Pantanal Travel Blog› entry 31 of 36 › view all entries
So it's up and off to the Pantanal. We stop at a wee town to stock up on snacks etc and the park the truck up and get a ride in a couple of 4WD's. This doesn't last long though as the local cops decide that they don't want us going to the lodge we'd been booked into. We get taken to another lodge where there's a lot of discussion between the locals and the police until we are all bundled into the police cars and taken to yet another lodge. They decide we can stay there at no extra cost so we finally get some lunch, nice at 5pm! We then head down to where we are going to stay, we all claim our hammocks and sort ourselves out before dinner which is remarkably similar to lunch! Then it's off to bed.
So it's up and off for a jungle walk, we have to wait a bit for the rain to stop but we head away.
The next morning we go for a bit of a drive and see some Caiman, Monkeys, Stalks, Macaws and Giant Otter. We then have lunch before heading out on a horse trek. It absolutely buckets down so after about 2 minutes we're soaked right through but it's good fun but because of the weather we don't see any wildlife. We head back and shower before sitting down with a few beers to celebrate Australia Day.
So after a couple of days in the Pantanal which I enjoyed but others may not because of the mosquitoes(they left me alone), wet weather and sleeping in hammocks we head away. We get taken back to the main road in 4WD's again and the road is just a clay mess though we we only spin through 90 degrees once . We then head to Tres Lagoas and spend the night in a hotel which everyone really enjoys. Nice to relax in civilisation again.