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Pousada Araras Eco Lodge is a rustic, but sophisticated lodge surrounded by more than 3,000 hectares of private land. With a tremendous variety of wildlife it is especially good for birders.

Built in local style in total harmony with the environment, the lodge offes a homely atmosphere. The 19 rooms have air conditioning, insect-screened windows, ceiling fan and en suite bathroom, and facilities include a swimming pool with an adjoining covered area for meals andlarge verandahs furnished with hammocks.

The lodge offers first-class birdwatching, trekking in pristine forest, canoeing, horse riding, photo-safaris on a truck and night excursions - all with the assistance of expert bilingual naturalist guides. You can see various birds, including hyacinth macaws, from the forest boardwalk, while two towers of 12 and 25 metres height offer views of the flooded wetlands and grassland from high above the trees, perfect for birders. Tapir, marmoset, agouti, opossum and howler monkey are just some of the many animals seen regularly, and capybaras regularly wander through the dining area!

Open all year round, the lodge lies 130 kilometres south of Cuiabá, just off the unsurfaced Transpantaneira Highway. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Just Jaguars

Explore the maze of channels in Taiama Reserve, part of Brazil’s famed Pantanal wetland, to seek out jaguars. After two nights in an ecolodge in the north, your base for the next few days is the Taiama River, where you will head out each day by boat to search for jaguar.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,445 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Brazil’s Natural Highlights

Enjoy a complete Brazilian wildlife experience, visiting three contrasting ecosystems. This trip offers an affordable option to explore the diverse Amazon rainforest, the rarely visited savannah of Chapada dos Guimarães, and the Pantanal wetland, home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant otter.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Jaguar Fiesta

There is no finer place in the world than the Pantanal to see South America’s greatest apex predator - the jaguar. Accompanied by acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt, we track and photograph these magnificent felines with our research team and get close encounters by boat from Porto Jofre.

  • When to go: Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,995 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Jaguars of the Pantanal

Staying in comfortable lodges, this trip offers some of the finest opportunities to see rare wildlife in the Pantanal. In the company of skilled naturalist guides, search for the elusive jaguar on the Cuiabà River, before continuing to Cristalino Private Reserve, which possesses a high number of species and endemics.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

The Pantanal - Brazil’s Wetland Wonder

Join acclaimed prize-winning photographer, Nick Garbutt, to watch and photograph wildlife in the Pantanal. This immense landlocked delta in the heart of South America offers tremendous habitats and the finest opportunity to see the elusive jaguar, as well as other iconic and rare animals, often up close.

  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9.895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Northern Pantanal

Accessed via the town of Cuiaba, the northern Pantanal is home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant river otter. Many of the lodges here are still functioning cattle ranches, offering day and night trips by boat, vehicle, on foot and on horseback, accompanied by local naturalist guides.

  • Where: Pantanal
  • Ideal for viewing: capybara, giant anteater, giant river otter, jaguar, spectacled caiman
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, River safaris, Jaguar watching