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Pantanal & Bonito Extension | Caiman Eco Lodge

6 Days FROM USD 3,590

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Overview

Stay in the heart of the Pantanal at Caiman Ecolodge. This intimate accommodation provides the perfect base for exploring what is the world’s largest wetlands. You will have two full days to enjoy included and optional excursions to the Pantanal including 4WD safari’s, birdwatching, hiking, canoeing and more. From Caiman Ecolodge, 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. 

We also have a standard option available at Pousada Aguape.

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: BRTSPX5-SUP

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 an intimate and unique stay at Caiman Ecolodge, located in Cuyabeno Reserve at the heart of the Pantanal

  • Take included and optional excursions over two full days in 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 Caiman Ecolodge, your superior accommodation located in the heart of the Pantanal. Situated in Cuyabeno Reserve, these intimate lodges will be your base for exploration for the coming days. Settle into your surroundings after your arrival by kicking back in a hammock or taking in the rainforest canopy from the viewing tower.

Arrival in the Pantanal

Take an excursion to the Southern Pantanal with one of Caiman Ecolodge’s naturalist guides. They will teach you everything there is to know about the local flora, fauna and culture of the Pantanal region. Depending on your interest you can choose to take a 4WD safari, paddle on a canoe tour, take a walk on a hiking trail or enjoy a nocturnal spotlight tour of the forest.

Pantanal day tour

Today you have an additional free day to enjoy more of the Pantanal. This time allows you to enjoy more of the included activities from day two or, alternatively, to book an optional excursion. Options include horseback riding, a bicycle tour, a visit to the Hyacinth Macaw Institute or a Oncafari to observe Jaguars in their natural habitat.

Pantanal day tour

Departing Caiman Ecolodge 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.

Rio Sucuri half day tour

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.

Rio de Prata Snorkelling & Buraco das Aras tour

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 Bahia In Depth 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 Troncoso and the island of Morro de Sao Paulo (so relaxed even cars aren't allowed).

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Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Accommodation
    Tours as mentioned
    Airport transfers
    All meals at Pantanal Lodge
    Breakfast daily in Bonito

    Exclusions

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
    Local taxes (if applicable)
    Travel insurance
    Extra Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides and 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.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

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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