Pantanal and Amazon Tours
Combining Pantanal and Amazon tours can allow you to see a larger variety of species and we can help you to do this. There a few possible ways of doing this:
Sample Itinerary With Cristalino Lodge
(Itinerary might be reversed, itinerary can be shorter)
Day 1 ...Cuiaba to AMAZON Flight
Reception at the airport in the town of Alta Floresta. Welcome drink, lunch and departure by van and boat to the Cristalino lodge, via river. The lodge is nestled in a private reserve surrounded by the Cristalino State Park. After dinner, slide show and briefing about the region. Opportunity to browse the library with main titles of fauna and flora.
Day 2 - AMAZON
Early start to visit the 50 m tall canopy tower to observe primates, canopy bird, flora and an enchanting misty dawn. Motorboat up river and hike the Brazil nut trail, tasting the fresh brazil nuts collected in the wild. Return paddling down in inflatable canoes. Walking the Ficus Trail where one can observe a giant fig. Ropes and abseiling (optional) course at the Rocky trail takes you to the top of tall rocks. Night caiman spotting
2024 price per person in US$ for the 7 night itinerary (can be shortened). Priced with a superior room at Cristalino.
Prices do not include flights. They do include conservation fees for both properties.
Day 3 AMAZON
Walk to the Tree house – a 6 m high hide overlooking a natural clay lick that is regularly visited by tapirs, peccaries and deer. Motor boat ride up river to hike the 'Sierra' trail, a great view of the private reserve and the Cristalino Park including a marvelous sunset. Return to lodge by motorboat turned off observing nocturnal birds and animals by river.
Day 4 AMAZON/ PANTANAL
Short hike and river swimming or canoeing before departure. Lunch in Alta Floresta and transfer to the airport for the flight to Cuiabá. Departure to the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge. Transfer first, on a paved road for 100 km / 62.13 mi to Poconé, passing farms and through the Brazilian savanna. After a short stop in Poconé, we enter at Km 0 of the Transpantaneira Park Road (dirt road) built on a level higher than the floodplain. The road has more than 127 wooden bridges, fording fields, bays and grazing lands. The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is at km 32 / 19.88 mi. and the transfer is meant to be a photo-safari for the many species of animals and birds found along its length. The vehicle will make several stops for photos. Arrival at the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge. Greeting, welcome drink and accommodation. Late afternoon hike within the surroundings of the Lodge, reaching the Mirante da Garça - a 12m / 39.5 ft. high observation tower - for an unique view of the sunset. After dinner, a star gazing trek, to hear the sounds of the Pantanal. Overnight. (D) .
Day 5. The day is dedicated to activities within the grounds of Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge. It starts with a trip (by horse, truck or hike) to see the surrounding ecosystem. Learn about the flood plain ecosystem as you go along, seeing interesting sites all day. Lunch, dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 6. After breakfast, take a ride through the floodplain road to the Clarinho River. Reaching its banks, board a canoe to row up and down river exploring the forest that grows by the riverbank and mangroves. Here lives a colony of the giant otters. With some luck, a family will be seen playing with their babies and teaching them how to swim and fish. Otters are very playful when in family and fierce with other animals. You can try to fish for piranha, though it is not an easy task. Piranhas are famous for biting off the bait without the fisherman noticing. The "lambaris" are easier to catch and will be barbecued for lunch. Return to the Lodge by sunset. Dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7. Get up early to witness the awakening of the fauna of Pantanal. Breakfast. Departure to deepen the knowledge of the wildlife of this region through a photo-safari along the Park Road. Lunch at the lodge. During the afternoon, visit to the Lodge's center for the reintroduction of parrots and, later, we will walk the trail towards the 13m high Tuiuiú Tower, where you can watch a nest of this bird, the symbol of the Pantanal. Return to the Araras Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 8. Morning free for personal enjoyment at lodge surroundings, before your photo safari transfer to Cuiabá. Drop off at airport or city hotel. (B, , )