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travelling to pantanal and campo grande in jan. 2005 help

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1. Posted by bluegreen (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

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hi,

i need help on advice in travelling in the pantanal and campo grande. i heard that it can be very difficult to get into the pantanal in the summer during january and february. (we will be going there during end of january) do you think it is possible to get into the pantanal in late january? if so, how do you recommend us to travel in pantanal. do you think it is worth it to travel with a tour company. if so, which company to do you recommend. or do you think it is better to rent a car to travel. if we rent a car, what kind of car do you recommend in the summer to pantanal. how many days do you recommend for us to traveh there. we can stay maximum 7 days in pantanal.

with campo grande, do you recommend travelling during summer also? also with the tour to bonito, do you know of any tour company that you recommend?

thank you very much for your time!

jodi

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Hey Jodi, hows it goin?

There are a couple of things you should know about the Pantanal

1. There are tour operators who work form CG bu there are a couple to watch out for check out the thread Brazil-single female needs advice

2. There are wet and dry seasons in the Pantanal, during the wet season the flatlands become flooded and it gets difficult to travel from spot to spot although people still take tours at this time, the seasons roughly correspond to dry as june to october and the rest is wet I think.

3. People do take their own cars into the Pantanal although by doing so you need to make sure you research this properly there is only one main road through the pantanal and straying off it you could easily get lost but that could be cool although I suppose if you go on your own your less likely to know the best spots for wildlife spotting, also what is safe and not.

anyway good luck and happy (stressfree planning to you)

mim

3. Posted by bluegreen (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

thanks for your reply to both of my questions! i am deciding whether to go to pantanal or amazon. it seems like pantanal is difficult since it's the raining season but amazon is just too expensive for me right now. may have to save that for later.

jodi