Pantanal Off The Beaten Path

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    Piranhas fishing

    by jitkaceska Written Jan 7, 2008

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    The clouded, slow-moving water of Rio Claro is prime habitat for piranha.
    Hanging out in small, loosely organized schools of various sizes, they are not as voracious as most people think. Local children swim in rivers all the time. Their only precaution is not having open wounds anywhere on their bodies.

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    MONKEY WATCHING

    by jitkaceska Updated Jan 6, 2008

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    The best opportunities are in forrested corridors along rivers where troops of howler monkeys can be seen on the move, foraging for buds, leaves, blooms and natural fruits. They move freely among the branches with the help of their prehensile tails that actually act as a fifth hand. The only reason they venture down from the canopy is to drink.

    Eco Lodge Araras built the watch tower, which is taller than neighbouring trees and curious monkeys visit it very often. When you climb there and wait a moment, some of them come and behave like at home. They play, show their babies and you feel real in the middle of their family...

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    Drive your own car

    by micpil Written Nov 9, 2005

    This is the best suggestion. Evryone is going with organized tours but do it by yourself is great. There are not dangers (well a part from the bridges and jacares) and you can stop whenever you like...If I had to do it again I would probably rent a 4 WD...

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    GRUTA RICARDO FRANCO (A GROTTO )

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This amazing grotto is located in Forte Coimbra.
    It was used many times as a hiding place for the soldiers,and has a natural lake in it,where you can swin.
    The people who live around told me there are many other grottos but it's not realy safe to explore them.
    Don't forget to bring your repelent,inside the grotto it's fine,but in the way to there your meeting with nasty mosquitos is almost unavoid.

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    COIMBRA FORT

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    It's a small region in Corumba,near the border Brazil/Bolivia/Paraguai,at the Paraguai River borders.
    The maintainance of the place is made by the Brazilian Army,but it's open for visitation.
    It's not easy to reach the place,only by boat or by air ( there's a small airport in the north side ).

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    DOWN PIXAIM RIVER

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    ..fantastic trip down this river!!Ask the guide specifically if you wish to see this area!!(it's not included in most popular trips!)

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    MIRANTE DOS CANHOES ( A PROMENADE)

    by janaina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Located between Brazil,Paraguai and Bolivia,close to the Pantanal area,in a clear day you can see the 3 countries hills.

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