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Brazil, Pantanal, Bonito Adventure Tour

10 days | 9 nights
Private tour
From 1750USD per person
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Brazil

Trip at a glance

Visits

RIO DE JANEIRO: Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ The Redeemer at Corcovado, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches

SOUTH PANTANAL: Horseback Ridings, Jeep Safari 

BONITO: Blue Lake Cave, Mimoso Waterfalls, River Tubing, Abseiling & Snorkeling at Abismo Anumas

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Morning

Arrival at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, followed by a welcome from our team and transfer to your hotel.

Afternoon

After checking in at your hotel, enjoy some free time to wander around the legendary beach of Copacabana. (Check-in available after 2pm. Early check-in may be possible upon availability).

Afternoon at leisure.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO: Hiking the Sugarloaf Mountain

Morning

Pick up at your hotel at 8AM to start your first carioca adventure!

The Pão de Açúcar, known as Sugarloaf Mountain, is one of the main postcards of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Climbing to the top of the mountain is a privilege very few people have had. We invite you to take an adventure along the same path where the conquest of this mountain was made in long ago in 1817.
The Sugarloaf Mountain hike begins at the Cláudio Coutinho pathway and after 20 minutes of the trek, we reach a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the entrance of Guanabara Bay and the city of Niterói. From there, we will start a more technical hike, alternating a trek through various sections of land, stone ramps, and some beautiful viewpoints. The most vertical section of the tour is approximately 20 meters high and is considered basic level climbing. All of the required safety equipment is included in your tour. After overcoming the small section of climbing up the mountain, we will resume the technical hike until we reach the viewpoint of the Philosopher’s Stone. From this outlook, you will have a magnificent view of Copacabana Beach, Pedra da Gávea, and Dois Irmãos. Moving on with our hike takes us to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. The way down is made by the Sugarloaf cable car, which takes us to Morro da Urca.
The hike and climb on Sugarloaf Mountain is an unforgettable adventure and a great opportunity for those who have never climbed before to be introduced to this sport in a remarkable way. It does not require much previous experience or excessive physical exertion, and the descent is made by riding the most famous cable car in the world, the Sugarloaf cable car.

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the beaches.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 3 Flight to CAMPO GRANDE, Transfer to South Pantanal

Morning

Early morning transfer to the Santos Dumont National Airport in Rio de Janeiro to take your domestic flight. You will have to take 2 flights to reach Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul: first a flight to  São Paulo (1 hour 5 min) then a flight from São Paulo to Campo Grande (1 hour 45 min).
Arrival at Campo Grande Airport. Transfer to your hotel in the South Pantanal, followed by assistance with check-in at the lodge (3 hours 30 min).

Afternoon

Arrival at your pousada, where for the next couple of days you will enjoy a unique experience of an exotic immersion into the wetlands and its wildlife.
Activities proposed during your stay are the following : horse riding, cattle handling, horse carriage, boat tour in the river, trekking, photographic safari, nocturnal animal sightseeing tour, and piranha fishing.
You will be able to participate in 6 activities from the list above. Each activity is around 2 hours.

Evening

Nocturnal animal sightseeing tour: Venture into the darkness of the night in a 4X4 vehicle or in a boat, where we will observe the nightlife of animals like anteaters, foxes, capybaras and caimans. We will discover the mysteries of the night accompanied by the sounds of frogs and wandering insects at night, with a chance to see the beautiful starlit sky of the Pantanal.

Overnight at your hotel in South Pantanal.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 4 SOUTH PANTANAL: Wetlands and wildlife Experience

Morning

After breakfast, you will follow your experienced guide for horseback riding (2 to 3 hours). This is the most traditional way of becoming acquainted with the Pantanal. Visitors who choose this excursion are given the chance of exploring unique areas that are difficult to access, where it is common to witness the harmonious and dynamic life of cattle and wild fauna in their natural environment. On this tour, the horses walk peacefully, minding the experience of beginners and also to assure safety and comfort throughout the ride. Our cavalry of pure Pantaneiro race horses have earned a world-class reputation regarding their beauty and docility.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, depart for an ecstatic tour: Fishing Piranhas! Yes, your read that right. Sail the waters on a boat and with the accompaniment of the lodge’s professionals, you will fish for these ferocious animals in the bay of Aquidauana River that it is located near the lodge.
The piranha is mainly used to prepare a typical dish of the region, piranha soup. This tour also provides a great opportunity to observe caimans who idly standby as the fishers steal their piranhas.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in South Pantanal.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 5 SOUTH PANTANAL: Wetlands and wildlife Experience

Morning

With the company of your local guide, you will begin your first activity of the day: hiking. There are several trails that offer passages and landscapes that show the typical vegetation of the Pantanal: mountain ranges, woods, and waterways, which are home to a wide variety of animals and different species of plants in the region. During this walk you will be able to have an intimate approach with the wildlife and also learn about plants and the environments of the Pantanal.

Afternoon

After lunch, you will go for a Photographic Safari Journeyed on an open 4x4 vehicle, this tour gives you the opportunity to cover more territory of the farm going through different landscapes like cerrado (patches of stunted vegetation), open grasslands, “vazantes” (low-lying areas that are often seasonally flooded), “brejos” (swamps) and bays which are permanently flooded areas.
It is also a perfect tour to observe the peculiar and stark contrasts of the native vegetation as well as a wide variety of animals.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in South Pantanal.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at the hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel

Day 6 Morning activity Transfer to BONITO

Morning

You will participate in one last activity of your choice at the lodge (upon availability).

Afternoon

After lunch, transfer to Bonito (4 hours). One of the main ecotourism and adventure tourism destinations in Brazil, the place is worth its name. It is a true heaven, with clear-water rivers and colorful fishes contrasting against the deep green hue of the native vegetation. Located in the Bodoquena Hill, the city is 300 km away from the state capital, Campo Grande, and has accessible roads in good condition.

Evening

Free evening. 

Overnight at your hotel in Bonito.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at the hotel

Day 7 BONITO: Blue Lake Cave, Mimoso Waterfalls

Morning

Embark on a descent of about 300 meters down irregular stairs to reach a lake of intensely bluish waters, followed by an observation of beautiful speleothemes.
Right after breakfast, we shall visit one of the most famous places of Bonito: the Lago Azul grotto. Blue Lake Cave is undoubtedly the most beautiful and imposing cave of the region. It is approximately 400 million years old. The access is by stairway with 292 steps that descends to the level where we see the lake rich in calcium carbonate and magnesium that gives it its renowned blue color of hypnotic intensity. It’s the largest submerged gallery in the world. Divers have reached depths of 57 meters and found fossils of pre-historic animals, such as the giant sloth, saber-tooth tiger, and others.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, you will go on a pleasant stroll through the gallery forest of the Mimoso River, passing by eight waterfalls of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, you can swim 11 meters under waterfalls or in natural pools, explore small caves, enjoy spectacular lookouts and (for the more daring visitors) jump from a 6-meter high diving board into a natural water hole. On part of the river, you can ride a small boat through paths and passageways, relaxing while you enjoy the sights.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Bonito.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch included during the tour

Day 8 BONITO: River tubing

Morning

Depart for a wonderful trekking adventure (10 minutes down the Rio Formoso) that lasts about 45 minutes and includes an excursion on the river with special floating. Total distance of the trek is 1,2km.
Well trained instructors guarantee safety and fun as you go down the river's falls and currents on a tube.

Afternoon

Afternoon at leisure.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Bonito.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 9 BONITO: abseiling and snorking at Abismo Anhumas

Morning

Descent from a vertical abyss about 72 meters high to a large lake of crystal-clear waters with submerged cones up to 16 meters high, where you can float in the serene waters. In the dry surface of the lake, wander through several halls and surprising speleothemes.
Located 23 km from the city of Bonito-MS, Abismo Anhumas is an adventure tour that takes place inside a cave flooded with crystal-clear waters where visitors can only enter and leave through a  rappel of 72m in height. Once you reach the inside of the cave, you will have the opportunity roam the waters of the deep cave on boat and contemplate the beauty of the various speleothems such as cones, stalactites, and stalagmites as you float in these profound waters. To get back to the top of the cave, you do not have to climb the abyss on a rappel rope autonomously. Instead, you will be hoisted from above for your ascension.
During the flotation in Abismo Anhumas, visitors can observe through the transparency of the water the geological structures in the form of cones that rise to 19.5m in height. The temperature of the water has an average of about 18 ° C .

Afternoon

Return to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Evening

Free evening.

Overnight at your hotel in Bonito.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Day 10 Transfer to CAMPO GRANDE, DEPARTURE

Morning

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Campo Grande airport to take your return flight.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the hotel

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Services

What's included

Accommodation

Nights
9 nights in 3* Premium Hotels

Meals

Bed & Breakfast plan
9 Breakfasts + 4 Lunches + 3 Dinners

Transportation

Vehicule
First category Private Tourist Vehicle for all transfers

Orientation

Guide
Shared English-speaking Guide for all excursions

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees included for all sites mentioned.

What's not included

  • Domestic flights:
    • Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande
    • Campo Grande to Rio de Janeiro
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Beverages
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips

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