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Brazil Mato Grosso nature tour, the 3 ecosystems 8 Days / 7 Nights

Description

Jungle Adventure, the Brazilian Savannah, Wetlands and Wildlife. You will find all this and more on this amazing tour of the three Ecosystems of the Mato Grosso. The tour will start in the Amazon Jungle, where you will discover local flora and fauna and hike on trails through the jungle. The next stop is the Savannah with its’ overwhelming nature and beautiful sunsets and then finish your trip in the Pantanal for an outstanding wildlife experience.

Quick Itinerary

Amazon,Savanna and Pantanal

ITINERARY
Day 1: AMAZON (D)

Meet and greet at Cuiaba airport. At 13h20, departure to the Amazon ecosystem where your adventure begins. The journey will involve a 290 km drive on a paved federal road– approximately 4.5 hours long). We will arrive at the Lodge in the late afternoon. There we will have a welcome drink and check-in at Jardim d’Amazonia EcoLodge. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: AMAZON (All meals)

After breakfast, follow the trails through the area. Explore not only the local flora and fauna but also the history of the rubber extraction industry – a former, very important part of the local economy.

This trekking will be followed by a traditional fish barbecue and you will have some time to relax in a hammock and enjoy the environment. Later, canoeing on the Claro River, exploring the Anaconda Lake and enjoying the solitude of the jungle and its different life forms such as the muscovy duck, long tailed tyrant, cormorant, Amazon kingfisher, green and rufous kingfisher, swallow tanager, herons, and many more. Afterwards return to the Lodge, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: AMAZON - SAVANNA (NOBRES and SAVANNA TABLELANDS) (All meals)

Breakfast and departure to your next adventure at Bom Jardim at Nobres (60 km).
Nobres, the village of BOM JARDIM, is 130 km / 80.77 mi away. North East Cuiaba is set at an important concentration of calcareous terrain, perfect for the formation of caves and grottos and a small mountain range called the “Tombador Complex”, remarkable scenery of rolling valleys and tableland. The Tombador is famous for a series of crisscrossing cave systems while at the surface, the Savanna and Amazonian Rainforest ecosystems meet. Nobres, just like Bonito (in Mato Grosso do Sul State), is the land of many crystal clear water rivers, lakes and caverns, the habitat of several species of fish and plants. Snorkeling and caving here are outstanding experiences.
Arrival at Reino Encantado Lodge. You will pick-up your equipment for the activities of the day:
1 km trail to the Enchanted Aquarium and Salobra River.

Enchanted Aquarium: one of the sources of Salobra River – snorkeling among the fish (several species and colours) in a 6 m / 19.6 ft. deep pool.

Salobra River: a 500 m / 0.31 mi snorkeling experience on the river

Return to Reino Encantado Lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, departure to the Savanna Tablelands (120 km).
On the way you can enjoy panoramic views of the Chapada Town historical centre. We will also visit the Geodesic Mark of South America, for a birds eye view over the plain. Check in at the Park Ecolodge. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: SAVANNA TABLELANDS (All meals)

Join the Tour of the Waterfalls through the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. The wind and rain sculpted shapes in the sand stone covered area is rich with vegetation. At the end of the trail we will visit the beautiful Bridal Veil Waterfall and have lunch at a local restaurant.
Return to the Park Ecolodge. In the afternoon enjoy the private trails of the property and a walk to the observation tower. Enjoy the breath-taking sunsets of the Savannah. Enjoy the amazing view of the Sao Jeronimo Peak. Return to the Lodge, Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: SAVANNA TABLELANDS – PANTANAL (All meals)

After breakfast, departure to the lowlands of Pantanal (197 km). We will have lunch on the way.

Upon arrival at Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, enjoy a welcome drink and leave your belongings in your room. Later, you will be guided on an introductory walk through the surroundings of the lodge, as far as the Great Egret Lookout, a 12 m / 39 ft. high observation tower.
After dinner, it is time for an unforgettable night walk under the Southern Hemisphere sky.

Day 6: PANTANAL - Canoeing and trekking (All meals)

Today after breakfast in the lodge, take a photo safari through private dirt roads towards the Clarinho River. Reaching its banks, we will board a canoe and paddle down the river, exploring the forest that grows by the riverbank and mangroves. Here live a colony of “ariranhas” – giant river otters. You will also have the chance of fishing the elusive piranha, though not an easy task. Piranhas are famous for biting off the bait without the fisherman feeling it on the line. The “lambaris” are easier to catch and will be barbecued for lunch.*
In the afternoon, trek the Howler Monkey trail to the Howler Monkey Tower, our highest observation point – 25 m high -, for a magnificent view of the sunset. After dinner, join a night drive in search of nocturnal animals.
*If the Sentinela Camp is not accessible (depending on the weather and terrain conditions), this canoeing tour will take place on the Corixo River. In that case, we will return to the lodge for lunch.

Day 7: PANTANAL - Horseback riding and trekking (All meals)

Today will be a very active day. After breakfast, enjoy a horseback ride, which will allow you to explore otherwise inaccessible flooded areas of the Pantanal plain. The Pantaneiro horse is docile and has adapted, through the centuries, to breathe while eating with its nose under the water. In this region, the horse is the Pantaneiro’s best friend, a daily companion during work and leisure. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, trek the Rondon Trail towards the 13 m high Jabiru Stork Tower, where you can watch a Jabiru Stork nest. Return to Araras Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: PANTANAL – CUIABA (B)

Today on your last day we will wake up early in the morning to witness the awakening of the Pantanal at dawn. Breakfast and return to Cuiaba (132 km).

End of our services.
NOTE

The order of the activities may be modified according to the local programs at the lodges and weather or terrain conditions. commitment is for a full enjoyment of the three Ecosystems of Mato Grosso, making it an unforgettable unique tour of the Brazilian wilderness.

PRICES

Tour price: US$4600 per person (January - June)

Tour price: US$5200 per person (July - December)

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Included in Cost:

  • regular transfers in air conditioned vehicles
  • 2 nights at Jardim d’Amazonia Lodge
  • 2 nights at Park Lodge
  • 3 nights at Araras Lodge
  • full board
  • activities according to the program with English Speaking Guide

Additional Charges:

  • Beverages
  • Services and Tours not mentioned in the Program
  • Tips and personal expenses