is true about the Amazon is also true of the Pantanal:
far away - on the border with Bolivia.
airports serve this area, larger than the American state of
Texas: Campo Grande and Cuiabá. The cities attached
to these airports are small, and flights therefore are infrequent.
lodges are at least three hours transfer and difficult to
reach. It is therefore almost inevitable to book flight, transfer
and excursions with a good escorted tour operator. Transfer
schedules are (as far as possible) coordinated with the airlines,
and you can avoid spending hours in airports which lack even
shops and restaurants. And once you are in the lodge, you'll
need to rely on a guide's expertise anyway...
"escorted tours Pantanal" on your favorite search
engine, check for operators who can also issue international
tickets to Brazil. In connection with the international ticket,
the flight to the Pantanal becomes rather affordable! Many
agents just offer the ground portion from one of the above
mentioned airports, leaving you to book an expensive domestic
Tours including the Pantanal: