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Pantanal Tour 3D/2N DECEMBER 2017

Bhavina and Juha from India and Finland

We did the 3 day 2 night tour. From the time we got picked up at our hotel to the time we left Cuiaba, Igor were incredibly resourceful and helpful. Avianca lost one of my bags when we landed in Cuiaba and it was difficult to comminicate with them as we didnt speak any portugese. But Igor helped us sort it out, he even waited at the airport with us for an hr, until we go the bag back. On the tour itself we learnt so much about the region from Alex, the guide. Alex is an excellent guide, he was always eager to plan activities for us. We were at the tail end of the season so there wasnt a lot of wildlife, but we managed to see quite a bit considering that, including a female Jaguar!

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Kalindi D. from  Goa India

I did this tour in the third week of November 2017 and much enjoyed. I accidentally found him on line and it was easy to book on line, the rest of the tour operators either replied in portuguese or did not reply at all. Main reason why I booked with him was that he was offering special jaguar tours to Poto Jofre even during November. I found him reasonably priced for the services that were offered, but on the other hand, Pantanal pricing cannot be compared with African safaris which are far too luxurious for similar pricing. We were hosted at Rio Claro lodge. The accommodation was clean with all the facilities that one would require in a remote jungle. The air-con worked well and we could sleep well. I was a little apprehensive before reaching there as I am a vegetarian, but to my surprise I got superb Brazilian and International vegetarian food which i really enjoyed.
On arrival to Cuiaba, Mr Igor himself met us there and our “Jeep” was waiting for us with an extremely knowledgeable and polite and English speaking and friendly guide. We had a very good time with him and the driver too was very patient, polite and had keen eyes and ears for the wild life all around him.
Since it rained when we arrived and the next day was Porto Jofre tour, we did not have any luck with Jaguar sighting. But we were not disappointed as we saw plenty of other wild life all around us, many colourful birds, capybara, caimans, eagles...it was teeming with wild life. Just sitting outside out hotel room, we could spot so many different colourful birds. On a night safari, our guide’s keen eyes spotted a tarantula spider too! One day he took us Piraña fishing too! All in all we had wonderful 4 days in pantanal and I would go there again and will use gasparetour again. The only problem is the payment before you start as Brazil has difficult policies, eventually I paid through paypal and had to pay a bit more than the actual fees. On our way out, Igor met us again at Cuiaba airport for any feedback as he wants his guests to be as comfortable as possible and have maximum fun!

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Pantanal Tour 5D/4N NOVEMBER 2017

Salim & Shabana from London - UK

Definitely the best tour company we could possibly have gone with. Igor is so quick with correspondence and any questions at any time. We looked into other companies but it seemed Igor was the most organised and passionately loves the Pantanal. That goes directly into the tour. He goes out of his way to ensure its a perfect experience! It is all very well thought out and planned with an abundance of varied activities available. There were no glitches at all and everything was to the highest standard- the accommodation, the food, the travel and all the activities...we did horse riding twice, boat trips, walks, canoe at sunrise, and safari drives at different times of the day and evenings.
Our tour guide was Alex who speaks perfect English too, is extremely knowledgeable about the Pantanal and was a genuinely lovely person. He looked out for our every need and made the experience special. 
I can't imagine any other company could get it so right. We had not organised our trip in advance at all, so I'm so glad we went with them because it was all done for us! Even though we went very late (November) and the chance of seeing a Jaguar was low, Alex went out of his way to get us to see one if he could - and we did! We saw plenty of other wildlife of course but that was the icing on the cake given the rainy season had just started...​

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 5D/4N OCTOBER 2017

Ayala from Barcelona - Spain

Excelentes excursiones para el conocimiento del EL PANTANAL .
bien organizadas, ofrece seguridad y amabilidad.
establecimientos, autos y logisticas perfectas.

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Pantanal Jaguar Tour 5D/4N SEPTEMBER 2017

Carrie T. from Washington - USA

This trip was probably my only trip to South America - at least for the next few years - so I wanted it to be special. After researching several options, I chose Gasparetour and was not disappointed. Even though I was inquiring far ahead (used to Africa lodges that sell out and also I had to save funds so I plan ahead), Igor was kind enough to indulge my very early questions and a very early booking. I loved every minute of this trip and the care that my guide, Alex, took in introducing me to the wildlife of the Pantanal. My recommendations: travel during the try season if you're interested in seeing jaguars and plan more days than you think you'll need. I had 4 full days on the water jaguar spotting. First two days were beyond words incredible. Last two days not so much. If the time was reversed and I only had two days, I might have been disappointed and since you can never control wildlife, the more time you can spend the better. The only thing I might change is going a little earlier in the dry season (August) before the farmers start burning their fields. Normally smoke wouldn't be a problem for me but I had caught a bad cold and the smoke in the air was bothering me a little. I'd say mid-end August would be a perfect time to plan a trip with Gasparetour. All of the lodges/hotels selected met my needs and more - clean, hot water and beer. I would highly recommend this company if you're interested in a Pantanal trip. And if you're a bird lover - what are you waiting for? So many birds in the Pantanal, so little time. And if you're a big cat-lover, seeing the jaguars is a must!​

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Pantanal Jaguar Tour 5D/4N SEPTEMBER 2017

Sofie & Sonia K.  from Paris - France

Gasparetour, est une agence sérieuse. Igor, le responsable est réactif et très impliqué, à l'écoute également. Nous avions pris un voyage de 5 jours/4 nuits sur un flotel (bateau flottant) avec le but unique d'observer le jaguar. Nous en avons vu 19, incroyable !!! Le pilote du bateau sur qui tout repose était formidable, passionné et plein d'initiatives, connaissant à fond sa région. Il faut choisir avec soin son bateau. Igor nous avait envoyé plusieurs photos. Un seul regret : le guide n'était pas toujours très impliqué, semblant parfois subir son sort. Mais il a répondu à nos demandes et parlait parfaitement anglais. Une agence solide que nous recommandons.

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 8D/7N SEPTEMBER 2017

Paul & Nadine from Washington - USA

My wife and I have been carefully researching information about going to the Pantanal for several years now. We contacted 6 different tour agencies concerning tours of the Pantanal and chose GaspareTours with great confidence and was glad that we did! The reason why we chose GaspareTours is because of the owner, Igor Gaspareto. Igor is very quick to respond to all correspondence through email and works hard to make sure everything is to your liking. He speaks English very well, along with Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish and Italian! after alot of research, we took the 8D/7N Full Experience Tour. It was AMAZING!!! There wasn't anything that we didn't like about it. Igor was our tour guide for the first half of our group tour and then Alex (who also speaks very good English) and is very knowledgable about the Pantanal, was our guide for the second half of the tour....both excellent guides. The pousadas and hotels we stayed in were great. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided, we even got to experience a Brazilian Steakhouse, which was a real treat. The scenery that we saw was Spectacular! The activities that we did were so much fun, snorkeling in crystal clear waters in a natural aquarium, hiking to beautiful waterfalls and swimming in them, horseback riding, and zip lining! WoW! The only thing I was hesitant to do was to send our full payment to Igor in Brazil, prior to the tour $$....but he's the Real Deal, so Absolutely No Worries!!! What made it the trip of a lifetime is the abundance of wildlife that we saw in the Pantanal.....ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!!!! Tons of birds, caiman, cabybara, giant river otter, crab eating foxes, Hyacinth Macaw, Tapir, Anteaters, even an Anaconda!!! and...oh yes, Jaguar! We saw 10 different jaguar in the 3 days of boat safaris...WOW!! Igor and Gaspare Tours is Top Notch and we would highly recommend them to everyone who is interested in going to the Pantanal. 

As I said it was a trip of a Lifetime!​

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Pantanal Jaguar Tour 4D/3N AUGUST 2017

Pravine C. from New Delhi - India

We took a 3N/4D tour of the Pantanal with the main objective of sighting jaguars and we were not disappointed. Igor was perfect in organizing our trip in all aspects – from meeting us in the morning at our hotel in Cuiaba, organizing our trip and stay in the pantanal, speed boat safaris to finally seeing us off at the airport. 
The trip to the Pantanal is a four hour road trip with ample opportunities to see and photograph numerous birds. The highlight of our visit were the jaguar sightings and photo ops that we had in our safaris on the river Cuiaba. The boat driver as well as his speed boat were excellent in locating jaguars and ensuring that we were prominently parked to get great shots. Besides jaguars, we also saw many caiman, capybaras, giant otters etc on the river side. 
The hotel , Pantanal Norte that we were booked in too was a nice comfortable one and our room overlooked the river ( we managed to shift to this room facing the river with some difficulty only with the help of our guide Alex as the hotel was full ). One can see numerous birds in the grounds of the hotel – we were greeted by a toucan as we entered . Hyacinth macaws are plentiful as are other birds
Overall this was a memorable trip and I would highly recommend Igor’s tour company for a trip to the Pantanal.

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Pantanal Tour 3D/2N AUGUST 2017

Irene X. from Chicago - USA

My mom and I took the 3D2N Pantanal tour in August with Gasparetour. Igor and our driver is very informative and professional. It was a wonderful tour. On the first morning, we traveled from Cuiaba to the first lodge. The lodge is very spacious and comfortable with bath, AC, and pretty view of the wetland. The food there was also very good, well balanced, and healthy. Along the way, we saw many different kinds of birds. Igor is very familiar with the birds on Pantanal. We not only saw those beautiful birds, but also learned their names and habits. In the afternoon, we went to see the birds nests. It was spectacular. We saw cute little parakeets and hundreds of egrets, storks, and ibises resting together. We also went night safari and found nightjars and deers. The second day and the third day are even better. We went to see sunrise, one morning on the land and one morning on the river, so beautiful. We went hiking and found a group of monkeys. They were so close to us that we can take very clear pictures even with phones. We went night safari and found more animals including my favorite foxes. I even heard the fox making sound, which solve the mysterious question: what does the fox say. 

Igor is really a nice guide, trying to accommodate all our requests. I really want to fish piranha, and we did that. My mom loves the trees with pink flowers called pink ype, and we stopped several times on the river and the road to take pictures. Pantanal is an amazing place to immerse ourselves into the nature (while still get connected with the modern world, unlike the amazon tour we took.) It is a must-go place in one's life.

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Pantanal, Amazon and Savanna Tour 8D/7N AUGUST 2017

Viraj D. from Toronto - Canada

Our family just arrived back from a wonderful trip to Brazil. A definite highlight was our 8 day tour with Gaspertour. Igor was very helpful and patient to answer all of my questions during the planning process when I sent him many many e-mails. We visited Bom Jardim, got a great sense of the Southern basin of the Amazon during our 2 night stay. Alex, our guide knew where to take us to find the greatest bird life - we enjoyed macaws and owls and other wildlife...and then we entered the Pantanal - my goodness - what a wonderful spot for anyone interested in wildlife...and Alex was always willing to get us out and about. Igor came to receive us at the airport and checked in all along the way to make sure everything was unfolding as planned...and even helped sort out some airport flight out details even as the tour ended. He also helped us find a wonderful local couple to stay with - what a treat. I would not hesitate to recommend Igor and his Team. They are reliable, responsive, keen to help and genuinely committed to providing a wonderful experience in this amazing part of Brazil. Many thanks once again Igor, Alex and Wanderson(our driver)

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 8D/7N AUGUST 2017

Marco M. from Bologna - Italy

 

Dopo aver progettato a lungo questo viaggio finalmente all' inizio di agosto siamo partiti e ci siamo affidati al tour operator che ci dava più garanzie, ovvero la Gasparetour. Abbiamo fatto il tour più completo combinando il Pantanal con Nobres e Chapada dos Guimaraes (vale assolutamente la pena visitare anche questi luoghi oltre al pantanal stesso!).
All' inizio del tour la nostra guida era Igor e con grande professionalità, puntualità e motivazione ci ha accompagnato alla scoperta di luoghi fantastici. Tutte le strutture in cui siamo stati erano ottime e il cibo è sempre stato variegato e di qualità. Igor ha sempre accontentato le nostre richieste e qualsiasi cosa potesse essere interessante fare l'abbiamo fatta. La seconda parte del tour è stata guidata da Alex, qui purtroppo non possiamo dire la stessa cosa di Igor. Nulla da dire sulla preparazione e sulla puntualità di Alex ma non abbiamo avuto la sensazione che fosse motivato ed entusiasta nel guidarci, oltre al fatto che non c'è stata connessione tra noi e lui nel corso dei giorni. Detto ciò però voglio sottolineare il fatto che questa situazione con la guida non ha pregiudicato in nessun modo il nostro viaggio che è stato bellissimo e abbiamo vissuto emozioni uniche nell' incontro con i giaguari. Ne abbiamo visti diversi in tantissime situazioni, soprattutto l'ultimo giorno dove il motorista della nostra barca ha trovato una coppia di questi meravigliosi felini che si stavano corteggiando ed accoppiando. Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di vedere tantissime altre specie di uccelli e mammiferi che ci hanno fatto emozionare (Ariranha, Arara Azul, Jabirú, Anaconda, tamanduá-mirim, capivara, jacaré ecc ecc) e che non dimenticheremo mai. 
La Gasparetour ha organizzato alla perfezione il nostro viaggio, tutte le attività previste sono state fatte e anche qualcuna in più, le nostre alte aspettative sono state rispettate. Il tour operator è di alto livello come ci aspettavamo. Infine voglio spendere parole positive anche per il motorista della nostra barca e quello della macchina!

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Pantanal Tour 4D/3N AUGUST 2017

Christophe & Betty  from Brasilia - Brazil

Au départ, l'idée de prendre un 1 tour-opérateur ne nous emballait pas trop surtout que nous trouvions les prix très excessifs, mais finalement, vu la région du Pantanal formée de nombreuses fazendas (propriétés privées), sans guide, nous serions passés à côté des sites exceptionnels visités. 
Alors, une nouvelle fois, 1 TRES TRES grand merci à Igor notre SUPER guide, qui a été un très bon compagnon de voyage et avec qui nous avons partagé 4 jours bien remplis à la découverte de la faune & de la flore très riches et diversifiées du Pantanal, un des spots exceptionnels du Brésil (où nous habitons depuis 2 ans), que nous ne voulions pas rater!! Igor a su nous communiquer sa grande passion pour sa région natale et grâce à lui, ce séjour restera gravé dans nos mémoires et celles de nos enfants (13 & 10 ans) qui ont vraiment adoré et ++++ le circuit à cheval!!
L'accueil très chaleureux de la Pousada Piuval a également contribué à ce très bon séjour avec un buffet très copieux et très bons de spécialités locales & typiques de la région pour ses petit déjeuners, déjeuners et dîners, petit regret... pas de jaguar ni anaconda mais bon, c'est le jeu et sur 4 jours nous savions nos chances minimes... mais pas impossibles...! Néanmoins, en contrepartie, nous pu voir un tamanoir ou fourmilier géant et le spectacle incroyable d'un accouplement d'aras hyacinthe (grands aras bleus)...
Si vous décidez de visiter le Pantanal depuis Cuiabá, sans hésiter, contacter Igor de Gasparetour!! Pour info, il parle portugais, italien, anglais, japonais, espagnol et peut-être bientôt français qui sait... 

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 9D/8N July 2017

Donna C. from Maryland - USA

My two son's and I spent 9day/8night Pantanal/ Jaguar tour in July. We knew we had wanted to go to the Pantanal for a few years to photograph jaguars. I looked around at other guide agencies and Igor was quick to respond and worked with me to plan our private tour at several locations. I told him the animals we were interested in seeing and photographing and he planned the lodges/stays accordingly. Our expectations were exceeded and everything went as planned. It was good to see our name on a sign as we arrived at the airport! We saw everything we dreamed and more. Each lodge was unique and offered different environments to optimize our wildlife sightings. All the lodges were comfortable and clean. Our excitement started on the way to Pocone and along the Transpantaneria hywy, a dirt road travelling to our first lodge, Allegra lodge. We stopped so many times to get out and see birds/animals that it took twice as long to get there. Along that road we saw our first of three Giant Ant Eaters! At Allegra lodge we saw the elusive Tapir, finally on our last night. Alex was our guide and our driver both were excellent spotters and very knowledgeable. From there we went onto Porto Jofre at the Pantanal Hotel Norte and in our 2 full days looking for jaguar by boat, we saw seven. We also saw a few groups of Giant River Otters, we took our time and watched them feed on fish. Magnificent orange sunrise's. We then made our way back and stayed at Rio Clara where we saw the black-tailed marmoset monkey. From there Piuval lodge where we actually saw another Tapir and an Ocelot. We even spent sometime star gazing at night. We did early morning drives or walks before breakfast, after breakfast, late afternoon, after dinner at night. A sunrise canoe at Rio Clara with the sound of the birds waking up. Horse back riding at Piuval. We also went to Nobres to snorkel which was fun. Then to Chapada for views. Other bird highlights were the Hyacinth McCaw, all the King Fishers (I especially liked the pygmy KF), Jabaru Stork, Capped and Whistling Heron, Buffed necked and Plumbeous Ibis, Tucans, Blue Crowned Trogon, Blonde crested Woodpecker, White Headed Marsh Tyrant, Orange backed Troupial, Muscovy Duck, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Maguari Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, Vermillion Fly Catcher, Black-capped Donacobius, Sun Bittern, Sungrebe, Curassow, Chachalaca, Black Hooded Parakeet, Blue fronted Parrott, Red bellied McCaw, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Potoo, White-browed Blackbird, Laughing Falcon, Scaled Dove, Burrowing Owl and too many others to mention. Also Capybara, Coati, four-eyed opossum, crab eating fox, crab eating raccoon, Tamandua, Howler monkey, Brown Capuchin Monkey, Acouchy, Napo Tropical Bullfrog, Rufous Frog and of course others. If I could ever go back I would definitely have Igor book my trip again.​

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 6D/5N June 2017

Linda M. from Sydney - Australia

The Pantanal was somewhere I had been wanting to visit for a long time and this tour more than met my expectations. We stayed 3 nights on the flotel and 2 nights in the lodge and this gave us a total experience of the region. Our room on the flotel was basic, but we spent very little time in there, spending pretty much all day out on the motor boats looking for wildlife, returning only for lunch! The lounge area was comfortable and the food good. Alex, our guide, was exceptional and we saw a total of ten jaguars, as well as giant river otters, capybara, caiman, monkeys and many birds. The lodge was comfortable and activities well planned to give a number of experiences (boat ride, hikes, horseriding, night safari). Again the guide had good spoken English and was very knowledgeable. Amazed to be able to access the Internet in such a remote area! And the pool was very welcome after a long walk.Thank you to Igor for putting this tour together for us and accommodating our requests. Highly recommended.​

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Pantanal Full Experience Tour 5D/4N June 2017

Sophia L. from Melbourne - Australia

 

We spent 5 days in the Pantanal with Gasparetour for part of our honeymoon and had the most memorable experience. We did the full experience tour, which included some Eco tours (looking for animals and learning about special plants and trees) before spending two days searching for jaguars by boat. We saw 4 jaguars! Our guide, Alex, went out of his way to make sure we had the best chance of seeing them. He also had a wonderful knowledge of the wildlife in the area.
The accommodation, truck and boats we used were of the highest quality and extremely comfortable. The food was fantastic too. 
Our tour with Gasparetour was one of the highlights of our 6 weeks in South America. I highly recommend it! 

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Pantanal Tour 5D/4N May 2017

Angelica G. from San Diego - USA

We loved our 5 day tour of the pantanal. The accommodations were excellent, far above our expectations, clean comfortable, AC, buffets, etc. 
Alex and Jose were excellent tour guides. They made sure we got the most out of our experience. Alex is very knowledgeable in the flora and fauna of the region. He went above and beyond to answer our questions about the wildlife. We did Safari driving, horseback riding, canoeing, motor boating - all very fun.
Igor was very professional and accommodating as well. We called him with very little notice, but he happily made arranged for us even though it was such short notice. 5 stars!

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Pantanal Tour 4D/3N April 2017

John P. from Toronto - Canada

I HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME on a four day safari through the Pantanal with Gasparetour. Everything was arranged for me and all I had to do was enjoy myself. The guide Alex is knowledgeable on the plants , animals and history of the area. Plus had many interesting stories. He really loves the Pantanal. My driver Jose was amazing and could spot animals 200 yards away in the jungle. Gasparetour made me feel like king of the jungle (and wetland) Thank you Igor you have the best safari tour in the Pantanal.

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Pantanal Tour 2D/1N April 2017

Allie V. from Nijmegen - The Netherlands

Om 19.00u kwamen wij (april 2017) aan in het hotel in Cuiabá. We wilden de volgende dag naar Pantanal, maar hadden nog niks geboekt. Help! Het hotel had goede ervaring met Gasparetour, en na een telefoontje met Igor was het al geregeld. De volgende dag werden we opgehaald door Igor en zijn team (gids Alex en chauffeur José). De tweedaagse trip was geweldig en zullen we nooit vergeten. Alex en José deden alles om het ons naar de zin te maken, waren stipt en professioneel. Bij José in de auto voelden we ons veilig, zelfs al reden we in het donker door de jungle. Alex heeft veel kennis van de flora, fauna, cultuur en geschiedenis van Pantanal. Daarnaast spreekt hij voortreffelijk Engels. Met Gasparetour sliepen we in een goede, schone lodge met airco en wifi. De omgeving was prachtig. Helaas geen jaguars gespot, maar wel apen, kaaimannen, blauwe ara's, ontelbare andere exotische vogels, apen, een vos en miereneter. Gasparetour biedt overigens maatwerk: Alex vroeg ons telkens wat we wilden doen. Vanwege het korte verblijf moesten we keuzes maken (bijv. bootreis of te paard, nachtsafari, etc) en Alex heeft ons hierin van goede adviezen voorzien. Paardrijden door de jungle was een aanrader. Kortom: ga je naar Pantanal, boek dan via Gasparetour.

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Pantanal, Chapada and Nobres Day Tours March 2017

Tatiana C. from Recife - Brazil

Viajei com meu esposo no feriado e tínhamos somente três dias para conhecer um pedacinho do Mato Grosso. Entrei em contato com o Igor, da Gasparetour e, não fosse ele, não teríamos uma experiência tão maravilhosa. Conseguimos em apenas três dias, conhecer um pedacinho de Nobres, com suas águas cristalinas; o Pantanal e a Transpantaneira, com uma riqueza de Fauna e Flora; além da visita ao parque da Chapada dos Guimarães e suas cachoeiras. Ficou um gostinho de quero mais! Volto em breve! E, vou procurar a Gasparetour novamente, sem dúvida alguma!!!

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Pantanal Tour 5D/4N February 2017

Romain B. from Paris - France

We did a 5 days safari with Gasparetour. Everything was a kind of perfect : guide, nature, organisation, lodges. Alex (the guide) was really motivated and knew everything about animals and nature. We had really appreciated spending time with him. Organisation was really nice with a lot of car safari, boat safari and even horse riding in the marsh (top). Lodges were really nice and the food also. We saw no jaguar but we will come in dry season to see a different pantanal !

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Pantanal Jaguar Tour 5D/4N October 2016 (reviewed Feb.2017)

Beverley S. from London - UK

 

Two days before we were due to fly to Brazil we received an email to say our Pantanal tour company had closed down and we would not get our tour (luckily because we paid on credit card we were able to get the money back from the card co). I started emailing other tour companies immediately, and luckily Igor from Gasparetour replied straight away. I explained what had happened and what the tour we were due to go on entailed, and he said no problem, we will sort out a tour with the same itinerary, just give me a day. He was so helpful, sent lots of information and the next day, true to his word, he came back to say he’d managed to confirm lodges for us, and the trip was all booked. 

We arrived in Cuiaba a few days later and first thing the next morning our lovely driver picked us up. We went to meet Igor who gave us an introduction to the trip and shortly afterwards we were on our way to meet Alex, our guide, in the Pantanal. The trip was fantastic, Alex was a great guide, taking us for lots of extra walks to maximise our chances of seeing everything. The lodges were perfect, basic but really clean with lovely staff, and the food was delicious. 
We saw a couple of jaguar, the first we spent 2 hours watching as he hunted along the river bank, which was definitely the highlight for us. But we also saw lots of beautiful birds, a giant anteater, tapir, giant otters, capybara and lots more. We spent 5 days in all, but I could easily have spent longer. 
I would recommend Gasparetour to anyone who wants a reliable and high quality trip in the Pantanal. I will definitely use them when I go back!

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Pantanal Tour 3D/2N January 2017

Nick M. from London - UK

We only had a short time to fit in our trip to the pantanal, but going with gasparetour definitely made the absolute best use of our time. Our guide Alex was great and his knowledge of the local wildlife and history was amazing, both Alex and the driver Juan went above and beyond to make the best use of our short time there. It was non stop we were always looking somewhere for something. From driving the transpantaneira, to night safaris, to walks, to horse back riding, to motor and paddle boats we covered a lot of ground and made best use of the dry times of day. Considering it was wet season the weather was not bad at all so that was good. Both lodges we stayed at were really nice, and the food was really nice, we weren't expecting buffets especially with such a big selection. In terms of wild life we saw 3 anteaters, giant otters, caymans, too many cool birds to name (various toucans, macaws, Hawks, emas etc), capybaras a tortoise, snakes and tarantulas. We did not find a jaguar but not through lack of trying, we knew it would be hard as it was wet season and we had only two days. I liked how quiet everywhere was in January we very rarely saw anyone else on our travels.
All in all we had an amazing time which we won't forget, the gasparetour truck with the seats up high on the back was great. All the little touches were great, like when Alex picked us up going through all the equipment he had to use was very cool. Setting the camera traps in places then going back and checking the footage was an unexpected perk. 
I would definitely recommend using gasparetour, and would use them again if I ever went back. My only regret would be not having more days to explore, everything else was great!​

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