2 independent reviews for Wildlife vacations in Brazil, tailormade

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review 8 Nov 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Each section was a highlight in different ways - Iguassu Falls, chance sighting of jaguar in Pantanal away from main spotting area, architecture of Brasilia by night and lakeside restaurant with local families, knowledgeable and interesting local guides.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Everywhere (even in cities) loo paper is put in bin beside toilet and not in toilet. "Normal" European adaptors don't work. Need to be 2 thin pins. Sometimes socket inset so pins didn't reach but hotels managed to find multiplug adaptors to connect. Very efficient and easy internal flights but early starts often needed to make the most of each day

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Benefitted local people by mainly staying in locally owned and run accommodation and using local guides. Environmental impact - Brazil is such a large country that several internal flights had to be made, but almost all flights full and modern planes. Tourism in Pantanal (and elsewhere) encourages landowners to maintain environment to sustain wildlife.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent

review 31 Oct 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Probably the falls at Iguacu. I have been to Niagra and Victoria Falls, but Iguacu was breathtaking. Also it goes without saying that the river trips to look for jaguar, giant river otters, capybara etc in the Pantanal were wonderful. All the excitement of a land safari, but in a motor boat!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Learn some Portuguese phrases - very little English is spoken or understood outside of the big hotels.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope so. All the local people in the Pantanal seemed to be very aware of the need to protect the environment, but they were also aware of the struggle to convince local farmers/ranchers to do likewise.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Wonderful!

Read the operator's response here:

Christine, we’re so pleased you loved your time in Brazil. The Pantanal is particularly special isn’t it, and as for the Iguassu Falls … wow. Thanks again for traveling with us.

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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