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1. Andrea Luna, Santiago, Nuevo León, México2016.10.26 19:40
**Volunteer Opportunity Information**


My name is Andrea Luna and I'm an Industrial Engineer Student from Mexico. I came to Brazil to volunteer for the Rio Olympics. After that, I came to Belo Horizonte as an exchange student at PUC Minas. I'm passionate about volunteering, nature, travel and wildlife. I love being in contact with people and sharing experiences. I have abroad experience in community work and conservation projects, such as in South Africa, working for the University of South Africa for 6 months and the Engineers Without Borders. I have a broad experience working with non-profits (6 years), social development projects and research for social impact, fundraising activities, partnership building and event planning. I have received various awards regarding leadership, environment, ethics and innovation.

I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. My biggest strengths are being a leader, hard working, and I have the ability to learn and pick up things pretty fast. I love being proactive and to propose new ideas and improvements everywhere I go. I love leaving the places I visit better than how I found them.

I saw the volunteering opportunity that you offer and I think that it's unique and a once in a life experience. I would be more than happy to help with guest attendance, english teaching for the staff and general maintenance. I must admit I don’t have a lot of experience regarding this topic, but I'll be happy to learn. I'm also a yoga instructor, so if there's any chance I can propose activities related to work outs for the guest or staff, I would be happy to do it! I'll be able to volunteer with you from the 1st of December to the 28th. Please if you have availability to accept volunteers on these dates, send me an email to Thank you so much, kind regards.
2. Rosana Gomes De Campos, Guarulhos, SP, Brasil2016.02.02 21:59
Boa noite,

Gostaria de orçamento para entrada em 19/02/2016 e saída 21/02/2016 de madrugada para casal.

3. Nicolle Alvino, Cotia, São Paulo, Brasil2016.01.20 22:57
Ficamos 7 dias na pousada em Janeiro/16. Foi uma experiencia incrivel. O guia Marcelo conhece muito bem a fauna, flora e geografia do Pantanal. Nos guiou em todos os passeios que foram maravilhosos. A comida simples e deliciosa, com sobremesaa regionais Vimos diversos animais na pousada como: tatu, veado, araras, jacarés e diversos pássaros. Com certeza pretendo voltar mais vezes.
4. Marcos Antonio Ferreira Da Silva, Americana, São Paulo, Brasil2016.01.13 14:44
Estivemos na Pousada Xaraés em duas famílias na semana passada (Janeiro/16) e foi uma ótima experiência. Ambiente agradável, limpo, comida simples, porém muito boa. Os animais são vistos na natureza e é muito lindo. As atividades foram fantásticas e a família adorou o passeio à cavalo. O guia Marcelo foi ótimo em todas as atividades e nos atendeu com presteza e cuidado. Queremos voltar novamente.
5. Roni Jorge De Souza, sao paulo, sp, brasil2015.10.20 13:51
estive com o grupo trilha brasil foi a terceira vez que estive na fazenda xaraes e vou voltar mais vezes bela organização um abraco a todos
6. Janet, Chris And Ben Palmer, Missoula, Montana, USA2015.06.15 19:37
I am writing to thank the staff at Pousada Xaraés for providing my family with a fantastic vacation. We were greeted cheefully and taken care of during out entire stay. All three of us consider our visit to Pousada Xaraés the trip of a life time!!

We were so impressed with the whole experience! The staff was so very friendly and helpful. Marcelo is an excellent guide and is quite knowledgeable about so much of the area. We mostly appreciated his help in identifying over 90 different types of birds. (Marcelo, we almost made it to 100!) The food was good and plentiful and the coffee was always hot.

Our room was quite spacious and comfortable. I have read some other comments that talk about the lodging being rustic but perfectly suited to the surroundings. I couldn\'t agree more! If you are looking for an upscale resort then you should look elsewhere. However, Pousada Xaraés has everything a person could need! We visited during the last week of May. Being from Montana, we were quite comfortable with the warm days and slightly cool evenings. We slept with all the windows open!!

We enjoyed all of the different activities that Marcelo arranged for us: boating, canoeing, safari riding, horseback riding, walking and fishing. I will never forget the caiman stealing the piranha off the end of my fishing line!

The Pantanal is an extraordinary area. We saw it in the transition from the wet season of summer to the dry season of winter. Imagining the area flooded was difficult (despite seeing the many high water marks on the trees and fence posts). I would love to return during the wet season to see the change!

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation that includes lots of different types of animals (especially birds) then you will love the Pantanal. I simply cannot recommend this place highly enough for anyone looking for a very unique vacation!
7. Marcela Pasquini, São Paulo, SP, Brasil2015.06.15 13:50
Nós do British College of Brazil gostaríamos de agradecer muito pela nossa estadia no lodge em abril. Fomos muito bem atendidos pelos funcionários atenciosos - excelente plano de alimentação e quartos confortáveis.

Muito obrigada pela atencão e cuidados de vocês - nós recomendamos o lodge, nossos alunos tiveram uma semana excelente!

8. Alessandro2015.04.06 01:30

My experience with Xaraes,
As talked, we enjoyed the lodge and appreciate the location, however we are disappointed that we had to pay extra for one activity (we did 4 in total ) and our friend had to pay the transfer out of her pocket (500 reais!!!)

We would appreciate if you could refund us for the above items, please let me know how we should proceed,
9. Peter, \'s-Hertogenbosch, Noord Brabant, Netherlands2015.02.22 22:09
Every day I\'m Hustlin\'
10. Hildegard Tettmann, COTIA, SÃO PAULO, BRASIL2015.01.20 11:08
Passei 5 dias com meus 3 netos e participamos de todas as atividades e só posso elogiar a organização toda. Nós criamos um vínculo familiar com todos os funcionários desde a cozinheira, camareiro, a secretária e o guia, que se tornou difícil a nossa partida. O lugar é muito bonito, principalmente para quem curte a natureza, muitos pássaros, animais e vegetação. O que mais me impressionou foi o respeito com a natureza, animais, etc... Portanto, só posso recomendar.