Araras Eco Lodge

At a glance

  • Traditional and cosy lodge
  • Incredible wildlife viewing
  • Enjoy a great range of nature-focused activities at this remote eco lodge.

Araras Eco Lodge


A small and simple lodge in the wildlife-rich wetlands.

This charming and rustic lodge in the northern Pantanal has been built in harmony with the natural environment and provides a comfortable base for a three-night wildlife adventure. Wake to the sound of birdsong and enjoy an early breakfast on the deck before setting out with a naturalist guide to explore the world's largest tropical wetland area. In keeping with the lodge’s eco-friendly ethos, group sizes are kept to a maximum of ten guests during activities such as birdwatching, hiking, canoeing, horse riding, piranha fishing, photo safaris and night tours.

Cool off from the midday sun in the small pool or in a hammock on the shady terrace. Follow walkways to one of the lodge’s observation towers and keep an eye out for wildlife such as hyacinth macaws, howler monkeys and coatis. These treetop lookouts are also a great spot for catching the spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the wetlands. The restaurant serves hearty local cuisine with a buffet of meat, fresh fish and organic vegetables to keep your energy levels up and you can reflect on the day’s adventures with drinks on the terrace. The simply furnished rooms feature air-conditioning and you can sometimes spot wildlife right outside your doorstep! 

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Key information

In the northern Pantanal

Airport transfer time: Approx. 2½ hours from Cuiabá airport
Rooms: 19

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Accommodation information

19 rooms


• Head to the three strategic observation towers (Garça, Tuiuiu and Bugio) for the chance to spot birds and wildlife • Book a place on the Jaguar Express, navigating the Cuiabá, Piquiri and Três Irmãos rivers in search of the elusive predators • Explore beautiful Pantanal on horseback — you'll be accompanied by pure Pantaneiro horses, known for their docile nature



What's included

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner • Naturalist guide • A range of guided activities • Shuttle.

*Denotes local charge