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Location: Casa Carlinhos is a typical farmhouse, located in comuna de Ibitipoca in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The house is 100 meters from Engenho Lodge.
How to get here: Casa Carlinhos is located 3,5 hours drive from Rio de Janeiro (GIG), or 4,5 hours drive from Belo Horizonte (CNF). The closest airport is Juiz do Fora (JDF) which is 2 hours drive away.
Structure: Casa Carlinhos is a converted historic farmhouse with privacy and beautiful landscapes of rust-colored waterfalls, forests with bromeliads, centuries-old trees, incredible white sand dunes, and an arid plateau overlooking a mountain range. There are two excellent suites. The largest, with 70 m2, with a view of Pico do Gavião mountain.The other two are 60 m2. All decorated with authentic Minas Gerais crafts. Meals are served at the on-site kitchen with healthy organic food. You can also opt for a personalized meal by the lake, by the waterfall or in the grotto. The spa is located in a spacious area of 250 m2, with a view of the lake and the mountains. In addition to the lounge opening to the green, there are five massage rooms, and in one of them, there is a bathtub, providing the use of oils and other special treatments with baths.
Why staying here: A very unique and charming small house, one of the kind in Brazil. Staying here is like delving into the atmosphere of the enchanting Brazilian countryside. It is perfect for small groups and families. Walk freely to explore the surroundings. The trails are safe, very well signposted and a radio keeps you in touch with the administration. Here one can practice Hatha Yoga and have great massages with plant oils.
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The Yoga & Luxury Farmlands Tour is a 8-day wellness program organized deep in the historic countryside of Brazil, among beautiful valleys and mountains. The program includes daily Hatha yoga sessions, full board based on an organic vegetarian menu and reviving experiences in the middle of splendid preserved nature. Take a deep immersion and connect with yourself. Enjoy the recharging energy of remote villages, go horse-riding or e-biking, swim, hike and experience the slow lifestyle of the Brazilian countryside.View full itinerary