Brazil – Pantanal Safari & Iguassu Falls

Travel with us on Safari to Brazil to visit the vast Pantanal Wetlands. Home of the elusive Jaguar, Giant Anteaters, Otters, Caiman, Capybara and Blue Hyacinth Macaw. Explore Iguassu Falls, the most spectacular waterfall on earth set in the subtropical forest on the border between Brazil and Argentina.


  • Sao Paulo City Tour
  • Botanical Gardens of Sao Paulo
  • Safaris in search the majestic but elusive South American jaguar.
  • Venture into the vast Pantanal wetlands – the worlds largest tropical wetland area – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • Hyacinth macaws
  • Visit the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the mighty Iguassu Falls – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily; other meals as specified
  • All transfers and Domestic flights within Brazil
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and at meals.
  • All applicable hotel/lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
  • All park entry fees.



Arrive at the airport this morning and enjoy a city tour en route to your hotel. (Note: Flight not included in tour price.)

São Paulo became an exciting, vibrant city with the arrival of great waves of immigrants at the end of the 19th century, followed by migrants from other parts of Brazil in the early 20th century. They were initially attracted by the coffee plantations and later by industry and the service sector. In this way, the city grew and new traditions took root. Today, the capital of the State of São Paulo is an important economic / financial hub and one of the main centers of new trends, culture and entertainment in Brazil.

Overnight ~ Dinner included

Spend the day at the Botanical Garden of São Paulo, strolling its 427 acres of magnificent greenery to the chorus of birdsong, noisy cicadas and the roar of red howler monkeys. Idyllic and serene among the bustle of Sao Paulo, the Botanical Garden is a delightful place to soak up the beauty of both Amazonian and imported plants. It boasts more than 45,000 flowers and trees. Set in the native forest on the outskirts of the city, this monument to Sao Paulo’s nature was inaugurated in 1938 and offers endless seasonal color all through the year. Explore two giant green houses, beautifully landscaped gardens, lakes and an extensive network of paths.

Overnight ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


Today we fly to Campo Grande where we’ll head for the southern Pantanal wetlands. Here, cattle breeding and ecotourism coexist for mutual benefit. On our daily adventures in search of hyacinth macaws, blue-fronted parrots and  jaguar, we’ll also see a large variety and quantity of other wildlife – both within this area and in the gardens of the lodge.

During the day, you can glide into the dark waters in dug-out canoes (perhaps partaking in a spot of piranha fishing on the way!).  Look out for anaconda, giant ant-eaters and the lodge’s namesake: the crocodilian Caiman. The real adventure, though, begins at night when we go ‘spotlighting’ for the elusive jaguar.

Overnight ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


Transfer to Campo Grande  and fly to The Iguazu Falls, via São Paulo, arriving approximately an hour after midnight . Drive to the Argentinian side of the Falls to your hotel for the next three nights.

The Iguazu Falls is a true wonder of nature. Straddling both Brazil and Argentina, its imaginary boundary line is the Devil’s Throat, one of its most spectacular waterfalls. The Falls are the largest sequence of waterfalls in the world and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.. The National Park of Iguazu  is set among exotic subtropical forests and is a World Heritage property. Although the Falls are certainly the star attraction here, the surrounding forest is packed with a variety of exotic animals, birds and insects.

Overnight ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


Most of the Iguazu Falls lie on the Argentinean side, which provides the most extensive viewing with trails that bring you below and above the Falls. Your morning guided excursion takes place on the Argentinean side and offers dramatic vistas and excitement.

Overnight ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


This morning we visit the Falls from Brazil. At points along the walkway, there is almost always a continuous rainbow caused by a myriad of water droplets. You may have to deal with constant spray (bring a plastic bag to protect your camera), but the damp will be well worth the views. Lunch today  (included) is at a restaurant overlooking  the Falls.

We then embark on a Macuco Safari, an open cart and boat safari that lets us enjoy the entire splendor of the Iguassu Falls and its surrounds. The tour starts with a drive through the exuberant forest of the Iguassu National Park and a visit to the waterfall known as “Salto do Macuco”.   (remember to bring a change of clothes in case you get wet).

Overnight ~ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included


Return to the airport to connect with your flight back home via São Paulo.