Pantanal encompasses an ecological paradise of around 240 000 km2 with a rich, varied fauna and flora, set on a special fluvial landscape. The Pantanal is a better place to see wildlife, although the Amazon is more famous. It is flat and there are large, wide open spaces, making wildlife more visible and easier to hear.
We are a Miranda based tour operator specializing in south Pantanal & Bonito. We offer lodge and farm tours and our own adventure expeditions, which focus on our philosophy of using your instincts and natural senses to enjoy the Pantanal.
Our adventures are different because they are done in private groups, maintaining an intimate experience with the nature of the Pantanal. Our guides speak fluent English and Portuguese (amongst other languages).
When I founded Pantanal Wilderness, I had a vision to help people: feel, see, smell, touch, taste, hear and enjoy the Pantanal.
My family and clansmen have raised me according to the genuine native indian tradition where – passing on knowledge and skills is highly valued in our culture. I speak Portuguese, English, Spanish and I am learning Terena, Kadiweu and German.
Ekta initially came to the Pantanal as a guest and then future volunteer. She now lives in Miranda and works for Pantanal Wilderness.
Ekta responds to emails and is also learning how to be a guide in the Pantanal. She speaks fluent English, Gujarati, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Luiz is a native Terena Indian and we have been working together for a long time.
At the moment, Luiz Marcelo is one of the best genuine native jungle guide in south Pantanal – Abobral region. In 2015, he joined our team and has already started collecting some excellent reviews Luiz speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
We enjoyed the 3 days in the Pantanal with you very much. Thank you so much for your hospitality and that we could stay at your place with our campervan before the tour really started. It was great that we could make the trip with our own car. It was incredible how many things and animals we have seen (jaguars, otters, deers, monkeys, piranhas, aras, tucans and many other birds) - even thought we made the journey during the wet season. Thanks to your knowledge we have seen, heard and smelled them. It was an incredible experience and the tour was really customized to our wishes. We wish you all the best for the future. Kind regards Daniela and Roman
Dear Ekta and your organisation Pantanal Wilderness. You did the perfect trip for us. We enjoyed the nature and the animals in Pantanal very much. A big thank you to our guide Luiz, without him we wouldn't have seen so much. With his experience and knowledge we learned so much about animals and nature. Thanks from us all. - We visited in
Three really wonderful days with Luiz. A highly reliable and knowledgeable guide, always on time, very friendly. In his calm manner, he provided a wealth of information on the flora and fauna of his beloved Pantanal. Thank you Luiz! Muito obrigada! Excellent organisation by Ekta, always very promptly answered questions. We had read about the Pantanal, but could not imagine how it feels to be here. Even during rainy days it is exciting, more birds to see.
We visited in August 2015.... We stayed 6 nights in Bonito and the Pantanal. Everything worked perfectly fine. Ekta was very helpful in arranging the whole trip. Bonito was spectacular. But the Pantanal was something else. Marcello, with whom we did several tours in the Pantanal, knows the area like the back of his hand. He used to say: "This is my living room.". We couldn't have found any better guide - his knowledge of flora and fauna is simply extraordinary. We will definitely be back for another tour with Marcello and we can just highly recommend Pantanal Wilderness!!!
We contacted Ekta from Pantanal Wildernessl few months ago by E-mail from Germany. We were delighted to get quick answers and with Ekta's help we worked out our own tour program. We spend 3 days in the Pantanal and 1 day in Jardim for snorkeling in the Rio da Prata. Marcelo our guide in the Pantanal was excellent and he helped us to get the best pictures from the bird. We saw a lot of species, even a pair of blue macaws! Marcelos knowledge helped a lot to see the birds. We defenitley can recommand the Pantanal. The same was our snokelling tour in Jardim, outstanding! So thank you very much for the perfect organization and caring for us all the trip. - We visited in June 2015.