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Argentina to Pantanal trips | January,18 2015

Getting to the Brazilian Pantanal from Argentina

Getting to the Brazilian Pantanal from Argentina

The Pantanal wetlands are the best option for viewing animals on the South American continent - and many people venture there via Brazil to view significant varieties of birds, in addition to larger wildlife such as crocodiles, anacondas or even the evasive jaguar if you are lucky. One question we get asked a lot is how to get to teh Brazilian Pantanal from Argentina overland.

What is the Pantanal?

The Pantanal is an extremely ecologically rich location as well as among one of the most naturally abundant areas in terms of wildlife on our earth. Extending through countless hectares of the western part of Brazil, it's swamped meadows, savannas and also tropical woodlands also touch parts of eastern Bolivia and Paraguay. Due to its sheer size, it flaunts a fantastic variety of ecological sub-regions with unique plant and animal life. The unparalleled habitat of the Pantanal is the home of hundreds of species of birds, hundreds of various types of butterfly and fish, as well as countless untamed wildflowers. The variety of mammals and reptiles that inhabit the location is absolutely nothing short of amazing, yet if you keep your eyes open you are most likely to come across, alligators, anacondas, giant stream otters, Capuchin and also howler monkeys. The evasive Jaguar is the main attraction in the area, although they are becoming less in number and you must be lucky to spot one.

Argentina to the Pantanal Overland

The quickest and easiest way to get from Argentina to the Brazilian Pantanal is by crossing the border at Iguassu and carrying onto the city of Campo Grande by bus, which is gateway to the southern Pantanal. If in Argentina you need to first head to the town of Puerto Iguazu which borders Brazil, this is also a convenient way to see the Iguassu falls on the way to the Pantanal, because the falls can be visited from both sides of the border. After crossing from Puerto Iguazu to the city of Foz do Iguacu on the Brazil side, you can take the daily bus to Campo Grande which is located 16 hours north, and from there it is a 4 - 5 hours drive into the Pantanal depending on which part you are going to.

The Via Pantanal Hop - from Buenos Aires to Rio via the Pantanal

Via Pantanal Hop

Via Pantanal Hop

TransLink from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro via Puerto Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu, Campo Grande, Pantanal, Bonito, Sao Paulo, Paraty & Ilha Grande. - ...


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The Via Pantanal Hop, takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro via Puerto Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu, Pantanal, Bonito, Sao Paulo, Paraty and Ilha Grande.  This includes a sleeper bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu, where you have an included guided trip to the Iguassu Falls. You will be picked-up from your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu and taken to the national park with the entrance included. A guide will show you some of the best trails with best views of the falls, plus you take a train ride to the Devils throat to see the massive power of the falls! You are then transferred across the border to Foz do Iguacu in Brazil and dropped at your accommodation there. Next you have an overnight bus to Campo Grande, from there you are transported to Burraco Dos Piranhas and change to a 4x4 jeep transfer to the Pantanal lodge.

Once there you will experience a 3-Day/2-Night Pantanal Adventure which includes 2 nights accommodation in a shared dorm with meals (private rooms available), plus several activities including walks, boat trip wildlife spotting, piranha fishing and more. From the Pantanal you take an included bus to Bonito where there are many activities you can do on your own, and then a bus to Campo Grande where you board an overnight bus to Sao Paulo.

From Sao Paulo you have a bus is to Paraty where you have an included schooner boat trip which visits several islands and beaches. Next you will be picked-up from your accommodation in Paraty and transferred to an included boat which takes you to Ilha Grande. From here you have another transfer and drop-off at your accommodation in Rio, where you have a guided favela tour including pick-up and transport.

Foz do Iguazu to the Pantanal

If you make your own way to Foz do Iguacu in Brazil, we also have a few trips that can take you to the Pantanal and beyond.

The Foz to Pantanal Hop departs for Campo Grande then on arrival you are transferred to the Pantanal for the 3 day / 2 night adventure. You then are transferred to Bonito and have a final included bus back to Campo Grande from where you can take flights to most large cities in Brazil.


Foz do Iguazu to Rio de Janero

The Capybara Hop makes the journey from Foz to Campo Grande then the Pantanal. You then head to Bonito before another bus to Sao Paulo. From Sao Paulo you go to Paraty, Ilha Grande and finally Rio.

The Piranha Hop make the same trip to the Pantanal and Bonito, but then you take a bus straight to Rio de Janeiro.

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