Rio De Janerio & The Jaguar Explorer
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Holiday Highlights
  • FREE Tijuca Forest day trip
  • 3 nights in Rio de Janerio
  • 2 nights in Southern Pantanal
  • 2 nights in Sao Paulo
Overview

Caiman Ecological Refuge is located on a 53 thousand hectare ranch adjoining the small town of Miranda, in the Pantanal wetland, situated in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.Caiman Lodge was established in 1985 as the first ecotourism operation in the Southern Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul. Since then, it has aimed at creating and offering visitors a means of getting close to the Pantanals nature and culture, while pursuing excellence in hospitality services and gastronomy.

This amazing offer consists of direct International flights from London, all internal flights, 7 nights accommodation and a FREE Trip aswell as £300 per person discount.

Your Free Trip -

Join an unforgettable tour through Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest, the biggest urban forest in the world. Feel the power of driving through a wide variety of beautiful scenarios aboard a military-like jeep, to then let the calm sink in as you stroll through the bush. So many wonderful things await, once you’ve seen them you won’t forget them in a hurry.

The first location the jeep will drop you off in is the Cacheira dos Macacos, a lush environment with tumbling waterfalls where you will be able to enjoy a leisurely walk while admiring the local flora. There aren’t many places where you can find thick bunches of orchids and bromeliads; dedicate some time to admire their delicate almost alien figures. Or better even: hit the hay – or, in this case, the moss – and take a nap under the wide shadow of the cedars and jacarandas. You will dreamily see endangered wildlife flutter around you, like the black-beak toucan or the dazzling blue butterfly.

Next stop if the Vista Chinesa, a curious construction erected in the 19th century in honour to the Chinese that initiated Brazilians in the art of cultivating tea. It offers an amazing vantage point of the hilly landscape and the sea that trickles into and around it. Inside the Capela Mayrink, make sure to not miss Candido Portinari’s painted panels. Finally, as you drive towards the beach of Sae Conrado through the Acude da Solidao, keep your eyes open for the dreamy sight of hang-gliders floating in the sky like colourful stars

What's Included
  • Direct International Flights from London
  • internal flights
  • All airport fees & taxes
  • In flight meals
  • 3 nights in Rio de Janerio
  • 2 nights in Southern Pantanal
  • 2 nights in Sao Paulo
  • FREE Tijuca Forest day trip
  • £300 per person discount
Itinerary

Day by day

Day 1 London to Rio de Janerio

Fly from the UK to Rio de Janerio. When you have arrived a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 2 Rio de Janerio

Your first day in Rio is perhaps best spent getting oriented to the city. Get a bird’s eye helicopter view of the marvellous city guarded by giant granite rocks and vast blue oceans. Alternatively roam downtown on foot or bicycle and mingle with the charming locals while learning of the city’s fascinating lore and history. Follow this up with a delectable seafood lunch cruise that sails past the beaches of Niteroi. When the sun sets it’s time to take out your dancing shoes! Catch a samba show and enjoy a famous Brazilian steakhouse dinner.

Day 3 Rio de Janerio

Today enjoy your complimentary tour. Join an unforgettable tour through Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca Forest, the biggest urban forest in the world. Feel the power of driving through a wide variety of beautiful scenarios aboard a military-like jeep, to then let the calm sink in as you stroll through the bush. So many wonderful things await, once you’ve seen them you won’t forget them in a hurry.

The first location the jeep will drop you off in is the Cacheira dos Macacos, a lush environment with tumbling waterfalls where you will be able to enjoy a leisurely walk while admiring the local flora. There aren’t many places where you can find thick bunches of orchids and bromeliads; dedicate some time to admire their delicate almost alien figures. Or better even: hit the hay – or, in this case, the moss – and take a nap under the wide shadow of the cedars and jacarandas. You will dreamily see endangered wildlife flutter around you, like the black-beak toucan or the dazzling blue butterfly.

Next stop if the Vista Chinesa, a curious construction erected in the 19th century in honour to the Chinese that initiated Brazilians in the art of cultivating tea. It offers an amazing vantage point of the hilly landscape and the sea that trickles into and around it. Inside the Capela Mayrink, make sure to not miss Candido Portinari’s painted panels. Finally, as you drive towards the beach of Sae Conrado through the Acude da Solidao, keep your eyes open for the dreamy sight of hang-gliders floating in the sky like colourful stars.

Day 4 Rio de Janerio to Cuiaba

Fly from Rio to Campo Grande ready to join your tour. Arrive in Campo Grande and transfer to the Caiman Ecological Refuge, a 53,000 hectare ranch involved with environmental research and conservation including an ecotourism project called 'Oncafari' (jaguar safari). Over the next few days you'll visit known jaguar habitats in a specially constructed safari vehicle, making it possible to observe this fascinating animal.(D)
Overnight: Caiman Ecological Refuge (2 nights)

Day 5 Jaguar Safari
 

You'll spend the entire day with the Jaguar Habituation Team. Enjoy a full presentation on the project's work and objectives at the base station, check data from satellites, see pictures taken by camera traps and maybe have a chance to experience tracking on foot with expert, African trained trackers. You'll also head out in the evening, at sunset or just after dinner when the jaguars are most active. (BLD)

Day 6 Caiman Ecological Refuge - Campo Grande
 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport at Campo Grande for your onward flight to Sao Paulo. When you arrive make your own way to the hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 7 Sao Paulo

Enjoy a full day at leisure enjoying the many sights and attractions they have to offer.

Day 8 Sao Paulo

Make your own way back to the airport and check in for your overnight flight home.

Day 9 Sao Paul

Arrive back into the UK after an amazing holiday.

We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.

You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.

Rio de Janerio

Beautiful beaches of Angra dos Reis - £65 per person - Complete your stay in Rio de Janeiro with a leisurely day at some of the city’s very best beaches. This tour takes you to the paradisiacal location of Angra dos Reis, a favourite site for relaxing both for locals and tourists due to the extraordinary beauty of its beaches. Come along and discover the whitest sands, the bluest seas and make your friends green with envy.

Angra dos Reis is located at the South district of Rio de Janeiro. Although originally discovered as far back as 1502, it was then colonized for the first time 54 years later. Throughout history, it has been in the hands of the Spanish, the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese. And it is no wonder the big colonizers were so eager to take it; as well as being a strategic location on the sea route, with its outstanding beauty, who wouldn’t want a piece of it?

This earthly paradise is now a hotspot of national and international tourism for that same reason. It has no less than 365 islands along the seashore – some of which are owned by famous celebs! The largest and most important is simply known as Grande, and it is located amongst the splendid lush green entourage referred to as the Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Other top beaches in the area include Guaratecaia, Mambucaba, Conceicao de Jacarei and Scrocaba – all of them safe bets for feeling a bit closer to heaven!

Corcovado, Maracana exterior and Sambadrome - £45 per person - Contemplate the Wonderful City from atop the breath-taking vantage point of Corcovado Hill, a staggering 710 metres high. See Rio de Janeiro at your feet looking smaller even than a toy city. This tour takes you not only above Rio but also to some of the city’s most notorious landmarks.

The ascent to the top of Corcovado Hill is a small trip that lasts no longer than 20 minutes. Along the way, the scenery is more than beautiful so as to make the stroll entertaining. As you walk, pass the Floresta da Tijuca, which gives you a taste of the view you will see at the top. But the truly memorable experience is when you reach the summit. You are welcomed by the iconic Statue of Christ, who stands embracing the stunning view of Rio with open arms, evoking both the religious symbol of the crucifix and, through its similarity with a hugging gesture, the Christian notion of love.

Once you are back at the bottom of the hill, make your way to the Mario Filho Stadium, which is known over the globe as Maracana. Enjoy an informative external visit with some great sites and interesting facts. Later on, you head to the Sambodromo, a creation of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer that is used as the stage for Brazil’s most famous celebration: the wild, colourful and eclectic Carnival that fills the streets with mirth once a year.

Sugarloaf with city tour - £59 per person - Explore the Wonderful City on this astonishing tour of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmarks. Rio’s beauty is renowned throughout the globe; a capital of carnivals, a metropolis of marvels, a centre of sensuality, you won’t want to miss this chance of getting to know the wonders of the city in depth.

You might feel like you’re travelling back in time as you pass by some of Rio’s historical monuments, but not so with the Catedral Metropolitana. When in front of this staggering must-see, you might believe you are on the set of a futuristic film. Its dark conic structure reaches for the sky like an alien pyramid. From the inside, admire how the light plays and brings life to its huge stained glass windows; a strong blend of old tradition with modern design.

While recovering from the awe produced by the cathedral, continue through the lush park Aterro do Flamengo. Another feat of design, its many hues and forms make the park thrive with life. Arrive then at Urca, a delicatessen of a neighbourhood filled with traditional houses and little local businesses. From here, admire one of Rio’s most renowned sites come into view: Sugarloaf Mountain. Ascend to the top of the hill on a fun cable car ride in two stages. First you will rise to the Morro da Urca, a smaller mount preceding the big one. From there you hop onto the cable car that will take you to the single best vantage point for contemplating the panorama of Rio de Janeiro.

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