Arrive at Campo Grande airport by no later than 10am and you will have a private transfer to the Passo Do Lontra Parque Hotel. Walk along the elevated board walk and get to know the area. Night boat tour to spot Caiman and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the river before dinner. The structure of the hotel is mounted on wood stilts and occupies an area of approximately 180 hectares. The complex has more than 2000m of footbridge that can be walked among open fields where you can spot a variety of different local flora and fauna. Less well known outside of Brazil and South America, the Pantanal, a largely flat, wetland area about half the size of France, is still one of the best places in the continent for observing wildlife. This vast alluvial plain, seasonally flooded by the Paraguay River from October to March, is all that remains from an ancient inland sea which began to dry out 65 million years ago. Today it is an area rich in bird life such as macaws and Jabiru storks. With luck and appropriate weather you may spot capivara (capybara), howler monkeys, caiman, giant river otters, anacondas and anteaters. The area is sparsely populated and what few roads exist are in poor condition. Most people use small airplanes, 4WD vehicles and motorized canoes to get around, so expect some rough travel and more rustic accommodations while visiting the area. The area’s Transpanteneira, an elevated dirt road, which extends 116km (91 miles) from outside Corumba to Buraco das Piranhas, becomes an island during the wet season. Unfortunately, as in other areas, poachers continue to do damage, and official government resources to protect the zone are scarce. This, combined with corrupt officials and a lack of commitment on the part of the government, have resulted in widespread poaching; latest estimates indicate that anywhere from half a million to two million animals are killed annually in the Pantanal.
Today we have a full day tour on the Sao Joao farm. We take a safari ride on the Park road, an ecological hike to spot wildlife and then lunch and time to relax in the hammocks before we go for a horseback ride and a safari in the evening back to the Passo do Lontra.
Today we enjoy a boat tour on the Miranda river to spot wildlife. After lunch we go on a motorized canoe tour up the river for approximately 1 hour and down the river by canoes for about 2 hours. The boat trips allows us access to a landscape of enormous beauty that is the habitat of a lot of species of birds, mammals and reptiles, where we have the chance to see Martim Pescador, Surucuá, Socós, the capybaras, the ariranhas, the otters, the alligators, the iguanas, among many others. On these trips the hotel uses boats of small dimensions, appropriate to the characteristics of the river, with small motors. The Canadian canoe is used for trips in Miranda river, it allows us to hear the sounds of the nature. Each canoe has capacity for two people. you have the choice to row if you want to or just enjoy the landscape with our guides rowing.