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Jaguar Experience: Araras Ecolodge - Pantanal Brazil

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,771

Delve into the incredible Brazilian wetlands to search for the jaguar on this exciting eco tour. Staying at Araras Eco Lodge, you’ll head on wildlife excursions into the Pantanal to see the diverse wildlife that call the floodplains home. You’ll also head on a full-day adventure up the Cuiaba River to spot jaguars in the midst of the hunt.


This 5-day Brazil vacation package takes you into the heart of the Pantanal to search for the elusive jaguar.

Your Brazilian vacation package flies you into the Pantanal where you’ll begin your journey across the largest floodplain in the world. This incredible region in the heart of South America combine elements of the major ecosystems that surround it, including the Amazon Rainforest. As you drive along Transpantaneira Park Road, you’ll be introduced to the incredible biodiversity of the floodplain, which is home to 80 species of mammals and 698 species of birds. You might find some great photo opportunities before you even reach your accommodations at Araras Eco Lodge. Built in harmony with its surroundings, Araras Eco Lodge has 19 suites with air conditioning and rustic decorations that offer comfortable bases for exploring this incredible natural area. During your downtime, you can cool off with a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy the company of fellow explorers in the bar and restaurant. You can also head to one of the three observation towers to snap some incredible shots of the surrounding wilderness and the wildlife within it.

After an introductory tour and a night beneath the stars, you’ll have three days to trek along the trails, go horseback riding, or canoe along the waters to spot kingfishers, macaws, and caimans. Brazil tours to Araras Eco Lodge culminate in an epic journey along the Cuiaba River in search of jaguars. After driving through the wetland and boarding a boat, you’ll spend the better part of a day heading along the Cuiaba River and the Three Brothers Riverbanks to search for the world’s third largest feline. If you’re truly lucky, you’ll spot one in the midst of a kill, paralyzing its prey with a bite to the skull.

Vacations in Brazil in the Pantanal at Araras Eco Lodge offer incredible wildlife encounters and the opportunity to see one of the most spectacular animals on the planet.


 

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,771

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Day 1

Arrival in Cuiaba - Pantanal

Upon arrival at the Cuiaba Airport you will be transferred to Pantanal to your lodge for dinner and overnight. This transfer is divided into two different stages. The first is a journey on a paved road along farms and cattle ranches. After reaching Pocone - take the Transpantaneira Park Road at km "0" (108 km / 67.1 mi. from Cuiaba). This is a park road at its best, allowing you to drive above the water level, watching the flora and fauna of the Pantanal ecosystem - a photo safari along 146 km of dirt road with several stops along the way for photos and information. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. Later, your guide will lead you on a introductory walk through the surroundings of the lodge, explaining the concepts and many conservation projects undertaken. Continue to the Great Egret Lookout, and the 12 m / 39 ft. high observation tower. After dinner, take night walk under the Southern Hemisphere sky.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

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    Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge



    Located within the Pantanal area in Pocone, Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge features a pool, gift shop and a terrace with hammocks. All tours are included; hiking, horse-riding, photo safari, canoeing activities, as well as night excursions. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.

    Located within the Pantanal area in Pocone, Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge features a pool, gift shop and a terrace with hammocks. All tours are included; hiking, horse-riding, photo safari, canoeing activities, as well as night excursions. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Internet
    • Library
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Araras Ecolodge

Spend the day touring the wildlife rich Pantanal. Included activities are: Introduction Walking Tour, Trail trekking, Horseback Riding, Canoeing , Photo Safari, Night Walk, Sunrise Walk.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Araras Ecolodge

Spend the day touring the wildlife rich Pantanal. Included activities are: Introduction Walking Tour, Trail trekking, Horseback Riding, Canoeing , Photo Safari, Night Walk, Sunrise Walk.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Araras Ecolodge

Jaguar Express. An air-conditioned safari-transfer for an 8 hours river safari searching for the famed Jaguar.

After breakfast, you head towards the Cuiaba River at the end of Transpantaneira, 115 km distant, that will take approximately 2 and half hours.

Then hop on boat for a 6 hour safari looking for the elusive and admired Jaguar. You be explore the Cuiaba river, Piquiri, Three brothers riverbanks, bays and channels in search of the 3rd largest feline in the world. Hopefully you catch one in the process of a kill, demonstrating the unique technique of biting into its preys' skull, paralyzing it instantly.

Enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by the Lodge. You are back at the lodge early evening for dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Depart the Pantanal

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Cuiaba for your onward flight.

The order of the activities may be modified according to the program at the lodge and weather or terrain conditions.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily (Jul to Oct)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Cuiaba
  • All accommodation
  • All meals
  • All listed included group activities 
  • Jaguar day Safari

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Transport to and from Cuiaba
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature and drinks 
  • Limited seats, subject to availability

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

What is the best time to visit the Pantanal?

There is no better or worse period to visit the Pantanal. Each season has its own beauty. It also depends on what you want to see and do. If you come in the rain season (November - April) the vegetation is exuberant and the clear and clean water flows a large part of the land. In the dry season, the birds are breeding and caimans join together. For further information read Pantanal seasons on the Pantanal page.

For jaguar tours you'll have the best chance of seeing jaguars from mid June up to and including October.

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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30 Oct 2018
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