Pantanal tour for 4 or 5 nights 2P in March 2013
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 2:24 PM Last Post By: DutchyX81
Jan 27, 2013 12:39 PM
Pantanal tour for 4 or 5 nights 2P in March 2013Hey guys,
I know that this topic has been asked in the forum already but after the "relaunch" of the site after XMAS the search function isn't really searching. My apologies for the repition: For a total of 3,5 weeks - so far - we have settled Rio. I have had friends who have been to the Pantanal area and it really hit us. Their operator was great but to be honest, we can not afford their budget. So I was hoping on the help of this forum
Persons: 2 (35 years)
Nights: 4 or 5
When? End of March
Budget: US $ 250 per night (& both of us together)
I think that we don't have the best season to see all varieties of animals. Nevertheless, I would like to ask you if you have a recommendation on a responsible and good tour operator who will have a tour within the mentioned budget? I know that the budget is - lets say - challenging but any help here is appreciated. Also a hint on where to start, rather the north or south part would be very helpful.
Best Tanya from Hamburg
Jan 27, 2013 1:11 PM
Jan 27, 2013 2:56 PM
I went into the Pantanal from Cuiaba. I went with Ecoverde Tours (http://www.ecoverdetours.com), run by Joel Souza. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, saw lots of birds and other critters (but not a jaguar). I believe that at this time of year the Pantanal will be largely under water so that should be a good thing to see. Joel has a Pousade in Cuiaba also which I enjoyed staying at. This is not an advertisement, just a recommendation. You can do the Pantanal more independently if you wish, just make sure you book your pousada in advance.
Jan 27, 2013 5:56 PM
3There’s a poster named “ericos” on a lot of the Brazil travel forums who has a lot of experience in the Pantanal and the Amazon. He recommends these “budget” companies in Campo Grande as being good for seeing lots of animals:
I have no idea about current prices, but contact them directly to find out.
Jan 29, 2013 9:21 AM
Jan 29, 2013 9:34 AM
Feb 8, 2013 10:45 AM
6Check out Julinho Monteiro with Pantanal Trackers. http://www.pantanaltrackers.com.br/
He is excellent and will let you know honestly what you can expect to see in March. I went in the dry season and had a fantastic time. And we saw 5 jaguars among many other wildlife species.
The northern Pantanal is excellent if you want to see a lot of wildlife, one of the great natural areas of the world.
Feb 8, 2013 2:24 PM
7I went to the Pantanal with Pantanaltrekking.com. It was perfect. They pick you up from airport or busstation when you arrive in Campo Grande and bring you to the hostel/pousada in the Pantanal. It is called Pousada Santa Clara and I thought it was heaven on earth. Tour-activities are included. Horsebackriding, piranha-fishing (and eating them for lunch too!), boatride and so on (I think even meals too, not sure anymore...) I would definately recommend them. As I did before to a friend and she just got back in December and had just as much fun as I did.
The people running the agency and pousada are very nice people as well. As they offer Bonito too maybe they can advise you in the best possible route and organize your transportation as well. Have fun!
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