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Nov 8, 2018 - More time at Araras

The first two activities we did at Araras Eco-Lodge were walks with our guide Roberto, along a boardwalk about 1 km long, to view the surrounding area from tall observation towers. Written by John The rainy season started a little early this year, meaning mid-October. This early rain filled a lot of depressions, which offered perfect early breeding conditions for the mosquitoes. This means not only is every day hot (90’s), but also if you go for a walk to see wildlife, you will be swarmed by mosquitoes. We try to make things better by...

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Nov 7, 2018 - Touring the Pantanal

Lois writing On Tuesday morning, we left our hotel in Rio, and were transported to the airport that handles domestic flights. From there we took LATAM Airlines: first to Sao Paulo, then a 45 minute layover, and on to Cuiaba, a few hundred miles inland, and the gateway to the Pantanal. This is the largest wetland area in the world, so there are lots of varieties of bird life and unusual plants. And it is very hot and humid, though (in my opinion), not as hot as Bangkok. There are mosquitoes too, which are about as prevalent as those we get...

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Feb 22, 2013 - The Pantanal

Last time we left off with a boat trip, then a mini bus trip and then a 25 hour bus ride bringing us to a place in Brazil called Campo Grande. Why were we there you ask? All because of a guy named Al and a place called the Pantanal. Let’s go back just a bit... In Foz do Iguacu we were unable to see the Brazilian side of the falls and instead we took the time to relax and plan out another exciting adventure. We met Al at our hostel that day and he told us all about his tour group, Santa Clara, and the expeditions they did in the Pantanal....

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Jul 5, 2011 - Pantanal

Welcome to the middle of nowhere. A little minibus drove us for a night and then we jumped on the back of a truck to go down a dirt road to a farm. On the side of the road you see areas of water because a few months ago they had flooding, by the water there are many Cayman. As we got the the farm you could see lots of different birds including more parrots and pink herons. We went for a walk through the water and forest to spot other animals, including Howler monkeys, who looked at us confused. As we were settled into walking through the...

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Feb 7, 2011 - The Pantanal, BRAZIL!

7th Feb: Train ride last night took 14 hours and was really bumpy, it is referred to as the death train as its so slow and bumpy you want to chuck yourself under the train!!!!! So we are in Brazil now! Brazil is only 3 hours behind the UK. After the train we got a mini bus over the border then a truck into the pantanal. Just on the drive into the Pantanal we saw lots of wildlife including an alligator (caimen) by the side of the road. We are staying on a farm, its really nice and we are all staying in a hammock room, they are a lot more...

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Nov 21, 2007 - Wildlife watching in the Pantanal

Wild animals at last! The Pantanal has been much better than my trip to the jungle, we saw so many animals, including lots of monkeys! We heard them first as they were all howler monkeys and they make one hell of a racket. We also saw many black caiman (alligators), and we even stubbled across one whilst walking in the bush. That was rather scary, but luckily he turned and went in the opposite direction. There were many birds, including Jabiru storks, toucans, cormorants, herons, woodpeckers and macaws in different colours. We were also...

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