Pantanal & Iguassu Falls Wildlife Adventure 12 days
An exciting wildlife adventure combining two remote lodges; Baia das Pedras with its open savanna landscapes with the lush wet region of Fazenda Barranco Alto, offering a huge variety of different wildlife and sights. Finishing with two days at the mighty Iguassu Falls, this is an unforgettable experience!
- Domestic flights from and to Sao Paulo
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- Air-conditioned transfers
- Excursions as shown in itinerary
- Meals per day as per itinerary
- Services of expert naturalist guides
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Sao Paulo to Pantanal
Fly from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande. Arrival at the airport of Campo Grande, where your guide, with name board, is waiting for you, followed by the 300km 4x4 transfer to Fazenda Baia das Pedras.
The first 175 km will on paved roads and the last 135 km entering the Pantanal will be on unsealed roads. On the way are chances of seeing lots of wildlife including marsh and pampas deer, capybara, caimans, howler monkey, tapir, peccaries, toucans, jabiru stork, yellow and red macaws and many other birds. Arrival at the lodge in the late afternoon. During your stay the following activities will be scheduled at the pousada; horse riding, trekking, canoe rides and photo safari through the surrounding nature. During your stay all meals and excursions are included. The Fazenda is located on the shores of Vazante do Castelo.
Baia das Pedras
The excursions mentioned above are scheduled at the lodge. The activities will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. To avoid the intense heat during the day, the tours are taking place early in the morning and mid-afternoon, at these times of the day, the possibilities of seeing the movement of the animals are much greater. During your stay all excursions and meals are included.
After breakfast ground transfer (80 km) by 4x4 to Fazenda Barranco Alto, with stops for photos and wildlife viewing. The programme will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest. Some of the possible activities are; photo-safari, exploring the the Rio Negro by silent boats and kayaks, day and night walks on horses, boats and by foot, animal spotting by night with searchlights, river exploration and swimming. Full board basis.
Days 6-8: The excursions mentioned above are scheduled at the lodge. The activities will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. To avoid the intense heat during the day, the tours take place early in the morning and mid-afternoon, at these times of the day, the possibilities of seeing the movement of the animals are a much greater. During your stay all excursions and meals are included.
Pantanal to Iguassu Falls
After breakfast, board your light aircraft for an unforgettable flight over the wetlands of the Pantanal back to Campo Grande. A flight of approximately 60 minutes. The flight will give you a wonderful idea of the Pantanal habitat, its forested islands of trees, lagoons, lakes and channels, and the scattered farmsteads built on the highest ground to avoid the annual flooding. Often one can spot tapir, capybara, flocks of birds and other animals while you fly at about 600 ft above the flat Pantanal. Arrival at the airport of Campo Grande to connect with your flight to Iguasu Falls. Met and transferred to Hotel San Martin (or similar) for three nights on bed and breakfast basis
After breakfast your guide will pick you up at the hotel for a half day tour of the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguassu Falls. Following the walkways that border the canyon of the Iguassu River, it is possible to observe hundreds of small waterfalls until the last fall, Floriano Falls, is reached. There you will have a complete frontal view of Devils Throat. The afternoon is free for exploring. The following day, take a full day tour to the Argentinean side of the falls, entering Argentina via the Tancredo Neves bridge. Trails through the 55.500 hectares reserve offer a different, more complete view of the Falls, especially the biggest one, the Devils Throat. Lower and upper walkways permit a closer look at the waterfalls. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
On the morning of day 12, depending on the departure time of your flight, time at leisure or optional excursions. One hour before your flight your guide will drop you off at the airport for your return flight to Sao Paulo.
A view from Above
Hotel San Martin, Iguazu Falls
Enjoy all the nature Iguassu Falls can offer you San Martin Hotel and Resort was built in English colonial style amidst 130.000 square metres of native vegetation, with native woods crossed by paths, interesting playground in the forest, football field and many other attractions. You will enjoy the beauty of the tropics combined with all modern facilities.
San Martin is wonderfully located, in the middle of a fantastic protected natural environment. Next to the recreation area of Iguazzu Falls National Park and only a few steps from the Main Entrance and walking distance from the exotic Birds Park, the sightseeing helicopter port , 1,5 km from the International Airport and 10 km from the city.
The hotel is highly involved in nature conservation, having: Solar energy to heat the water, a water source at a depth of 192m, recycling of non-organic litter and treatment of organic waste.
Baia das Pedras, Pantanal
Baía das Pedras is in the heart of Pantanal, in the city of Aquidauana, 300 km from Campo Grande. The lodge is known for its wildlife conservation projects.
As you tour around you will easily be able to see marsh deer, pampas deer, capybaras, alligators, howler monkeys, tapirs, peccaries, toucan, wood ibis, blue macaws, blue and yellow macaws, red macaws and over a hundred other birds, possibly also puma and grey eagle. Horse-riding and boat trips are available.
Barranco Alto, Pantanal
This eco lodge is part of an original ranch, established in the early 1900s. It is situated on the banks of the Rio Negro and offers a range of activities, including nature watching, horse-riding and boating.
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