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I have been home for 3 days now!!! I love all the travel experience that I have from South America, especially from Brazil!!!! I just want to say thank you for all the help and support that you gave me! Very nice to meet you!! Whenever you come to Canada, please let me know! I have feeling that we will meet again! ;) All the best,
Joyei Z - Canada
Now that we’re back home and normality has returned, I wanted to write a note to express our thanks for an incredible journey and thank you for the effort you put into making it so special. One word describes the organisation of our trip. Flawless. The hotels used by LUSH were each beautiful in their own way and staffed by the most amazingly helpful people, our local guides and the transport from place to place was always there. As easy and wonderful as it was for myself and Jeremy, I’m sure that the work and effort you put in behind the scenes to organise everything required enormous amounts of energy. Many other tours I have done in the past have not run as smoothly as this tour. LUSH Pathways is to be congratulated on a tour organised with such precision! Besides your knowledge of tourism in Brazil, it is clear that your relationships with all the people you use in that area, ranging from people in the hotels to the guides and transport people, are relationships in which these people know the company well and have a lot of respect for you. I know how hard it is and how long it takes to cultivate solid relationships. To top it off, the location! Your pictures and descriptions do not do the Northeast of Brazil justice..but then again, I don’t think that would be possible. Each place we went to was phenomenal. Sao Luis was special because it was the first stop on our tour – what a beautiful, simple, relaxed little city. Our favourite stop was Jericoacoara – we wished we could have spent more time there but have plans to return. We have both been converted to LUSH Pathwayism and we shall be spreading the gospel. Thank you so much once again, we shall be telling anyone who cares to listen that they must visit Brazil and that they must use you.
Jen C - United States
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INDEPENDENT TOUR
6 DAY: Bonito & Pantanal Safari Experience

Capybaras drinking in the Pantanal
See schools of fish while snorkelling in Bonito
Tubing is one of the activities you can to in the adventure town of Bonito
The Brazil Trip of your dreams for only
$ 840 USD
per person
(2 to 4 people)

Book your Brazil tour
See more pictures of Pantanal safaris and Bonito area in our photo gallery.
Duration: 6 days / 6 nights
Areas: Brazil's Central West
Style: Independent Tour
Tour Code: I06PAN
Departure Date:
Daily - you decide when to start

The world's largest wetland, wild life and crystalline waters!
Itinerary: Day 1 Arrival in Campo Grande / Transfer to Bonito; Days 2-3 Bonito; Days 4-5 The Pantanal; Day 6 Return to Campo Grande.

$ 1085 USD
for 1 person
The prices above don’t apply during Brazilian public holidays nor Carnival season.


Day 1 Arrival in Campo Grande / Transfer to Bonito
Arrive in Campo Grande and get transferred (4/5h) to Bonito at 09:00, 15:00 or 17:30.

Day 2-3 Bonito
Bonito, located in the Serra da Bodoquenha, is famous for its crystal clear waters and its large variety of fish, exuberant sub aquatic vegetation and wildlife. You have 2 full days available to choose the optional activities you wish to join. You may want to snorkel at the famous Rio da Prata or Sucuri Rivers. You can enjoy your day at Estancia Mimosa or Balneario do Sol, very beautiful bathing places surrounded by nature. You can also go tubing down the river or simply wander around the main street of Bonito for some shopping.

Day 4-5 The Pantanal wetlands
Get transferred, in the morning, by mini-van to a place called Buraco das Piranhas, where you will be met and taken on a safari journey to your lodge-fazenda. The Pantanal is the world's largest wetland. It lies mostly within the Brazilian territory but extends into portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, sprawling over an area estimated at between 150,000km2 to 180,000 km2. The Pantanal has an incredibly rich ecosystem and is home to a variety of bird species, fish, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates and countless species of fauna. Parts of the Pantanal are home to some endangered or threatened species such as the Blue Macaw, the Crowned Solitary Eagle, the Jaguar, the Manned Wolf, the South American Tapir and the Giant Anteater. Among the rarest animals to inhabit the area are the Marsh Deer and the Giant River Otter. Approximately 99% of the land in the Pantanal is privately owned for the purpose of agriculture and ranching. You stay in a lodge-fazenda to better experience this environment and do a variety of activities such as photographic safaris, nocturnal wildlife spotting, horseback riding, safari walks, boat trip and more. All meals are provided while staying in the lodge.

Day 6 Return to Campo Grande
After lunch, you get transferred back to Campo Grande (5h), where you will spend the last night of this tour. Depart at any time the next day.

*You can also request an extra night at the Pantanal or stay only for 2 nights in Bonito (having only 1 full day there). Let us know your schedule and preferences that we will adjust the tour according to your needs.

**This tour can easily be combined with Rio de Janeiro and/or Iguassu Falls. You can also only go to Bonito or to the Pantanal.


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The itinerary presented is a guideline. Things may change with little or no notice due to local circumstances such as weather conditions, difficult access and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances, events or any factor that might put the safety or well-being of our clients at risk.

*For all tours/programs, “Force Majeure” applies, as explained in our Booking Conditions.
 

Are these tours for me?
Our goal is to make you live your trip, exposing you to some of the day-to-day situations of the places that we visit, providing not only an enjoyable trip, but also a life experience. If you don’t mind a bit of adventure, interacting with the local people, travelling on public buses, and if you care about the environment and the human side of things, then our trips are for you! Click here to see more about Our Way of Travelling.

What should I take?
Click here to see the "What to Bring" section in our FAQ.


All prices on our website are stated in $ American Dollars (USD). Please contact us prior to booking for prices in £ British Pounds (GBP) or € Euros (EUR). We do not accept other currencies.
 
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Included
3 nights in Bonito / 2 nights Pantanal excursion in a lodge-fazenda / 1 night in Campo Grande.

Food Included
Breakfast everyday;
All meals (except drinks) while staying at the Pantanal Lodge: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
Allow around $40 USD per day for meals not included and other expenses.

Accommodation
All based on single, twin/double or triple room in guesthouses (pousadas).

Transportation
Local public buses or mini-vans; Regular shared transfers through remote areas.

Where do we take you?
State of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Group size & Staff
It’s up to you! Ideal for single travellers, couples or honeymooners and small group of friends (up to 4 people).
Independent tour without the presence of a Tour Leader.



Not Included
- Travel Insurance (mandatory)
- Visa fees (if required) and airport tax
- Any International Flights and additional flights to/from the beginning and end of the tour
- Any tours/ activities in Bonito
- Departure transfer/taxi in Campo Grande
- Optional Trips/ services available during the tour
- Meals, beverages not specified in the chosen itinerary, including items from the guesthouse/ hotel minibar
- Any other item/service not mentioned in the tour description
- Laundry, internet, phone calls & other personal expenses
- Tips to Local Guides; Tips/ service fee charged in restaurants (normally 10% on top of the bill)


Questions about this tour? Email us!




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