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Pequi Lodge or Aguapé Lodge

4 days / 3 nights

Aguapé Lodge

Pequi Lodge

1st day – Transfer Airport Campo Grande – Lodges

Arrival at Campo Grande Airport. Receptive. Private Transfer to Pantanal – Pequi Lodge or Pousada Aguapé. The two lodges are in the immediate vicinity and offer an identical range and quality. Transfer by car (180 Km, about 3.30 hours). The transition from the highlands to the lowlands, first impressions of the Pantanal, one of the largest inland wetlands in the world. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon: Safari in an open car, led by a local guide who knows the area very well and can therefore explain nests, special animal behavior and other peculiarities of the local ecosystem. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

2nd day – Excursions

Morning: boat trip on the river, where you can see giant fish otters, capybaras, kingfishers and many other bird species. We use electric motors to keep noise to a minimum. Afternoon: Safari in an open car in a different environment. All tours are conducted on private land and new types of landscape can be explored daily: fresh and saltwater lakes, bush savannah, forests, etc. Return to the lodge after darkening, watching the nocturnal animals.

3rd day – Excursions

Morning: horseback riding through the field and water, a very feasible program even for inexperienced riders. The rhythm is determined by animal observation, i.e. we ride slowly and comfortably, looking at nature. An intense and vivid experience. Afternoon: a tour of your choice, either by car, on foot, horse riding or by canoe/boat.

4th day – Transfer Lodges – Airport or Hotel Campo Grande

Breakfast. Tour. Lunch. After lunch transfer back to Airport CGR. End of our services

Excursions / Activities:

Horse Riding – All tours are conducted by the unique landscapes, but the horse is one of the main attractions of the Pequi Lodge, it is the best way to explore the swamp. Riding through its open fields, marshes, “capões”, ridges, streams and bays, we encounter a rich variety of lush flora and fauna, typical of a region well preserved. The horses are quiet, which means that even those who have never ridden a horse can do this ride. There are several tracks with shorter or longer routes, which can be made in both the floods and dry seasons, always with experienced local guides.

Boat Tour – This is the best way to get to know the Aquidauana River and the beauty and exuberance of its gallery forest. It is the natural habitat of birds, mammals and reptiles that lie out on river banks or simply hear the songs of the birds. This tour takes about 02 hours, and it is necessary to use a life jacket (provided by the lodge).

Trekking – Trekking is done in dense bush, open fields and gallery forest. It’s in this tour that you will have better contact with the flora and fauna of the region learning about their function and importance in the Pantanal ecosystem. It is a good opportunity to see the animals more closely. There are different routes that you can go on that take between 1h30 to 04h00.

Piranha Fishing – Piranha fishing is made in a bay of Aquidauana River, which is located near the lodge. The piranha is mainly used to prepare a typical dish of the region, piranha soup. It is also a good way to see the caimans who watch the fishers to steal their piranhas.

Photo Safari – The photo safari is done in a 4×4 open vehicle. This tour gives the opportunity to cover more territory of the farm going through different landscapes like “cerrado” (patches of stunted vegetation), open grasslands, “vazantes” (low-lying areas that are often seasonally flooded), “brejos” (swamps) and bays which are permanently flooded areas. It is also a perfect tour to see and observe the wildlife of the Pantanal.

Nocturnal animal Spotlight – This is an activity that is done at night in a 4X4 vehicle or in a boat, to observe the night animals like anteaters, foxes, capybaras and caimans. Also to hear the sounds of frogs and insects at night and to see the beautiful sky of the Pantanal.

Horse Carriage – A pleasant tour through the fields of the farm and also a good option for those who don’t like or cannot ride on horseback. With the horse carriage, it’s possible to do the same route of the horseback tour giving access to different trails even during

Price per person in R$
Preis pro Person in R$
Prix par personne en R$
Pequi Lodge 54801.1. – 23.12.2023
Aguapé Lodge49801.1. – 23.12.2023

Price based: on 2 persons sharing a double/twin room. Another number of persons, route guidance and length of stay on request
Exceptions: separate prices for Christmas, New Year, Carnival, Easter and local holidays.
Departures: Daily

• Accommodation in a double room 
• English speaking guide for all excursions
• Portuguese speaking guide for all transfers (English on request)
• All entrance fees
• All meals (full board)
• All taxes and service charges

Not included:
Personal expenses such as drinks, etc.
• Gratuities (optional for guides, drivers, etc.)
• Travel insurance (eg, luggage, cancellation, return extra)
• Flights

Tours: In small groups. Safari in an open car, visits on foot or by motorboat, canoeing on the river by canoe, horseback riding, fishing piranha.

Private tours: Price on request

To bring:

– T-shirts
– Bermuda
– Jeans
– Long-sleeved shirts (light fabric)
– Lightweight pullover
– Rain protection
– Sports socks

– Sneakers
– Light hiking or trekking shoes
– beach sandals

Useful items:
– sunglasses
– Binoculars
– flashlight
– military knife
– headgear
– Sunscreen (at least factor 30, you are very close to the equator!)
– Photo and video camera

Prices and programs subject to change