Join us for the next adventure in Pantanal Brazil. The Pantanal River Cruise Tour is an experience for lovers of the diversity of the Pantanal fauna and flora, a unique experience aboard a magnificent and sophisticated boat, made for those who want to be in contact with nature without giving up comfort. Embark on this adventure to the Pantanal and be enchanted by the more than 4,700 species of animals among its lush and welcoming landscapes.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world, a particular region of 250 thousand km² that plays a role in the conservation of biodiversity. The annual floods of the region's rivers affect about 80% of the Pantanal and transform the region into an impressive water table, causing part of the rural population to temporarily migrate to cities or towns.
It is through this complex ecosystem, made up of repetitions of rising and falling waters associated with high temperatures, that the ecological balance of the biome is maintained, which provides for the renewal of fauna and flora at each cycle. From November onwards, with the beginning of the rainy quarter in the high regions of the hydrographic basin, the level of the rivers rises, causing flooding in the plain. The abundance attracts many animals in search of food, bringing together the largest concentration of fauna in the Americas. It is this movement that guarantees the maintenance of the species and makes the Pantanal a special and unique place.
Due to its environmental importance, the Pantanal was declared in 2000 a World Biosphere Reserve. Here is the influence of different ecosystems, cerrado, chaco, and amazon, divided between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, and the rest between Bolivia and Paraguay, a true National Treasure.
Live Aboard Pantanal Brazil
Imagine being immersed in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Embarked in the nature of the Pantanal, we will wake up and sleep in the midst of the Pantanal scenery, where life follows its own rhythm and the water cycle governs the life of the place. A team on board will be ready to make your trip to the Pantanal unforgettable.
The River Cruise Pantanal invites you to spend 5 days away from the intense life of urban centers, an opportunity to experience days of tranquility and moments of adventure, in which we sharpen our eyes and ears to hear the sounds of birds and monkeys, and in the background the alligators, and we wake up to new smells, very different from what we are used to.
The experience of being aboard the Pantanal River Cruise Tour is like living on a real safari. At any moment we can come across free animals living in their habitat. Therefore, the entire boat is designed with panoramic windows, so that we can make the most of this nature. The sunsets are simply fantastic, full of rays of light that cut the sky in unique colors, moments to contemplate in silence relaxed on the deck of the boat. An incredible peace to renew energies!
A speedboat at our disposal of the boat will take us to know the details of this nature, and with the help of the guides - who have more trained eyes - we can find the wild animals in the forests. Life on board is an adventure aimed at valuing natural diversity, life pulsates on all sides and drives new sensations.
About Pantanal River Cruise Tour
Built to encourage the preservation of nature, tourism, and local culture, the boat is practically a floating hotel under millions of stars. With a capacity for 20 people, the boat has 10 uniquely designed, spacious, and elegant suite cabins, which offer the best panoramic view to enjoy the beauty of the Pantanal. All suites can have double, single, or bunk beds and have a safe, air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a minibar, ideal for couples, family, and friends.
*See below all the services and equipment available on the boat.
Life on board is also an extraordinary gastronomic experience. Exploring the best of the flavors of Mato Grosso do Sul, you will have the opportunity to taste an exclusive menu signed by Masterchef Professionals 2018 participant, chef Daniel Barbosa, who explores local ingredients in modern and authentic cuisine.
Extracting the best of local ingredients, we developed Pantanal cuisine in a modern and unique way, keeping the traditional touch in recipes such as Pintado ao Urucum and Pacu Grelhado. Innovations and special touches bring peculiarity to the flavors of our Pantanal, making each dish unique and surprising. We rescued the essence of the Pantanal Brazil to make your trip on our boat even more unforgettable.
Pantanal Fauna and Flora
The Pantanal's biodiversity is one of the richest ecosystems on the planet and is considered the most preserved biome in the world! The region is home to the highest concentration of animals per km², including more than 650 different species of birds, 262 species of fish, 1,100 species of butterflies, 80 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles, and more than 1,700 species of plants. Alligators, capybaras, giant otters, monkeys, macaws, herons, baguaris, cormorants, curacas, curassows, parakeets, parrots, toucans, and tuiuiú, among others, live in perfect balance and are an integral part of the Pantanal landscape.
The tuiuiú stands out in the Pantanal fauna and is considered the symbol bird of the Pantanal because half of the world's population of the species lives here. These birds reach 1.60 m in height and 3 in wingspan.
Its flora is also gigantic, with more than 3,500 species of terrestrial and aquatic plants, and a huge variety of endemic species that are only found here!
Day by day
Check-in at 4 pm; welcome drink with appetizers; start of navigation and welcome dinner.
Breakfast; speedboat ride to see animals; lunch on board; bath in the crystal clear waters of the Paraguai Mirim river; dinner on board.
Breakfast; river tour in the Serra do Amolar region, one of the most beautiful Pantanal landscapes, a rock formation located on the border between Brazil and Bolivia, a priority area for forest conservation, serving as a shelter for animals that flee the waters during the Pantanal flood; lunch on board; speedboat ride to see cave inscriptions; dinner on board.
Breakfast; boat trips to see fauna and flora; lunch on board; visit the Acaia Pantanal project, a socio-educational program that brings together efforts for the development of the riverside population of the Pantanal Sul-Matogrossense through educational actions integrated with the preservation of the biome; closing with a gastronomic festival.
Breakfast; check out and return to origins with the recharged energies and the new sensations that the Pantanal brought us.
Joins us on this adventure to Pantanal Brazil.
Available on the boat
- 10 suite cabins with panoramic views, air-conditioned with 14 m2 each, minibar, available in single or double configurations;
- Bar and Lounge with cocktail service day and night;
- Restaurant with panoramic views with regional dishes and barbecue;
- On-board sound system with Bluetooth connectivity;
- Onboard water treatment system for consumption;
- KNS satellite system with high accuracy;
- Air-conditioned indoor areas;
- Offshore wifi;
- Speedboat for 20 passengers with 115HP engine.
What to bring
- Lightweight pants
- Long-sleeve t-shirts and tank top
- Comfortable slipper
- Hiking shoes or trekking boots
- Extra pairs of cotton socks
- Windproof jacket/raincoat
- Camera and extra batteries
- Warm clothes are recommended from June to October
What is included
- Food on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks);
- Overnight on board;
- Speedboat with a guided tours in English;
- Beverages: Chilean Casillero Wine, Water, Juice, Soda, Beer, and national Caipirinhas.
What is not included
- Travel insurance;
- Other types of services not described above