10 Days Pantanal and Amazon
A 10 day tour taking in the two iconic wildlife destinations of Brazil, the Pantanal and the Amazon.
In the Pantanal Wetlands, you will hope to see myriad birds, reptiles and mammals, including, hopefully, the iconic jaguar. Then on to the tropical Amazon for even more varieties of amazing plant and wildlife.
- Immerse yourself in the birding paradise of the Amazon Rainforest
- Have a great chance of spotting the majestic jaguar as it patrols the banks of the Cuiaba River.
- Encounter the wonderful wildlife of the Pantanal including the Brazilian tapir, giant anteaters, capybaras, monkeys, giant river otters, caiman, anacondas and much more.
- 9 nights full board accommodation
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Selected domestic flights
- All transfers
- Activities as per the itinerary
So much to experience
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Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Brazil adventure for you.
Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.
With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.
Having amassed a host of extraordinary adventures in destinations all over the world, Zoe’s experience, skills and enthusiasm for helping clients plan their ideal itinerary will help make your holiday unforgettable, action packed and life-changing.
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Cuiaba to Porto Jofre
On arrival in Cuiaba you will be met and transferred to Porto Jofre (approx 6 hours) via the Transpantaneira Highway. En route you will have the chance to stop and enjoy the views and look out for the resident wildlife. On arrival at the hotel there will be time to explore the grounds which are often frequented by toco toucans and hyacinth macaws before enjoying dinner.
The next two days will be spent searching for jaguars by boat, this is the best place in the world to see these elusive cats in the wild, with almost guaranteed sightings. You also have a great chance of seeing giant river otters, caiman, capybara, monkeys, tapirs, giant anteaters and peccaries to name but a few.
After breakfast transfer by road to Araras Lodge (approx 3 hours), looking for interesting fauna and flora along the way. You will have the afternoon to explore the pristine forest that surrounds the lodge and enjoy a spectacular sunset from one of their two observation towers.
Araras is known for its first class bird watching but if you are feeling a little more adventurous then why not opt to do some canoeing, horseback riding, trekking, or a night tour with their expert naturalist guides in search of the giant anteater, ocelot, tapir, crab eating fox, coatis etc.
Return to Cuiaba and fly to Alta Floresta
After breakfast, take a photo-safari road trip back to Cuiaba Airport where you will take a short flight to Alta Floresta, the gateway to the Southern Amazon. Here you will be met and transferred to the award winning Cristalino Jungle Lodge, a paradise for bird watchers, nestled within its own private forest reserve.
Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Awake early to the sounds of the rainforest ready for a morning walk to the observation tower where you can enjoy a stunning sunrise over the forest canopy. The rest of the day can be spent exploring its many trails, canoeing or taking a boat trip up stream in search of caiman, giant river otters, monkeys and a multitude of birds.
Amazon at leisure
A full day to explore some of the 28,000 hector reserve on foot or by boat. With over 13 miles of walking trails and a bird species list of nearly 600 there is plenty to see and do. Alternatively, you can relax on the floating deck and take in the sights and sounds of the Amazon at leisure.
There is time for one last activity before you are transferred back to Alta Floresta where a traditional Brazilian lunch awaits. From here you take the short flight back to Cuiaba ready for your onward journey home.
A view from Above
Araras Eco Lodge, Pantanal
On arrival at Araras Eco Lodge you will be greeted by a very warm welcome and an ice cold drink. With a reputation for first-class hospitality and a family atmosphere, this rustic lodge is a firm favourite among travellers to the area.
Located off the Transpantaneira Park Road and surrounded by stunning wetlands, there is plenty to see on the safari transfer to the lodge. This pousada was built to be at harmony with the environment and the beautifully preserved surroundings.
An action-packed itinerary is available throughout the day to ensure you get the best out of the beautiful surroundings. Boardwalks run from the lodge across the wetlands and to canopy towers you can climb to get a closer look at the stunning birdlife and monkeys in the trees.
Cristalino Lodge, Amazon South
Named after the beautiful and pure Amazon River, the award-winning Cristalino Jungle Lodge is an authentic, sustainable, and ethical lodge. This beautiful lodge is located in the southern part of the Brazilian Amazon region surrounded by stunning scenery.
This beautiful Amazon sanctuary will leave you with nothing but breath-taking memorable experiences. Selected as one of the 25 best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveller in 2013, you can spend your days immersing yourself in the beautiful surroundings, soaking up the wildlife and if you’re feeling adventurous, Cristalino provides guided trips into the forest and along the river, such as boating and canoeing.
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