Travel Blogs from Corumba, Brazil

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Howlin´ good time in the Pantanal, Pantanal region, near Corumba, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil travel blog

Howlin´ good time in the Pantanal

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... ." And here we were, looking a male howler monkey in the eye. Earlier that morning (Friday 10 February) we´d set off from Corumba, located by Brazil´s south-western border with Bolivia, on a four-day excursion to the Pantanal, a vast area of wetland ...

Entering Brazil again, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Entering Brazil again

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... embassy though to inform them of this supposedly illegal practice. We are now spending the day in a suprisingly cold and rainy Corumba before going on a three-day, two-night excursion tomorrow to the Patanal, the world´s biggest wetlands. We will ...

The Pantanal, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

The Pantanal

A travel blog entry by roel_e

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... , maned wolf, deer, anteaters, armadillos, monkeys and tapirs. It is also home to world´s biggest rodent, the capybara. We left Corumba sitting in the back of a sort of army truck shared with eight more people. The trip there took four hours and ...

The Pantanal, Corumbá, Brazil travel blog

The Pantanal

A travel blog entry by kateharland

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... we were a little late for the border crossing to Bolivia, so we stayed the night in a hotel near the centre of town. Corumba seems nice, it's seriously hot but there is a pretty plaza (small park in the cente of a block) with shady trees, statues ...

Pantanal, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Pantanal

A travel blog entry by chrisandlindy

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Aih Corumba! Gateway to the Pantanal. The best place in the whole of South America for wildlife. (The Amazon itself is actually not great, overpoached and generally very thick forest so viewing anything is actually very rare) Just one ginormous ...

The Pantanal Wetlands, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

The Pantanal Wetlands

A travel blog entry by sranmal

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On Wednesday morning, we left Hotel Santa Monica in Corumba and took a 3 hour drive to the Passo do Lontra lodge in the Pantanal. The Pantanal is a tropical wetland and the world's largest wetland of any kind, sprawling over an area estimated at between ...

Boating on the Rio Paraguay..., Corumbà, Brazil travel blog

Boating on the Rio Paraguay...

A travel blog entry by fettino

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Here is the Brasilian Pantanal and Corumb'' is the innermost city of the area...."la Cidade Branca" was a very important port at the biginning og 19th century, and it is visible in the lowest part of the city: the ancient port on Rio Paraguay is really ...

Farewell Brazil- we loved you!, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Farewell Brazil- we loved you!

A travel blog entry by roopa_anish

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Corumba; border city notoriously dangerous and infamous for smugglers. It was a long ride from the Pantanal to Corumba, the border of Brazil and Bolivia. We were wiped out from the Pantanal. We took lots of rest and met some lovely English people and a ...

Move over Mr Attenbourough, Nhecolândia, Brazil travel blog

Move over Mr Attenbourough

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... horses go into a canter which was very exhilarating, especially as we were riding one handed like the horses are trained in Brazil.  Gained a fair few bruises in the process but no pain no gain. That evening we were relaxing in the hammocks outdoors ...

The Weird Brazilians (by KCT), Corumba, Brazil travel blog

The Weird Brazilians (by KCT)

A travel blog entry by kctmapg

... , we took a bus to Corumba in order to cross the border to Bolivia. Yet, when we got to the bus terminal in Corumba around 6 pm, some Brazilian guys who wanted to offer us some hostels said that it wasn't possible anymore to get ...

Bienvenida a Bolivia (by KCT), Estancia Quijarro, Bolivia travel blog

Bienvenida a Bolivia (by KCT)

A travel blog entry by kctmapg

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... to be normal on comparison to the Brazilians as they have their immigration office right at the border (see last story from Corumba). Yet, when we got our passports stamped, we found an Argentinean flag hanging in the Bolivian immigration office. What ...

Corumba, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Corumba

A travel blog entry by cat3

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Aye Corumba!, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Aye Corumba!

A travel blog entry by adamandeve

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So the death train took as almost all the way to Brazil. Sounds worse than it was... found out was called the death train cause locals used to jump on top to ride for free, and often fell off, to their grizzly deaths... as you would, as it was by far the ...

The Brazilian Pantanal and Xaraes lodge, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

The Brazilian Pantanal and Xaraes lodge

A travel blog entry by thomasworldtour

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After the much better than expected train journey things started to unravel once we got into Brazil. Immigration and transport from the border went well but on arriving at the bus station we went to book our bus to the lodge to find out that it was full ...

Border crossing: Brazil to Bolivia 27/9/13-28/9/13, Corumbá, Brazil travel blog

Border crossing: Brazil to Bolivia 27/9/13-28/9/13

A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris

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... with Dom and Kelly. Kelly was also a primary school teacher and we all had lots in common with each other. We arrived in Corumba and needed to find a place to stay for the night as the border had closed. As we were getting off the bus someone approached ...

Corumba, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Corumba

A travel blog entry by will.traveller

The rain last night makes our scheduled trip to visit the treetops of the forest impractical. I get a tour of Corumba instead (which Guilherme has already given me). I make sure to go to a police checkpoint to get my exit stamp which I never needed for ...

Arrivée en Bolivie fatigante / In bolivia, Puerto Quijarro, Brazil travel blog

Arrivée en Bolivie fatigante / In bolivia

A travel blog entry by sebou

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... , un Seb qui dort toujours, etc, bref apres 6 heures de bus (bien remplis le bus et les 6 heures), nous arrivons a Corumba. Très facile de se faire tamponner le passaporte puisque la douane bresilienne se trouve dans la station. Le moins drole vient ...

Corumba, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Corumba

A travel blog entry by tphilip75

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I'm not a jockey!, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

I'm not a jockey!

A travel blog entry by sophieandryan

... other tourists he was supposed to meet and who never turned up.  We got in his car and went to the bus station in Corumba which was where their office was.  It was a bit of a surprise to see that there were no other tour companies in ...

Pantanal, Buraco das Pirhanas, Brazil travel blog

Pantanal

A travel blog entry by seanandfaye

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we got the bus from bonito at 6am to corumba. the bus was fairly modern and it was nice to drive and watch the sun rise. pretty soon it was onto dirt tracks which made it a rather bumpy ride and we were crossing little rickety wooden bridges that didnt ...

Boozing into Brazil, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Boozing into Brazil

A travel blog entry by sranmal

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... we got our Bolivian exit stamps and then walked across the border to get our Brazilian entry stamps. Then, we took taxis to Corumba, our gateway to the Pantanal wetlands, where we checked into the Hotel Santa Monica. Priority number one was finding a ...

Plane dramas in Corumba, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Plane dramas in Corumba

A travel blog entry by mattandlou

... and were due to drive into Bolivia the next morning and then catch a short 45min flight to Santa Cruz. Corumba is on the border between Brazil and Bolivia and on arrival in Corumba we had to pass through Brazilian immigration. In typical South American ...

Brazil - No comment, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Brazil - No comment

A travel blog entry by nick.furmston

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Coppice Corumba, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Coppice Corumba

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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... compared to us), and the views they must see every morning must be amazing. After several days we took the jeep back to Corumba, said goodbye to Bosco (who asked for my hat ... fat chance), got a hotel, took a welcomed shower and went out with ...

first city in days, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

first city in days

A travel blog entry by seanandfaye

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A nice old city in the middle of the pantanal. we really enjoyed our time here. the small and simple hostel we were in was friendly and cosy, though didnt have much in the way of luxury. first night we went for a stroll around town. a nice town that ...

Pantanal, Santa Helena, Brazil travel blog

Pantanal

A travel blog entry by jimandnat

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 On Wednesday morning we arrived at Campo Grande and booked on a tour to the Pantanal leaving later that morning. So, lucky for us, we headed off on another 5 hour bus ride, lol, but we stopped for an amazing buffet lunch in the middle which was ...

Brasiiiiiiiiil, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Brasiiiiiiiiil

A travel blog entry by dianeontheroad

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... no litter and beautiful people. What a change! As we were booked into the wildlife lodge on the 13th, we had a night to enjoy Corumba. After spending an exciting afternoon (!) waiting for the local bus to take us to the regional bus station (we could have ...

Piranha fishing in the Pantanal!, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Piranha fishing in the Pantanal!

A travel blog entry by maxine21

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... the night. The next morning was our last in the Pantanal - another walk followed by a long bus journey back to Corumba, on the border between Brazil and Bolivia. We will tomorrow be getting the ´death train´(don`t ask me why its called that`- we don`t ...

Rio Paraguay, Corumba, Brazil travel blog

Rio Paraguay

A travel blog entry by rrruss

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We took a full day excursion on the Rio Paraguay. The open border policy between Bolivia and Brazil proves the tourist pound/dollar is now more important than yellow fever vaccinations as our documents were never checked. A good job too as my certificate ...

Breakfast with the Alligators (by MAPG), Buraco Das Piranhas, Brazil travel blog

Breakfast with the Alligators (by MAPG)

A travel blog entry by kctmapg

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Three days later, after a total of 20 hours spent on several buses, we were in the middle of the Pantanal jungle. Together with 2 Dutchmen, one Australian guy, and under the command of our rough guide called Amazon, we spent 3 nights in hammocks & ...

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