Explore the trails on the Brazilian side of the falls in search of red-breasted toucans, green-headed tanagers, tropical butterflies and other wildlife. Millions of gallons of water cut a winding path through dense rainforest before forming the 275 cascades of this World Heritage Sites, and we’ll capture spectacular images of this nature wonder.
Savor Brazil’s Pantanal, an intoxicating blend of nature and excitement. In a land known equally for its raucous Carnival and swaths of rainforest, the landscapes and wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal personify the rich culture of this vast country — eclectic, vivacious, colorful and inviting. Create a private Pantanal tour, taking in a land where the bounty of birdlife is capable of turning even the most casual wildlife observer into a birding enthusiast and to a region of Brazil where high jaguar density and increasing rates of habituation combine to give you a good chance at viewing these majestic cats in their natural wild habitat. While the spectacular wildlife is your Pantanal tour’s greatest focus, soaking up the culture of a working ranch in Brazil’s “wild west” round-out a compelling itinerary. Also, optional extensions give you the opportunity to strolling the rainforest paths surrounding dazzling Iguazú Falls and to encounter enchanting and highly endangered golden lion tamarins.
Experience Food & Fun
Your itinerary includes opportunities for sampling traditional Brazilian dishes, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, night game drives and more — so everyone enjoys their ideal adventure! A special treat, guests cruise the three rivers — Three Brothers, Cuiabá, and Piquirí — that form Meeting-of-the-Waters State Park, one of the Pantanal’s largest protected areas, on guided jaguar safaris.
Innovative Ecotourism Efforts
Let the wild rivers and rarefied air of Brazil’s Pantanal cleanse your spirit while at Araras Ecolodge. Araras Ecolodge is a pioneer of Brazilian ecotourism, and you’ll get an opportunity to learn about the lodge’s extensive conservation projects while sampling fresh, organically grown fruits and relaxing by the pool.
Watch for jaguars in the wild & other river life during boating excursions.
Saddle up for a horseback ride (or take a 4x4, hike or boat) through Araras Reserve.
Build your birding checklist from abundant avian life.
Learn from local naturalists with years of experience in the Pantanal.