there is no easy access site to the Bolivian Pantanal, but we recommend
visiting the adjacent Brazilian Pantanal of Pousada Arara Azul
. The best option while in
is to catch a national flight from Santa
Cruz to Puerto Suerez. From Puerto Suerez a taxi can take you across the border to the Brazilian town of Corumba (Depending on your nationality you will need a visa). There are very decent hotels in Corumba. From
Corumba you will have to contract a vehicle to the lodge, or the lodge can arrange to have this done. The travel has cost around 250 USD round trip from the lodge. During the rainy season access can be difficult requiring a 4x4. There are two points of access to the lodge, the really bad dirt road which is open 24 hours, and the note as bad dirt road, that is closed at night because access depends on a boat river crossing. If you arrive in Corumba late in the afternoon, it is better to spend the night in the town and travel in the morning- though I suggest spending the night in Puerto Suerez may be less expensive.