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Aguape Lodge - 4 Days

4 Days FROM USD 635

Overview

Fours by car from Campo Grande airport in Brazil lies a remote area which has belonged to the same family for over 150 years. On this three day Pantanal adventure at the unique Pousada Aguape lodge you can experience this rich and diverse natural habitat and the myriad species for whom the Pantanal is home. Each day offers the opportunity to try out different activities – for example, fishing, boat trips, trekking, horse riding and jeep safari – and finishes with a beautiful Pantanal sunset.

Trip Code: BRTSAL4

Location: Brazil

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Assistance at the airport of Campo Grande and private transfer to the Pousada Aguapé located in Pantanal of Aquidauana. The transfer with private car and local driver from Campo Grande to the Ranch/Pousada is almost 200km and takes 3 - 4 hours (conditions of the dirt road can vary). Depending on what time you arrive, you may be able to do a tour in the afternoon. This could be piranha fishing on the lake or the Aquidauana River that is located a few metres from the Pousada. The activity schedule will be organized at the ranch with your local guide.

Private transfer from Campo Grande to Pantanal

Start the day with breakfast before beginning your daily activity. Boats are the best way to see the Aquidauana River and the beauty of the surrounding forest. This is the natural habitat of birds, mammals and reptiles that can be seen basking on the river banks. This tour takes 2 - 3 hours and you will be provided with a life jacket. During the tour, your local guide will turn off the boats engine and allow you to drift down stream with the river current so you can enjoy the sounds of nature. All of the boats are legal and have insurance.

In the warmer mid part of the day, the time is yours to rest. Trekking begins after lunch – this hike goes through dense bush, open fields and forest. During this tour you can see the flora and fauna of the region, learning about their role and importance in the Pantanal ecosystem. It is a good opportunity to see the animals more closely. There are different routes that you can go on, ranging from an hour and a half to four hours. You can decide with your local guide how long you would like to walk.

Pantanal day tour with English speaking guide

Today's optional post breakfast activity is horse riding where you can experience how cattle farming is done here. Riding through the Pantanal's open fields, marshes, capões, ridges, streams and bays, you encounter a rich variety of lush flora and fauna, typical of a region well preserved. The horses are calm; even those who have never ridden a horse can do this tour. There are several tracks with shorter or longer routes (you decide with your experienced local guide which one is better for you), which can be done in both the floods and dry seasons.

The hottest time of the day is again yours to rest. After lunch you go for another activity that is an open Jeep photo safari. This tour gives you the opportunity to cover more ground, going through different landscapes like cerrado (patches of stunted vegetation), open grasslands, “vazantes” (low-lying areas that are often seasonally flooded), “brejos” (swamps) and bays which are permanently flooded areas. It is also the perfect way to observe the wildlife of the Pantanal. During the trip, we will stop so that you can explore by foot. By the time we return to the ranch, it will be evening and time for a nocturnal tour using a strong flashlight to observe the night animals like anteaters, foxes, capybaras and caimans. You also will hear the sounds of frogs and insects at night and see the beautiful sky of the Pantanal.

Pantanal day tour with English speaking guide

Private transfer from Pantanal to Bonito

Departure Day
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Important Information

  • Accommodation at the lodge

    Private transfers to and from airport

    All meals (not drinks)

    Two activities per day

    English speaking guide

     

  • Available upon request, please contact us for details.

  • The Aguapé Lodge is located 195 km from Campo Grande and the nearest town is Aquidauana (about 54 km to the lodge). The last 50 km of access are on a dirt road.

  • Season and availability

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.