Welcome to Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge
The PANTANAL, the largest continuous wetland on the planet, declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is South America's primary wildlife sanctuary.
With a total area of approximately 150,000 km² and located in the center of thecontinent, the Pantanal is a biogeographic mixing bowl containing elements of the Amazon Forest, the Caatinga, the Brazilian Savannah, the Atlantic Rainforest and the Paraguayan Chaco. This fantastic biodiversity includes: 698 birds species, 80 mammals, 260 fish species and 50 reptiles.
Located amidst all this is the ARARAS ECO LODGE (16º 30' 42.3" S; 56º 42' 39.4" W). Built in harmony with the environment, without renouncing comfort, the lodge is reachable all year-round by car via the Transpantaneira Park Road, 132 km (82 mi) south of Cuiabá (the capital of the State of Mato Grosso) On a 2h30 exciting safári-transfer, in air-conditioned vehicle.
From this lodge, with its enviably preserved surroundings, it is possible to do first-class bird-watching, trekking in pristine forest, canoeing, horseback riding, truck photo-safaris, night tours, two exciting tree top look outs with 12 and 25 m high and much more, all under the assistance of expert bilingual naturalist guides.
What to bring: It is recommended light cotton clothes for activities, including trousers, long sleeved shirts (for sun and insects), shorts, t-shirts, swimwear,, hat with a brim (there are some available at the lodge), high-knee socks (the ones used for sports), walking shoes (very important).
During the rainy season - November to March - to include two extra pairs of shoes and a raincoat.
During the dry season - June to September - to include a sweater or jacket as night temperatures can get as low as 4ºC (-39 F).
Additional equipment: Cap with brim or hat, sunglasses, binoculars, pocket flashlight, pocket knife, mosquito repellent, sunscreen lotion, your prescription medicines, batteries and amenities.
Ps: Credit cards are not accepted for extra expenses at the lodge, check or cash available.
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