Brazilian Nature Safari – Pantanal & Bonito
This trip departs in August -
8 Days/7 Nights from $4,500 per person
Days 1-4: This exclusive experience offers the best opportunity for wildlife viewing in Brazil. Your flight from either Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro brings you to Campo Grande, where your incredible journey begins. We depart Campo Grande to spend the next three days in Bonito (literal translation is Beautiful), Brazil’s eco-adventure capital. Stunning waterfalls tumble into fresh water springs in this pristine destination. Let the lazy current carry you as you snorkel down crystal clear rivers abundant with marine life. Exotic fish and river otters swim along side you in this pristine environment.
You can hike to the bottom of an ancient grotto with massive rock formations. The turquoise pool at its base is so clear that you can see into its depths for more than 30 meters. Our charming inn features private bungalows; swim up bar, and optional massage treatments. Enjoy a Brazilian breakfast on their breezy veranda and savor your exciting journey.
Days 5-7: After exploring all that Bonito has to offer, you are transferred to the Pantanal, the largest inland delta in the world. Here you will spend the next four days discovering Brazil’s exotic flora and fauna up close!
Your magnificent ranch style accommodations are within three posh lodges set right in the heart of this enchanting wetland. Your gracious hosts provide all meals, comprised of unique regional cuisine. From sunrise photo safaris to capture the over 650 varied bird species to alligator spotting at night, this adventure is not to be missed. Visit the Hyacinth Macaw Project, the Jaguar Conservation Project, or the Blue-fronted Parrot Project to see how this ecological refuge is taking extensive measures to protect native animal populations.
Whether you are horseback riding across fields and through rivers, kayaking in tranquil waters, or mountain biking along nature trails, your days are full of discovery. Every daily activity is lead by a knowledgeable biologist or environmental specialist who is passionate about the wetlands of the Pantanal.
Day 8: You are transfered back to Campo Grande where you will board your flight to your next destination. Come and experience an unforgettable 8 days of Brazil’s diverse natural beauty and wildlife in these enchanting destinations.
Your Trip Includes: All accommodations in 4 star hotels and/or charming inns, some meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners), services of a GRT Cultural Ambassador and expert local guides, all tours mentioned in itinerary, transportation within your trip destinations including airport transfers on the first and final days, all park fees.
Your Trip Does NOT Include: International flight to and from Brazil, gratuities for Cultural Ambassador and local guides, beverages, items of a personal nature (laundry, telephone, etc.), national and international airport departure taxes (if any), visa fees, travel insurance.
We suggest a Trip Extension of 3 Days/2 Nights in Rio de Janeiro either before or after your Nature Safari.