Enjoy an adventure tour by houseboat (Chalana Pantaneira) in the middle of the
Pantanal for 4 days and 3 nights. The tour begins on the River Miranda in the region
of Passo do Lontra, Pantanal of the Abobral. This regions is located 1.5 hours from
the city of Miranda. Miranda is located about 3.5 hours from Campo Grande.
Esta região está situada 1,5 horas da cidade de Miranda. Miranda está localizada 3,5 horas do capital Campo Grande.
The houseboat has 2 floors. The main floor has a walkway going around the
houseboat. 2 bathrooms (one on each side of the houseboat) with hot showers. One
side has 2 rooms, both with 2 sets of bunkbeds each and the other side has 2
rooms, with 1 set of bunkbeds in each room. It has a kitchen in the front, where is
also the captain’s cabin.
The upstairs has a dining room (fully covered with glass) and an open air space where you can sunbathe, watch animals from or read a book. There is also an observation tower on the houseboat which you can use to admire the landscape.
In the evening, the captain will switch on the generator so that you can have light for dinner, hot shower, charging electrical equipment, freshening the room with the ventilator/AC. The generator will only be switched off if the climate conditions permit (i.e. no mosquitoes, no hot nights).
After breakfast, leave from Miranda and drive towards the region of Passo do
Lontra. Get onto the houseboat and start driving up the river Miranda. We will park
and stay on the houseboat on the Rivers Miranda and Vermelho (Red River) for 3
nights. (This depends according to the river water levels).
Generally the day programme is: breakfast, a morning activity, lunch, break/siesta, afternoon activity, dinner, and a night boat safari (on either DAY 1, 2 or 3). After lunch, as it gets hot and generally you don´t spot so many animals, for a few hours you will have free time to relax, digest the food and have a siesta, so this way the guide also has time to rest.
Activities over the 4 days and 3 nights include: riding on a motor boat, swimming, walking, piranha fishing, birdwatching, photography, wildlife spotting, making a bonfire at night and relaxing. A night boat safari on DAYs 1, 2 OR 3 to see if you can spot some caiman eyes, if not a jaguar!
Animals possible to see: giant otters, monkeys, capybaras, deer, South American coatis and perhaps even a jaguar, if you are lucky! You will also learn how to engage all your senses in order to better feel, see, smell, touch, taste, hear and enjoy the Pantanal.
Another full day on the houseboat with activities and full board meals (as mentioned
Another full day on the houseboat with activities and full board meals (as mentioned above).
After breakfast, check-out from the houseboat. Do a kayaking session on the River Miranda for the morning. Have lunch at a local lodge. After lunch, leave the lodge to be taken to your next destination by private car.
Miranda – Pantanal of Abobral – next destination.