I went to the panatanal tour on a group excursion organized by the famous Gill (I can't remember the name of his agency but you'll find him easily on the internet just looking for Gill and Panatanal). At the beginning I was skeptical because all the Internet talked about this Gill and I was afraid it was a very gringo thing. Well, I was wrong. Not only Gill is a great person who helped me as soon as I got to Campo Grande even if I hadn't reserved anything but he also offers the best price and the best service. All these pantanal tours are pretty much the same but the good thing of the Lontra Pantanal is that it is river based so all the activities are on the river that is the best thing. I talked with other guys that for the same price were in other pousadas and every time had to take a 30 min jeep ride before starting an activity.
In the price you'll also have all the meals and if you are traveling on a budget it is a good chance to eat good and a lot of food at the buffet restaurant!
The whole excursion is very relaxed. So if you expect some sort of tiring and adventurous thing in the wetland you'll be disappointed. The dorms are very clean and hotel like and between one activity and the other you'll have plenty of time to relax in your air con room ar in the beautiful garden in front of the river.
The facilities are good.
I expected it to be more interesting, adventurous and real. However you'll se amazing landscapes and a lot of wild life. My guide was terrible. He didn't say a word during three days.
- Also Known As:
- Lontra Pantanal Hotel Campo Grande, Brazil