Day 1: Campo Grande – Pantanal (340km/5 hrs)
After arrival at the airport of Campo Grande, you will be welcomed by your driver (with name sign) followed by transfer to Pousada Xaraes, situated in the Pantanal. On arrival you will be welcomed by your guide and shown your room for a refreshing shower. During your stay the following tours will be scheduled at the pousada; boattrips on the river, piranha fishing, caiman spotting, horse-riding and hikes through the surrounding nature. (D)
Day 2 & 3: Pantanal
The trips mentioned above are scheduled at the pousada. The trips will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides specialized in the flora and fauna that make this place unique. During your stay all excursions and meals are included. Overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Pantanal – Bonito
After breakfast the last morning excursion followed by lunch. After lunch we leave the Pantanal behind when we head for Bonito passing by the National Park of Serra da Bodoquena. At the end of the afternoon arrival in Bonito, followed by the check-in at Hotel Cabanas. Evening at leisure. (B,L)
Day 5: Bonito
After breakfast, visit to the Gruta do Lago Azul. The trail will start with a 40 minutes walk to the cave, then, after descending 100 meters, you will see the lake with crystal clear water. The depth is 72 meters and in the morning when the sunbeams hit the lake, the water will have an intense blue color. In the afternoon visit to Rio da Prata, lunch will be served here. After lunch start of the snorkeling tour. Our dive begins at the East of Olho D água River. The access to there is by an agreeable stroll through the interpretative trail in the Da Prata ciliary rivers forest. In this course you will find the rich flora and if you are a little bit lucky maybe you can see others wild animals as the mutum, the udu, the nail-monkey, the cutia and the queixada. Walks through rustic trails for more than 1.6 mile. The most transparent fresh-water rivers in the world, rich in aquatic fauna and flora. Overnight at Hotel Cabanas. (B,L)
Day 6: Bonito
Full day at leisure. Time to make an optional excursion. Driver and vehicle will stay at your disposal. Overnight in Hotel Cabanas. (B)
Day 7: Bonito – Campo Grande (280 km/3,5 hrs)
Depending your domestic flight, transfer to the airport of Campo Grande. Arrival at the airport of Campo Grande in time for your domestic flight. (B)
Price per person in US$ till June 2010 with overnights in:
Double room: US$ 1.381,00 per person
Triple room: US$ 1.106,00 per person
• Overnight in double/triple rooms in pousada/hotel mentioned in the program;
• Private transfers mentioned in itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle with driver (In Bonito at your disposal, incl. evenings);
• Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast / L=lunch / D=diner, excl. drinks);
• Excursions as mentioned in itinerary;
• English speaking guide during excursion mentioned in the itinerary.
• International flight
• Brazil Airpass
• Airport taxes
• Travel insurance
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Personal expenses.
What to bring:
Light weight pants, jeans, T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, sandals, good walking and/or old tennis shoes, windbreaker/light rainjacket, sun hat, flash light, sun screen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, film, extra batteries.
Sweatshirt or sweater recommended from June to September.
NOTE 1: TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
NOTE 2: PRICES ARE NOT VALID FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, CARNAVAL. ON REQUEST!