High plateau, snorkeling in the
crystal clear river and Pantanal

6 days / 5 nights


Day 1: Cuiabá Airport - Chapada dos Guimarães

Aftr picking up your luggage, you will find your guide, who will be waiting for you with a sign with your name.
Then you will leave for the small town of Chapada dos Guimarães, about 70km northeast of Cuiabá. With a population of 16,000, it is located on a rocky plateau at 836 m above sea level. It is the third ecosystem in Mato Grosso, after the Amazon basin to the north, and the Pantanal, a big floodable savannah. Cliffs, streams, waterfalls, plateaus and gorges form makes up an impressive landscape. On arrival, check-in at the lodge and lunch in a restaurant. (For arrivals after 1pm or after 7pm, meal is not included). We will then go to the "Mirante", the geographical center of South America, a belvedere from where you will discover a fantastic panorama. Then we will take a short hike to discover some rock formations and small waterfalls typical of the region. NB: These excursions cannot be planned in advance and will depend on the time available and the constantly changing opening hours of the places. In the evening, back to Chapada and dinner. Overnight stay at the partner lodge.

Day 2: Chapada dos Guimarães - Nobres

After breakfast you will drive to Bom Jardim, near Nobres (approx 2h, 150 km). On arrival, check-in and lunch. 
With your diving equipment (life jacket, goggles, snorkel and diving shoes - cleaned after use),  you will discover a fascinating underwater world. You will float down the river, among fish like goldfish, catfish and various other species. Then around 5pm. you will go to the «Lagoa das Araras» (Macaw lake) where many different birds species are living, such as blue-throated macaw, red macaw, parakeets and parrots. Back to the lodge for dinner.

Day 3: Nobres - Pousada UeSo Pantanal

After breakfast, we will start our journey to the Pantanal (260km, including 38km on the famous
Transpantaneira). On the way, we will make several stops to watch the fauna and flora. On arrival, check-in and lunch-buffet. After a short rest, we will make a hiking tour in the nearby forest to our observation tower (17m high), to spot birds, capuchin monkeys or even howler monkeys. From there you’ll have a panoramic view of the Pantanal landscapes! Back to the lodge and dinner.

Day 4: Pousada UeSo Pantanal

After breakfast, a mule tour is provided (very easy even for people without experience). A riding helmet will 
be provided and if you feel like it, you can help us saddle the horses. You will cross in silence the stunning landscapes of the Pantanal and will surely meet some animals. Lunch at the lodge, then time to relax at the swimming pool. In the afternoon, tour by boat (deliberately without motor, in order not to frighten wild animals). There you can see caimans, birds, and hopefully a family of giant otters. Back to the lodge and dinner. Then, if you wish, we will take a hike in search of nocturnal animals. Don't forget your flashlight!

Day 5: Pousada UeSo Pantanal

Before breakfast, we will take an early morning walk to experience the awakening of the Pantanal. An incredible show not to be missed! On the way back, breakfast, and another walking tour on our trails. After lunch and a rest time, we’ll leave for the Transpantaneira in an open safari truck there we will surely cross capybaras, caimans or even an anteater. Back to the Pousada for dinner.

Day 6: Pousada UeSo Pantanal - Cuiabá Airport

After breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the airport. If you leave in the afternoon, a new excursion by foot or by mule will be proposed in the morning. In this case the transfer to the airport will be after lunch.
  • 1 nights in a pousada in Chapada dos Guimarães, inclusive full board

  • 1 night in the Pousada in Bom Jardim (Nobres), inclusive full board

  • 3 nights in the Pousada UeSo Pantanal, 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

  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink in the Pousada UeSo Pantanal

Drinks, including still water, (we are not allowed to serve the ground water in the Pantanal), any tips, personal expenses, optional additional excursions and the internet access at the Pousada UeSo.

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.

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. 

Offers with a 14-day reflection period. After invoicing, we ask you to pay the invoice within 30 days so that we can definitively confirm the booking. Travel postponements within the same year or to the following year are free of charge. Otherwise, the following cancellation conditions apply: after payment: 10% of the total amount, 30 days to 8 days before travel: 50% of the total amount, 7 to 0 days before travel: 100% of the total amount

Map of the Pantanal, State of Mato Grosso

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

S 16° 33'' 5'
W 56° 43'' 12'


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