11 day wildlife tour in Pantanal with TV presenter Iolo Williams

From:04/09/2020To:14/09/2020

  Destinations

Cuiaba
Pouso Alegre
Santa Tereza
Porto Jofre
Piuval

  Highlights

Pouso Alegre
Santa Tereza
Water Estate Park
Piuval Lodge
Pantanal
Gran Odara

  Prices From

£3399.00

per person

  Accommodation

Pouso Alegre Lodge
Santa Teresa Hotel
Pantanal Norte Porto Jofre Hotel
Pousada Piuval
Grand Odara Hotel
Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01792 539447
Day 1
4th Sept Fri

Flight to Sao Paulo GRU Airport. Then transfer CGH Congonhas Airport for your short flight to Cuiaba. Flights on own basis. (We will inform you of Iolo’s flight bookings, so that you can fly and travel together if you wish).


Day 2
5th Sept Sat

Arrive in Cuiaba, where you will be met at the airport by your expert Pantanal guide Douglas Rocha. Welcoming lunch in Cuiabá where you will be able to get to know your guide and driver who will be with you for the duration of the trip. Following lunch, you will transfer to Pouso Alegre Lodge along the famous Transpantaneira Road, stopping briefly at Poconé for a comfort stop. The drive to Pouso Alegre is an experience in itself, with fantastic birding opportunities all along this road. There is also a chance of Anteater, Caymans, Capybaras, Southern Coatis, Marsh Deers, Great Rheas, Jabiru Storks, Herons, and Ibises along this route (approx 03 hours). Arrive Pouso Alegre and have your first guided tour of the area. At Pouso Alegre, the target species will be Giant Anteaters, Tapir, Marsh Deer, Brown Brocket Deer, Southern Coati, Azaras Agouti, Tayra, Peccaries, Hyacinth Macaw, Potoos, Toco Toucan, and many more elusive birds. Night safari on the Pouso Alegre Road after your evening meal. Again, hoping to see Giant Anteaters, Southern Tamandua, Tapir, Crab-eating Fox, Ocelot, Crab-eating Raccoon, Brazilian Tapeti Rabbit.

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Pouso Alegre Lodge

Day 3
6th Sept Sun

Today, after a morning walk across the trails looking for Brown Capuchin Monkeys, Black Tailed Marmoset, Tegu Lizard, Blue Crowned Trogon etc. We will leave for Santa Tereza following our lunch (approx 02 hours drive, birding en-route). After check-in, you will be taken to the Ocelot Hide, where you will sit and hopefully await the arrival of the elusive Ocelot. Evening meal.

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Santa Tereza

Day 4
7th Sept Mon

If you rise early enough, check out the two bird feeding stations, where there are literally showers of birds, including regular Toucans visiting. Today, during the morning boat ride on the Pixain River, a charming sinuous channel, there will be lots of bird sighting opportunities, such as- American Pigmy Kingfisher, Blue Crowned Mot- Mot, Agami Heron, various Hawks and also mammals like the very vocal and unmistakable Howler Monkeys, Capuchin Monkey, Capybara and possibly even Tapir. Following lunch, check out and continue the trip along the wildlife-filled Transpantaneira Road. Arrive at Porto Jofre (approx 03-04 hours drive). Check-in and relax with your evening meal.

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Pantanal Norte Porto Jofre Hotel.

Day 5
8th Sept Tue

Following your early morning breakfast, you will take the first of your two boat safaris today. The boat safaris are an amazing experience, taking you up close and personal to the wildlife, without causing any disturbance to them. It is just the case of sit back, relax and enjoy! Head back to the resort for lunch, before setting out for the shorter afternoon boat safari starting at the meeting of the Water Estate Park, National Park (by exclusive jet boats only). Our main target will be Jaguar, but there are also excellent opportunities for Giant Otters, Capybaras, Caymans, Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, Brazilian Porcupine, Tapir, various Kingfishers, Sandpipers, Swallows, Hawks etc. After your afternoon safari, head back at dusk to the resort for your evening meal and to reflect on the day’s sightings. The dusk boat ride back to the lodge is fantastic, with an incredible display of Bull Dog Bats fishing alongside the boat, as you head back to the lodge. They can hold up to 30 small fish at any one time!

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Pantanal Norte Porto Jofre Hotel.

Day 6
6th Sept Wed

Morning & afternoon boat safaris, starting at the meeting of the Water Estate Park, National Park (by exclusive jet boats only).

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Pantanal Norte Porto Jofre Hotel

Day 7
10th Sept Thu

Morning boat safari. Following lunch, you will say goodbye to Porte Jofre and take the Transpantaneira Road to Piuval Lodge. After your evening meal, you will head out on your first Night Safari at Piuval along the road and across fields. Target species here include- Giant Anteater, Tapir, Ocelot, Armadillo, Crab-eating Fox, Crab-eating Racoon, Potoos, Owls etc.

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Piuval Lodge.

Day 8
11th Sept Fri

During the morning we head 0ut on a safari truck along the fields and roads of the property, to the bird watching tower. Along the way, we have chances to see Great Rheas, Armadillo, Giant Anteater, etc. At the tower we have the opportunity to see an unbelievable number of Storks and Egrets all nesting together with Piuval Bay as their backdrop. In the afternoon today, you will have some leisure time. Where you can peruse the gift shop, relax in the hammocks, swim in the pool, or make use of the outside games room and bar facilities. Following your evening meal, there will be a short night safari drive.

Meals:
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
Accomodation:
Piuval Lodge.

Day 9
12th Sept Sat

Morning guided walk across the monkey trails looking for Capuchin Monkey, Howler Monkey and Black-tailed Marmoset. From the 20m high tower, there is an impressive view of the Pantanal, where you can start to appreciate the flatness of the landscape. Checkout after lunch and make your way back to Cuiabá. Arrival at Gran Odara (02-03 hours drive) for your last evening.

Meals:
Breakfast and lunch. Farewell evening meal at the Grand Hotel.
Accomodation:
Grand Odara Hotel

Day 10
13th Sept Sun

After Breakfast check-out and transfer to the airport. (Approx 45 mins).

Meals:
Breakfast.

Day 11
14th Sept Mon

Arrive back in Heathrow.


No. of travellers
Price (£)
5
Iolo Williams + 01 wildlife guide traveling together.
4429.00
6
Iolo Williams + 01 wildlife guide traveling together.
3972.00
7
Iolo Williams + 01 wildlife guide traveling together.
3575.00
8
Iolo Williams + 01 wildlife guide traveling together.
3399.00

Single Room Supplement
297.00

Price is based on the following hotels:

City
Hotel
Room
Nights
Poconé
Pouso Alegre Lodge
Standard Room
1
Poconé
Santa Teresa Hotel
Deluxe Room
1
Poconé
Pantanal Norte Porto Jofre Hotel
Deluxe Cottage
3
Poconé
Pousada Piuval
Deluxe Room
2
Cuiabá
Grand Odara Hotel
Deluxe Room
1

    Price Includes:

    • Accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels/lodges
    • Meals as indicated above
    • Air-conditioned vehicle for all transfers mentioned above
    • Marajó boat (up to 4 persons) and Pontão boat (for 5 or more). Engines from 90 to 150 hp
    • Expert wildlife English speaking guide for the duration of the trip

    Price Does Not Include:

    • Any International airfare to/from Cuiaba
    • Meals not specified
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as alcohol or soft drinks, laundry, phone calls, tips etc
    • Any item not mentioned in the price includes section
    • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary, additional stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control
    • Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on using of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternative accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction as applicable) to you.
    • Programme and proposal is based on the requested dates, destinations and number of people (travelling together). Any changes to this itinerary may affect the cost, including changes in exchange rate and therefore a new cost will be provided with a revised programme.
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