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Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

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  • Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge
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  • Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge
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Rustic eco-lodge on a working fazenda, offering rewarding wildlife spotting both on guided excursions and around the grounds, including from the lodge's own canopy observation tower.

Araras is a small eco-lodge which is part of a working fazenda, two hours by road from the Pantanal gateway city of Cuiabá. The attractive building houses guestrooms decorated in a rustic regional style, linked by a sunny communal terrace with hammocks and rocking chairs. The restaurant offers wholesome, home-cooked fare with a Brazilian twist, and breakfast can be taken al fresco by the pool, where you'll be surrounded by feeding birds.

Wildlife viewing is generally very rewarding here, and the guides are eagle-eyed and well-informed. They'll lead you on enjoyable nature excursions on foot, on horseback or by open-sided truck. In addition to the common sightings of caiman, capybara, coatimundi, storks, parrots and water-loving birds, there have been regular viewings of tapir, anteater, peccary, deer and ocelot. You can also potter off in a canoe on the river, or view the surrounding grasslands from the 25m-high canopy tower, often visited in the early morning by a variety of tropical birds. 

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What our clients say

  • Room #4, excellent, pool view

    DM,
  • "My only regret is that we didn't book a couple more days there."

    JS, Huddersfield
  • One of my favorite hotels - so special

    JB, Twickenham
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Our Expert's Opinion

This lodge offers a great range of excursions including heading up one of their canopy towers first thing to hear the sound of the surrounding countryside waking up. The horse riding is excellent too through varied landscapes and certainly a different way of spotting wildlife.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Alex Walker
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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