More than 650 species of birds permanently live in this unique natural paradise –
more species than in the whole of Europe. From March around 120 species migrate
here to breed. You will have the opportunity to listen to the delightful birdsongs and
observe the many splendid species.
Take the bus from Campo Grande bus station (07:15 bus) till the Pantanal.
The journey will last about 5.5 hours by public bus. Once you arrive to the Pantanal,
drive to the farm (another 2 hours) slowly, taking pictures along the way of animals,
birds and the landscape. Arrive to the farm. Check-in. Go for a short evening walk to
see as many birds as you can and to get to know the surroudings. Dinner. Relax.
On this day, (depending on each season) it is possible to see birds such as: storks, herons, hawks, vultures, thrushes, chachalacas,, woodpeckers, flycatchers, toucans and parakeets. Mammals such as: deer, wild pigs, coatis, capibaras, monkeys and even a jaguar or ocelot, if you are lucky! Also bugs, insects and amphibians.
Activities include: jeep safari arrival + short walk in the farm + birdwatching + contemplation.
After breakfast, go for a walk around the farm and forest in search of more
birds and all the while appreciating the landscape and formation of the Pantanal. Be
amazed by the variety and colours of birds you will see. Lunch at the farm.
After lunch, another walk OR if you want to have a rest and relax around the farm then you are more than welcome too.
On this day, it is possible to see birds such as: storks, ducks, herons, skimmers, guans, hawks, vultures, kites, thrushes, chachalacas, ovenbirds, anhumas, owls, woodpeckers, woodcreepers, flycatchers, American Rheas, toucans, parrots, parakeets and many more.
Activities include: walking in the forest in the morning and the afternoon, photography and birdwatching. (Optional activities: of horseriding or a jeep safari around the farm are possible to organize too, instead of a walk).
After breakfast, make the check-out from the farm. Be driven back towards
the lodge which is located near the Miranda River. Check-in and go for a walk in the
surroundings to spot different types of birds. Lunch.
After lunch and a rest, do an afternoon boat trip along the Miranda River where you can get an idea of the fluvial landscape of the Pantanal and appreciate a lovely sunset. Dinner back at the lodge. Sleeping.
On this day, it is possible to see mammals along the shore of the river, such as capybaras, caimans, howler monkeys, giant otters and even the illusive jaguar, if you are lucky! Birds such as: storks, egrets, herons, hawks, kingfishers, flycatchers.
Activities include: morning walk at the lodge + afternoon motor boat riding, contemplation and birdwatching.
After breakfast, do a motor boat trip along the Rivers Miranda and Vermelho (Red River) to see different types of birds and even bird nests. Go for a walk in the forest on this day to appreciate various bird sounds and landscapes.
Lunch back at the lodge. After lunch, and a rest, go for an afternoon boat trip
whilst learning more and more about the birds and wildlife of the Pantanal.
On this day, it is possible to see birds such as: storks, herons, skimmers, guans,
hawks, vultures, thrushes, anhingas and many more.
Activities include: motor boat riding, contemplation, walking in the forest and birdwatching.
After breakfast, make your check-out - pay for drinks or souvenirs. Take the 08:40 bus back to Campo Grande (other destinations include: Bonito, Miranda or Corumbá, bus times vary).
Grande bus station - Buraco das Piranhas (bus stop in the Pantanal) – lodge & farm in the Pantanal of Abobral – Buraco das Piranhas - Campo Grande bus station.