I can not thank you enough! I had an amazing time and not to mention I was in a kayak with two others and a jaguar came right to the shore, no more than 5 meters from us! So amazing! I couldn’t have ended my trip to brazil on a better note! Thanks for being so accommodating and picking me up to get everything sorted before leaving! I know we were a little late! I’ll write a review on trip advisor for you in a day or two, I just arrived in Santa Cruz!

Cheers!

——- Mensagem encaminhada ——- De: Alexander Lind alexanderjlind@gmail.com Para: pantanaldiscovery@terra.com.br pantanaldiscovery@terra.com.br CC: Stella Lind stellaclind@gmail.com Assunto: Re: Tour to pantanal Data: 02/01/2016 23h11min43s UTC Hi Gil, Thank you so much for the amazing Christmas dinner at your house and for your hospitality. We had an amazing time in the pantanal, saw lots of animals and met fantastic people. Thank you so much! Best regards from Foz de Iguacu! Stella & Alex Sent from my iPhone

Dear Gil and thewhole crew, we had a wonderful time in the pantanal. The place was great, the food fab & our guide, Sandro, excellent. Thank you so much for all your help, when we arrived & also on the way back looking our onward air tickets. our saviour in portuguese. I will definitely recommend pantanal Discovery tours to all my frieds coming to South America. It´s one of the nicest place to visit in Brazi!l Thanks so much Caroline & Michael (Melbourne Australia)

Our trip to the Pantanal was a truly unforgettable experience. We managed to see 4 jaguars in one day which was extremely lucky. The tour was arranged without a problem by Gil who was kind enough to alter the itinerary according to our needs. The guide Sandro was very friendly and experienced and were very knowledgable. The food was great and vegetarian food is very wellcome. The Panatanal is a must do in Brazil – simply amazing!!! FROM Mohini Rao

Cheers Gil, relaxing for the last few days of our trip in Buzios, . The trip you sorted for us was brilliant , The kids can’t stop talking about it. Recommending we go to bonito was the icing on the cake. Thanks from all of us. My self and alex spent a year in south and Central America in our younger days as backpackers and came across many tours and guides that were not true to there word and continually disapointed and cheated-. It was great to meet yourself and Martin and got the feeling from the start you were two stand up guys that we could trust – instead if putting the price up as per usual with bad guides, you gave us a free child’s place. As I was travelling with my family it was great reassurance that I was dealing with a honest man that would be there if we encountered any problems ,Brilliant stuff, your a good man. When I return to England I will write a review on trip advisor. Thanks very much Channen Family

Hi Gill, we had a fantastic time, what an experience hey. I am so glad we went with the Discovery tour was nice there were only two others on the tour. Very relaxed although all the activities kept us busy. Our guide Luis was fantastic, quiet but helpful and his English was perfect. He has a brilliant eye for wildlife and we saw many Toucan, Capybara, Caimans, Otter and an amazing amount of birds and stalks….oh and not to forget the JAGUAR. Yes, two times once on the first night boat safari and again the following day. I´ll email some photos soon. in speaking to other travelers who went through other companies, they didn´t see allot of wildlife and I think being located on the river and doing safaris on the river in a boat is a bonus, just brilliant! Thanks you for a wonderful pantanal experience P.S. Accommodation very nice, location is beautiful peaceful and we were well fed! Nina and Justin nina missen” January 1, 2014.

Hallo liebe Freunde des Pantanals, wieder zurück in Deutschland möchten wir uns nochmals ganz herzlich für die wunderschönen Tage auf eurer Farm, direkt am Fluss im Pantanal mit dem indianischen Führer durch die Fauna und Flora bedanken. Der schonungsvolle Umgang mit der Natur bei allen Ausflügen der Pantanaldiscovery-Agentur hat uns sehr beeindruckt. Unvergessliche Erinnerungen, wie reiten, fischen, Ausflüge, Essen und immer wieder Natur pur, bleiben uns. Ihr habt nicht zuviel versprochen: eine reiche Pflanzen-und Tierwelt, vorallem Krokodile aus nächster Nähe, 2 Jaguars, Schlangen, Hyazinth-Aras, Reiher, Schmetterlinge und, und, und… Wir kommen auf alle Fälle wieder und bis dahin: Pantanal , January first/2014 Sebastien Schmidt und Olaf Löwen

We decide to take the three fantastic days with Gil and his crew at Pantanal Discovery while we stayed in the lodge in the Southern pantanal in a very nice double room (with hot shower) and went out on the river every day searching for wildlife in general and jaguars! The guide Ronny was extremely respectful and knowledgeable about the wildlife the area and were always enthusiastic. When watching wildlife it is extremely important to have experts who can not only tell you everything you want to know, but also to have such an ability to spot animals. During our time here it certainly seemed like the Pantanal Discovery guides spotted more wildlife (especially jaguars) than other groups out on the river. You also feel much more part of the Pantanal when staying in the amazing lontra area, going out in small groups. It’s much more than we expected, the whole activities were very well organized and on the first night we spotted the Jaguar what an amazing experience we had. While out on the hike we saw monkeys, anacondas, caiman, porcupine, capybara, tapir, toucans, spoon bill herons, many species of birds, other types of snakes, giant otters, jabiru, and so many more species! We had such an amazing experience. December 2013

Da vi var i Pantanal gjorde vi brug af Pantanal Discovery. Gilberto, som ejer Pantanal Discovery, ydede en fremragende service hele vejen igennem. Vi ankom til lufthavnen i Campo Grande og Gilberto hentede os i sin bil. Dernaest fandt han et billigt hostel beliggende meget centralt i byen. Naeste dag koerte han os hen til bussen der skulle koere os ind i Pantanal. Derudover arrangerede han ogsaa busbilletter fra Pantanal (Buraco das Piranhas) til Bonito (hvor vi skulle hen efter Pantanal) og fra Campo Grande til Iguazu (hvor vi skulle hen efter Bonito). Alt uden problemer! Man kan stole 100% paa Gilberto og Pantanal Discovery. En anden laekker service var, at han fortalte gode tips om Bonito, bl.a. hvilke hostels der er gode, og hvad man skal foretage sig naar man er der. Vi kan helt klart anbefale Pantanal Discovery, naar man overvejer at rejse ind i Pantanal – da de helt enkelt er til at stole paa og yder en fremragende service. Mvh Mark & Linnea (Koebenhavn) July 2013

We arranged our trip to the Pantanal from the UK via email with Gil who owns the company. He was brilliant. He met us at the airport and gave us lots of information about our tour. We were then picked up by the tour (this was great as we were short of time on our trip and head straight out to the Wet lands from the airport). A super 3 days in the wetlands; horse riding, piranha fishing, night boat safari, trekking, sunset and sunrise excursions (we avoided the swim in the river we’d been fishing for piranha in!!) On the tour we saw loads of wildlife – monkeys, wild pigs, caiman, macaws, and the list goes on….. The accommodation we stayed in was nice, air conditioned, luxury during the 35 degree days and some early starts each day. Food was a self service buffet style and was traditional food for the area – delicious, BEST mash potato ever. Do remember to take some money to buy your drinks as they are not included in the package! The lodge is on a river, which means there is lots of natural wildlife; birds, caiman, etc so don’t forget mosquito spray! After our three days we headed back to Campo Grande for a Friday evening. Gil had already invited us to watch his Samba band play in a local restaurant. I recommend everyone to do this if they are there on an evening when Gil is playing. The bar/restaurant is in a Gallery in Campo Grande. As the only tourists there we were treated to good food – great offer on the Friday special, a fish dish when we were there, lovely local people- everyone was so friendly and welcoming , not to mention amazing dancers, and of course great music from Gil and his band mates! The caipirinha’s weren’t bad either!!! We would recommend this to everyone. We had an early flight out on the Saturday – Gil,who gave us a lift back to our hotel after the night out even came out the next day to pick us up and take us back to the airport to see we got there on time! Thank you Gil. Pantanal Discovery did not disappoint

We from UK had a wicked time with Pantanal Discovery and just to advice, the Pantanal Discovery is no longer associated with Santa Clara as stated in the Lonely Planet Brazil.
The company is going to a great lodge by the river and covering two rivers in the pantanal with variety of wildlife and very well organized tours were provided for the whole group. The company is committed to conservation, the guides have very good knowledge of the region and do not take more than 07 visitors per hike.
In our final conclusion the trip had all the expected ingredients; three days of an unforgettable experience with nature, amazing wildlife, great boat trips, jaguar spotting, piranha fishing, horseback riding, eco lodges, friendly people and good food. Back in Campo Grande we met lots of other visitors with bad reports from other companies in especial the one that uses ecological names.
Sarah and Andrew February 21st – 2013

Arrivee a Campo Grande pour un sejour de 5 jours a Bonito et dans le Pantanal, Gil Pantanal Discovery m’y a accueilli et a bien organise tous les transferts. Les auberges etaient impeccables, les guides supers pour les excursions. Excellent sejour! Sophie 02-2013

It has been a few weeks since we where in Brasil, we really enjoyed our vacation in Brazil. Including, of course, our trip in the pantanal. It was so lovely and well arranged. We will certainly recommend Pantanal Discovery in Campo Grande Brazil

we had a wonderful time at Lontra. The place was great, the food fab & our guide, Luiz, excellent lots of wildlife, The boat trip along the two rivers and the Jaguar was the highlight of our experience at the pousada.Thanks so much for all the staff help, when we arrived & also on the way back looking our onward air tickets. Gil, our saviour in portuguese. I will definitely recommend pantanal Discovery tours to all the people planning on going to spot animals in the Southern Pantanal.

January 2013

Als deutsche Reiseveranstalter waren wir lange auf der Suche nach der richtigen Agentur für unsere Pananal-Tour. Nach vielen Erfahrungen, Erlebnissen, Abenteuern mit vielen verschiedenen Menschen in der Pantanal-Region sind wir, seit vegangenem Jahr, mit Pantanal-Discovery unterwegs. – Bis jetzt gibt es keinen Grund wieder zu einer anderen Agentur überzuwechseln. Wir sind zehr zufrieden – weiter so!!!

Michael und Jorge 02/2013

Hallo Gil! Das Gastehaus war ziemlich gut in Bonito ist wirklich total schön! wir waren mit rädern im parque municipal und tagsdarauf in den Höhlen! Die blaue Lagunenhöhle ist sehr beeindruckend! Die pousada Pantanal Discovery hat uns auch sehr gut gefallen! Krokodile und Fischotter aus nächster Nähe am Zeltplatz sind unglaublich!! Ein weiteres Highlight war die Boat Safari!Wir werden die Zeit hier in guter Erinnerung behalten und freuen uns schon auf den rest unseres Urlaubs! Mögen andere Traveller es hier auch so schön finden!! Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetz Sven+Anja Email: sven.boege@junge-buehne-kiel.de Pantanal, November 2012

Gil, pantaneiro PO (pure origine), est un des pionniers du tourisme écologique dans cette partie du Pantanal. Fin connaisseur de la région, il organise avec sérieux un tourisme responsable et éthique (ses guides ne touchent pas les animaux). Il travaille souvent avec l’agréable fazenda Nhecolandia et organise des tours à la carte. La garantie d’une rencontre réussie avec le Pantanal. A partir de 250 R$ par jour et par personne. Leurs employés attendent les touristes à la rodoviária, à l’aéroport et à la descente du train qui vient de Bolivie. Petit fute guide book 2012

November 25th

Nome: Floris and Lis

Email: Florisarts@hotmail.com

Mensagem: Hi gil,

It has been a few weeks since we where in Brasil, but we did just want to let you know that we really enjoyed our vacation in brasil. Including, of course, our trip in the pantanal. It was so lovely and well arranged. We will certainly recommand you to our friends!!

Also thanks again to arrange the room in Bonito and for the brasilian bbq / hospitality.

Hope everything is well.

Regards,
Lisa and Floris

I would highly recommend this tour. The pousada is set in beautiful landscape, the guides are very knowleddgeable and kind. It´s also as Gil mentioned,Eco friendly and into the pantanal”. There is lots of good food. The activities – Fishing for piranas, horseback riding and the boat tour – were great. I just regret not being able to stay longer – do try to have 3 days there in addition to travel time. Many thanks to the guides Luiz and Pipinho and all the people from the pousada that made my time memorable… Laura Dubinsky – London England ( August 2012)

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Visiting the pantanal with Pantanal Discovery is going to stay with me for many years to come. A 4 days tour turned into a 6 days visit which will turn into a life time of great memories. This was not your average “pack the gringos” on a bus tour. It´s prime location meant that the wildlife is on your door step & the warmth of the whole crew made it a genuine farm experience. From speaking with other travelers, the reputation of some of the tour companies & guides choosing a company a trick task, but from the second we met Gil in Campo Grande my mind was put at ease. So in conclusion a huge thank you to all your crew, for making me fell so at home here & you can be sure that I will be recommending Pantanal Discovery to all on the remainder of my trip to pantanal. Until we meet again (and we will) Frankling

Hej alle sammen! vi er lige kommet tilbage fra Discovery – tour i Pantanal, og det var fedt! Gil er en god chef, og man kan virkelig stole på ham, og han sørger for, at du har en god tur .. Eksempel: Glemte Mette sin badedragt I Campo Grande og Gil sendte badedragt til os på samme dag. Campen inde i Pantanal er god dobbetvarelser med bad dag ikke luksus. Der, serveres god mad, og de ansatte er venlige. Guiden Marcello francelino er god, han taler rigtit godt engelsk og er meget snaksalig. Gils Discovery tur er ikke den billigste selskab i byen, men kan helt sikkert anbefales. Med dem er I garenteret en god tur med en masse dyr. Mette og Lasse pantanal campen

Here is the new feedback from a couple from UK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFWfrvo6LXU

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Here are some live feedback from visitors that had been with us few days ago:

Hej Hopp! Vi hade verkligen tur resa i Pantanal och Facenda Pantanal Discovery. Den största intäkterna var verkligen upplevelsen av naturen med alla djur, men om du bara vill koppla detta är också möjlig. Platsen är mycket vanligt, Guiderna var kunniga och väl organiserade turer för att se alla typer av Cayman, apor, bältdjur kan du se massor av vackra saker som Tucanes, ibis, arapapegojor och kungsfiskare. förutsatt att inte allt för adrenalinfylld, kommer det inte att ångra det turné vill vi rikta ett stort tack Gil arrangören som höll era löften också gör alla det lilla extra som gör denna resa oförglömlig Njut! Mats & Katarina, Lund Sweden

Gil en de rest,
Heel bedankt voor de goed zorgen.
Geweldig eten, goeden accomodatie (met airco, heel erg welkom met deze temperaturen en een, hele lieve en bekwame gids.
We bevelen het zeker aan!
jasper Heinan Stéphanie van Gerven