Travel to the Pantanal and experience its wetlands and abundant Wildlife with this 6 Day / 5 Night Travel Package and Tour that includes accommodations at the Aguas de Bonito Hotel and the Caiman Refuge Lodge, Boat Tour, transportation and much more.
Brazil Travel Package – Pantanal and Bonito Wildlife (5N)
This vast wetland, measuring 230,000 sq km (143,000 sq miles), in the central west of Brazil, is one of the worlds greatest wildlife preserves and includes spectacular canyons and waterfalls in its stunning scenery. The Pantanal is home to 700 species of bird, around 240 varieties of fish, giant anteaters, armadillos, marmosets, monkeys, wolves, pumas, anacondas, capivaras, and the impressive cayman, to name but a few species. With this package you will also stay in Bonito, which has breathtaking mountain and forest scenery and whose main attractions are wildlife, rivers, and caves with crystal waters and amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations. This package includes comfortable lodging in pousadas and nature tours with a private English-speaking guide.
Bonito 2 nights includes
- 2 nights in Bonito at the Hotel Aguas de Bonito. This hotel, situated only 1km from downtown Bonito, offers very comfortable accommodations along with swimming pool, bar, whirlpool and restaurant. Its perfect location allows easy access to all the different nature tours on offer in the Bonito region.
- Boat tour in Formoso River.
- Trip to Blue Lagoon Cave.
- Snorkeling at Sucuri River.
Pantanal Sul 3 nights includes
- 3 nights in Pantanal at the Refugio Ecologico Caiman. This hotel has 4 comfortable lodges with different architectural styles, all designed to combine with the landscape.
- All tours in the Pantanal are designed to see the maximum amount of wildlife and flora. You have a choice of some or all of the following:
- Walking trails.
- Horseback riding tours.
- Boat tours.
- Safari tours – day and night time in an open-top vehicle.
- Transfers and tours in private air-conditioned vehicles with your private English-speaking guide. (Due to the nature of some tours the vehicles might not be air-conditioned.)
- Easy to moderate. The nature tours have a moderate adventure rating. All ages are welcome. Tropical weather and direct sunlight demands sun protection and plenty of fluids.
- Any group size.
- Your private English-speaking guides will help you better understand and enjoy your Pantanal experience.
Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary
This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.
Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.
Day1 – Bonito
You will be met at the Campo Grande airport and driven to the Hotel Aguas de Bonito (approximately 4 hours by car), where you will check in. You may want to have lunch at your hotel and relax before your afternoon boat tour. This tour takes you down 7km of the beautiful Formoso River in inflatable boats, with a capacity for a maximum of 13 people per boat. You will pass various waterfalls and rapids and have the opportunity to see many animals and birds, as well as observe the rich vegetation along the riverbank. Stops to swim in the river and waterfalls will be possible. We suggest dinner back at your hotel.
Day 2 – Bonito
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the Blue Lagoon Cave, which is undoubtedly the most beautiful and impressive cave in the region. The stunning blue lake lies 180m below the earth’s surface and is reached by a steep descent. The clear blue color is due to rich deposits of calcium carbonate and magnesium in the lake. It is a truly beautiful and mysterious place. Lunch is back at your hotel, followed by a snorkeling trip to the Sucuri River. This crystal clear river is one of the most transparent in the world. You will float down 2km of river, carried by the current, wearing life-jacket, mask and snorkel. Hundreds of fish live in the river, as well as incredible sub aquatic vegetation. Dinner is back at your hotel.
Day 3 – Bonito
Today you will check out of Hotel Aguas de Bonito and be driven to the Refugio Ecologico Caiman in the Pantanal (3 hour drive). After checking in and having lunch at the hotel you will have a choice of tour to go on. On days 3, 4 and 5 of the package at Refugio Ecologico Caiman you will have a choice of the following tours, depending on the different conditions of the trails (due mainly to the weather). All tours are guided by expert, local, English-speaking guides:Walking trails through wetland areas near your pousada to see flora and fauna, animals and the different ecosystems of the Pantanal. Horseback riding tours – this is the best way to really see the Pantanal. The horses are well trained and will take you through rivers, streams and to areas which are impossible to reach by car. This is a great way to see birds, mammals, reptiles and flora. Boat tours. During the wet season (December – March) the rivers and streams flood on to the plains and boat trips are offered through these flooded plains to see reptiles, mammals, water birds, fish, plant life and the famous capybara (the world’s largest rodent). During the dry season (July – October) the water level drops and it is possible to see an abundance of wildlife on the river banks, such as caiman, and beautiful, colorful macaws. Day and night time safari tours in an open-top vehicle to see the rich wildlife and flora of the region. You will have a chance to observe animals such as monkeys, deer, armadillos, anteaters; and birds such as macaws, toucans, eagles, emus and herons.
Day 4 – Pantanal
On your second day at Refugio Ecologico Caiman you will go on a morning tour after breakfast. Lunch is back at the hotel and in the afternoon you will be taken on a different tour. Tours will vary according to trail conditions and weather. See N57options above on day 3. Dinner is back at the hotel.
Day 5 – Pantanal
Today you will go on a morning tour after breakfast. Lunch is back at the hotel and in the afternoon you will be taken on a different tour. Tours will vary according to trail conditions and weather. See options above on day 3. Dinner is back at the hotel.
Day 6 – Pantanal
On your last day in the Pantanal you will check out of the Refugio Ecologico Caiman and be driven to the airport (4 hour drive). We are certain that you will have enjoyed your trip and we look forward to seeing you again in Brazil.
Bonito Hotel Options
- 5 star – Not applicable
- 4 star – Hotel Pousada Águas de Bonito
- 4 star – Wetiga Hotel
- 3 star – Not applicable
Pantanal Hotel Options
- 5 star – Hotel Fazenda Baía das Pedras
- 4 star –Pousada Aguapé
- 4 star –Cayman Lodge
- 4 star – Zagaia Eco Resort
- 3 star – not applicable