In the center of the South American Continent, south of the Amazon basin and east of the Andes lies our planets most spectacular wetland system, the Pantanal. Often referred to as the worlds largest freshwater wetland system.
The Pantanal is one of the world’s natural wonders. It is a paradise containing hundreds of species of birds, varieties of butterflies, brightly colored flowers and abundant amounts of fish. The endangered jaguar and the rare hyacinth macaws and giant river otters make this area their home. The Pantanal has been compared to the Florida Everglades. As the Florida Everglades have seen some decline, the Pantanal remains comparatively untouched which make this place an amazing destination.
Be part of this untouched eco system and witness a myriad of flora and fauna. SouthAmerica.travel can put together for you an amazing Brazilian wildlife adventure. Have the opportunity to search for Brazil’s iconic wildlife –caiman, capybara (worlds largest rodent), howler monkeys, marmosets, giant river otters and the ultimate goal – the elusive jaguar. Discover a large variety of birds including macaws, ibis, storks, curassows and spoonbills. Whatever your interests are – they will be met when you visit the Pantanal.
Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge
This lodge was built in harmony with the environment. It offers first class bird watching, trekking in the pristine forest, canoeing, horseback riding, photo safaris, night viewing tours and exciting treetop viewing platforms to witness a birds-eye view of the Panantal. The lodge has expert bilingual naturalist guides to answer all your questions and give you a better understanding and in-depth history of the Pantanal and its fantastic biodiversity.
Jaguar Ecological Reserve
Enjoy the comforts of this family-run lodge, expertise local naturalist guides and its spectacular wildlife viewing setting. Not only is it an amazing lodge, but also you can feel good about staying here too The Lodge is part of a community based ecotourism project. Profits from this lodge are reinvested to help purchase more land for the reserve and fund a local school for Pantaneiro children.
This lodge is proving that ecotourism can be sustainable source of income for the ranchers. It is keeping families in the area who might have had to move because ranching was less profitable. Therefore keeping families together and having a great sense of community.
The lodge offers a large range of activities from bird watching, nature hikes, nighttime wildlife viewing in canoes and fishing.
Here’s a tip – the best time to view wildlife in the Pantanal is at dawn, dusk or at night. For this reason, it is best to rest during the heat of the day and enjoy the amenities these lodges have to offer.
If you have any special requests please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. The amazing people of the Pantanal will do their best to make sure your visit is the best experience ever.
Book a Trip to the Pantanal!
Wherever you decide to stay, the Pantanal is a place that should not be missed when you visit South America. Come get a unique glimpse into the local Pantaneiro culture and witness the largest wetlands in the world. And if you’re lucky, view the ever-elusive jaguar. Our Travel Consultants are ready to set up your tour, so contact us today!