Southern Pantanal

Jardim & Aquidauana

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Giant Anteaters.

Pousada Aguapé, Aquidauana, Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Scott Anagnoste.

 

“Photography – excellent – 10/10.”

Macaws – the set-up is brilliant and observing these colourful birds (who gave us an excellent performance) from the viewing platform is superb – 10/10. Guide – Marco (we had very limited exposure to him – Charles accompanied us to the Macaw Sinkhole; Marco was with us in the afternoon and on the next morning, and in the afternoon Lucy took over. We had met her at Wolf Camp, where she guided two couples from the U.S. and at the Jaguar Flotel. She is an excellent guide, and we can only recommend her highly – 10/10. Ant Eaters – area beautiful and we enjoyed the scenery – 10/10. Guide – Lucy (see above). We also have to mention the excellent driver/spotter, Marco Fernandez – 10/10. Photography – excellent – 10/10.

–Gerrie & Mercia Rall, July 2015

 

Land Price (5 days/4 nights)

US$ 2,810 per person. Single supplement: US$ 445

US$ 4,295 (1 guest)

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a guest room. Travel insurance for United States and Canadian residents through the age of 59 years is included (over that age, there is a supplementary fee). Residents of other countries will receive an allowance to purchase travel insurance in their own country. See all inclusions.

 

 

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Macaw Sinkhole (Buraco das Araras).

Jardim, Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Scott Anagnoste.

 

Itinerary

 

Intra-tour flight Cuiabá (CGB) – Campo Grande (CGR), Day 1, 4:53 pm – 5:58 pm, GOL GS-1129 (Provided by guests)

Day 1: Cuiabá (or other) – Campo Grande – Jardim. Arrival in Campo Grande, in Brazil’s southern Pantanal, at 6 pm. Your guide and driver will meet you for the transfer by private car to your hotel in Jardim. Dinner on your own. Overnight in the Hotel Vitória – Double Room. No meals.

Day 2: Jardim (Macaw Sinkhole). Breakfast. In Jardim, a vast sinkhole falls precipitously into the Earth, holding within it a galaxy of Red-and-Green Macaws that live in the cavities of the pink sandstone walls. This morning, a long visit to the Macaw Sinkhole, or Buraco das Araras as it is called in Portuguese (7 am to 10:45 am). The car is available for your use all day. Lunch near the Sinkhole. In the afternoon, another long visit to this natural phenomenon (2 to 5:30 pm). Dinner on your own. Overnight in the Hotel Vitória – Double Room. B, L.

Day 3: Jardim (Balneário Municipal de Jardim)– Aquidauana (Pousada Aguapé). Breakfast. Another Macaw Sinkhole visit or an early morning visit to the Balneário Municipal de Jardim to marvel at the habituated White-lipped Peccaries, the very habituated Bare-faced Curassows and habituated Brown Capuchin Monkeys (7 am to 8:30 am). The crystalline waters of the Río da Prata abound with colorful fish, creating a remarkable snorkeling experience. Snorkel at the nearby Recanto Ecológico Río da Prata from 9 am to 12 pm. Lunch. Transfer with your guide by private car to Pousada Aguapé, a typical Pantanal farm, arriving between 4 pm and 4:30 pm. Located in Aquidauana, Aguapé is good for large macaws, Giant Anteaters (early and late in the day) and Ocelots (in the evening). So, search for Giant Anteaters in the late afternoon and search for Ocelots in the evening in the forest near the riverbank. Dinner and overnight in the Pousada Aguapé – Double Room. B, L, D.

Day 4: Aquidauana (Pousada Aguapé). Search for Giant Anteaters from dawn until breakfast time. Breakfast. Embark on a morning outing to search for other fauna. Lunch. Another late afternoon search for Giant Anteaters. Search for Ocelots in the evening. Dinner and overnight in the Pousada Aguapé – Double Room. B, L, D.

Intra-tour flight Campo Grande (CGR)– São Paulo (GRU), Day 5, GOL GS-1895, 3:00 pm – 5:55 pm (Provided by guests)

Day 5: Aquidauana (Pousada Aguapé) – Campo Grande – São Paulo. Early morning Giant Anteater search. Breakfast. Final search for fauna near the lodge. Check out and drive to Campo Grande. Lunch not included, but guests can choose where to lunch en route to the airport for their mid afternoon or late afternoon flight to São Paulo. B.

 

 

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Río da Prata.

Jardim, Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Recanto Ecológico Río da Prata.

 

Inclusions

The price includes escorted transfers, private excursions (with a naturalist guide, car and driver), entrance fees, specified accommodations, specified meals, all land and water transportation, and travel insurance for United States and Canadian residents through the age of 59 years (over that age, there is a supplementary fee). Residents of other countries will receive an allowance to purchase travel insurance in their own country. All prices are per person based on two people sharing a guest room.

Exclusions:

The price excludes passorts and visas, tips, any flights, airport departure taxes, drinks, alcoholic beverages, meals other than specified in the itinerary, personal expenses for extra services (such as laundry and phone calls), optional activities, changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control and any other item not mentioned as being included.

 

 

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Ocelot.

Aquidauana, Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Photography: Scott Anagnoste.

 

Flights

Air flights are not included. We recommend booking the intra-tour flights through your international carrier, Expedia or OneTravel.

 

Passports & Visas

A passport valid for six months from your date of entry is required to enter Brazil. It is important to note that a visa may be required. Please check with the nearest Brazilian Consulate as soon as possible. Requirements and costs vary by country. For those traveling on a U.S. passport, a visa is required at a cost of $160 per person.

 

Health Advice

No vaccinations or prophylactic treatments are required or recommended. Take an ample supply of your medications with you and your doctor’s prescription for each, in case you need refills. Further health information for travelers is available from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

 

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Southern Pantanal tour map.

Jardim and Aquidauana, Southern Pantanal, Brazil.
Map: Arcana Mundi Expeditions.

 

 

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