Brazil: Pantanal Adventure
Discover Brazil, a country that is unusually blessed. Five thousand miles of coastline – some of it packed with cafes and partygoers, but long stretches blissfully empty. Rainforests and wetlands teem with exotic critters. Some of the oldest cities and civic architecture in the New World (and one of the newest cities in the entire world) are here.
Located in the heart of South America, the Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland, 20 times the size of the famed Everglades in Florida. Vast and verdant, it covers much of inland central and southern Brazil and is teeming with birds and wildlife from toucan to caiman, capybara, ocelot and even Jaguar.
This tour allows you to explore the immense Pantanal wetlands and enjoy close encounters with rare and exotic animals – perfect for adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Dates on request
Suggested itinerary by Air
UK – Cuiaba
Fly from the UK to Cuiaba.
Arrive at Cuiaba Airport where you will be met by a guide and transferred to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and recover and your long flights.
After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Porto Jofre. Porto Jofre is a settlement within the diverse Pantanal ecosystem and region in southern Brazil. On arrival, check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax. Dinner will be served in the evening at the lodge.
You will enjoy a boat safari down the Cuiabá, São Lourenço, Three Brothers and Piquiri rivers. Look out for the jaguars that will be hunting caimans or simply resting on the banks. On the journey you will see many other species of the rich fauna such as the giant river otters, tapirs and hundreds of birds including the black-skimmer.
Araras Eco Lodge
This morning you will be picked up and transferred to Araras Lodge. While crossing the area, it is possible to spot and appreciate the local flora & fauna. On arrival at the lodge you will enjoy lunch before a late afternoon hike. Reach the top of the observation tower for a spectacular view of sunset. Return for dinner followed by a tour of the nocturnal environment.
Araras Eco Lodge
Today will be dedicated to observing the Pantanal’s flora & fauna at the Araras Eco Lodge private reserve. After breakfast, enjoy a horseback ride through the pastures, woods and wetlands. Stop for lunch before a guided hike in the private reserve, allowing you to observe and learn more of the local environment.
Following breakfast, go on a photo-safari along the Transpantaneira Road. The ‘Estrada Parque Transpantaneira’ is a road that crosses the Pantanal. Originally built to serve as a ‘boiadeira’, a road for transporting local cattle, today the 147 km long road links the city of Poconé and Porto Jofre crossing no less than 122 wooden bridges. Later return to Cuiaba for dinner.
You will have the morning at leisure before your transfer to Cuiaba Airport for your flight.
UK – Arrival
Arrive back in the UK.
March to November are dry months and December to February are wet months in Southern Brazil. During the Brazilian winter (June to September) the weather in Rio and the surrounding area is similar to the summertime in Northern Europe. The rainforest areas, Pantanal and the Amazon are warm and humid all year round.