PANTANAL

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The Pantanal, an area of about 250.000 square kilometers, is the largest floodplain in the world formed mainly by flooding of the Paraguay River and tributaries. Because of the diversity in fauna and flora (1,132 species of butterflies, 656 birds, 122 mammals, 263 fish and 93 species of reptiles), the Pantanal has been declared by UNESCO as a “Biosphere Reserve” and “Natural Heritage”.

During the rainy season, between October and February, the Pantanal is practically impassable by land. The overflow of the waters between December and May, forces the animals to seek areas of higher terrain (mountain ranges). In May the rains cease, but the water level remains high, showing the strength and beauty of its vegetation.
 From June, the waters begin to recede and the ground forms an excellent pasture for cattle. The water slowly returns to the riverbeds and many fish are caught in ponds and bays, making it easy prey for birds and other animals. With this abundance of food, the birds, in particular, guarantee the power required to maintain the cycle of reproduction.

 

PACKAGES FOR PANTANAL

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(breakfast = B, lunch= L, dinner = D)
Pousada = Hotel, Inn

 

1º Day: Campo Grande / Pantanal

Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to Campo Grande bus station. Transfer by public bus (5 hours) or private car (3h30min) from Campo Grande to Buraco das Piranhas. The hotel/Pousada’s car will be waiting for you at Buraco das Piranhas. The local transfer to the Pousada is done in open car giving you the opportunity to spot some wildlife along the Pantanal Park Road. After check-in, take the opportunity of your free afternoon to rest or to go for a walk visiting the Abobral River. After dinner Night Tour – where we will look for nocturnal wildlife, this trip can be done by Jeep 4×4 or motor boat and takes about 1 – 2 hours. Overnight: Pousada Santa Clara. (D)

2º Day: Pantanal

After breakfast Boat Trip – on this activity you will spend about 2 – 3 hours on a speed boat ride equipped with life jacket and comfortable swivel seats. The boat trip on the Abobral River is a great opportunity to see and learn about the local flora and fauna. The tour is recommended for people of all ages.

Lunch: Pousada Santa Clara. (L)

After lunch Piranha Fishing – this activity takes about 2 – 3 hours. We will pass by lakes, bays and rivers, where you will have the opportunity to fish the feared piranha. Overnight: Pousada Santa Clara. (B, L, D)

3º Day: Pantanal

After Breakfast Horseback Ride on a typical “pantaneiro” horse (known for its endurance at any kind of terrain). It takes 2 – 3 hours tour.  The horses are adapted to the Pantanal  climatic variations, allowing you to reach the most inaccessible places, no matter if the place is flooded or not. On this tour you will have the opportunity to explore the flora, fauna,  animals and birds such as: marsh deer, feral pigs, blue macaws, toucans and many other bird species.

After lunch Photographic Safari – This tour takes 2-3 hours. In a jeep 4X4 on the Pantanal Park Road, we will make a few stops for a nature trek looking for  animals. This is the perfect time  for a safari , because  the chances of observing animals are larger, since the temperature is milder, favoring the displacement of wildlife in the region.

After dinner Night Tour: using a big flashlight we will  look for the nocturnal animals, you will have a chance to spot capybaras, armadillos and other animal species.

Overnight: Pousada Santa Clara. (B, L, D)

4º Day: Pantanal – Campo Grande

After Breakfast Nature Trek, on this activity you will spend about 2 – 3 hours walking through diverse habitats such as grasslands, flooded areas and dense wood vegetation that serve as refuge to animals and birds during the wet season. After lunch, transfer from the hotel/Pousada to Buraco das Piranhas, where you’ll take the Public bus (5 – 6 hours) or private car (3h30min) to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande we will take you from the bus station to the airport or to a hotel if you will sleep in Campo Grande on the last night. (B, L)

Included: Assistance at the airport and transfer to the bus station in Campo Grande, transfer by public bus or private car: Campo Grande / Buraco das Piranhas / Campo Grande, local transfer from Buraco das Piranhas / Pousada / Buraco das Piranhas; 03 Overnights at the Pousada Santa Clara, excursion (night tour, boat tour, piranha fishing, nature walking, horseback ride, safari) and meals as mentioned in the program (03 Breakfast, 03 Lunch & 03 Dinner), English speaking guide during excursion.

Not IncludedDrinks, phone calls, Internet service, laundry service and any other personal extras.

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[gn_spoiler title=”PRICES” open=”0″ style=”2″] TRANSFER BY PUBLIC BUS

– Campo Grande to Pantanal at 7:30am, 10:30am and 3:00pm – 05 hours trip

– Pantanal to Campo Grande at 8:00am and 14:30am – 05 hours trip

ACCOMMODATIONS

PRICE IN CANADIAN (CAD) PER PERSON

Single

Twin / double

Triple

Quadruple

Camping (hammocks / tents)

CAD 330,00

CAD 295,00

CAD 290,00

CAD 290,00

Shared Dormitory

CAD 440,00

CAD 405,00

CAD 400,00

CAD 400,00

Private Room

CAD 550,00

CAD 450,00

CAD 440,00

CAD 440,00

 

TRANSFER BY PRIVATE CAR

– Campo Grande to Pantanal to Campo Grande at your time (you choose the leaving time) – 3.30 hours trip

ACCOMMODATIONS

PRICE IN CANADIAN (CAD) PER PERSON

Single

Twin / double

Triple

Quadruple

Camping (hammocks / tents)

CAD 750,00

CAD 465,00

CAD 370,00

CAD 335,00

Shared Dormitory

CAD 865,00

CAD 575,00

CAD 480,00

CAD 445,00

Private Room

CAD 975,00

CAD 620,00

CAD 525,00

CAD 490,00

Note: Prices may change during the national holidays, please click here to check the calendar

Important Notes

– It is not possible for a couple to stay in the same dormitory, men and Woman DO NOT share the same dormitory (one dorm for men and another dorm for woman).

– If you prefer to stay on the Camping you MUST bring a sleeping bag and towel.

– The tours will be scheduled day by day at the Pousada according to the weather conditions.

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Please note: Domestic and international flights can be arranged upon request

ABOUT PANTANAL

Close cities to visit : BONITO AND FOZ DO IGUACU

Packages suggested:  BONITO, PANTANAL AND FOZ DO IGUACU

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