North Pantanal - Araras Eco Lodge - 6D/5N
PANTANAL LOWLANDS AND CERRADO ECOSYSTEMS
LAND SAFARI - 6 Days/5 Nights Program
Day 1 CUIABÁ ® SAVANNA TABLELANDS
Reception at Cuiabá/ Várzea Grande Airport and travel to Chapada dos Guimarães.
Hike along the Patience River in the valley at the foot of the Tablelands. Visit to the Echo Wall to enjoy sunset, with a breathtaking view over Chapada National Park.
Dinner in the historic town of Chapada dos Guimarães. Accommodation at Local Inn, dinner and overnight . ( , ,D )
Day 2 - SAVANNA TABLELANDS
Depart after breakfast, stopping at the Geodesic Center of South America for a splendid view into the Cuiabana plain. Further along the plateau for another 40km observing great soya and cotton plantation, until the valley that houses the AROE JARI cave.
Hike for a good hour enjoying its preserved rock formation, enter its cave with underground water stream and crystal blue shinning lake. AROE JARI in “tupi”, the native language means: “House of Souls”. Picnic lunch and further exploration along luxuriant trails.
Return to Chapada late afternoon. Dinner and overnight (B, L, D)
Day 3 - SAVANNA TABLELANDS ® PANTANAL LOWLANDS
After breakfast, visit Chapada National Park, hiking along wonderful trails, full of adventure and invigorating showers in mineral waterfalls that are part of the park’s water circuit.
For lunch, enjoy typical dishes of this region while seated in front of a breathtaking view of the canyon surrounding Bridal Veil Fall.
After lunch departure to Pantanal Lowlands. While crossing the area, it is possible to spot and appreciate the local flora & fauna.
Late afternoon hike along 900m trail to a 25m high observation tower for a “bird eye” view over surrounding forest, marsh and fields.
After dinner, night tour to observe nocturnal environment. Overnight at Araras Eco Lodge. (B, L, D,)
Day 4 - PANTANAL LOWLANDS
Full day dedicated to observing the Pantanal’s flora & fauna at the Araras Eco Lodge private reserve.
After breakfast, the guide will lead you on a 2 to 3 hour horseback ride through the pastures, woods and wetlands.
Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, the guide will hike in a different area of the private reserve, allowing you to observe and learn more of the local environment. Overnight at Araras Eco Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 5 - PANTANAL LOWLANDS
After breakfast travel down private dirt roads, to Sentinela Camp on the edge of the Clarinho river. Canoe tour to spot aquatic wildlife, birds and flora; possibility of piranha fishing. Brazilian churrasco style picnic lunch along the banks of the river. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - PANTANAL LOWLANDS ® CUIABÁ
After breakfast, photo-safari along the Transpantaneira Park Road and return to Cuiabá. Drop off at airport or city hotel. (B, , )
Daily regular transfers:
Cuiaba » Lodge: Daily at 1:20 PM
Lodge » Cuiabá: Daily at 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
Capacity: Maximum of 45 travelers.
Included: Overnights, full board (drinks not included), and activities similar to the above description and permanent assistance of an expert bilingual guide. (NOTE: The activities described may be altered due to weather conditions, season or group make-up with the intent of maximizing your experience of the eco-system).
Not included: Air tickets to/from Cuiabá. Beverages. Medical expenses and hospitalization. Any type of insurance.
English and Portuguese (with possibility of Spanish, German, Italian, French, or Dutch)
Area: Araras Eco Lodge
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