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Pantanal Flying Safari

Fly to two remote lodges in the Southern Pantanal

9 days

from £6,975pp

This is the ultimate Pantanal wildlife safari, stay at remote ranches away from the crowds reached by small scenic plane.

  •  Stay deep in the Pantanal, the best place in the Americas to spot wildlife
  • Take a small plane to reach the lodges, a scenic journey in itself
  • Remote ranch style properties, away from the busier tourist areas
  • Explore the area on horse back, by foot or canoes

The Pantanal is an enormous freshwater wetland area, the largest in the world and fantastic for wildlife spotting. Escape the more popular areas, travel deep into the heart of the Southern Pantanal. An area devoid of roads, with seemingly endless areas of forest and grasslands broken only by rivers and lagoons. Take a small plane to remote fazendas (ranches), which is more than just a transfer, this is where the safari starts.

Days will be filled with guided excursions on foot trekking through grasslands and forest, floating along the rivers and lagoons in handmade canoes or on horseback with Pantaneiro (local cowboys). At night travel by 4WD looking for caiman and other nocturnal creatures and listen to the sounds of the Pantanal. This is the perfect habitat for so many creatures including monkeys, capybara, armadillo and giant otter as well as a variety of macaw and the bright and ever popular toucan.  

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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what is included

  • All accommodation on a full board basis
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FLIGHT COST IS A SUGGESTED FROM PRICE. FLIGHT COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT TIME OF BOOKING. ALL FLIGHTS ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Madrid

Fly Madrid to Sao Paulo overnight

Day 2

Fly Sao Paulo to Campo Grande

Scenic Flight from Campo Grande to Baia das Pedras


The Pantanal, or wetlands of Mato Grosso, is one of nature's last frontiers, the world's largest animal reserve, and home to more than 600 different species of birds and 230 varieties of fish. It is made up of a huge lowland plain that is entirely overgrown by lush vegetation and covered with flowers that bloom during the rainy season from December to April.

The Pantanal features many rivers and crystalline lakes, as it used to be a vast inland sea, and rare species of birds and other animals seek shelter along their shores and cluster around the diminishing pools during the dry season from May to November.


You will be staying at Baia das Pedras, Full board

Day 3

Pantanal Activities and Excursions
Over the next few days explore the Pantanal with a guide by 4 x 4, on foot, by canoe or small motor boat. Enjoy the rich fauna and flora of this ecological sanctuary. Animals include capybara, caiman, deer, iguanas, possums, anacondas, incredible amounts of birds, raptors and if you are lucky jaguar.


You will be staying at Baia das Pedras, Full board

Day 4

You will be staying at Baia das Pedras, Full board

Day 5

Scenic Flight from Baia das Pedras to Barranco Alto


You will be staying at Barranco Alto, Full board

Day 6

Pantanal Activities and Excursions
Over the next few days explore the Pantanal with a guide by 4 x 4, on foot, by canoe or small motor boat. Enjoy the rich fauna and flora of this ecological sanctuary. Animals include capybara, caiman, deer, iguanas, possums, anacondas, incredible amounts of birds, raptors and if you are lucky jaguar.


You will be staying at Barranco Alto, Full board

Day 7

You will be staying at Barranco Alto, Full board

Day 8

Scenic Flight from Barranco Alto to Campo Grande

Fly Campo Grande to Sao Paulo

Fly Sao Paulo to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Barranco Alto

Barranco Alto

Fazenda Barranco Alto is a located in the southern Pantanal, best reached by a 45 minute flight by small plane....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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