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Araras Ecolodge Pantanal Tour

4 Night Lodge Package

Araras Ecolodge offers a variety of activities that are low on environmental impact but high on adventure and excitement. The lodge combines wildlife viewing by trail, horse, 4x4 and canoe, and also offers specialist trips to find jaguar, to join the cattling ranching, or to combine your trip to the Pantanal with the other ecosystems of the area in the Cerrado of the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park and even southern reaches of the Amazon Jungle.

Pantanal Wetlands Lodges

Enter the Pantanal Wetlands from one of our Pantanal Lodges. Take 4x4 vehicles, horses, bikes and trails to explore the savannah and waterways of this wilderness for the finest wildlife viewing in South America. Photograph caiman and capybara as they cool in the waters, often together. Watch wheeling flocks of parakeets, macaws, parrots and hundreds more species as they fly noisily overhead. Join the giant otters in fishing for piranha, pacu and dourado, but maybe leave the anteaters to dine alone. Take the best chance to see the most beautiful predators on the continent while on night safaris, with puma, ocelot and the magnificent jaguar spotted more here than anywhere else. Enjoy the most colourful skies at sunrise and sunset of every day, and the starriest of starry nights while staying at a Pantanal Lodge with Brazil Adventure Tours. 

Araras Pantanal Ecolodge 

Araras Ecolodge offers a variety of activities that are low on environmental impact but high on adventure and excitement. The lodge combines wildlife viewing by trail, horse, 4x4 and canoe, and also offers specialist trips to find jaguar, to join the cattling ranching, or to combine your trip to the Pantanal with the other ecosystems of the area in the Cerrado of the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park and even southern reaches of the Amazon Jungle.


  • Destinations: Pantanal Wetlands
  • Duration: 4 Night Lodge Package
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Into the Pantanal Wetlands
Araras Pantanal Ecolodge
After flying to Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso state in Brazil, you will be picked up at the airport for the 2-3 hour drive to Araras Lodge close to Pocone in the Northern Pantanal. From the raised dirt roads it is easy to spot wildlife on the surrounding savannah and in the waters. The largest rodent in the world, the capybara, is especially visible. After settling in, you can enjoy a welcome drink and hear about the activities program before your first experience of the spectacular colours of a Pantanal sunset, witnessed from the Heron's Lookout Tower after a short hike. Thousands of birds fill the sky as the sun disappears in shades of gold, pink and purple.
Day 2 : The Largest Wetlands in the World
Araras Pantanal Ecolodge
Araras Lodge offers a wide variety of activities high on excitement and low on environmental impact. You can choose to spend your days hiking, horse-riding, on jeep safaris day and night for covering longer distances and canoeing the creeks amongst the Pantanal vegetation while fishing for piranha. All the activities take you out into the largest wetlands in the world, with the chance to experience this unique ecosystem and its native residents including the rare and beautiful hyacinth macaw. The lodge also has a project to protect this largest of macaws, and you can visit the reintroduction centre during your stay to see the work in action.
Day 3 : Pantanal Wildlife
Araras Pantanal Ecolodge
The Pantanal boasts the highest concentration of fauna on the planet with 698 bird species, 80 mammals, 260 fish species and 50 reptiles catalogued until now. Some are rare, many are numerous. Araras Lodge provides an excellent infrastructure to view them, including two observation towers of 10m and 35m overlooking the wetlands. The caiman alligators and capybara rodents are present in great quantities and impossible to miss. Other large mammals which require a little more luck and patience to spot include beautiful big cats such as the jaguar, puma and ocelot. Giant and lesser anteater, tapir, Pantanal deer and coati are just some of the mammals you can hope to encounter.
Day 4 : Pantanal Knowledge
Araras Pantanal Ecolodge
All your excursions from Araras Ecolodge will help to broaden your knowledge of the Pantanal and the flood plain ecosystem, with pointers from your expert naturalist guide. The behaviour of different species has been studied by staff, who explain how each creature relates to others in the Pantanal. You may be lucky enough to watch the local colony of giant otters teaching their youngsters how to swim and fish in the waters of the Rio Clarinho. The animals are playful with each other but aggressive with other species, although this behaviour did not prevent Araras Ecolodge from setting up another conservation project! After dinner strolls under a million Pantanal stars are a feature of each evening if you wish.
Day 5 : Preparing to Fly from the Pantanal
Araras Pantanal Ecolodge to Cuiaba & Away
Rising before dawn is worthwhile in the Pantanal, and at Araras Ecolodge even more so. A short walk to the observation towers allows you to feel part of the spectacular Pantanal dawn chorus. As the colours of day come through and the sun begins to shine on the savannah, you will be surrounded by many different species of birds. After breakfast you begin your final photo safari as the lodge vehicle takes you back up the Transpantaneira Road to Cuiaba, stopping along the way for some final wildlife photo opportunities. On arrival in Cuiaba, you fly away from the Pantanal, perhaps even to one of our other wildlife destinations such as The Amazon.
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * US$ 1,075 US$ 1,175 US$ 1,300 US$ 2,325
Domestic Flights ** N/A


Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Pantanal Wetlands Pousada Piuval Pousada Rio Mutum Araras Ecolodge SouthWild Pantanal

 

* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

May - June - July - August - September