Combined Tour 4D/3N Pantanal and Chapada Tour December 2015
Emma Doner from Paris - France
We visited the Pantanal in December 2015 with Igor at Gasparetour as our guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable on the area and great at spotting wildlife. We were able to see a jaguar, a giant anteater, toucans, monkeys, and many birds! It was a great experience, and we appreciated Igor's insight the entire time! The food and lodging was also great. We very strongly recommend Igor's tours!
Combined Tour 4D/3N Pantanal and Chapada Tour December 2015
Julie Quiedeville from Nice - France
Our 4days tour in the Pantanal was amazing, Igor is a great guide with excellent knowledge of the region and the animals; the Rio Claro lodge was a great location for tours in the wetlands/on the river. We really really enjoyed our stay there, which was made even more perfect thanks to our encounter with the jaguar and giant anteaters themselves ! thanks for everything!
Pantanal Tour 4D/3N November 2015
Michaela Hofer from Switzerland
We enjoyed our tour with Igor a lot. It was so much fun and Igor is an excellent guide. We saw a lot of animals, even a Tapir.
We would recomment the tour to everyone, it is absolutely worth it. He is very professional, really fast in responding and the tour was very well organised.
Pantanal Tour 3D/2N November 2015
Claire McMaster from England
We did a 3D/2N tour and it was incredible. The lodge was really nice, air-conditioned rooms, hot showers, good food and entertainment facilities.
The activities were great and Igor easily changed the planned order of things due to problems with the weather.
Igor speaks perfect English and has a lot of knowledge about all the animals that we saw. He took good care of us. Not only this, he also emailed us some photos from the trip when we got home.
I can highly recommend doing this tour. I would have happily stayed there longer.
Pantanal Tour 5D/4N October 2015
Nadine Effenberger from Germany
Gasparetour... eine japanisch-italienischer Brasilianer mit einem Pantanal Original als rechte Hand: das sind Igor ind José - ein super Team! Wir haben Igor last minute per whatsapp kontaktiert und er hat prompt geantwortet. So hatten wir für den nächsten Tag eine 5-Tages-Tour gebucht. In der Hochsaison sollte man im Voraus buchen aber Igor hat es möglich gemacht. Er schickte uns José und mit ihm haben wir uns vom ersten Moment an sehr wohl gefühlt. José entschuldigt sich gleich zu Beginn für sein Englisch doch wir verstehen uns sehr gut mit ihm und ich kann mein nicht vorhandenes Portugiesisch aufbessern. José ist ein Kind des Pantanal und somit der perfekte Guide. Mit geschärften Sinnen spürt er alle Tiere auf, ob im Auto, zu Fuß oder im Kanu. José hat ein unglaubliches Wissen über die Flora und Fauna des Pantanal und hat eine tolle Art und viel Humor. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit ihm. Muito obrigada José! Alles war super organisiert, sodass wir uns voll auf das Abenteuer Pantanal einlassen konnten. Einfach super!
Pantanal Tour 4D/3N October 2015
Bob Finnie from USA
Igor provides a well-planned 5-day/4-night stay at a nice lodge in the Pantanal - hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, all-you-can-eat meals 3 times a day, and Wi-Fi!The wildlife outings are also varied: motorized boat rides at different times of the day, rowing canoe rides that are slower, quieter, and more peaceful, horse-back riding on the savannah, hikes on a well-trodden trail, and night safaris in the van. Together, they yielded a chance for me to see and identify over 30 different animals and birds and several different flora. And there are several breaks between activities each day to rest, cool off, clean up, and get ready for the next one.My only complaint is with the pousada, not with GaspareTours. The first night I had to spend two hours cleaning all the little bugs out of my room. After that, no problem.Thanks Igor and José - great job!
Combined Tour 5D/4N Pantanal and Chapada Tour October 2015
Andrew Smee from England
I had a great time on the four day nature tour. It was far beyond what I expected and I really recommend it. The activities were varied and well organised and the pousadas were very clean, comfortable and quiet.We saw something new every day - every time we left the pousada in fact. Our sightings included four tapirs, a few pairs of blue macaws, toucans, capuchin monkeys, caimans, capybaras and many more things too.Igor and José were both excellent at spotting wildlife and telling us about the things we saw. They were also really friendly, sitting with the group at meal times and making sure we were all having a good time. They were very patient with my attempts at speaking Portuguese, even though they both speak English.Igor was also very helpful during the booking process (unlike a couple of other companies I tried to contact). My plans changed a couple of times during the early part of my time in Brazil so the dates I wanted to take the tour on also changed. Igor was in contact frequently and kept the arrangements flexible enough that I was able to join a tour, even changing pousada at the last minute so there would be room for me.I enjoyed the tour so much that I went on the one day Chapada tour afterwards. Unfortunately there was lots of low cloud so we couldn't see some of the main attractions but the bits we could see were spectacular. If I ever get the chance I'd love to try it again!
Pantanal Tour 5D/4N October 2015
Michael Whitelaw from Scotland
As stated in many other customer comments, getting info and prices for tours in Pantanal is a real hassle. Luckily Igor and whatsapp technology came good for us and we got a tour booked in last minute. Igor was very professional, quick, efficient and trustworthy to get it all set up.Now we did not have Igor as the tour guide, we got his right hand man Jose who I have to say was a superstar. If you want a guide who is the perfect gentleman, way over 20 years knowledge of the Pantanal, expert and passionate wildlife person and has the patience of a saint....then ask for him as your guide from Igor....He will be more than happy to assist here. Yes his English is not as fluent as Igor and he will apologise for his english but for us this was never an issue because he is such a nice guy. So my very poor Portuguese language skills improved and his Scottish is much better during our 5 day tour. Would recommend this company to anyone wanting to experience the Pantanal
Emas National Park, Nobres and Chapada Tour 5D/4N September 2015
Charles Ng from Hong Kong
I wanted to go to the Emas National Park which is some 500km from Cuiaba, but after contacting many tour operators I could not find anyone to run a tour for me. Then came Gasparetour to my rescue. Igor and I must have exchanged over 100 email and he was very responsive every time, and he arranged everything for me: the guides (yes he arranged 2 guides for me and they are very good guides), the hotel/pousada, the park entry permits, the bus tickets (from Cuiaba to Mineiros and then from Mineiros to Brasilia after the park visit), etc. The visit to the Emas Park was a wonderful experience, and I saw many exotic animals that are endemic to the Brazilian cerrado. I hope more Pantanal visitors will include Emas Park on their itinerary because it is well worth the 10 hour bus ride to go there, and the trip will tie in very well with a Pantanal tour.
Pantanal Tour 3D/2N September 2015
Takahashi Kato from Japan
Combined Tour 5D/4N Pantanal and Chapada Tour September 2015
Naor Yerushalmi from Israel
We had to sort out a lot before we arrived and Igor took care of everything (pick up from the airport to the hotel, mosquito repellents, payment etc...)The tour was beyond our expectations. We saw an ocelot, a tapir, two small south american anteaters, a few monkey families, racoons, coatis, wolfs, deers and hundreds of capybaras, caimans and birds.Everything was also very comfortable for elders and children (we were a family of three generations), and the pousada was also perfect (food, atmosphere etc).Thank you Gasparetour!
Pantanal Tour 4D/3N September 2015
Kai Fritz from Germany
As said in reviews before, Igor is a very professional and very open minded and cool guy! If you look to spend some time in the Pantanal ( which really is worth spending your time and money for ) in an authentic, professional and at the same time ecological way - Mr Gasparetto ( Igor ) is the guy you are looking for!
Especially the word "professional" has to be emphasized as in Brazil this isn't standard at all. Beginning from pick up from your hotel, the fluid English, up to the stay at the lodge - every thing is very well organized and thus very enjoyable.
You will enjoy your stay if you choose to stay with gasparetours!
Have fun in the Pantanal!
Combined Tour 5D/4N Pantanal, Chapada and Nobres September 2015
Judith Correa from England
Booked 4day 3night tour of Pantanal and also 2day 1 night Chapada dos Guimaraes with Gasparetour. We saw so much in such a short time. Igor was a great guide, we never felt rushed and he allowed plenty of time for photo opportunties. The variety of birds seen was amazing, also plenty of animals. Accommodation was very comfortable and food great. Would highly recommend Igor and his company to guide in this beautiful area of Brazil.
Pantanal Tour 4D/3N September 2015
Ombeline Susong from France
Je recommande vivement à tout ceux qui veulent faire une visite du pantanal de la faire avec Igor, il est très sympa, parle un anglais très compréhensible et est un super guide, grace à lui nous avons vu enormement d'animaux il est très fort pour repérer les oiseaux. Les lodges sont geniales, avec piscine et la nourriture est tres bonne.
Combined Tour 6D/5N Pantanal, Chapada and Nobres August 2015
Nadia Vincent from Hong Kong
Igor and his wife went out of their way to make my stay in the Pantanal, and Cuiaba, a highly enjoyable experience. I was travelling alone and this appears to be a problem for some tour operators, but Igor accommodated me and allowed me to experience this amazing area fully. The lodges were well equipped and beautifully located, and I recommend everyone to come and see the Pantanal - there is an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, as well as beautiful scenery and serenity.
Igor's guiding skills are top class and he is very committed to providing a service that is enjoyable, professional, interesting and variety-filled. Besides doing a 4 day, 3 night experience in the Pantanal, I also did 2 day trips - one being Nobres which is just breathtaking, and the other to Chapada dos Guimaraes plateau with amazing views! Thank you Igor for the hospitality shown to me by you and your family, I appreciate it will all my heart, and I will never forget my experiences there - they will be etched on my heart forever!
Pantanal Tour 4D/3N August 2015
Karl Almgren from Sweeden
My highest recommendations to Igor his Wife and company if you want to see the wildlife. He was very keen on getting you the best experience possible and listen to your wishes. Good guide that knows the area and animals, very good english spooken, seeing wild animals is in the end about luck and knowledge where to look, I was really satisfied with my experience.
Also worth mention is that Gasparetour was, (with one other Company) the only one answered email.
When i got to Cuiabá high season and wanted a trip in the last minute, all the lodges was full but he managed with some effort and planning fix it anyway. So book in advance this part of season.:)After tour ended Gasparetour made sure that we (that was on the tour) got to where we wanted and made it easier for travelling further in Brazil. Even helped me with some things that wasnt their problem but made my trip so much easier. Very grateful for that.
Great life experience that I'll never forget Pantanal is a must see. Its a lot of money but no doubt it was worth it.
Pantanal Tour 2D/1N August 2015
Saima Abdul Rasheed from The Netherlands
I had the chance to go with Igor on a private tour. He is very accommodating and friendly. He makes sure you make the best out of your trip by seeing maximum animals/birds.
Igor has remarkable animal/bird spotting skills, He spotted the deer behind a bush while driving He spotted a green Iguana on a dense tree while we were riding in the boat which took me some time to see even with the boat stopped. He spotted a turtle by listening the movements through bushes.
I got to see variety of animals including armadillo, caimans, Pantanal turtle, Agouti, Green Iguana, deer, marmoset monkeys, otter, Capybara. I also saw variety of birds including various kinds of vultures, hawks, parakeet, toucan, spoonbill, ema, cardinal, cuckoo, kingfisher among others.
Pantanal Tour 2D/1N August 2015
Yoro Bâ from Germany
Ich hatte mit meiner Freundin in Pantanal eine 2 days and one night tour. Wir wurden von José in Cuiaba von unserem hotel aus abgeholt und wurde zwei Tage danach voller eindrücke wieder zurück gebracht. Igor unser tourguide hat einen sehr guten Eindruck gemacht, er hat für eine gute Unterkunft und Verpflegung gesorgt(wo für meine Freundin auch vegetarisches essen gab). Die Tours die er geführt hat(Bootstour, Wanderungen) waren beeindruckend, wir haben Dutzend verschiedenen Vogelarten gesehen, einige sonst scheue Tiere und Igor konnte sehr gut fragen beantworten und ging auf wünsche ein. Zusammenfassend kann ich die Touren bei Gaspareto bestens empfehlen.
Combined Tour 5D/4N Pantanal&Nobres July 2015 Check Donna Rendell Pantanal Travel report here
Donna Rendell from Australia
Igor Gaspareto is a Brazilian but spent five years in Ireland and has Italian and Japanese heritage. What a combo. His English is excellent and so is his knowledge of the Pantanal area. He also has a great sense of humour so we enjoyed many many laughs along the way. But the best thing ... he only takes small groups and lucky me, I had him all to myself. That meant lots of flexibility with the itinerary and you gotta love "it's all about ME!"
Initially I thought this tour was quite expensive - although Igor was cheaper than the bigger operators. But once I calculated the accomodation, transport, guides, three meals a day, horseback riding, boat trip, private hiking trip, it actually was pretty good value for money. Especially given I had Igor all to myself for three days and he was pretty much there 24/7.
From Pantanal we travelled back to Cuiaba to pick up a Hungarian couple and travel to Nobres. To me this was just a 'fill in activity" as I booked my flights first and then the tour. With another day before leaving Cuiaba I was happy to tag along to Nobres.
What an awesome surprise. Up early I saw two beautiful Toucan in a tree next to where we were having breakfast. Then Igor took us to meet some Brown Capuchin monkeys; a different species and bigger to the previous monkeys I've seen.
Then on to the Nobres to snorkel in the crystal blue waters of the Salobra River with freshwater fish and even a stingray
The weather was absolute perfection for this activity. Again the pictures and video really speaks for itself. Another tourist attraction that is well managed to protect the environment and the animals that inhabit it. I've been really impressed with this whilst in Brazil and quite surprised.
The drive out of Nobres was also pretty spectacular. So I'm so thrilled with my decision to come here. I think more people currently go to the Amazon but in time I'm sure the secret will get out and the Pantanal too will attract huge numbers of tourists. So I definitely came at the right time and I can visit the Amazon next time.
Pantanal Tour 4D/3NJuly 2015
Thomas Dekker from The Netherlands
We did a short Pantanal tour during our roundtrip in Brazil and it was a great experience. If you have time to visit Pantanal in your Brazil round trip, I would definitely suggest to visit it! The best way to visit Pantanal is with a guide. Igor made our Pantanal tour one to remember!
Igor guided us during our tour in Pantanal. His knowledge about the nature and wildlife is incredible. The spotting started directly on our way from the hotel to the lodge. It's amazing how Igor spots even the smallest birds from miles away and know how to find a jaguar in such a big area. Thanks to Igor's efforts we spotted all the animals on our list :)
Gasparetour arranged our whole trip, and it was perfect. Many thanks!