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Araras Pantanal Ecolodge

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Transpantaneira road has lots of flora and fauna to sight - before we got to the Lodge, we were lucky on our first afternoon to see a foraging ant-eater, lots of caiman lying sleepily on the wetland banks, and some lovely ibis. The Lodge has comfortable accommodation, delicious breakfasts and dinners, and the tour guides provide you with a...

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Tel-Aviv
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very nice lodge. First day was a bit of a waste, partly because of the weather. The second day was great, which more than compensated for the first one. We did the horseback riding tour and the boat river tour, and both were spectacular. Our guide Larissa was very attending and knowledgeable.

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akhilakrusic, Owner at Araras Pantanal Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are truly pleased to hear that your stay at Araras Ecolodge was enjoyable. Our guides are following our mission: Educate for conservancy. Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 15 October 2016

Excellent bird viewing, animal sighting. Very good walks, drives, especially good canoeing (with good views of birds near the river). Very pleasant and accommodating staff, good guides. Good setting, well-blended into the surround. Rich involvement in every way in the Pantanal region, with its special qualities. Food adequate and ample.

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We are very glad to know that loved the bird viewing and animal sighting at Araras Ecolodge and our private reserve. Also, we are happy to hear that the staff and the guides did a good job. Thank you very much for your visit!

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sunday, 25th September 2016 Pantanal This morning we were transferred to Araras Lodge, leaving after breakfast between approximately 07:00 and 08:00. driven back along the scenic Transpantaneira Park Road which is a beautiful attraction in itself and route you will enjoy the sights of the local flora and fauna. Upon arrival at Pousada Araras Ecolodge we were greeted with a...

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akhilakrusic, Owner at Araras Pantanal Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to know that you had a great experience with us. Tie variety of different tours, three observation towers, 20 km of different trails, night walks and stargazing... All different ways to bring you in contact with Pantanal's fauna and flora. How great that you also saw the jaguar, it is definitely a stunning experience! We thank...

Glen Cove, New York
Reviewed 14 October 2016

During August 2016, I spent three nights at the Araras Eco Lodge. My twin-bedded air-conditioned room had a large shower toilet area. Insect spray was provided. There were truck safaris as well as guided walks available. I took a morning walk along the Boardwalk to the "Monkey Tower" and was fortunate enough to see Southern Tamandua, South American Coati, Azara's...

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akhilakrusic, Owner at Araras Pantanal Ecolodge, responded to this review

How wonderful to hear that you saw so many different animals during your stay with us and that you enjoyed the great variety of different tours that we offer. We thank you for your visit and for your detailed report.

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are at all interested in wildlife, the Pantanal is wonderful, and the Araras allows you to get to see and know the wildlife so well. The lodge itself has basic rooms, great food (some outdoor, dinners inside) and a good programme of activities led by knowledgeable guides. It's all about helping you get to see the wildlife (not...

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akhilakrusic, Owner at Araras Pantanal Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your experience at Araras. Yes , you expressed very well our mission: Integrate our visitors with nature, fauna and flora and proportionate them the enriching, unforgettable experience. How great that we entirely succeeded We thank you for your visit and for your recommendation.

Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have our disabilities and find short-stay touring too much for us so we limited our two week Pantanal holiday to just two locations spending 9 nights at Araras Eco Lodge before going onto Porte Jofre for 4 nights. We were met at Cuiaba Airport by Tadeu, a guide from Pantanal Explorer, and he accompanied us for the entire holiday....

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St Albans
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's not a 5* hotel, but who needs 5* hotels when all you want to do is get out and see the wildlife? Rooms are large, with comfortable beds and enough storage. Shower a bit iffy though - ironically (given the energy handicaps of being in the middle of nowhere) because it was hard to stop it being too hot....

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Oakham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The lodge was fine, not stylish but perfectly tailored to the needs of the wildlife enthusiast (the majority of their guests). The rooms were clean, had wifi and the hammocks were a welcome addition. The grounds were safe and well tended. The wildlife adventure was either walking or by truck and took place early morning, afternoon or night drives. The...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A pleasant lodge just off the main road, we spent 2 nights here towards the end of our trip to the Pantanal. The rooms are very pleasant and the staff extremely helpful. The food was decent although they serve lunch at 11.30am which we found a wee bit odd. There is wifi in the communal areas and they seem very...

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PANTANAL is considered South American main wildlife sanctuary. Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge (latitude 16°30’42,3 South, longitude 56°42’,4” West) is located at the heart of the Pantanal, South of Cuiabá - capital of the state of Mato Grosso. Built in harmony with the environment, without skimping on comfort, the lodge is easily reached by car all year-round, using the Transpantaneira Park Road, 132 km / 82 mi. Transfers using air-conditioned vehicles are always an exciting photo-safari. ... more   less 

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Address: Transpantaneira km 32, Pocone, State of Mato Grosso 78138-500, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Mato Grosso > Pocone
Price Range: $642 - $782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Araras Pantanal Ecolodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“best rooms face the pool”
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“All rooms look good and they have a swimming pool to provide some welcome relaxations after the wildlife spotting”
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“Room facing the swimming pool are closest to the pool and dining areas.”
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“They are all good!”
 of 5 bubbles lesf845, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar, wifi worked in some rooms or in communal areas, but with such beautiful surroundings it's nice to disconnect too!”
 of 5 bubbles EmmanuelleRolland, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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