Location: Casa Wangari Maathai is located in Mogol village in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mogol is surrounded by beautiful landscapes of rust-colored waterfalls, forests with bromeliads, centuries-old trees, incredible white sand dunes, and an arid plateau overlooking a mountain range.
How to get here: The closest airport from Casa Wangari Maathai is Juiz do Fora (JDF) which is 2 hours drive away. Alternatively fly to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and take a 3,5 hours road transfer, or fly to Belo Horizonte (CNF) and take a 4,5 hours road transfer.
Structure: Located at the beginning of Mogol village, the house has been named after a Kenyan leader. The space is sunny and has five cozy suites. Simplicity and comfort are combined with a queen size bed and towel dryer. The house has a fireplace, a minibar, heated floor bathroom, and a living room facing both the entrance to the village and the valley. Meals are served at the nearby Yucca restaurant with healthy, organic, and fully vegetarian food. It has an open kitchen, for a more intimate dining experience, and a large veranda facing the mountains. You can also opt for a personalized meal by the lake, by the waterfall or in the grotto.
Why staying here: This little place has a lot of style and comfort. It is ideal for couples who would like to spend some quality time in nature while being taken care of by a professional hospitality team. Staying here is like delving into the atmosphere of the enchanting Brazilian countryside. Walk freely to explore the surroundings. The trails are safe, very well signposted and a radio keeps you in touch with the administration.
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