SAVING THE JAGUAR IN BRAZIL

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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun decks
  • Lounges
  • Dining: Dining room

Activities

  • Wildlife viewing opportunities are ample with the large lagoon, savannah and forest to explore on horseback, on foot, by canoe or 4×4
  • With the set-up of various conservation projects in their grounds, guests are able to take a guided jaguar tracking safari once per stay
  • Other regular activities include a photographic safari, walking tours, canoe tours, jeep safari and night safari

Children

No

Lighfoot perks

Details

Caiman Ecological Refuge is perhaps the most luxurious lodge in the Pantanal. Specifically located in the south, around three hours’ drive from Campo Grande airport, it consists of two standalone lodges within the grounds of a huge 53,000 hectare cattle ranch.

Cordilheira and Baiazinha function separately with their own facilities around 15 miles apart offering five double suites and six rooms respectively.  Each has a swimming pool as well as their own guides and vehicles for excursions. Baiazinha is open all year however Cordilheira can be booked as a private villa outside of June to September.

Wildlife viewing opportunities are impressive with a large lagoon, savannah and forest to explore on horseback, on foot, by canoe or 4×4. With the set-up of various conservation projects in their grounds, guests are able to take a guided jaguar tracking safari once per stay.

Example trip

Brazil for Families

Best for:
11 nights
$4,950
Jan Feb Mar Dec

Itinerary highlights

  • Head up to the high points of Rio de Janeiro for incredible views from iconic Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the spectacular Iguassu Falls, made up of 275 individual cataracts
  • Spot capybara, crocodiles and macaw parrots in the Pantanal, the top wildlife destination in Latin America
  • Swim, surf or relax on the beautiful beaches of the Buzios peninsula

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival

Upon arriving at Rio de Janeiro airport,  you will be met and transferred to your beach front hotel. Spend three nights at Hotel Santa Teresa.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 2
Private tour of Rio de Janeiro

Your private guide will take you to see the highlights of Rio today. Stroll along the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana and Ipanema, before you head up Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer statue for stunning views across Rio and Guanabara Bay. Take the cable car up to the viewing decks atop Sugarloaf Mountain, see the many beaches, mountains and even the favelas of this magnificent city.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 3
Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Day to explore the city further or simply relax at your hotel. We can arrange plenty of exciting activities such as cycle rides along the beach fronts, helicopter flights for the best view of the skyline, visits to community projects in the city’s favelas and classes to cook a typical Brazilian seafood stew or make the finest caiprinha cocktails, Brazil’s national drink.

From: $4,950 pp
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Day 4
From Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls

Airport transfer this morning for your flight to Iguassu. On arrival transfer to your hotel in the heart of the Iguassu National Park, only a short stroll from the mighty Iguassu Falls. Two nights at Belmond das Cataratas Hotel.

From: $4,950 pp
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Day 5
Iguassu Falls

Your private guide will take you across the border to the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls, an extensive area of jungle walkways, exotic fauna and of course the falls themselves – the panoramic viewing platforms above the Devil’s Throat Gorge are a definite highlight. Afterwards take the exhilarating Gran Aventura boat ride to experience the power for the falls from below (shared basis).

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 6
From Iguassu Falls to Pantanal

Today you will fly via Sao Paulo to Campo Grande where you are transferred to your luxury lodge in the heart of the Pantanal, a wetlands area incredibly rich in wildlife including many bird species, reptiles and mammals ranging from capybara and Howler Monkeys to Giant Anteaters and the elusive jaguar.

Spend three nights at Caiman Lodge, a full board stay including meals, soft drinks and guided excursions and transfers on a shared basis. Private guides can be arranged at extra cost.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 7
Explore the Pantanal

Spend your days taking expertly guided excursions (shared basis) in the Pantanal. You have two excursions each day such as canoeing, jeep safaris, photographic safaris and walking plus night safaris. Specialist bird watching can also be arranged at extra cost.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 8
Explore the Pantanal

Continue exploring The Pantanal

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Day 9
From Pantanal to Buzios

Travel around three hours to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro via Sao Paulo. Upon arrival you will be privately transferred east of Rio along the coast to Buzios, set on the shores of a beautiful peninsula made up of coves and bays looking out to the Atlantic Ocean.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 10
Beach time in Buzios

Billed as the St Tropez of Brazil, there is much to do in the area. Perhaps rent a beach buggy to explore the pretty coastline and to find a quiet spot on one of the 20-plus beaches found on the peninsula. There is a beach to suit every taste whether you are looking to surf, find calm waters suitable for families or grab a spot at one of the hip lounges for those looking for a livelier day on the beach! When the evening comes, wander along the Rua das Pedras for a spot of shopping at the high end boutiques and dine at one of the many excellent restaurants found here.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 11
Buzios

Spend today at leisure  in Buzios.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 12
Departure

Travel two and half hours by road to Rio for your return flight.

From: $4,950 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing