Pantanal, Chapadas dos Guimarães, Nobres

5 nights

the three included destinations on the map

Chapadas dos Guimarães



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The Pantanal – the largest floodplain on the planet, located in the center of the South American continent – is America’s main ecological sanctuary.

The Chapada dos Guimarães National Park – This is an average of 760 m (2,500 feet) above sea level – is home to the sources of some of the main rivers that flow into the Pantanal. Its crystal clear waterfalls, streams, rock formations, and fauna give the National Park a unique beauty.

Nobres, has crystal clear rivers full of fish, caves and waterfalls.

Our local operating staff has been working with tourism in the area since 1990, so you are in good hands and will have the opportunity to spot countless animals and birds during this nature adventure trip.


  • Ground transfer Cuiabá/Chapada dos Guimarães in a Sedan or Van vehicle with an English-speaking driver
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Pousada do Parque (Chapada dos Guimarães) with breakfast
  • One Full day tour in Chapada dos Guimarães including transfers in a 4×4 vehicle, English-speaking guide trail to waterfalls, entrance to attractions, and lunch at the Véu de Noiva waterfall restaurant
  • Land transfer Chapada dos Guimarães/Nobres (Bom Jardim)/Araras Lodge (Pantanal) in 4×4 vehicle with bilingual driver
  • One Full day tour Aquário Encantado + Rio Salobra float in Nobres (Bom Jardim), with English-speaking guide and regional lunch in the attraction’s restaurant
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at Araras Lodge (Pantanal) with full board and 2 to 3 activities/tours per day on a shared basis accompanied by a bilingual guide
  • Tours in Pantanal: nature walks, horseback riding, canoeing, jeep safari (game drive), and nocturnal spotlighting, with English-speaking guide
  • Land transfer Araras Lodge (Pantanal)/Cuiabá in 4×4 vehicle with with English-speaking driver.


  • Arrive one day before, stay in Cuiabá, to start the adventure early the next day
  • Extra night ( more tours can also be added ).

Not included:

  • No drinks whatsoever are included during the program; that is always extra.


day by day program


Chapada dos Guimarães

( – / – / – )

Arrive at the Cuiabá/Várzea Grande airport and transfer to Chapada dos Guimarães (75km, 1h30min approximately).
Check into the charming Park Eco Lodge in the evening and relax.
Take in the first sights of the park.


Hike in Chapada dos Guimarães

( Breakfast / Lunch / – )

Rise early and depart for a full day of hiking in Chapada dos Guimarães to a beautiful waterfall. The park is known for its intriguing sandstone cliffs formed by the wind and rain. Admire the rich vegetation, listen to the singing birds and the splash of the crystal-clear waterfalls. After the hike, enjoy lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the canyon with the perfect view of the waterfalls. Watch the sunset over at the lodge’s lookout tower, relax and take in natures beauty.


Excursion to Nobres & Transfer to the Pantanal

( Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )

Bid farewell to Chapada dos Guimarães and depart to Bom Jardim, driving past impressive rock formations along the way, 165km, 2h30min approximately, until arriving at Recanto Ecológico Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon) before coming to the trailhead to Aquário Encantado/Enchanted Aquarium and Salobra River (1-km trail). Swim in the deep water pool Aquarium with colorful fish and snorkel in the Salobra River.

Return to Recanto Ecológico Lagoa Azul for lunch and depart to Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge (280km, 4h00min approximately).

Arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon. If there is enough time, go on a short walk for the first impression of the amazing nature of the surroundings and sunset. Dinner at the lodge’s restaurant and after enjoy a nature walk to admire the Southern Hemisphere sky and listen to the nocturnal animals awake from their slumber or join in a Night Safari, according to the lodge’s program.

DAYS 4 & 5


( Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )

Araras Lodge offers comfortable suite rooms with air conditioning and excellent meals made from the tasty meat and fishes of the Pantanal, as well as featuring organic salads, vegetables and seasonal fruits. Full days of tours/safaris in shared basis searching for endemic bird species, tapirs, anteaters and many other wildlife species at Araras Lodge. Tours are well planned and explore a wide variety of habitats, travelers can expect excellent guiding and lots of action in the field. Available tours are nature walks, horseback riding, canoeing, jeep safari (game drive), and nocturnal spotlighting.


Pantanal / Cuiabá

( Breakfast / – / – )

Enjoy a beautiful last sunrise in the Pantanal.
Return for breakfast and check out.
Private transfer to the airport in Cuiabá (130km, 2h00min approximately).
End of the trip.



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further important information


  • Any tour might be changed or replaced according to weather conditions or forced operational matter
  • Almost 100% of the food you will eat at the lodges in Pantanal is made from their grown produce and meat, giving it a natural and delicious taste not found in any supermarket. If you have any special dietary needs, then please let us know, and we will accommodate
  • There is only one airport in Cuiabá = Aeroporto Internacional de Cuiabá – Marechal Rondon with code CGB, SBCY
  • The lodges have accident insurance included, and their staff are trained in first aid
  • Private transfer in a Basic Sedan vehicle with air conditioning (up to 3 people) or an Executive 14 seats Van (from 4 to 10 people)
  • In a Sedan, we use a Driver Guide, and in a Van, we use a separate Driver + separate Guide
  • For our private transfers – our cars are no older than 2 years (sedan vehicles and Doblo) or 3 years (Vans and Buses), and they are always checked up after returning from a trip
  • All our Guides are born and raised in the area, are very knowledgeable professionals, and are there to help you with information and logistics.

what to bring on the trip

Essential Items:

  • Avoid bright colours. Neutral colours are best for Safari
  • Avoid black clothing because it attracts mosquitoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Shorts
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeved-shirt
  • A small backpack for day trips
  • 2 pairs of shoes – tennis/walking shoes and/or hiking boots
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain coat
  • Dry-bag for camera or other water sensitive equipment
  • Cash
  • Passport
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • During the months of June to August it can be cool, therefore please also bring a fleece or a sweater during this time of the year.
  • We kindly ask that luggage, per person, not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg).

Recommended Items:

  • Extra battery for camera
  • Underwater camera during snorkeling in Bonito
  • Ziploc bags for keeping things dry
  • Small first aid kit with personal prescriptions
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp or flashlight + extra batteries
  • Non-breakable reusable water bottle
  • Appliance chargers, plug converters and/or charge adaptors
  • Toiletries Kit: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo (biodegradable products please)
  • Skin lotion and lip balsam
  • Personal medicines
  • Small supply of nonperishable snacks (avoid fruits/nuts to clear customs)
  • Contact lens or glasses and a spare

about the seasons in pantanal

The Dry Season – from April to October

As opposed to the wet season, the dry season provides countless opportunities to observe the rich and diverse Pantanal Fauna and Flora as the flood waters recede, leaving a fertilized soil that will restart the base of the food chain,  with special mention to land mammals that roam savannah-like open fields of Pantanal in search of food. The Dry Season is mostly indicated for those who want to observe land-based wildlife.
The best period to visit Nobres is between May and September when there is less rain, and the waters are more crystal clear

The Wet Season – from November to March

This is the best time for those who want to see what makes the Pantanal so unique, and the largest flood plain in the world: the abundant fresh water that floods the plain making it look like a gigantic water mirror. It is definitely the best time for those who love dramatic landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. Although the wet season takes over a large portion of Pantanal, pushing land wildlife to seek refuge in higher lands, it is still possible to see thousands of birds, as well as some animals that can comfortably negotiate the flooded areas, such as Tapirs, Capybaras and Marsh Deers.

Summer – January to March

The plain gets slowly flooded;
The rain intensifies through all of Brazil;
The water of the rain flows from the surrounding tablelands toward the Pantanal lowlands;
The largest flooded plain on the Planet is slowly formed even if just fora short time;
The sky varies between cloudy and clear;
The wildlife seeks refuge on the elevated forest patches;
The reptiles lay their eggs;
Migration of the limpkins, ibises, and ducks
Explosion of water wildlife

Autumn – April to June

Spectacular scenery! The rainy seasons ends;
Ebb – the water returns to the river beds or it evaporates;
Wonderful clear and star-rich sky;
The fish return to the rivers or get trapped in small ponds;
The beginning of a giant food chain;
The fields emerge, turn greener and bloom;
Strong breeding season;
Arrival of storks and herons in large numbers…

Winter – July to September

Rivers and lakes lower their volume;
Full drought;
Dry plain, semi-arid climate;
The sky gets smoky due to fires and dust;
Vegetation yellows from lack of water;
Animals are concentrated on the banks of ponds and river ravines…
Nesting and reproduction season…

Spring – October to December

The first rains turn the plain greener;
All the water is absorbed by the arid soil;
The sky becomes bluer and cleaner;
Spectacular explosion of foliage and flowers;
A period of euphoria is established;
Singing birds chirp and nest;
Mating season for most mammals;
Migration of fly-catchers, hawks and swallows.

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  • 30% payment needed to reserve; the remaining part needs to be paid at least 30 days before check-in
  • Payment can be made via International Bank Transfer or Credit Card Link.

cancellation policy

  • Cancelation 40 days before check-in  = Full Refund
  • Cancelation between 39 and 30 days before check-in  = 10% charge of total value
  • Cancelation between 29 and 20 days before check-in  = 25% charge of total value
  • Cancelation between 19 and 13 days before check-in  = 50% charge of total value
  • Cancelation between 12 and 8 days before check-in  = 70% charge of total value
  • Cancelation less than 8 days before check-in  = 100% charge of total value
  • Changes can be made upon availability.

All cancelations should be communicated to the company in writing by email and via WhatsApp:
reservations@riolovestorycom / WhatsApp: +55 21 99620-1948


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