Pousada Trijunção is amidst an oasis of 33,000 protected hectares inthe Cerrado. In biodiversity the Cerrado is the richest savannah in the world, home to more than 850 species of birds, 251 mammals, 482 reptiles and amphibians and 1,200 fish as well as 13,000 plant species (about 5% of all plant species of the world). Currently there remains less than 50% of the original area in Brazil, and it is estimated that 150 species of animals are at risk of extinction as a result of destruction or damage to their habitat. The jaguar, ocelot, armadillo, anteater, maned wolf and grey eagle are among these species.
At Trijuncao itself guests can see more than 210 species of birds (including Blue and Yellow, and Red macaws), Maned Wolf , Giant Anteaters, tapirs, armadillos. There are rare jaguars, black panthers, pumas etc. but they are difficult to see, except by the Oncafari cameras)
Located uniquely at the meeting point of 3 Brazilian states - Goiás, Bahia and Minas Gerais - Pousada Trijunção is 388 km’s from Brasilia, accessed by a 5 hour car journey or 30 minute light aircraft flight..
Delicious cuisine here celebrates the heritage of the region and it’s products, and the pousada has just 7 rooms combining the rusticity and character of the region with comfort and luxury. All of the rooms have King size beds, are decorated with crafts and typical photos of the Cerrado and have air-conditioning, 600-thread cotton linen, Natura products, towels and Trousseau robes as standard. All have the option of a single bed added, and most of the suites include a living room and a private balcony.
Pousada Trijunção has solar panels for water heating and low energy lighting through the use of LEDs. In addition, the flooring of all the balconies and suites is of recycled wood, and the decoration is largely done by artisans from the region, using materials collected in a sustainable way in the Cerrado, such as bark and branches, dead trees and fallen leaves and fruits.
Decoration also considered plants from Cerrado, or species that adapt well to the region, contributing, along with the created water mirror, to naturally reduce the ambient temperature as a whole, limiting the need for air conditioning and attracting wild birds to the surroundings of the Pousada.
Most of their staff is made up of residents of the region and, by promoting it as an ecotourism destination, Pousada Trijunção helps the Cerrado to face one of the greatest challenges and opportunities in conservation today – giving economic value to the preserved nature.
The pousada has plenty of comfortable communal spaces that open onto the beautiful bird filled gardens, and books that celebrate Brazil's natural and cultural beauty abound. For relaxation there is also a small pool, ofuro and massage room.
The endangered Maned Wolf inhabits this land and in partnership with the NGO Onçafari, Trijunção maintains a research project dedicated to their preservation. Guests can visit the project - and witness its greatest star in his home habitat.
Fully guided excursions reveal the beauty of the region. Besides the Oncafari project, excursions include kayak trips on the Rio Formoso, bicycle tours (3km-5km-10km), birdwatching , a visit to the Grande Sertão Veredas Park, stargazing, alligator night spotting by kayak, and a eco-safari by night.