Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Rate: 3 stars
Location: Pantanal, Mato Grosso
Address: Estr. Transpantaneira, s/n - Zona Rural, Poconé - MT

Description:

The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, built in harmony with its surroundings, offers a charming and familiar environment, in which visitors from different generations and cultures find creative space to conduct their personal experiences.

This environment offers ideal conditions to meet people, construct new friendships and exchange knowledge.

Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is located within the Pantanal area in Poconé, features a pool, gift shop and a terrace with hammocks. The tour desk arranges hiking, horse-riding, photo safari, canoeing activities, as well as night excursions. Wi-Fi is free in public areas.

With a balcony and hammock, all rooms are air-conditioned. They offer a rustic décor with dark timber furniture.

The restaurant serves a variety of regional dishes, as well as a daily buffet breakfast. Guests can enjoy snacks and drinks at the bar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and an afternoon snack are all included in the full board meal plan.

The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is located in the heart of this unique place - the Pantanal plain, south of Cuiabá - capital of the state of Mato Grosso. Access can be made by land throughout the year and the travel time from the airport to Araras Eco Lodge takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, being 100km of paved road to the Municipality of Poconé and 33km through the Park Road - Transpantaneira.
Lodge Amenities

• Hiking/biking trails on site
• Horse riding/rental on site
• Kayaking on site
• One meeting room
• Front desk (limited hours)
• Tours/ticket assistance
• Dry cleaning/laundry service
• Luggage storage
• Multilingual staff
• Number of buildings/towers – 1
• Garden
• Library

Room Amenities

• Air conditioning
• Ceiling fan
• Balcony
• Private bathroom
• Shower only
• Free toiletries
• Free WiFi
• Daily housekeeping
• In-room safe

2 Nights Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Cuiabá – Pantanal

• Arrival at Cuiabá / Várzea Grande airport or pick-up at the hotel in Cuiabá. Transfer to Pantanal driving the scenic Transpantaneira Park Road. While crossing the area, it is possible to spot lovely sights of the local flora & fauna. Arrival at Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, welcome drink and accommodation. Late afternoon hike within the surroundings of the lodge, reaching the Mirante da Garça, a 12 m / 39.5 ft. high observation tower for an unequalled view of the sunset. After dinner, a star gazing trek, listening to the sounds of the Pantanal.

Day 2: Pantanal

• 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 horse ride through the grazing fields, woods and flood lands. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, join a hike to a different area of the reservation, allowing you to watch and learn about this ecosystem.

Day 3: Pantanal – Cuiabá

• Early morning hike to see and feel the awakening of nature. Breakfast by the swimming pool. Check-out and photo safari transfer to Cuiabá – do not pack your camera. Drop-off at the airport or at the city hotel.

3 Nights Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Cuiabá – Pantanal

• Meeting and greeting at the airport. Departure to the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge. Transfer is divided in two stages: the first, on a paved road for 100 km / 62.13 mi to Poconé, along farms and through the Brazilian savanna. After a short stop in Poconé, we start the second stage of the transfer entering at Km 0 of the Transpantaneira Park Road (dirt road) built on a level higher than the floodplain. The road has more than 127 wooden bridges, fording fields, bays and grazing lands. The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge is at km 32 / 19.88 mi. and the transfer is meant to be a photo-safari for the many species of animals and birds found along its length. The vehicle will make several stops for photos. Arrival at the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge. Greeting, welcome drink and accommodation. Late afternoon hike within the surroundings of the Lodge, reaching the Mirante da Garça – a 12m / 39.5 ft. high observation tower – for an unique view of the sunset. After dinner, a star gazing trek, to hear the sounds of the Pantanal.

Day 2: Pantanal

• 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 horse ride through the grazing fields, woods and flood lands. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, join a hike to a different area of the reservation, allowing you to watch and learn about this ecosystem.

Day 3: Pantanal

• After breakfast, departure to Clarinho River. Here take a canoe and explore the river banks, mangroves and forest. With some luck, you can spot a family of ariranhas (giant otters) fishing, playing and teaching the babies to swim and fish. Chance to fish the elusive Piranha, known for nibbling the bait off the hook without the fisherman noticing. Lambaris, another species of fresh water fish are an easy catch and are delicious when barbecued. A picnic barbecue lunch will be prepared at the camp site. Return to the lodge at the end of the afternoon.

Day 4: Pantanal – Cuiabá

• The day begins with a very early start to see the sunrise from the top of Mirante da Garça (Heron’s Tower). Listen to the sounds of the birds leaving the nests for the day and the rising sun touching the vegetation. Breakfast and departure for a hike. Lunch and transfer to Cuiabá airport enjoying, once again, the beautiful road and the opportunity for last minute photos.

Address

Estr. Transpantaneira, Poconé - MT, 78175-000, Brasil