STEPHANIE’S TRIP
TO PANTANAL AND NOBRES, BRAZIL

6 NIGHTS/3 STOPS

 

Preserved and amazing wildlife.

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Having three young children (4, 7 and 9 years old) who love animals, going to the Pantanal (the world’s largest tropical wetland area) was a must for our family! We were told that we would see a larger variety of animals in the Pantanal than in the Amazon and it didn’t disappoint ! As soon as you get there, you feel a sense of respect for the nature and a joy to be able to witness so much peaceful harmony between the animals and their surroundings. You discover the region by 4×4, river boat, by horse and by foot, which makes it a lot of fun for the whole family.
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RIO DE JANEIRO – CUIABÁ
5 hours with stop over in Sao Paulo or Brasilia
$700

 
CAR WITH CHAUFFEUR
13,5 hours on the road 
3 stops
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL  $ 1540 / pp
 
$ 840 / pp for 6 nights all included (4×4 rental, activities, 7/24 guide & transfers
$700 /pp domestic flights
CLOSE TO NATURE

 Night safaris
 Watching an ant eater and an ocelot
Feeling so remote from civilization
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Arrival Airport: Cuiabá
Direct flights from
São Paulo or Brasilia. 


With one connecting flight in Sāo Paulo or Brasilia:
From Rio de Janeiro
: total of 5 hours
From New York: total of 16 hours
From Europe: total of 19 hours
 

A snapshot


1 to 2: Cuiabá airport to Fazenda Santa Teresa:

By 4×4: 4 hours
2 to 3: Fazenda Santa Teresa to Pousada Piuval : 
By 4×4: 1,5 hours
3 to 4: Pousada Piuval to Nobres: 
By 4×4: 4 hours
4 to 1: Nobres to Cuaibá airport:
By 4×4: 4 hours

A snapshot

1GrnCircleCUIABA AIRPORT TO THE TRANSPANTANEIRA ROAD: STOP 1



150 km / 4h
Transpantaneira Road

THE TRANSPANTANEIRA ROAD: FROM STOP 1 TO STOP 2



35 km / 1h
Another ecosystem

PANTANAL
TO NOBRES



200km / 4h
Nobres

GOOD TO KNOW
 

 
The best season is during the dry season between June and October: you can watch the wildlife gather around the remaining areas of water.
 
It is essential to be with a naturalist guide the whole time. They are usually both driver and guide.
Even in the dry season this region is full with mosquitoes: mosquito repellent, light long trousers, long-sleeve tee-shirts and closed shoes are compulsory!
 
Due to the very high temperatures and the rhythm of the animals, all activities take place VERY early in the morning and from mid-afternoon to night time.
 
With a small detour we could have gone to the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park on the way from Pantanal to Nobres. We just thought it would be too much with our young kids.
 
If you travel from Europe or the US, we would recommend a one week stay in another part of the country for example, Rio de Janeiro,  after or before this itinerary. In this way you get the most out of your long travel time.