Pantanal cuisine is superb. Delicious dishes cooked in the wood stove are the base of a traditional gastronomy, which keeps its origins and attributes. The Pantanal Food Safari is an immersion in the feeding rituals of a typical Pantanal ranch, through the living with local people and discovering their relations with local ingredients and cooking techniques.
Day by Day
Day 1 – Inbound Flight / Campo Grande
Arrival at the airport and meet with our team. Check-in at hotel in the city. Depart in the evening to visit a handpicked local restaurant for a first typical meal. Overnight.
Day 2- Campo Grande/ Pantanal Lodge
Departure early morning towards the City Market and visit the stands that sell local manufactures. Next, hit the road towards Pantanal. Check-in at the lodge, general information and presentation of the facilities. Free time to relax and walk in the surroundings. Delicious dinner and overnight.
Days 3 & 4 – Pantanal Lodge
In the morning, after a sunrise tour & breakfast, hands-on classes of cooking. In the afternoon, enjoyable tours in the wilderness. At dusk, time to relax and have caipirinhas (spirits that can be made with vodka or the local Brazilian Cachaça) from regional fruits. Some dishes prepared in the classes: Rice with Pequi (a local fruit of the Brazilian Savannah – Caryocar brasiliensis); White cheese prepared with fresh milk; the “Chipa” - a type of cheese bread; Pintado a la Urucum (urucum is a natural red food coloring made out of the seeds of the same plant (Bixaorellana) and Pintado is a catfish); Sopa Paraguaia (a typical corn pie that takes white cheese), the Maracaju sausage (that takes fine types of meat) and Caribéu (manioc and meat stew); Piranha Ceviche and piranha Soup.
Day 5 – Pantanal / Campo Grande / Outbound Flight
Check-out and departure after breakfast back to the city. End of the Pantanal Food Safari.
Immersion in Pantanal’s gastronomic culture and interaction with Pantanal’s people. Small capacity lodges owned and ran by the traditional local families. Expert food leader’s escort. Mix of culture and nature tours.
When to travel
All year round
Transportation IN/OUT to/from Pantanal; 1N accommodation at Hotel Deville in Campo Grande including breakfast; 3N accommodation at Pantanal Lodge; Full-board at Pantanal Lodge; All tours and activities as described in the trip program/itinerary escorted by a local host & food expert;
Airline flights/tickets, drinks on included meals and alcoholic beverages, room services, medical costs or hospitalization, laundry and other items of personal nature or not described on the item “included” above