The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is located in the North Pantanal, the main wildlife sanctuary on the South American continent, 80 miles south of Cuiabá. The lodge, built in regional rustic style, offers 19 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, screened windows, ceiling fans, private bathrooms (cold and hot shower); a swimming pool with an adjoining covered area for meals, large verandas with hammocks, reading room and conference hall, gift shop, restaurant, bar. The excellent regional food consists of dishes made from the tasty meat and fishes of the Pantanal, as well as featuring organic salads, vegetables and seasonal fruits.
The lodge offers a variety of low environmental impact activities though rich in adventure and excitement:
Trekking: Several paths lead visitors to a close contact with its exuberant and varied flora as well as wildlife.
Horseback Riding: This is an excellent way to discover the open-grass land and forest, regardless of it being flood or dry season.
Jeep Photo Safari: For longer distances, day and night wildlife spotting.
Canoeing: Paddling or piranha fishing along the rivers are certainly exciting yet relaxing ways to enjoy this untamed nature.
Memorize your passport number, as you will likely be asked for it on numerous occasions throughout your adventure.