Pantanal South Ecological Refuge, Brazil
CURATED ECO EXPLORINGS
ECO EXPLORINGS - PANTANAL SOUTH ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
This is a ThirdHome tailored private journey (ideal for 2-8 people) and not a commercial group tour. Our customized journeys allow members to set their own travel dates and include their individual personal interests along with specific excursions, dining and regional opportunities that they may wish to experience for the perfectly-personal journey experience. NO keys are required for this journey. Please refer to fees section in property details below.
Experience 4 nights/5 days in the often overshadowed Brazilian Amazon rainforest exploring the biologically remarkable Pantanal ecosystem known for having the densest flora and fauna in all the world. Brazil’s Pantanal is a diverse area of savannah lowlands, seasonal wetlands, and forested areas resembling Florida’s everglades. On this journey you will stay at the Caiman Ecological Refuge which is located in the southern Pantanal region, 147 miles west of Campo Grande (a four-hour transfer by minivan). In addition to a strong commitment to eco-tourism, the Refuge is a working cattle ranch and involved in several environmental research and conservation projects, including the Hyacinth Macaw Project, Jaguar Project and BlueFronted Parrot Project, all done through partnerships with researchers and universities. The Refuge created a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage which spans almost 14,000 acres of the Pantanal’s natural resources. Please note: Departures for this unique ecological experience only begins every Sunday.
PANTANAL SOUTH ECO-REFUGE Journey includes:
* Airport Transfers & Internal Flights
* 4 Nights at Caiman Ecological Refuge in either the Cordilheira Lodge or Baiazinha Lodge
* Choice of Daily Refuge Activities - The Caiman Ecological Refuge offers numerous excursions, all which allow guests firsthand observation of the local flora, fauna and culture. During their stay, guests participate in a morning and afternoon excursion as well as a nighttime activity. The staff will set the regular activity schedule for the guests according to the climatic conditions of the Pantanal. Guests will be made aware of the schedule during check-in.
Hiking/Walking: Pantaneiro trail hikes take place on various
trails that surround the lodges. They allow guests to observe small animals and local vegetation. This excursion is the best way to get a close-up look at the flora and fauna. To reinforce its ecological ideals, they alternate their hiking trails in order to minimize the impact on the environment.
Farm Tour: This is a walking trail that encompasses all of the main areas of the ranch: the SEDE Lodge, the corral, the research projects headquarters, the local school, and the
Environmental Interpretation Center (exhibits focusing on the flora, fauna and culture of the Pantanal). The final destination is the Paizinho Bridge. Here, guests, with their naturalist guide, can observe the alligator’s smaller cousin, the caiman, and get to know one of the Pantanal’s symbolic animals.
Horseback Riding: This is the most traditional way to explore the Pantanal. During this type of excursion, it is possible to observe the harmonious cohabitation that exists between the cattle and the local wildlife.
Photographic Safari: This excursion uses specially adapted vehicles called safari trucks to travel to the outer reaches of the ranch. Guests have the opportunity to see more varieties of flora and fauna.
Canoeing Excursion: This leisurely excursion takes place on
one of the ranch’s two bays (SEDE and BAIAZINHA). This is an opportunity for guests to observe aquatic flora and fauna as they row their canoe around the bay. It is also a great place to hear the sounds of the Pantanal.
Bike Excursion: The Pantanal is very flat, making it a great place for bike riding. The trails and distance covered on this excursion depend on the profile of the group.
Nocturnal Spotlighting Excursion: This excursion is a great
way to observe nocturnal animals. As the spotlight on the safari truck passes over the caiman, their eyes illuminate red.
Please Note: Excursions are dependent upon weather the varied conditions in the Pantanal and may be subject to cancellation or substitution when necessary.
SEASONS: The Pantanal’s landscape is ever changing but is
always prolific. The summers are hot, with usually 90 degrees F; and in the winter, it is usually dry and cold, with an average of 70 degrees F. The fauna inhabiting the Pantanal changes with the seasons and depending on conditions for food, shelter and nesting, the fauna either remain or migrate with the approach of the next season. Seasons by months are listed below...
WET Season - January through March
INTERMEDIATE Season - April through June
DRY Season - July through October
RAINY Season - November through December
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
1 guest maximum
Campo Grande or Miranda
In lieu of the normal ThirdHome exchange fees, this personally tailored journey is a full-pay travel option and the monetary cost will be quoted to the member based on whatever accommodations are chosen, along with all other itinerary arrangements and inclusions the member requests to be a part of their customized itinerary. This journey does not require a specific number of keys.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- Pantanal South
- Amazon Rainforest
- Campo Grande
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