Built in perfect harmony with the environment and surrounded by well-preserved lands, the lodge is located at one of the most beautiful regions of the Southern Pantanal, worldly recognized as Biosphere Reserve and Humanity Heritage by UNESCO, on Mato Grosso do Sul state.
Here at the lodge you will feel the Pantanal hospitality and will be served by an experient team that keeps the familiar atmosphere and will make your stay the best possible.
Our local specialized guides will introduce you Pantanal in different ways, showing the pantaneiro culture and traditions along with the wildlife.
Any time, hammocks in front of the house offers a nice rest surrounded by birds’ calls and a swimming pool is a great option to refresh after a warm day.
Gastronomy is one of the highlights, serving authentic Pantanal dishes cooked on a wooden stove, using local natural ingredients, most of it coming from our own vegetable garden.
The lodge has infrastructure to operate all year round, attending during the flood and dry seasons.
Come and enjoy a unique experience in an especial place!
We have twelve private rooms with air conditioning, private bathrooms and fridge (minibar).
The rooms are independent buildings ensure greater convenience and privacy. We have different room sizes: double, triple and quadruple (for family with kids).
In the structure of the hotel, you can still count on:
- Outdoor hammocks place
- Swimming pool
- Restaurant with A/C
- Laundry service
- Satellite TV
- Free Wi-Fi
- Observation tower
- Generator in case of blackout
- Private landing strip
A wide range of tours and activities are available to explore the Pantanal, either by boats and canoes on Correntoso River, as by horseback, 4WD safaris and walking trails through forests, open areas and scenic landscapes.
The activities are guided by Portuguese or English guides and it will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest.
All tours will be arranged according to the schedule of the hotel, the weather conditions and profile of tourists.
- CANNOEING: This excursion for two people is performed on the Correntoso River, using kayaks or Canadian canoes. The conduction is easy and requires no previous practice; it can be done by people of all ages. This activity brings you back to Nature by silent and contemplation. It’s not rare to be surprised by wild life staring from the riverside.
- HIKKING: Hiking through trails in the woods and open areas we can have a closer contact with the nature. During the trails it is possible to see animals nearby, such as capybaras, deer, south-American coatis and many different species of birds.
- BIRDWATCHING: We have a specific activity for the bird lovers. With a wide variety of species cataloged, the Araraúna Eco-lodge is an important destination for birdwatchers, where you can observe rare and endangered birds. We offer specialized guides for this.
- HORSEBACK RIDING: The Pantaneiro horse is of a gentle and obedient race. Trained by the cowboys for the daily cattle work at the ranch, our horses are an excellent option for a better view of the life and culture of the pantaneiro people and it requires NO previous experience. We use the very comfortable pantaneiro settle which can be used by anyone. Crossing flooded fields, open areas, forests and trails it is possible to see the wildlife from a different perspective.
- BOATING: A relaxing tour by the river, where you can watch and approach birds, caimans, capibaras, otters and be surprised by other species at every curve of the Correntoso river. On the way back, a stop to appreciate the astonishing sunset of Pantanal.
- ANPHIBIAN CAR TRIP (OPTIONAL): The amphibian car allows you to reach places where it is not possible by 4×4 vehicles or even horses. This excursion is recommended for the adventure lovers.
- FISHING: “Catch and release”, this practice is performed at the river, where it is possible to fish a variety of fishes such as piranhas, pacus, dourados and others. Fun for all ages!
- PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI and GAME DRIVES: Excursion performed on a customized and comfortable four-wheel truck. By car it is possible to cover a larger area, and therefore see more wildlife. Each day you can enjoy the sundown from a different area of the 30 thousand hectares that composes the Ararauna lodge. Best option for photographers, kids or people with difficulty for locomotion.