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Pantanal & Bonito Extension | Pousada Aguape

6 Days FROM USD 2,090

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Overview

Stay at Pousada Aguape, a cattle farm located on the Aquidauana River which is the gateway to the Pantanal. This family run facility provides the perfect base for exploring what is the world’s largest wetlands. You will have two full days to enjoy included excursions on the farm as well as to the Pantanal. Options range from piranha fishing, horse riding and trekking to a Jeep 4WD safari and night spotlight tour. From Pousada Aguape, you will continue to Bonito where you will enjoy two snorkelling experiences on the Sucuri and Olho D’agua Rivers. You will also journey to Buraco das Aras, one of the larges sink holes in the world.

If you are looking to indulge in the Pantanal, we have a Superior option at the Caiman Eco Lodge.

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

Trip Code: BRTSPXS-STD

Travel Style: Extension package

Location: Brazil

Flights: Ask us about booking your Internal flights with your International flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'. Contact us for more information. 

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • Enjoy a unique farm stay at Pousada Aguape, located on the Aquidauana River, the gateway to the Pantanal

  • Take included excursions over two full days at the farm and to the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area and the world's largest flooded grasslands

  • Snorkel the Sucuri and Olho D’agua Rivers, spotting a diverse array of fish and underwater plant life

  • Visit Buraco das Aras sink hole and see a diverse array of birdlife including macaws, toucans and blue-crowned motmots and
    blue-headed trogons

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

From Campo Grande airport you will be transferred to Pousada Aguape, a rural ecolodge located on a cattle farm south of the Pantanal. Situated on the Aquidauana River, this family farm has been operating for 150 years and will be your base for exploration for the coming days. Settle into your surroundings after your arrival by taking an optional piranha fishing excursion or relaxing by the pool.

Arrive in the Pantanal

Choose from a broad range of daily activities available at the farm and to the nearby Pantanal. On the farm you can choose to accompany the cowboys with their routine work or go horse riding to the Pantanal’s open fields and marshes. Alternatively you can take a more relaxed horse and carriage ride. If time didn’t permit on your arrival day, why not try some piranha fishing in the Aquidauana River? Fishing for piranha can be quite tricky thanks to their teeth but your guides will teach you how they are caught and used to prepare piranha soup.

Take the opportunity to explore more of the Pantanal with more activities available from Pousada Aguape. Today, cover more ground by taking a 4WD Jeep safari into the different landscapes of the Pantanal. Have your camera prepared for plenty of wildlife including the capybara. In the evening, why not try to spot more of the Pantanal’s great wildlife on a nocturnal spotlight tour? From capybara to caimans and foxes to frogs you will see so much more at night on this one hour visit into the Pantanal wilderness.

Pantanal Day tours

Departing Pousada Aguape you will be transferred to Bonito, stopping enroute for a half day snorkelling the Sucuri River. Your snorkelling tour begins with a walk through the Riparian Forest of the Sucuri River where you can spot and observe animals such as the capybara in their native habitat. You will then enter the river to float downstream with snorkelling gear, observing a diverse array of fish and underwater plant life in the clear waters. The ecotourism hub of Bonito will be your base for the following days activities.

This morning you will be given another opportunity to hike the Riparian Forest and snorkel, this time at Rio de Prata on the Olho D’agua River.You will again be amazed as you gaze at dozens of fish and aquatic plants as you snorkel the clear waters. In the afternoon you will take a tour to Buraco das Aras (Macaw Pit). This massive sink hole provides a habitat to 157 bird species and you can visit two of the main viewpoints to observe the birds within the sandstone crater.

You will be transferred to the airport to depart for your next destination.

Depart Bonito
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Experience two of South America's most vibrant cities and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World in the 9-day Signature Buenos Aires to Rio. This itinerary is a well-paced overview of three must-see locations. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in the history and culture, experience a traditional Asado dinner and watch a Tango show in Buenos Aires, visit Christ the Redeemer and head up Sugarloaf for panoramic views of Rio, and explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides at Iguazu Falls. 

  • A trip to Brazil would not be complete without visiting the Amazon. Manaus is the starting point for one of the most popular Amazon jungle locations in South America, and this wonderful Brazilian Amazon Extension package gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the unsurpassed bio-diversity: spot freshwater dolphins and alligators in the river; watch several species of monkey at play; and try to catch the infamous piranha.

  • For something different and unique, consider heading north for the Northern Brazil Extension. This region is considered one of the most diverse and culturally rich regions of Brazil and deserves the trip. Explore the glorious Chapada Diamantina National Park with it's variety of canyons, waterfalls, caves, rivers, natural pools, and more. You will also get a great mix of big city vibes in Salvador, and relaxed beach destinations like the island of Morro de Sao Paulo (so relaxed even cars aren't allowed).

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Private airport transfers
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    All meals at the Pantanal Lodge
    Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide as detailed in the itinerary

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • The order of activities are subject to change.

    Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.
     

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.

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.

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Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your Latin American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our consultants will piece together one of our Signature Packages and can customise your travel plans by adding Extension Packages.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

 

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