Wildlife of the Pantanal
• The Pantanal wetland • Wildlife • Ecolodge
The Pantanal is the largest continuous wetland on the planet, containing elements of the Amazon forest, the Caatinga, the Brazilian Savannah, the Atlantic Rainforest and the Paraguayan Chaco. Unlike the dense foliage found in the Amazon, the open marshes of the Pantanal make it ideal for wildlife observation - from jaguars to jabiru storks - there is immense variety. Set amidst this is the Araras Ecolodge, a perfect base from which to explore this remarkable area.
Araras Ecolodge is a comfortable, self-sustained property built in the traditional 'pantaneiro' farm style with 19 ensuite rooms each with hot and cold shower, screened windows, ceiling fan and air-conditioning. Meals are prepared with organic products from the local area. The lodge set on a 2760 ha private reserve has a bar, swimming pool, free wi-fi area, large verandahs with hammocks and three exciting observation towers.
Day 1: Arrive Cuiaba You will be met and transferred to Araras Ecolodge. A night walk to stargaze and listen to the calling of the night animals.
Day 2: Pantanal Morning canoe safari to spot giant otters. Visit the Howler Monkey Tower. Enjoy a night drive to spot more animals.
Day 3: Pantanal More eco experiences await today at the Tuiuiu tower. There is an optional horseback ride and at additional cost, an optional full day Jaguar safari by road and boat.
Day 4: Pantanal Today take a safari drive on the Transpantaneira road and a walk on the Ronco trail.
Day 5: Depart Cuiaba After a final sunrise bird watching walk transfer to Cuiaba for your onward flight.
• Tailor-made journey • 4 nights' accommodation at the Araras Ecolodge • Excursions with English speaking naturalist • Transfers and transport • Conservation fee • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Daily Jaguar safari operates July - October only
Jaguar safari operates July - October only
Booking conditions Other Pantanal itineraries are available including a 6 day/5 night lodge package combining 3 nights at Araras with 2 nights at the Savanna Park Ecolodge in the Pantanal highlands; and a 3 night add-on to the Jaguar Houseboat cruise in the Tayaman Ecological Reserve.
Other Pantanal itineraries are available including a 6 day/5 night lodge package combining 3 nights at Araras with 2 nights at the Savanna Park Ecolodge in the Pantanal highlands; and a 3 night add-on to the Jaguar Houseboat cruise in the Tayaman Ecological Reserve.