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The last reluctant ranchers are beginning to see tourism as a viable economic alternative in this region, which means you can visit a working ranch or farm for a day.
Fazenda San Francisco. Fazenda San Francisco is a 37,000-acre working ranch where you can go on a photo safari in the morning and a boat tour on Rio Miranda in the afternoon, when you'll have the chance to fish for piranha. The R$103 fee includes a lunch of rice and beans with beef and vegetables. BR 262, 36 km/22 mi west of Miranda, Miranda. 67/3242–1088. www.fazendasanfrancisco.tur.br.