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Brazil | North Pantanal: 5 Days of Nature, Wildlife and Jaguar Observation - Pantanal for Nature Lovers
Pantanal for Nature Lovers 5 Days of Nature, Wildlife and Jaguar Observation

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Pantanal for Nature Lovers 5 Days of Nature, Wildlife and Jaguar Observation Brazil | North Pantanal

The Pantanal, one of the earth's largest wetlands, is a paradise for untouched wildlife watching. It is one of the best and easiest ways to see various Brazilian animal species. The Pantanal offers unforgettable encounters with exotic and fascinating creatures. On this trip you will experience the exciting Pantanal region by boat, on horseback and on foot.



Day 1: Arrival to Cuiaba / National Park Chapada dos Guimaraes

Upon arrival in Cuiaba you will be welcomed by an English-speaking tour guide. Then you will travel to the Chapada dos Guiamaraes National Park (70 km away). Once you arrive, you'll have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you'll head to the geographic center of South America where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley. Since the opening times of the other local attractions, such as the visit to the waterfall Veu de Noiva change very often, other activities will be planned on site. In the evening you'll return to the hotel and have dinner in the Chapada. The rest of the evening will be free for your leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel Turismo / Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Snorkeling in Bom Jardim (near Nobres) / Lagoa das Araras

After breakfast you'll travel 170km to the remote location of Bom Jardim. The last part of the route is a dirt road. Once in the Pousada Reino Encantado, you'll be equipped with life jackets, snorkeling goggles, snorkel and shoes, and then it is only a few meters walk to the crystal clear rivers of the region. You'll get to dive into the slowly flowing river to explore the fantastic flora and fauna. There will be a chance to observe a variety of species of fish and the dourado and freshwater stingrays. After about an hour of diving it will be time to head back to the Pousada for lunch.
Afterwards you'll go on a short hike around the Pousada to discover more crystal clear rivers and the local ecosystem. A special highlight will await you: the Lagoa das Araras. In the late afternoon here you can see dozens of yellow breasted macaws, parakeets and other parrots inhabiting the ligand located in the Lagoa trees. It is a fascinating spectacle, which you should definitely experience. 
Accommodation: Pousada Reino Encantado | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: Bom Jardim - Pocone - Pantanal

Anyone who wants to can get up early (around 5:00 am) to go back to the Lagoa and observe the impressive sounds of dawn and the awakening of the fledging parrots.
After breakfast at the pousada the tour continues in the last town before the Pantanal, in Bom Jardim Pocone. Here you'll take a break and have lunch at a typical Brazilian family's home. Then the tour goes on with a drive through the famous dirt track "Transpantaneira" - highway which is listed in the Guinness book of Record for having the most number of bridges in the world. You will make short stops for wildlife observation. The Pousada Rio Claro is located next to a river and close to a gallery forest where the adventure will continue with a short walk before dinner. Dinner time and then the excursion continues with a night safari to watch for nocturnal animals.
Accommodation: Pousada Rio Claro / Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pantanal by boat / Night safari

At about 5:00 am before breakfast there will be a sunrise tour of the awakening Pantanal. After breakfast you will explore the flora and fauna by boat in the vicinity of the lodge. If you're lucky you'll see different kingfisher, heron, hyacinth macaws and Jabiru stork - the heraldic animal of the Pantanal.
Lunch time and then a short break. Then the tour will continue with an exploratory trip by boat on the river. In the afternoon with a bit of luck you will see some of the otters which can be well observed just at this time of the day. After dinner we it will be time for a night safari to look for caimans and other nocturnal animals.
Accommodation: Pousada Rio Claro / Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Brazil travel North Pantanal 7

Day 5: Pantanal - Pousada Piuval

Another sunrise tour is available on request. Following breakfast you will leave the Pousada Rio Claro and drive to the Pousada Piuval. Along the Transpantaneira multiple stops will be made for observation of flora and fauna. Depending on arrival time at the lodge there might be time for a short trek in the vicinity of the lodge. Then it will be Lunch time, and afterwards you'll explore the region on horseback near the lodge. With a bit of luck various species of herons, hyacinth macaws, caimans and giant otters might be spotted. There will be the possibility to take another night safari after dinner.
Accommodation: Pousada Piuval / Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Return to home - optional Individual Extension

Depending on your departure time you'll take your transfer to the airport or head off on an optional extension trip.
Meals included: Breakfast



  • Transfer from / to Cuiaba Airport
  • 1 night at Hotel Turismo in Chapada
  • 1 night at Pousada Reino Encantado in Bom Jardim
  • 2 nights at Pousada Rio Claro in the Pantanal
  • 1 night at Pousada Piuval in the Pantanal
  • Trips and excursions as described in the program
  • Meals as indicated
  • English speaking local guide


  • Not included: Meals not indicated, personal expenses, tips etc.

Program changes are possible depending on flight times, weather conditions, unforeseen influences and opening hours in Chapada dos Guimaraes. Nevertheless, our guides are always striving to provide you the best possible experience.

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