We are back in Canada now and I finally got a chance to reply to you.
Everything went great regarding all tours and pickups. Everyone was waiting for us when we arrived at the times states, or earlier, so we never had any issues with transportation. The tours were also as expected, expect for that one small issue in Lencois Maranhenses where we were told after we got back from the boat trip that our next day itinerary was going to be different then what we expected, but that was quickly sorted out.
Regarding the hotels, they were all more or less as expected, and were comfortable, no bed bugs 😊
Just a couple of notes on the hotels that can be passed along to the hotels, or for your information:
Pantanal hotel - lots of ants in the bathroom, nothing major. Great people running the place, the guide was very good and accommodating. The extra lunch on the last day was a bit expensive at $60 reals per person, given that the selection wasn´t that great. There was some confusion when we were leaving, and no-one told us the price of extra lunch ahead of time, but we didn´t ask. Food in general was good but not much verity day to day.
Lencois Maranhenses hotel - great place. Very comfortable. Allowed us to stay in the pool area for nearly 3 hours before they were able to check us in early at 10AM. Was great as we had a long night and were able to get some sleep before our 2 PM tour. Lencois Maranhenses in general was the highlight of our trip, fantastic, and lots of time to swim at the sand dune pools, never felt rushed. Loved it.
Chapada Diamantina hotel - fantastic hotel, best one hand down from all the places we stayed. Super organized, very nice decor inside and out. Very pleasant place.
Thank you for all the help in organizing this, and I was very pleased with how everything played out.
I posted a comment on Google. I don´t use trip advisory much but will post something on there at a later date.
Thank you very much.