On every tour we have seen the tapir (South America’s largest mammal), on all but one tour we have watched a jaguar, the giant anteater has been sighted close up on several days of every tour, the magnificent hyacinth macaw is a common sight here as are close up viewing of toucans and several other species of macaws, parrots… the cute capybaras abound as do the coati and the list goes on and on!
Since 2013 Ride Andes has been offering an absolutely unique safari, riding on between three very distinct lodgings in three different vegetational zones of the Pantanal.
For private groups we can also offer dates from mid May to late June and late September to mid October. Detailed research has found that these are the optimal dates in very short riding seasons.
The guide is everything on this type of tour and our bilingual local guide, brought up in the Pantanal is a passionate rider and wildlife guide.
Riders have greatly enjoyed the cattle work at the first ‘fazenda’ we stay at, alongside the skilled local horsemen.
For NON RIDERS, a host of other activities on offer – including bird watching with a specialist guide and sport fishing.