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south pantanal

Southern Pantanal + Cerrado

Wildlife Tour


This tour includes three different tours in one! You will take lot of fantastic pictures of several environments and lot of animals in just 4 days!

The tour starts from Campo Grande, capital city of the Mato Grosso Do Sul state, you will photograph lot of red-and-green macaws that live in a wonderful natural sinkhole! Then you can take amazing underwater pictures in crystal water rivers with lot of fish and breathtaking underwater landscapes!

In the Pantanal you will learn about this fantastic biome and photograph lot of birds, including the largest macaw in the world, the hyacint macaw, but also the strange giant anteater, southern tamandua, and with the possibility to photograph also the elusive ocelot!

If you still have memory cards, consider to overflight the Pantanal this is the best place for aerial views!


  • Where: The tour begins and ends at Campo Grande (CGR) airport
  • When: All year round
  • Duration: 4D/3N
  • Private Guided Tour
  • Photography at the Macaw's Sinkhole
  • Underwater photography at Rio da Prata river (optional)
  • Anteaters and ocelot photography
  • Car safari day/night
  • Boat safari
  • Walking safari


  • DAY1

    Campo GrandeJardim

    Arrival at Campo Grande airport (CGR) at around 9h00 / 9h30, meet our guide and transfer to Jardim (Bonito). Lunch enroute, accommodation at the hotel. Transfer to the Macaw's Sinkhole where we will stay up to sunset photographing red-and-green macaws and other birds flying inside and outside the sinkhole. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight. (L-D)

  • DAY2


    After breakfast we will transfer to the Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata, whose mission is "To provide the visitor with a unique experience of interaction with nature, through ecotourism tours focused on innovation, environmental conservation and sustainable development of the region".

    Before snorkeling an interpretive trail of about 2200 meters, with centenary trees, orchids and bromeliads and the possibility of observing birds and mammals as: coatis, monkeys, agoutis, anteaters and others. During the snorkeling you will have the opportunity to photograph lot of fish species like piraputangas, dourados, curimbatás, piaus, matogrossinhos and with luck also caimans, anaconda and river otters! In the first part of the snorkeling you will downstream the Olho D'Agua river for about 1800 meter, then at the meeting with the Rio de la Plata you can choose to make the last 600 meters by boat or continuing snorkeling.
    At the Recanto Ecológico Rio da Prata you can find the a typical restaurant, souvenirs shop, bird feeders and a big garden where you can observe lot of birds or rest on the hammocks.

    Transfer to the Pantantal. Arrival at the lodge, dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)

  • DAY3


    Early morning photography in the bird-feeders, with possibility of close up pictures of toco toucans, cardinals, Nanday parakeet, plush-crested jay, hyacinth macaws and more. After breakfast walking safari in search of giant anteaters and other mammals and bird. In the afternoon we will make a car safari by open truck looking for Jabiru storks, caimans, deer, peccary, armadillos, capybaras. The safaris continue after sunset with possibility to see giant anteaters, southern tamandua, crab-eating fox and crab-eating raccoon, and with lucky also ocelot and puma. (B-L-D)

  • DAY4

    PantanalCampo Grande

    Early morning photography in the bird feeders, followed by breakfast and a boat trip on the Aquidauana river, to appreciate the beauty and exuberance of its gallery forest. It is the natural habitat of birds, mammals and reptiles that lie out on river banks.
    After lunch transfer to Campo Grande airport according to your departure flight time, or drop off to your hotel. (B-L)

Pictures taken during this tour

This tour includes

  • Private ground transportation
  • Exclusive English-speaking Guide
  • Exclusive open vehicle for game drive
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Park entry fees


This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and modified according to your specific requirements, such as budget, dates, personal interests, number of participants, and more.


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Tour Codes

SAS4 - SOUTH PANTANAL - 4D/3N - Anteaters & Macaws

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