Brazil Travel Packages: South Pantanal
The Pantanal extends over a total area of 88,000 square miles (230,000 square kilometers) and, roughly divided into the North and South Pantanal, is located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. It is one of the largest wetlands in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The South Pantanal occupies two-thirds of this total area. The region is a retreat for giant otters, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, anacondas and alligators. Common prey such as swamp deer, peccaries and capybaras are also native to the region. The Pantanal is home to about 650 bird species, 2,000 plant species, over 250 species of fish, countless reptiles and a wide variety of insects. The South Pantanal’s hot climate has high humidity. The average temperature is 75 °F (24 °C). During the day, the temperature high is 86 °F (30 °C) from October to April. Every year between December and March, during the rainy season, the dry landscape turns into impressive wetlands. The landscape blossoms and awakens in lush green. During the rainy season, however, there are also many mosquitoes, so a trip in the South Pantanal between December and March is not recommended. Gradually, after the rainy season, the water flows off again and temperatures decrease. Especially from June to September, numerous animals can be observed at the rivers. During this time there are also significantly fewer mosquitoes. Water drains into the Paraguay River up to November, so the water level is constantly sinking and, eventually, it is no longer possible to cross the rivers by boat. With the beginning of the rainy season in December, the water level slowly begins to rise and the cycle starts again.
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Below you will find our travel packages for South Pantanal:
Pousada Aguape is located in the middle of the unique landscape of the southern Pantanal. The accommodation is a typical farm, the fazenda has been family-owned for over 150 years and now also accommodates tourists in addition to the traditional cattle breeding. On various excursions and safari tours by boat, horse or on foot, travelers can experience the unique nature of the Pantanal.
This trip will take you to the natural paradise of the South Pantanal. You will also get to know the unique nature and crystal clear rivers near Bonito. The Pantanal is a vast area of wetlands and one of the largest nature reserves in the world. In the dry season, from June to October, you can explore the whole variety of the incomparable animal world and in the rainy season, from December to March, the beautiful flora reaches its peak. Let the fascinating biodiversity of the Pantanal enchant you!
On this trip to the South Pantanal you will visit the Caiman Ecological Refuge, which is part of the largest wetlands in the world. This area is a nature reserve full of many different species, offering impressive flora and fauna as well as numerous rivers and freshwater lakes. To discover this natural paradise, you will be staying in the magnificent Caiman Lodge which offers a luxurious ambiance. On various excursions you will have the opportunity to explore this unique environment and to observe different kinds of animals such as caimans, monkeys, anteaters, and tapirs.
During this 4-day trip to Bonito you will experience this natural paradise at its finest. You will snorkel in crystal clear rivers embedded into a wonderful landscape, visit a subterranean blue lagoon inside a cave, and go on a nature hike to observe the beautiful red macaw. Through the whole trip you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide who is specialized in this area of Brazil.