Wildlife in the Wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal | Yampu Tours

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Wildlife in the Wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal

$ 4950 8 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Highlights

  • Venturing through Brazil’s Pantanal, the largest contiguous wetland in the world which shelters almost 700 species of bird, as well as intriguing animal species like Caiman, Jaguar, Capybara and many more.
  • Hiking the Rondon Trail to Tuiuiu Tower, perched 12m (40 ft) above the ground in the Pantanal, before continuing on horseback through these awe-inspiring wetlands.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Taking a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
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Tour Details

Yampu guides you through the Wildlife in the Wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal, including an evening at the Araras Ranch Eco Lodge. The Pantanal, the largest contiguous wetland on the planet, was declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Arguably the best place in Brazil to see wildlife, the Pantanal is home to nearly 700 bird species. This area is a paradise for ornithologists and bird watchers. The fauna here includes caimans, deer, capybara, anteaters, porcupines, cranes, jaguars, and monkeys.

Country Notes:

Brazil:

A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.

A Brazil tourist visa is required for US citizens. Please check with your local consulate or embassy for application information and for last minute changes.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for countries and territories where Zika virus has been found (Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela). If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant, please consult your doctor before traveling to these countries. A Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended (not required) for people travelling to Foz do Iguacu (Iguassu Falls), Manaus, Ouro, Preto or Belo Horizonte. For more information please visit the World Health Organization Website 


Inclusions
Prices include domestic air transportation from Rio to Cuiaba and Cuiaba to Sao Paulo, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, lodge accommodation at Araras Ranch Eco Lodge including all meals, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, guided tours of Rio de Janeiro and the Pantanal in English, and all entrance fees. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4950 £$5285 £$5463 £$5796
Single £$6711 £$7386 £$7742 £$8169

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Brazil

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
2

Corcovado

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the read more...

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where one can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Day
3

Sugar Loaf Tour

Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca read more...

Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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Day
4

Day at Leisure

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
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Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one prefers a traditional samba performance on stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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Day
5

Rio- Cuiaba - Pantanal

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cuiaba. Pick-up at Cuiaba airport and transfer to the Araras lodge in the Pantanal. Lunch at a local restaurant in Pocone, and photo-safari during transfer to appreciate the local flora and fauna. Evening sunset observation hike. After dinner, night tour to see the nocturnal life at the lowlands.

Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cuiaba. Pick-up at Cuiaba airport and transfer to the Araras lodge in the Pantanal. Lunch at a local restaurant in Pocone, and photo-safari during transfer to appreciate the local flora and fauna. Evening sunset observation hike. After dinner, night tour to see the nocturnal life at the lowlands.

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Day
6

Pantanal

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a photo-safari and canoe excursion. If one is visiting between August and December enjoy lunch along the river, otherwise return to the lodge for lunch. This afternoon, hike to the Howler Monkey Tower, built 25 meters (82 feet) above the ground, for a unique view of the ecosystem below. This evening, enjoy dinner and the option for a night drive.

This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a photo-safari and canoe excursion. If one is visiting between August and December enjoy lunch along the river, otherwise return to the lodge for lunch. This afternoon, hike to the Howler Monkey Tower, built 25 meters (82 feet) above the ground, for a unique view of the ecosystem below. This evening, enjoy dinner and the option for a night drive.

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Day
7

Tuiuiu Tower

Today, hike the Rondon trail to the Tuiuiu Tower that sits 12 meter (40 feet) above the ground. Here, enjoy lunch before departing on a horseback ride to enjoy the wildlife and scenery of the Pantanal (2-3 hours). This evening, after dinner, enjoy a fireside presentation.

Today, hike the Rondon trail to the Tuiuiu Tower that sits 12 meter (40 feet) above the ground. Here, enjoy lunch before departing on a horseback ride to enjoy the wildlife and scenery of the Pantanal (2-3 hours). This evening, after dinner, enjoy a fireside presentation.

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Day
8

Cuiaba – Sao Paulo

After a sunrise hike and breakfast, depart to Cuiaba to take the flight to Sao Paulo. Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport to take the flight back home.

After a sunrise hike and breakfast, depart to Cuiaba to take the flight to Sao Paulo. Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport to take the flight back home.

Cuiabá - State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Cuiaba

    In the exact center of South America, in the middle of Brazilian cattle country lies the city of Cuiaba. Here one can enjoy the local life with shopping, visiting local cathedrals or the Municipal Aquarium, along with hiking tours just outside of the city. Spot some monkeys while canoeing the nearby rivers or possibly a jaguar during a night safari!

  • Rio-de-Janeiro-Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Testimonials

Joe

Traveled August, 2015

First, I wanted to say that all of our guides were excellent

First, I wanted to say that all of our guides were excellent. Indeed, our guide in Ouro Preto was truly awesome, one of the best we have ever had. The hotels were well chosen. All our transfers worked perfectly. Everyone met us, no glitches. We were delighted to see several sloths along the Amazon and an ocelot and two kinds of anteaters in the Pantanal. These are iconic South American wildlife but not easy to see.

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Christina, from the UK

Traveled December, 2007

Brazil was fantastic

Happy New Year to you too! Brazil was fantastic. We had a wonderful time and that also thanks to your excellent itinerary. Everything was well organised, from the places we visited to the drivers and tour guides, we didn’t need to worry about anything. We were very lucky with the tours as we were alone most of the time and it was like we had our private tour guide. Not to mention how wonderful and helpful all of the tour guides and drives were. I’ll be very brief because I can talk (write in this case) for hours. Iguazu falls was breath taking, Rio de Janeiro was is a beautiful city, very picturesque, colourful, happy people and the Amazon. Amazing, no words to describe, I’m just happy I’ve been there and we are definitely going again. Thank you again for all your help.

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Holly H.

Traveled November, 2012

Everything went smoothly

Everything went smoothly. We were very pleased with Cecil, our guide in Rio, and India, our guide in Iguazu. Also in Iguazu, the driver, Aloisio(?), was a delightful guy. The day trip to Petropolis was very pleasant. We had a truly outstanding meal, one of the best in Brazil (and we ate at DOM in Sao Paulo and other top restaurants there), at the Leopoldina in the lovely Solar do Imperio Hotel. The best thing about the Porto Bay, by far, was the Copacabana location and the roof deck with spectacular views. Otherwise, the rooms were very plain and the Internet was costly and the connection was quite poor. We liked the Santa Teresa neighborhood and the hotel was great. Unfortunately, there were a couple of holidays and some closings of good spots with the best views. We can recommend a little seafood place near the hotel, Sobre Natural.Iguazu was stunning. Das Cataratas a super place. We liked being able to walk to the Falls just outside the hotel. The day trek and zodiac on the river was a fun adventure. Happy to answer any questions happy to recommend our itinerary and Yampu.

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