing the following management policies and hereby we commit:
To achieve sound environmental practices across our entire operation
To comply fully with all Brazilian environmental legislation
To minimize the amount of waste generated by re-using materials and recycling as much of the waste as possible
To minimize our use of energy, emissions, water and materials
To reduce our pollution to an absolute minimum and treat all effluents to the maximum
To source food locally
To instruct staff in greener practices
To ensure no dogs are allowed on the property
To discourage the feeding of native wildlife for their benefit and well-being
To promote and encourage the growth of native plants which directly complement the surrounding environment
To use bio-degradable cleaning products based on natural ingredients which have no adverse effects on the user or environment
To preserve the integrity of the environment and minimize any disturbance to the native wildlife, by using quiet engines like 4 stroke gas out-boarders and electric engines and by generally creating an atmosphere of peace and quiet in and around the Lodge
To invite and encourage guests, suppliers and customers to participate in our efforts to protect the environment
To work with others in the tourist industry, in public associations, Government departments and the community in general in order to achieve wider environmental awareness and goals
To provide all employees with the training and resources required to meet our objectives
To openly communicate our policies and practices to guests, interested parties, school groups and university students
To monitor and record any environmental impacts in relation to our operations and the observations of the flora and fauna on and around Fazenda Barranco Alto
To acquire more land and protect it
To always aim for sustainability in our actions
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