High plateau, snorkeling in the
crystal clear river and Pantanal



6 days / 5 nights



12

Day 1: Cuiabá Airport - Chapada dos Guimarães (2 nights)

Your guide will pick you up at the airport. You drive about 70km to the town of Chapada dos Guimarães. The village of Chapada is located north-east of Cuiabá and has about 16,000 inhabitants. The village is situated on a rocky plateau, 836 metres above sea level. Gorges, table mountains, caves, rivers and waterfalls are part of this impressive landscape. After the Amazon region in the north of the state of Mato Grosso and the Pantanal, this Table Mountain is the third ecosystem in this region, which is unique in the world. 
Check-in at the Pousada, in Chapada. Lunch depends on arrival at the airport. After lunch you drive to the Mirante lookout, from where you have a beautiful view over the countryside. Mirante is also the geographical centre of South America. You will enjoy a short hike in the Table Mountain. Afterwards you will visit other attractions (rock sculptures, small waterfalls etc.) in this area. These excursions depend on the opening hours of the facilities, which are constantly changing and cannot be planned in advance. In the evening return to Chapada and dinner. Rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in the Pousada.

Day 2: Chapada dos Guimarães

After breakfast you will visit the largest waterfall in the region, the famous "bridal veil" waterfall ("Veu de Noiva"). Afterwards we will have lunch in the village of Chapada. After lunch you will take a short hike in the Table Mountain. Dinner and overnight is in the pousada.

Day 3: Chapada dos Guimarães - Pousada in Nobres (1 night)

After breakfast, you drive to Bom Jardim, near Nobres (about 2 hours, 150 km). Lunch is in the pousada. After lunch you can enjoy the unique beauty of this colourful landscape. Afterwards you will be equipped with snorkel gear (life jacket, diving goggles, snorkel and diving shoes will always be cleaned after use). In the crystal clear spring pool you can enjoy the underwater world. Fish like the Pintado, Dorado and various aquarium fish live in this water basin. Afterwards you glide snorkelling down the river. In the late afternoon you drive to Lagoa Azul (around 17:00 o'clock), where hundreds of different bird species (yellow-breasted macaw, parakeets, hyacinth macaw and other parrot species) live. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 4: Pousada in Nobres - Pousada UeSo - Estância Vitória
(2 nights)

After breakfast you drive to the Pantanal (288 km, 38 km of it are natural roads on the famous Transpantaneira). On the Transpantaneira you do several stops to see the flora and fauna. At arrival at the Pousada UeSo - Estância Vitória, you will be served lunch in buffet form. After lunch and a little rest you go on a stalking tour on foot, hopefully to see the Capuchin monkeys, maybe even the howler monkeys. You can also climb our 17 meter high tower and enjoy the view. Return to the lodge for dinner. Afterwards time at leisure.

Day 5: Pousada UeSo - Estância Vitória

After breakfast you go on a riding tour (also suitable for people without riding experience!). You ride through the beautiful Pantanal landscape and you will surely meet some animals. After lunch you can rest by the pool, time at leisure. In the late afternoon we go on our boat tour. There you can observe caimans and many birds, maybe with luck also a family giant otter. Return to the lodge we are having a buffet. After dinner, on request, a night safari on foot to track nocturnal animals can be arranged. So do not forget to bring your flashlight.

Day 6: Pousada UeSo - Estância Vitória - Cuiabá Airport

Breakfast is in the Pousada UeSo-Estância Vitória. After breakfast transfer to the airport. If you depart later in the late afternoon, you will go on another excursion on foot in the morning. In this case, transfer to the airport after lunch.

* 2 nights in a pousada in Chapada dos Guimarães, inclusive full board
* 1 night in the Pousada in Bom Jardim (Nobres), inclusive full board
* 2 nights in the Pousada UeSo-Estância Vitória, inclinclusive full board
* All the described excursions above with other guests of the lodge together (max. 10 persons)
* Transfer from/to Cuiabá airport or bus station (shared transfer)
* German or English speaking tour guide, depending on availability at time of booking

Drinks, tips, personal expenses, optional excursions

One person is free for groups of 12 people. Children up to 5 years in parents' room are free of charge, children from 6-9 years receive a discount of 50%. Children from 10 years pay the full adult rate.

If you wish a private tour guide (in German or English, depending on availability at the time of booking) and/or your own vehicle, we can also offer this. Vehicle and tour guide are exclusively at the guests' disposal. Do you wish a private tour guide (German or English speaking, depending on availability at the time of booking) and / or your own vehicle, we can also offer. Vehicle and tour guides are exclusively available to guests. All excursions and transfers you do alone with one of our tour guides.

Light backpack, jeans or comfortable long trousers, light rain jacket, sweater, hat, hiking or sneakers, swimsuit. A long-sleeved light T-shirt. Dresses should, if possible, not be black, also not brightly shining colors, this attracts the mosquitoes. In the rainy season we also rent boots, which are cleaned afterwards.
Mosquito repellent, sunglasses, torch, if you have a camera and binoculars.
We recommend that you take out a private holiday travel insurance for your South America trip. 

Map of the Pantanal, State of Mato Grosso

Adress
Rodovia Transpantaneira
Km 38
78175-000 Poconé
Mato Grosso Brasil

Coordinates
S 16° 33'' 5'
W 56° 43'' 12'

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