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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 762 times:

I've been thinking idly about a trip to South America later this year, and I'd like very much to visit the Pantanal wetlands area of Brazil. I was wondering, has anyone on here been ? If so, do they have recommendations on where to stay, how to get there, what to try and see ? I'd like to combine the trip with a visit and Paraguay (to see the missions), and possibly Bolivia. I believe one place from which to access the Pantanal could be Puerto Suarez in Bolivia - would that be sensible/possible ? Could one get into Brazil from there and see the area from both sides, as it were ?

Any suggestions, information would be most welcome.

Ta.

J.

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24811 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 758 times:

You could fly Britannia from Gatwick to Natal  Wink


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Dont be silly kirk, he's have to get into the country first!

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 741 times:

I think one of the best ways to get to the Pantanal is if you fly to Brazil first. Considering that you are in France you have very good flight options from CDG to Brazil with TAM, AF and RG, with really good fares, and plenty of flight options.

Information about Pantanal/Wetlands, visit these sites:

http://www.embratur.gov.br/en/home/index.asp

http://www.livinglakes.org/pantanal/

http://www.pantanal.org/Mainpant.htm

www.pantanalms.tur.br/

One cheap option is if you buy a "package" tour from a Brazilian travel agency.


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 740 times:

BTW, a MUST go visit in the Pantanal area is "Bonito"...check it out!

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 722 times:

Thanks Hardiwv - links much appreciated.

Re getting to Brazil, I was thinking either via FRA LH/RG or via LIS on NI/TP - those are the best fares I've found so far (still bloody expensive !). Anyone know how much BY are asking for a ticket LGW-NAT ?


User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 710 times:

Also check out Martinair AMS-FOR 2 x week B767. Other charter airlines fly weekly flights AMS-NAT, and AMS-REC and AMS-SSA. For AMS-NAT www.flybrazil.nl is selling tickets.

Rgs,


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 710 times:

Thanks Hardiwv - the fares on that website are about the same as I can get on TP or RG, for September. It's pretty expensive !

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 699 times:

You may also try RG's France-based website: they have internet bargain fares, http://www.varig.com.br/french/index_fr.htm

Again, fares are about the same, but the good point is that you could include your domestic flight to some selected destinations in brazil, fares about eur 605.

rgs,


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 17 hours ago) and read 696 times:

Brilliant - thanks for that - those promo fares are excellent.

User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 16 hours ago) and read 693 times:

Good. Enjoy Pantanal, and dont forget my tip about "Bonito", it is really worthwhile!

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