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Embark on safaris, canoe trips and walking tours around the wildlife-rich Pantanal wetlands

With few people and no towns, the Pantanal is almost as remote as you can get. Named after a Portuguese word meaning bog or swamp, this is the world’s largest wetland area. Imagine England and Wales entirely covered by sweeping tropical floodplains and you start to get a picture of the Pantanal’s immensity. Journey into the wetlands to witness the region’s myriad flora and fauna and to learn more about this fascinating and biologically diverse ecosystem.

Independent Experiences
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-4 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.

Campo Grande, Brazil
Campo Grande, Brazil
Independent Experiences
Physical rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • Remote, vast, lush and largely uninhabited by humans, Pantanal ranks among the world's biggest and best areas to spot wildlife

  • Chance to see endangered Giant River Otters, Red-bellied Piranhas and even jaguars

  • Travel by private vehicle with a local naturalist guide

  • A range of activities on offer, from night safaris to canoe trips - or simply relaxing by the pool to soak up the nature


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Pick up at Campo Grande Airport and transfer (4 hours ) to your Pantanal lodge. Check-in and have dinner at the lodge.
During the evening your tour guide will give you a briefing for the next days' activities.
  • Pousada Xaraes lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary arrival transfer
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
Latest arrival time to Campo Grande airport is 2 pm.
Welcome to the Pantanal - the world's largest tropical wetland area estimated between 140,000 and 195,000 square kilometres!
The word Pantanal comes from the Portugese word 'pantano', meaning wetland, bog, swamp, quagmire or marsh.
Over the next two days you will explore the rich ecosystems of Pantanal, with a variety of adventures on offer.
You may wish to embark on a jeep safari, canoe trip, walking tour or night safari. Discover not only the abundant wildlife but also the myriad aquatic plants that have flourished here due to high levels of submersion during the wet season. Be sure to learn more about these phenomenal wetlands from your local naturalist guide. Enjoy free time between activities unwinding by the lodge’s pool.
  • Pousada Xaraes lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Horse Riding Estancia Xaraes
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Your Independent Experience comes to an end today after breakfast with a transfer to the airport to meet your departure flight.
Please do not book your onward flight to depart before 2pm.
Included Activities
  • Complimentary departure transfer
Meals Included
  • Breakfast


3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners


Private van, canoe, jeep


Lodge (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Complimentary arrival transfer
  • Horse Riding Estancia Xaraes
  • Complimentary departure transfer

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Important notes

Latest arrival time to Campo Grande airport is 2 pm on Day 1.
Your onward flight must depart after 2 pm on Day 4.

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