PANTANAL is the largest floodplain of the planet, and UNESCO declares the place as World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve, the true wildlife sanctuary of South America.
Located the center of the continent, with an area of approximately 150.000 km², Pantanal consists of a transition area, containing elements of Cerrado, the Amazon and Atlantic forests, of Paraguayan Chaco and Caatinga. Such fantastic biodiversity includes approximately: 698 species of birds, 80 species of mammals, 26 of fish and 50 of reptiles.
Among this unique and rare biological diversity is the Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge (16º30’42,3” South latitude; 56º42’39,4” West longitude). Built in perfect harmony with its surroundings, it has its access assured throughout the year through the Transpantaneira Park Road, only 132 km (82 miles) south of Cuiabá (Capital of Mato Grosso) in approximately two hours.