Day 1: Campo Grande - Pousada Ararauna
Arrival in Campo Grande, where assistance, with name board, is waiting for you. Ground transfer in 4x4 vehicle straight through the Pantanal (5 hrs – 2,5 hrs on paved roads & 2,5 hrs on dirt roads) or air transfer in a small air plane, C-182 or a Piper 6X for a flight of approximately 1 hour. By car you will cross through different farms and have good chances to see some rheas, coatis, capybaras and lots of birds. By plane you will have a good overview of the landscape. Arriving at Araraúna Lodge you will be welcomed by your hosts. After checking-in, depending the hour, you will be invited to a short walk around of the house. Don’t forget your binoculars and camera. After lunch you will go out by 4x4 wheel car which will take you slowly to different areas of the farm and your guide will try to spot all kinds of wildlife.
The activities that are offered by the lodge are guided by English guides and the excursion schedule will be adapted to suit the particular desires of each guest. Normally, the groups don´t exceed 08 people. During your stay the following tours will be scheduled at the lodge: horse riding, boat rides, canoeing, trekking, “catch and release” fishing, birdwatching, photo safari drives and also an optional amphibious car trip. Next day you can choose between the different activities offered. Before or after lunch, feel free to have a dive in the swimming pool or go to the corixo beside the house to a refresh bath in a natural place. (L,D)
Day 2 & 3: Pousada Ararauna
The trips mentioned above are scheduled at the pousada. The trips will be carefully selected, depending the climate and time of the year and will be guided by local guides that know all about the flora and fauna that make this place unique. During your stay all excursions and meals are included. Overnight at Pousada Ararauna. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Pousada Arauna - Campo Grande
After breakfast 4x4 ground or air transfer to the airport of Campo Grande in time for your domestic flight out.(B)