Pantanal and Nobres Tours
Pantanal and Nobres tours combine the spectacular wildlife viewing of the Pantanal with Nobres. Just 150 km away from Cuiabá by paved roads, it offers blue water lagoons, amazing waterfalls, crystal clear rivers and mysterious caves. The destination is not well known by tourists yet. The tours offered there are similar to those in Bonito, however the waters are warmer, what makes them more pleasant. As it is a “new” destination, the infrastructure is a little limited, with simple pousadas and restaurants.
Sample 5 day itinerary
Day 1 - CUIABÁ/ PANTANAL - Pick-up at the airport and immediate transfer to the traditional town of Poconé with introduction to the geological formation and flora characteristics, then to the lodge, arriving there after a brief safari along the Transpantaneira park-road with many stops to observe its rich fauna. Dinner and night safari – a night-time drive using a vehicle equipped with a flashlight for highlighting nocturnal fauna, with the chance to observe crab-eating foxes, ocelots, and many caiman’s eyes!
Day 2 - PANTANAL - In the morning is a hike through one of the many mound-hills, which attracts a lot of mammals among many birds nests. In the afternoon is a horse ride through the flooding fields. The horse is the most versatile means of transportation, allowing both the crossing of the flood plain and access to the distant forests. The ‘Pantaneiro’ horse is extremely docile. Other animals are so used to it that they don’t perceive the rider on the horse.
Day 3 - PANTANAL/ PANTANAL - In the morning is a departure through the fields and forests until the beautiful lake Baía do Piuval, where we do a motorized boat trip, with the possibility of seeing many birds, reptiles and mammals. Return for lunch and departure for a terrestrial safari along the Transpantaneira until another lodge. Arrival for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - PANTANAL - NOBRES - In the morning is a rowing boat trip through a river, with variation of environments and the possibility of seeing many flocks of birds, reptiles and mammals during the sunset. Lunch and continuation of the tour to Nobres. Immediate transfer to Bom Jardim, passing by beautiful rock formations, by the river Manso, with it's dam, and by the large Cuiabá river, near its beginning. Visit to the Macaws’ lake, a water spring surrounded by many palm trees where they roost at the sunset.
Day 5 - NOBRES/ CUIABÁ - Departure to do Snorkeling in both the Aquarium – a water spring 6 meters deep, so clear and with a blue color together with the colorful fishes; then, on the Salobra river, in an extension of 400m, where is observed rich aquatic fauna & flora. Transfer to Cuiabá airport for embarking at the convenient time.
Prices include: transportation, accommodations, guided touring, meals from dinner on day one through lunch on last day or from lunch on day one through breakfast on last day, but not drinks, except for coffee and fruit juices with breakfasts and water on tours
2020 price per person in US$ for 5 days
for 4 days (with 1 less day in Pantanal