Pantanal & more

The Pantanal is the largest wetland in South America, and the largest wetland in the world that has not been substantially modified by humans. The sheer abundance of large birds, reptiles and mammals mark its importance as a huge reservoir of biodiversity. The Pantanal covers an area of 66,100 square miles, that’s 10 times the size of Florida’s Everglades. Sediment cores suggest that 13,000-23,000 years ago, the Pantanal was covered by sandy desert. The name “Pantanal” comes from the Portuguese word “pântano,” meaning wetland, bog, swamp or marsh. Average yearly rainfall in the Pantanal reaches up to 40 to 55 inches. Seventy-eight percent of the Pantanal is submerged during the rainy seasons. The Pantanal is home to about 3,500 plant species, 656 bird species, 325 fish species, 159 mammals, 53 amphibians and 98 reptiles.




NOTE: You can arrive to Cuiaba one day before and stay at Hits Pantanal Hotel outside de airport or try to arrive to Cuiaba before mid day to get lunch togheter.

  • Day 1: Arrive to Cuiaba, Mato Grosso - to The Pantanal.

We will meet or pick you for lunch togheter and then we will drive the Transpantaneira Highway and do some birding on the way to get our first lodge in the Pantanal. Night at Pouso Alegre

  • Day 2: Full Day Birding

We will check out the extensive low-lying marsh right behind our lodge and surroundings. . After dinner we can try for: Nacunda Nighthawk, Scissor-tailed Nightjar, and some nocturnal mammals such as Crab-eating Fox and, with great luck, Giant Anteater and Ocelot. Night at Pouso Alegre

  • Day 3: Drive to Porto Jofre

After breakfast we will start our birding drive to jofre area where is popular for fishing and jaguar expeditions are along the Rio Cuiaba. We will see capybaras, caiman, Maguari Stork, Southern Screamer, Scarlet-headed Blackbird and many others birds along the road to the end and arrive to Porto Jofre. Dinner and Night at Porto Jofre

  • Day 4: Jaguar expeditions boat trip

We will have our early boat trip and exciting morning of birds, with a good chance of Giant Otters, but a major goal today is finding a Jaguar. Them some birding in the afternoon. Night at Porto Jofre.

  • Day 5: Birding drive 

After breakfast we will start our birding drive along Transpantaneira road on the way to get our last lodge in Pantanal. Night at Piuval Lodge.

  • Day 6: Trip to Chapada dos Guimares

We will do some birding in the morning and drive to Cuiaba to head north to the Chapada dos Guimaraes. We will spend the late afternoon birding nearby woodland. Night at Pousada do Parque.

  • Day 7: Full Day birding.

We will have an early breakfast and explore cerrado habitat to bird for several hours. After lunch another patch of Cerrado and some night birds and mammals! Overnigt in Pousada

Birds: Collared Crescenchest, Helemeted Manakin, White-eared Puffbird, Brown Jacamar, Red-shouldered Macaw, Small-billed Tinamou, Guira, Burnished-buff, White-rumped and White-banded Tanagers, Rusty-backed Antwren, Red-pileated and Coal-crested Finch, Curl-crested Jay, Black-throated Saltator, Southern Antpipit and many others at Chapada Park. Night at Pousada do Parque.

  • Day 8: Pousada Jarding da Amazonia 

After brakfast some birding along chapada park and we will take a diferent road to get our next birding spot. We will arrive late afternoon, dinner andsome owling before bed. Overnight in Pousada

  • Day 9-10: Full birding

We will bird the trails forf Amazonian specialties with chance to find mixed flocks on the upper canopy and understory, we will enjoin also an antswarm found in this forest. We will spend bridng along for two full days. Overnights in Pousada

Birds: Black-girdled Barbet, Tooth-billed Wren, Gould’s Toucanet, crested Manakins, Black-spotted Bare-eye, White-backed Fire-eye, Xingu Scale-backed Antbird, Cone-billed Tanager, Pompadour Cotinga among others

  • Day 11: Flight to Alta Floresta.

After breakfast We will do some birding on the way to Cuiaba and get in time for our flight to Alta Floresta and transfer to Cristalino Jungle Lodge. Night at Rio Cristalino Jungle Lodge

  • Days 12, 13: The Rio Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

There are lots of habitats to check out, from dense bamboo thickets, to shady forest streams, to river-edge forest, to rocky outcrops fringed by an odd association of terrestrial bromeliads, huge Philodendron, scrubby palms, and dry forest. There will be plenty of new things to discover each day, including a good variety of southern Amazonian mammals. Nights at the Rio Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

  • Day 14: Flight to Cuiaba and home

After breakfast, we will leave the lodge and some birding on our way to alta floresta airpot for our afternoon flight to Cuiaba.

 Have a nice trip!

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PRICE PER PERSON US$ 4,800.00   
NOTE If you are a bigger group number or prefer a private tour, please let us know.  
ACCOMODATION Comfortable according the area
TOUR PACE & WALKING Easy to moderate 
EASY OF BIRDING Moderate with some challenging species
INCLUDE hotel, lodges, full meals, soft drinks, entrance fee, private land, boat transport, driver and birding guide
NOT INCLUDE International/domestic flights, any alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, extra activities
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