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Pantanal Tours

Pantanal Tours

The Pantanal is  divided between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The Bolivian Pantanal size is  ​​31,898.88 km ². It has a great ecological importance because it is a highly complex and it is very dynamic mosaic of lakes, ponds, swamps rivers, flooded savannas, palm groves, dry and closed forests. The Bolivian Pantanal is  considered  the  primary source of the Paraguay River and also the  most rich  Read More.........

Photo By Gregory L. Giant River Otters - Pteronura brasiliensis

Pantanal Tours
 Bolivia And Paraguay
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Photo, 3G Ant Eater - Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Tours Details
Pantanal Tours

Itineraries

- 3 Days 2 Nights   From Puerto Suarez
- 5 Days 4 Nights    From Santa Cruz City
- 3 Days 2 Nights    From Puerto Suarez In Tents

- Price List # 23 
- Photos: Puerto Bush - Tres Gigantes - Candelaria
- Bolivian Pantanal; Videos
- Pantanal; Maps - 3 Gigantes 
- What To Bring.....? 

Pantanal Tours Itinerary
3 Days 2 Nights -  Puerto Suarez - Tres Gigantes

Panatanal Itineraries - Pantanal Tours

From The town of Puerto Suarez

3 Days and 2 Nights  

1st Day

We start this trip in a  vehicle at your hotel in the town of Puerto Suarez  or Puerto Quijarro early  in the morning. The exact time we will let you know once we confirm our services.  The final destination of this first day will be the Biological Station Tres Gigantes on Rio Negro in Paraguay  across from Otuquis National park of Bolivia

This trip is on a dirt road that passes by one of the largest iron reserves in the world.  This place is known as "El Mutun".

Puerto Suarez - Puerto Bush Road

Also in this first part of the road is common to observe Toco Tucans (Ramphastos toco) among others birds.

Later on the road we will cross the military controls gates and also the control gate of Otuquis National park

After about 50 Km from Puerto Suarez on the road to Puerto Bush, we will be right in the middle of the south side of bolivian Pantanal.


Our destination by car today is Puerto Bush. It is located 140 km from Puerto Suarez and it is where the this road ends when it reaches Paraguay river

This dirt road is the only  access, when it has water, to crosses  this part of the bolivian pantanal to reach  Paraguay River.

On both the sides of this road there is Pantanal with its pampas and with its typical vegetation and environmental characteristics.

Here we have great possibilities to see many birds and mammals, or anacondas. We will stop as required.

After two, or four hours (140 km) This can be a slow trip because we will be stopping for pictures or just to observe the fauna.

Once we reach the point where the road to vehicles ends, we will be arriving at Puerto Bush where the Bolivian Navy has a military base as well the people of   Otuquis National park on the banks of the river called Paraguay

In Puerto Bush we embark on a small motor boat bound for Tres Gigantes  Biological Station located on banks of  Rio Negro. 

This  journey on the boat takes about one hour. The first part of this trip will be  on Rio Paraguay and the last part will be on Negro River

Arrival and accommodation in Tres Gigantes.

Some night walk in the trail of Tres Gigntes is possible to try to see some mammal

Dinner and overnight in Biological Station Tres Gigantes

2nd Day

Before breakfast, we will have a walk in the trail of Tres Gigantes. This can last one or two hours.

Also is possible to use the kayaks (two available) for some rides on Rio Negro.

In Rio Negro is possible to fish Pirañas and it is a place of Yacares

Also in Tres Gigantes or in the bolivian Pantanal there are great possibilities of observing jaguars (Panthera onca), puma (Puma concolor).

The giant armadillo (Pridontes maximus), Anta

(Tapirus terrestris),and giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) or the giant ant eater Myrmecophaga tridactyla are some times easy to watch

For visitor with more adventure spirit is possible to cross rio Negro to have some walks in Otuquis National park in the bolivian side. But this would require to be organized ahead of time

One  night in tents in the forest of Otuquis National park could be also possible. But this has to be coordinated with enough time also because we would need a legal authorization for it

Dinner and overnight in Biological Station Tres Gigantes 

3er Day

Early after breakfast we may have the time for another short walk in the trails of Tres Gigantes.

After this we  should start the trip back to Puerto Bush in a motor boat. First we have to go on Rio Negro and then o Rio Paraguay to arrive to Puerto Bush.

Once in Puerto Bush  we should get ready to get on the vehicle

During this day we will be also enjoying the Pantanal, stopping for pictures or just to observe some more wild life.

During the dry season some parts of the Pantanal get on fire

We will be arriving at Puerto Suarez about 18:00 hours 

End of our services

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The original source of this itinerary is Amboro Tours

Adverse weather conditions or social upheavals can change the original itinerary.

Be  also prepared for MOSQUITOS. 

Take with you some sun protection items; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, long sleeve shirt, long pants and others. Also take with you   waterproof clothing

"Just take your pictures and leave only your footprints"

5 Days 4 Nights - Pantanal Tours
Santa Cruz City - Tres Gigantes

Pantanal Itineraries  - Pantanal Tours

From the City of Santa Cruz  

5 Days and 4 Nights  

1rst Day

We can start this trip at 08:00 in your hotel in a vehicle towards , the town of   Puerto Suarez. Which is about 620 kms away from the city of Santa Cruz

The arrival  time at Puerto Suarez is approximately at  20:00.

After about 2 hours on the road and already in the in the smalls towns  away from the we can appreciate the   fields of crops  in  this area of Santa Cruz, known as the Eastern Lowlands. These fields are dedicated mostly to for Soy beans, sunflower and sorghum. In the area there are also large settlements of a ethnic known as Mennonites.

The whole route is interesting specially for new visitors, because the landscape and some birds that is possible to spot on the side of the road

The farther we are from the city the  Chaco or Chiquitano forest becomes more predominate and human settlements are noted further apart from each othe

The lunch would be in the the Missional Town of San Jose de Chiquitos.  The town of  San Jose was founded on 19 march of 1697 by the Jesuit Missioners. And  was declared world heritage by UNESCO on 12 of December  1990 because the church building, together with other 5 towns  in the region of the Chiquitania

Later down the road we can appreciate the red  tinted Mountains  known as part of the El Escudo  Chiquitano. These mountains  look l  blend with the green color of the forest of the all this big region  now called  La Gran   Chiquitania

In this  part of departamento of   Santa Cruz the people work more in the cattle grow business  and a large majority of the population of these villages is engaged in timber  industry.

All this area has a great potential for Eco-tourism due to its landscapes and nature reserves as Kaa Iya National Park, Valley of Tucavaca, and small villages with native peoples.  On this road is also located a place with  hot spring water in a river, in a community  “Aguas Calientes”.  Many visitor stop by or come seeking for this place due its healing properties.

At night time we reach the population of Puerto Suarez, near the border with Brazil

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel or hostal

Overnight in Puerto Suarez

2nd Day

After your breakfast we start this trip in a  vehicle at your hotel in the town of Puerto Suarez   early  in the morning. The exact time we will let you know the night before.  

The final destination of this second day will be the Biological Station Tres Gigantes on Rio Negro in Paraguay  across from Otuquis National park of Bolivia

This trip is on a dirt road that passes by one of the largest iron reserves in the world.  This place is known as "El Mutun".

Puerto Suarez - Puerto Bush Road

Also in this first part of this road is common to observe Toco Tucans (Ramphastos toco) among others birds.


Later on the road we will cross the military controls gates and also the control gate of Otuquis National park

After about 50 Km from Puerto Suarez on the road to Puerto Bush, we will be right in the middle of the south side of bolivian Pantanal.

Our destination by car today is Puerto Bush. It is located 140 km from Puerto Suarez and it is where the this road ends when it reaches Paraguay river

This dirt road is the only  access, when it has water, to crosses  this part of the bolivian pantanal to reach  Paraguay River.

On both the sides of this road there is Pantanal with its pampas and with its typical vegetation and environmental characteristics.

Here we have great possibilities to see many birds and mammals, or anacondas. We will stop as required.

After two, or four hours (140 km) This can be a slow trip because we will be stopping for pictures or just to observe the fauna.

Once we reach the point where the road to vehicles ends, we will be arriving at Puerto Bush where the Bolivian Navy has a military base as well the people of   Otuquis National park on the banks of the river called Paraguay

In Puerto Bush we embark on a small motor boat bound for Tres Gigantes  Biological Station located on banks of  Rio Negro. 

This  journey on the boat takes about one hour. The first part of this trip will be  on Rio Paraguay and the last part will be on Negro River

Arrival and accommodation in Tres Gigantes.

Some night walk in the trail of Tres Gigntes is possible to try to see some mammal

Dinner and overnight in Biological Station Tres Gigantes

3ird Day

Before breakfast, we can have a walk in the trails of Tres Gigantes. This can last one or two hours.

Also is possible to use the kayaks , (two available) for some rides on Rio Negro.

In Rio Negro is possible to fish Pirañas and it is a place of Yacares

Also in Tres Gigantes or in the bolivian Pantanal there are great possibilities of observing jaguars (Panthera onca), puma (Puma concolor).

The giant armadillo (Pridontes maximus), Anta

(Tapirus terrestris),and giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) or the giant ant eater Myrmecophaga tridactyla are some times easy to watch

For visitor with more adventure spirit is possible to cross rio Negro to have some walks in Otuquis National park in the bolivian side. But this would require to be organized ahead of time

One  night in tents in the forest of Otuquis National park could be also possible. But this has to be coordinated with enough time also because we would need a legal authorization for it

Dinner and overnight in Biological Station Tres Gigantes 

4th Day

Early after breakfast we may have the time for another short walk in the trails of Tres Gigantes.

After this we  should start the trip back to Puerto Bush in a motor boat. First we have to go on Rio Negro and then o Rio Paraguay to arrive to Puerto Bush.

Once in Puerto Bush  we should get ready to get on the vehicle

During this day we will be also enjoying the Pantanal, stopping for pictures or just to observe some more wild life.

We will be arriving at Puerto Suarez about 18:00 hours

Dinner and overnight in Puerto Suarez

Or if the visitor agree we can we can go to sleep to Santiago de Chiquitos instead of staying in Puerto Suarez. Santiago de Chiquitos is a very picturesque small town located about 2 hours towards to Santa Cruz. This is good because this way we have less distance to  Santa Cruz. This must decided in advance.

5th Day

Starting this last day from Santiago de Chiquitos or Puerto Suarez, would be a good idea also to stop on our way back to Santa Cruz in a  village called Chochis. In this place we may have lunch.

There are no more stops down the road until the city of Santa Cruz

We will be arriving at the city of Santa Cruz at about 18:00 hours

End of our services

Please read the Terms and Conditions of our services

The original source of this itinerary is Amboro Tours

Adverse weather conditions or social upheavals can change the original itinerary.

Be  also prepared for MOSQUITOS.

Take with you some sun protection items; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, long sleeve shirt, long pants and others. Also take with you   waterproof clothing

"Just take your pictures and leave only your footprints"

3 Days 2 Nights - Puerto Suarez - Puerto
Camping

Panatanal Tours Itineraries

 Three Days Two  Nights - Overnight in Camping

 The Pantanal  - Otuquis   National  Park  - Overnight in Camping / Tents

Puerto Bush - Rio Negro - Rio Paraguay - 

From The town of Puerto Suarez

3 Days and 2 Nights 

1st Day

We start this trip in a 4x4 vehicle at your hotel in the town of Puerto Suarez  early  in the morning. The exact time we will let you know once we confirm our services.  

This trip is in a 4x4 vehicle on a dirt road. This road passes through one of the largest iron reserves in the world.  This place is known as El Mutun.

Also in this first part of the road is common to observe Toco Tucans (Ramphastos toco) among others birds

Later on the road we will cross the military controls gates and also the control gate of Otuquis National park

After about 50 Km from Puerto Suarez on the road to Puerto Bush, we will be right in the middle of the south side of bolivian Pantanal. Puerto Bush is located 140 km from Puerto Suarez and it is where the this road ends when it reaches Paraguay river

This dirt road that is the only and access that crosses  this part of bolivian pantanal to reach  Paraguay River.

On both the sides of this road there is Pantanal with its pampas and with its typical vegetation and environmental characteristics.

Here we have great possibilities to see many birds and mammals, or anacondas. We will be stopping as required.

After two, or four hours (140 km) This can be a slow trip because we will be stopping for pictures or just to observe the fauna.

Once we reach the point where the road to vehicles ends. This place is Puerto Bush where the Bolivian Navy has a military base as well the people of   Otuquis National park on the banks of the river called Paraguay

In Puerto Bush we set up the tents in some place close to the river or somewhere else away from peple and trying to get closer to the wild life

Overnight in Puerto Bush in tents

2nd Day

Early breakfast a walk in some trails, if the trails or if the area are flooded we may get on the boat to move on up or down rio Paraguay always looking for wild life.

In the dry season some parts of the Pantanal get on fire.

Today we need to stretch our legs so if there are no trails available we will walk for about 3 hours or more on the main road.

In the bolivian Pantanal there are great possibilities of observing jaguars(Panthera onca), puma(Puma concolor, giant armadillo(Pridontes maximus), Anta (Tapirus terrestris) or giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis

After dinner we can program another night walk or maybe a ride on a motor boat with a spot light 

Also we can try to find a place farther from the main road  to set up the tents 

Dinner and overnight in Puerto Bush or in the area in tents

3er Day

Before breakfast we may have very early activities depending on the time we went to bed the night before and the place where we spent the night.

After breakfast we should start trip back Puerto Suarez  

Also may be possible to stop in a farm to try some other 

Lunch woud be some where along the  road 

This day is also full o opportunities of encountering the wild life of the pantanal.

We will be arriving at Puerto Suarez about 18:00 hours 

End of our services

Please read the Terms and Conditions of our services

The original source of this itinerary is Amboro Tours

Adverse weather conditions or social upheavals can change the original itinerary.

Be  also prepared for MOSQUITOS. 

Take with you some sun protection items; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, long sleeve shirt, long pants and others. Also take with you   waterproof clothing

"Just take your pictures and leave only your footprints"

Pantanal Tours

El Pantanal

The Pantanal is  divided between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The Bolivian Pantanal size is  ​​31,898.88 km ². It has a great ecological importance because it is a highly complex and it is very dynamic mosaic of lakes, ponds, swamps rivers, flooded savannas, palm groves, dry and closed forests. The Bolivian Pantanal is  considered  the  primary source of the Paraguay River and also the  most rich in biodiversity.

Compared with the brasilian part It is much less visited by tourists and within this area there are two natural reserves one is San Matias in he North side of the bolivina Pantanal and Otuquis National park in the South part of it. All this helps it to be  least altered than brazilian part.

The Pantanal in general is a huge, gently-sloped basin that receives runoff from the upland areas (the Planalto highlands) and slowly releases the water through the Paraguay River and tributaries. The formation is a result of the large, concave pre-Andean depression of the earth's crust. It constitutes an enormous internal river delta, in which several rivers flowing from the surrounding plateau merge, depositing theirsedimentsand erosion residues, which have been filling, throughout the years, the large depression area of the Pantanal. This area is also one of the distinct physiographic provinces of the larger Parana-Paraguay Plain area.

Elevation of the Pantanal ranges from 80 to 150 m (260 to 490 ft) above sea level. Annual rainfall over the flood basin is between 1,000 and 1,500 mm (39 and 59 in), with most rainfall occurring between November and March. 

Among the rarest animals to inhabit the wetland of the Pantanal are the marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) and the giant river otter (Pteroneura brasiliensis). Parts of the Pantanal are also home to the following endangered or threatened species: the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhyncus hyacinthinus) (a bird endangered due to smuggling), the crowned solitary eagle, the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus), the bush dog (Speothos venaticus), theSouth American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and the yacare caiman (Caiman yacare).

Trips- Pantanal tours

It is possible to visit the bolivian part of this wetland from the city of Santa Cruz or from the town of Puerto Suarez, but all the arrangements has to be done in the city of Santa Cruz or by internet, because there are no Tour Operators in Puerto Suarez

For now there are two options to visit this destination and to combine it with the paraguayan pantanal. Please check these options below

- Pantanal Tours.-  Puerto Busch - Tres Gigantes Lodge; Tours of Three Days Two Nights, Five Days Four Nights or more days From the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia Overnight in Tres Gigantes Lodge is in the Paraguayan Side on Rio Negro.

- Pantanal Tours.- In Camping; Trips to Puerto Bush or some other place to the pantanal or Otuquis National Park to stay Overnight in campin. These Tours may last Three Days Two Nights or more.

These tours by land cover large areas of influence the Pantanal and part of Otuquis National Park in Bolivia. Soon We will offers unique trips into the deepness of El Pantanal Boliviano.

During the tours by water in boats with outboard motors or rowing boat the opportunities to observe wildlife increase.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

Videos - Pantanal Tours 


Maps - Pantanal Tours

Map - Tres Gigantes 

What To Bring ?

What To Bring ?

                                        (DO NOT BRINGS THINGS YOU MAY DO NOT NEED)

  1 Day 0 Nights  

- Sunscreen

- A Cap or a Hat  ( No to be used under the trees or branches)

- Sun Glasses

- A Warm Sweater

- Raincoat

- Swimsuit ( You may not have time to use it in one day tours)

- Insect Repellents

- Long-sleeved shirt- PantsLight colors 

(Mosquitoes are especially attracted by dark colors)

- Passport (Original) Or identifications documents valid in Bolivia

- Plastic bags  to protect whatever you do not want to get wet

- Trekking Shoes or others proper Shoes.

- Bring your own medication for your personal needs

- Personal items you may need

- Extra food, cookies or sweets of your choice

                      2 or more days – (Besides the items for 1 Day)

Overnight in Tents; Big Back pack, Tent/s, Sleeping Mat, Sleeping Bag, Purification Tablets (for water) 

- Mosquito Net for your head (It´s in case you don´t want repellent on your face)

- Toilet paper, Towel and others.  Chargers, batteries

- A pair of Sandals and/or light Shoes to walk in streams or rivers

- A hand torch Hand & head lamp with enough batteries

- Enough cloth. And a pair of trousers. It should become shorts and dry fast.

It may rain and cloth may get wet with water

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