Bonito







6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS: PANTANAL & BONITO


    The ideal tour for those who want to see the fauna and flora of Pantanal as well as submerge into the clear rivers of Bonito. You will experience the best of both regions in a short period and take back some unforgettable memories! We can alter this itinerary according to your needs.

DAY 1: Campo Grande bus station - Pantanal of Abobral, afternoon boat trip:

    Take a public bus at: 07:15 (times could change) from Campo Grade bus station. The drive takes about 5.5-6 hours. Check-in to your room located close to the River Miranda. In the afternoon, do a boat trip on River Miranda and get a chance to see a beautiful sunset. Return to the base for dinner, relaxing and sleeping.
    Depending on the season, it is possible to see: caimans and capybaras up close, howler monkeys on the trees, giant otters swimming or fishing and much bird life such as hawks, storks, chachalacas, kingfishers.
    Activities on this day: riding a small motor boat + wildlife spotting + contemplation.

DAY 2: A day boat trip in the Pantanal:

    After breakfast, do a morning boat trip on the Rivers Miranda and Vermelho (Red River) to enjoy the landscape, see some animals and go for a swim in the river (if you wish). It is possible to go for a walk in the woods, however, this depends on the season and as to what the guide thinks is best according to that moment.
    Lunch at the base. After lunch and a rest, make an afternoon boat trip on the river to see the sunset and observe the landscape, fauna and flora of the Pantanal. Return to the base for dinner, relaxing and sleeping.
    Activities on this day: riding a motor boat + walking in the woods (weather permitting) + swimming in the river (if you wish) + wildlife spotting + birdwatching + contemplation.

DAY 3: Jeep safari on the Estrada Parque (Transpantaneira of south Pantanal) - Bonito:

    After breakfast, begin your jeep safari on a part of the Transpantaneira for the morning. Stop for photo opportunities along the way. Then return to the base for lunch. Pack your bags and after lunch leave for Bonito (around 13:30 - 14:00) by private car.
    Depending on the season, it is possible to see: South American coatis, wild pigs, deers, capybaras and even a jaguar, if you are lucky!
    Activities of the day: jeep safari in the morning + wildlife spotting.
    Bonito: you should arrive to Bonito by around 17:00. Check-in to the hotel/pousada. Relax and go out for dinner in the city centre. Sleeping.

DAY 4: Bonito – Gruta do Lago Azul & Rio Sucuri with lunch *our recommendation*:

    After breakfast, you will be picked up and be taken to the Gruta do Lago Azul. Indians discovered the cave in 1924 and since 1978, it has been protected as a natural monument. It is made up of stalagmites and stalactites.
    Next, you will go to the Rio Sucuri (does not open on Saturday), where guests can expect to receive a delicious buffet lunch and then you will get a chance to snorkel in the beautiful river. This river is characterized not only by its abundance of fish species, but it also flows through a paradise like landscape.
    Afterwards, drive back to Bonito and to the Pousada. Dinner in a restaurant of your choice in Bonito. Sleeping.
    OR you can choose to go snorkelling at the Aquario Natural, a snorkel that impresses just by the clarity of the water. You will snorkel between different fish and big aquatic vegetation (lunch optional, a la carte).
    On this day, at the Gruta do Lago Azul, you will need to wear tennis shoes. Flip flops are not permitted. Please also take your swimsuit, a towel, an underwater camera (if you have one) and some money to pay for drinks/ souvenirs.
    Portuguese speaking guides conduct all activities. Therefore, we suggest hiring an English/German/ French speaking translator, if necessary.

DAY 5: Bonito – Jardim: Rio da Prata with lunch & visit to the Buraco das Araras *our recommendation*:

    After breakfast, you will be picked up and be driven to another city called Jardim (56km), where you will get to snorkel along the beautiful Olho d’Agua River which flows into the Rio da Prata. This river is characterized not only by its abundance of fish species, but also by its length, variety of colours and beautiful water and landscapes. You will be served a delicious buffet lunch.
    Then, go to visit the Buraco das Araras to see the red-and-green macaws fly around their nests (Macaw sighting vary by season and weather). At the end, drive back to Bonito and to the Pousada. Dinner in a restaurant of your choice. Sleeping.
    On this day, please take your swimsuit, a towel, an underwater camera (if you have one) and money to pay for drinks/souvenirs. Also, take tennis shoes for the visit to the Buraco das Araras. Note: activities may be swapped.
    Portuguese speaking guides conduct all activities. Therefore, we suggest hiring an English/German/ French speaking translator, if necessary.

DAY 6: Bonito, check-out – Campo Grande:

    After breakfast, check out. There is the option to leave by a shared van service. This van picks you up from our pousada/hotel at these times (note times can change): 04:00 / 07:30 / 10:00 / 12:00 / 18:30 / 21:00. The journey takes about 4-4.5 hours. OR you can be taken by private car.

Price per person:

    Please email us (as prices vary according to season and availability)

INCLUDES

PANTANAL:

2 nights at the Pantanal of the Abobral, room with ac, full board meals (buffet, self-service), Wifi (at the main area only), use of walkway around the lodge.
1 afternoon boat trip on the Miranda river + gasoline + boat hire + wildlife spotting.
1 day boat trip on the Miranda and Red Rivers + gasoline + boat hire + walking in the woods (weather permitting) + wildlife spotting + contemplation + swimming in the river (if you wish).
1 morning jeep safari on a part of the Estrada Parque + wildlife spotting.
English speaking guide in the Pantanal from our company, Pantanal Wilderness.

TRANSPORT:

Campo Grande bus station - Buraco das Piranhas – Pantanal of Abobral – Bonito – activities in Bonito - Campo Grande (Airport or hotel).

BONITO:

3 nights in Bonito in a pousada with Ac, breakfast, Wifi, (swimming pool if applicable).
1 day trip visit to the Gruta do Lago Azul with snorkelling at the Rio Sucuri with lunch or Aquario Natural with transport to and from the activtities.
1 day trip snorkel at the Rio da Prata with lunch and a visit to the Buraco das Araras with transport to and from the activities.
(All necessary snorkelling equipment will be provided)
Local Portuguese speaking guides in Bonito conduct the activities.

NOT INCLUDED:

PANTANAL

Taxi ride to/from the airport/hotel to the bus station in Campo Grande on DAY 1.
Lunch on DAY 1 (have lunch in Miranda, please).
Private car transport IN to the Pantanal (possible to organise).
Nocturnal activity during the rainy season (01 November – 01 March).
Sportive fishing in the Pantanal.
Morning activity on DAY 1.
Afternoon activity on DAY 3.
Beverages consumed: alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water (PAY ACCORDINGLY)
Personal expenses: laundry, souvenirs, phone calls etc. (PAY ACCORDINGLY)
Travel insurance.
Accommodation in Campo Grande.

BONITO

Dinners in Bonito.
Drinks consumed: alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water (Pay accordingly).
Personal expenses: laundry, souvenirs, telephone calls (pay accordingly).
Travel insurance
Accommodation in Campo Grande.
Any other activity or programme not mentioned above.
We are not responsible for public transport delays.