Pantanal Adventure Tours Camp Miranda River & Park Road – 04 nights / 05 days
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This is a program that happens between the time of receding water and dry season in the Pantanal, because it is a period with higher chances of wildlife watching. Normally this period runs from late June to early December, but there can be changes depending on the water level and the rainy season in the Pantanal. At the flooded season (mid-December to early June) there is no way to set up camp on the river, since there are no dry areas for this.
This Eco tour package is aimed at people who seek to have a differentiated and personalized experience in the Pantanal, the program goes far beyond what the touristic farms offer in their traditional programs. Groups are a maximum of 06 people, but ideally are group between 02-04 people. It must be clear that in this tour may be lots of mosquito (especially at sunrise / sunset), it may rain, be very hot or even cold at dawn and in the 03 first days there is no bathroom and shower, that baths will be made in River. Anyway, this is a program for those who really love nature, want to have a unique experience and know the Pantanal in a more intense way and how it really is!
Transfer from Campo Grande to Pantanal - Assistance at the airport / bus station in Campo Grande and transfer to the Pantanal. In this program there are 02 transfer’s options: regular transfer in local bus or touristic van until the Buraco das Piranhas, where begins the Pantanal Park Road or private car directly to the Passo do Lontra Village. In the case of regular transfer our opened Jeep will be waiting for you in the Buraco das Piranhas and it will bring you to the Passo do Lontra.
The 03 first days will be allocated to exploration of the Miranda River (one of the most important South Pantanal Rivers) and its surroundings. The adventure starts on the village of Passo do Lontra and will be made in boat of aluminum equipped with engine and chairs for more comfort, since most of the tour will be in the boat.
On this first day is estimated to navigate around one hour and a half to the vicinity of the Red River where the camp will be mounted. Dinner, prose around the campfire and overnight in tent.
Expedition Pantanal exploring the Miranda River
Normally in this program the days begin early at dawn, taking birds as an alarm clock. Shortly after the breakfast the camp will be dismantled and the journey continues with destination to Negrinho River, a tributary of the Miranda River, where the camp for the second night will be mounted. On the way it will be a stop to climb the Morro do Azeite (Olive Hill), one of the only hills in the area, from where you can have a more comprehensive view of the Pantanal and sinuous Miranda river. The climb walk takes around 30-40 minutes and the panoramic view is worth the small sacrifice of the climb. After the visit to the Olive Hill the boat ride has continued to the point where it will be made a stop for lunch and a short rest, beacuse at midday the heat is intense and is hardly spot animals. The arrival in Negrinho River is scheduled for the late afternoon, where it will set up camp again. After dinner, out for alligators and nocturnal birds spot light. Overnight in tent.
Miranda River Expedition Pantanal
After Breakfast Pantanal Nature Trekking - on this activity you will spend about 1 – 2 hours walking through diverse habitats such as grasslands and higher areas with dense wood vegetation that serve as refuge to animals and birds. On the walking tour the guide will show and explain you about the plants and trees (medical use, use in construction and serving as food for humans and animals) and as well look for animals that often inhabit the region, such as the black howler monkey, deer, capybara, armadillo, raccoon and lots of birds. The walk lasts from 1 to 2 hours, everything depends on how are the environment conditions and the level of the water in the river. After lunch, you go to explore the Negrinho River. Depending on how will be the environmental conditions of the Pantanal (if it has enough water in the rivers or not) you can leave the main river and enter the “corixos” that are small watercourses ranging from main river for the open field. Often there is little water in this corixos and there are many birds around. During the tour, also will be possible down the river with engine turned off, and will nice to enjoy the sounds of nature. When you down the river with turned off engine you can also go fishing piranhas and other fish. If you caught piranhas of good size, the guide can make them fried or baked for lunch or dinner. After dinner, trip for alligators and nocturnal birds spotlight. Overnight in tent.
Miranda River Expedition – Pantanal Park Road Expedition
On this day, you will wake up before the sun come up and you go for a boat trip. Your breakfast on this day will be in the boat seen the sunrise and the waking up of the birds. Return and dismantling the camp to proceed by boat to the Passo do Lontra Village at the edges of the Pantanal Park Road. Stop on the way to a quickly lunch. The arrival in Passo do Lontra it is scheduled for 2:30pm, where an opened jeep adapted for tours (with benches in the back) will be waiting to take you to a farm in the Pantanal Park Road area.
On this next part of the tour, you will know other environments as well the life in a Pantanal farm. At the end of the afternoon, you leave for an ecological walk through the open fields, capons and forest mountain ranges in search of birds and animals. The walks on the farm area are a bit different from those held near the rivers, some trees and animals are different. At the farm you can choose between 02 types of accommodation: camping (where you can sleep in hammocks in place protected from mosquitoes or in tents) or in the Pousada in room with air conditioning and private bathroom.
Dinner and overnight in the chosen accommodation (camping or private room).
Transfer from Pantanal to Campo Grande or Bonito or Corumbá (Bolivia´s border)
After breakfast you go for a Horseback Ride on typical pantaneiro (from Pantanal) horses. It is a 2 hours tour through diverse habitats such as grasslands and higher areas with dense wood vegetation that serve as refuge to animals and birds during the wet season. You may see marsh deer, feral pigs, blue macaws, toucans and many other bird species. The horses are very well trained and there is helmet for safe. This is a activity more focused to experience a little of the life of the Pantanal people.
After lunch transfer by jeep from Santa Clara Farm to Buraco das Piranhas where you'll take the Regular Transfer bus/van to Campo Grande. If you use a private transfer, the car will pick you up directly in the pousada and bring you to Campo Grande. (B, L)
OBS: We also can drop you off in Corumbá (border with Bolivia) or in Bonito.
During the 05 days of tours around the Pantanal, there are great chances of observing various species of animals and birds, highlighting the: capybaras, caimans, howler monkeys, marsh deer, cub, raccoon, armadillo, giant otter, Jabiru stork, toucan, macaws, hawks, egrets, parrots, parakeets, ibis and several other species of birds. When the Pantanal is drier there is also a chance of spot the jaguar, but of course nothing is guaranteed, it depends a lot on luck and weather conditions in the visiting period.
NOTES ABOUT REGULAR TRANSFER BY BUS/VAN
- Campo Grande to Pantanal leaving at: 7:15am, 10:30am. The trip takes about 05 hours until Buraco das Piranhas + 1 hour from Buraco da Piranhas to the Farm.
- Pantanal to Bonito leaving at: 1:30pm. The trip takes about 1 hour from the Farm to Buraco da Piranhas + 03 hours until Bonito.
NOTES ABOUT PRIVATE TRANSFER BY CAR
- As is a private transfer the car can leave at any time (maximum at 1:00pm) you want from Campo Grande to Pantanal. The trip takes about four and half hours. The transfer from Pantanal leave from the ranch at 1:30pm.
- The program can be changed depending of the weather and ecosystem conditions.
- Nothing confirmed, just budgeted. Availability subject to confirmation at booking time.
- Prices available by Reservation Form.
Notes about the food
Due to the lack of electricity during the expedition in Miranda River and food storage complexity, the staple food is: rice, pasta, dry beef / jerky beef, fresh fish, eggs, vegetables (tomatoes, onions, cabbage, carrot, manioc,...), fruits (orange, melon, papaya, banana, apple, ...), bread, milk, coffee and juice. During the tour where you stay in a Ranch the food will be varied due to be electricity on site.
What to Bring
Sheet to the mat, sleeping bag or blanket, bath towel, trousers, shorts, shirt, long sleeve shirt, cold coat, raincoat, 02 pairs of shoes or hiking boot (and 01 to enter places mudflats), sandal or slipper, cap or hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water canteen, flashlight, batteries and personal medicines. If you are traveling to other regions during this trip and is carrying a lot of luggage, it is good to use a small backpack to bring your clothes during the camp, because it is not allowed to bring a lot of luggage during the boating expedition in Miranda River for space reasons. We have a safe place to leave your luggage in the village of Passo do Lontra.
Included in the package
Assistance at the airport or bus station in Campo Grande; transfer by public bus or private car on the way: Campo Grande x Pantanal x Campo Grande; Transfer in open jeep from Buraco das Piranhas to Passo do Lontra (in regular transfer option); 03 overnights in wild Camp (tends) in banks of Miranda River; 01 overnight in a ranch where you can chose to sleep in Private room with toilet and air conditioner or in Camping in tends/hammocks), 04 breakfast, 04 lunch, 04 dinner, motor boat with seats, gasoline, tend with bedroll, activities as mentioned in the program (hike, fishing, boat tour, jeep safari, horseback ride); Transfer by open jeep from the ranch to Buraco das Piranhas and English speaking guide during Pantanal excursion.
Not included in the package
Drinks and food not mentioned in the program, Sheet to the tent, sleeping bag or blanket, towel, phone calls, laundry service, travel insurance and internal flights.