Pantanal wildlife holiday in Brazil

“Ten days of tailor-made adventure in the Northern Pantanal, where remote lodges and excellent guides get you up close to an array of magnificent wildlife.”

Highlights

Cuiaba | Pouso Alegre | Porto Jofre | Jaguar Retreat | SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

Description of Pantanal wildlife holiday in Brazil

This Pantanal wildlife holiday in Brazil takes you on a ten day tailor-made journey around one of Brazil’s most spectacular wilderness areas. The Amazon may get all the glory, but it’s actually easier to see wildlife in the Pantanal, whose open marshes make wildlife more visible. They’re home to an incredible variety of species, from jaguars to spoonbills to jabiru storks.

Your tour includes daily guided wildlife viewing, with is done both on land and in small, shallow boats, along the local rivers and channels. It’s on the river banks where you’ll see caiman, river otters and a whole variety of birdlife. This area is also famous for jaguars and sightings are frequent. Other species you can expect to see include capybaras, hyacinth macaws and toucans.

You’ll begin your trip in Cuiaba, which can be easily reached by plane from both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Our trips are all inclusive. We don’t want to surprise you with any extra costs, so any additional expenses are clearly marked on your itinerary.

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05 Sep 2020
£4870
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05 Oct 2020
£4870
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Each safari provides a real wildlife viewing and conservation experience. By opting for a safari with us safari guests are already helping to contribute towards our conservation work, especially with big cats.

We believe that everyone is able to help make a difference towards conserving our environment. When on safari or in the bush, we operate a policy of ‘bring out what you take in’ i.e. we leave no litter or man made products behind.

Boats drive at prescribed speeds to help protect the river banks. Guided foot safaris will access game trails which cannot be reached by vehicle. When on foot, we stay on the trail as deviating can cause erosion and other environmentally harmful impacts.

This safari is helping to support efforts to expand the national park (Parque Nacional do Pantanal Matogrossense) which occupies 1,350 sq km in the southwest of the region, but most of the Pantanal is privately owned. Cooperation between ecotourism and the landowners in the region (mostly cattle ranchers) has contributed to the sustainable conservation of the environment.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

This safari helps to support a scheme that provides local ranchers with an income that encourages their coexistence with wildlife, it covers the shortfall created by the seasonal flooding of the area, which would otherwise be covered by more intensive (and hence more destructive) ranching efforts. The national park and three smaller private nature reserves nearby were given Unesco World Heritage listing in 2000.

While on safari we recommend that visitors buy locally produced goods and support local artisans. In this way, visitors are able to help sustain the local community, contribute towards conservation and enrich their own lives. During each safari there will be opportunities to purchase goods from local people in keeping with the ideals of fair trade. Our guides will advise on a ‘fair price’ if requested, however it is worth noting that a relatively small sum can make a huge difference to peoples lives and guests are asked to consider this when bargaining.

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Reviewed on 29 Jul 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?




2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take a good thick fleece for wearing on the truck and the boat. Also I would recommend either a buff or scarf that can be tied around face. Speeding boats
collect a lot of insects.The weather is very changeable and the wind chill uncomfortable. And plenty of strong insect repellant. The flies bite! Don't expect
gourmet food or luxurious accommodation. Food and lodge facilities are adequate but very basic.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes to all three

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Amazing

Reviewed on 04 Jul 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Seeing beautiful cats, Jaguar and Ocelot as well as a plentitude of other animals and birds

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


You will be busy most of the time , on boats or open vehicles, actively
looking for wildlife. Which is obviously a good thing! Accommodation is chosen for proximity to wildlife. Don't always expect TVs and hairdryers expect an array of amazing wildlife sharing your garden, the input of knowledgeable experts and guides , good plentiful food and friendly lodging staff. Bring plenty of bug spray and some good binoculars. A wonderful experience.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, the safaris this company offer exist to support its conservation work. Accommodation was at locally run lodges and supported research.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic

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