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Brazil South-Pantanal and Bonito - Economy Package 6 days / 5 nights

On this trip you will visit one of the largest inland wetlands in the world, the Pantanal. The wetland area is a nature reserve full of many different types of species, which offer impressive flora and fauna as well as numerous rivers and freshwater lakes. On the excursions by jeep, by boat, on foot and on horseback, we will have the opportunity to explore this unique environment while seeing a variety of animals. If we are lucky we will see caimans, monkeys, anteaters, tapirs, etc. We will even have the opportunity to see the fantastic underwater world of the Pantanal while snorkeling in Bonito.

Travel No. 53175

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Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrival in Campo Grande / Pantanal

After your arrival, we will make the trip to the Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua, which is located 230 km away from Campo Grande. The 700 hectare large ranch is rich in flora and fauna and offers a swimming pool, observation tower and a wooden pergola by the lake. In the evening we will have a short walk to the observation tower, from where we can enjoy one of the famous pantanal sunsets.

Accommodation: Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua / Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Breathtaking Pantanal 

In the morning after breakfast we will explore the ranch surroundings on horseback. After lunch we will continue exploring the area on foot and/or by bike. Later it will be dinner time, which will be followed by a trip to see nocturnal animals. With a bit of luck we will see anteaters and tapirs, before falling asleep in our Pousada.

Accommodation: Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3: Pantanal / Day trip to the Estrada Park

We will begin our morning with breakfast and after that, drive to the famous Estrada Park. Depending if any animals show up on the way, photo stops might be made. According to the season we will either go on a jeep safari or a boat trip on the beautiful Miranda and Vermelho rivers. We will see the river banks and we might eventually be able to observe the caimans and capybaras grazing around. We might perhaps also see howler monkeys climbing in the trees. Between July and October is the best time (but cannot be guaranteed!) to observe jaguars.

Accommodation: Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Pantanal / Bonito

After breakfast we will go on an excursion on foot to explore the area. Then it will be lunch time and later, at around 3:00 pm, you will be picked up by a Portuguese-speaking driver and taken to Bonito. The check-in time at the Pousada Galeria Artes in Bonito will be around 6:00 pm. The evening is free for your leisure. Restaurants are just a short walk away from the pousada.

Accommodation: Pousada Galeria Artes / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: Gruto do Lago Azul / Snorkeling in Bonito

In the morning during the best lighting conditions we will visit the "Cave of the Blue Lake". It was discovered by Indians in 1924 and since 1978 it is protected as a natural monument. Although there are about 500 caves in the region, this is one of the few that has an infrastructure safe for visitors. After visiting the "Cave of the Blue Lake" we will continue to Estancia Rio Sucuri. There you will have a nice lunch. Then we will have the opportunity to snorkel in a crystal clear river. The river is characterized by its abundance of fish, and flows through a paradise-like landscape. After lunch, we will drive back to Bonito to the Pousada Galeria Artes.

If the trip to the Rio Sucuri is not possible due to the Saturday opening times, an optional excursion will be made to the Rio Prata, which is also a crystal clear river and possible to snorkel in.

Accommodation: Pousada Galeria Artes / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Bonito / Campo Grande 

Today you will have to pack your bags and say goodbye. After breakfast at around 8:00 am, a driver will pick you up and take you to Campo Grande. Arrival at the airport will be around 12:30 pm.

Meals: Breakfast 

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Services

  • All transfers with air-conditioned cars
  • Shuttle bus between Miranda and Bonito and Bonito and Campo Grande
  • 3 nights at Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua
  • 2 nights at Pousada Galeria Artes or other of a similar standard
  • Meals as specified (drinks are not included)
  • All transfers and day excursions as described
  • English-speaking guides

Further information

  • Price does not include: drinks, personal expenses and dinner in Bonito
  • Depending on the weather conditions, the program schedule can be changed.
  • It may happen that others guests will join the day trips and transfers. However, this is not always the case.
  • Bonito is full of tourists in December, January and during Carnaval. We recommend to avoid these periods to have the best experience.
  • Withdrawing cash in Bonito is currently only possible with a credit card - not with an EC Maestro card.

Please bring insect repellent, sunglasses, hat or cap, flashlight, comfortable clothing, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, a small backpack for day trips, sneakers, sandals, bathing suit and a raincoat. Avoid black clothing because it attracts mosquitoes. The wildlife viewing is particularly suitable in camouflage clothing. During the months of June to August it can be cool, therefore please also bring a fleece or a sweater during this time of the year.