The next two days are spent relaxing at the lodge and enjoying morning and afternoon activities from the lodge, with nocturnal spotlighting after dinner each night.
Morning activities start early, to take advantage of one of the best times of the day to observe wildlife. After returning to the lodge for lunch, there is time to relax in the heat of the day until temperatures cool down enough to venture out on an afternoon excursion, another good time of the day to observe wildlife and maybe a beautiful sunset.
Please note that available activities will depend on the weather and local conditions.
Possible activities include the following:
Forest walking Safari: There are many trails surrounding the lodges that lead through the forest vegetation allowing you to observe the small animals that reside there and the varied flora. The Caiman Ecological Refuge alternates the trails used to minimize the impact on the environment.
Caiman Walking Safari: This walk takes you through the area surrounding the main part of the ranch, including the Research Centres and the Environmental Interpretation Centre. The tour ends at Paizinho’s Bridge, a great place from which to observe caiman at close range, including the spectacled caiman.
Photographic Safari: Travelling by specially adapted vehicles, this activity takes you further afield to more distant parts of the ranch, exposing you to contrasting vegetation and a wide variety of wildlife.
Canadian Canoe Trip: Heading out in 3-seat Canadian canoes, this excursion provides a great opportunity to observe the many water birds, to listen to the sounds of the Pantanal and maybe experience a beautiful sunset from the water.
Jeep Safari: Travelling by 4x4 vehicles adapted for wildlife safaris, this excursion provides closer contact with the wildlife and access to different parts of the Pantanal.
The excursions and activities are accompanied by English-speaking guides, caimaners (guides specialized in the flora and fauna of the Pantanal), local field guides and residents with a deep knowledge and understanding of the Pantanal.
After dinner at the lodge each evening, there is the option to join a nocturnal spotlighting safari.