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Day 13 (1 of 2) – FAREWELL PANTANAL, BRAZIL

Today was our last day in Pantanal.  We know we would miss this memorable 4-day experience.  In the morning, our guide Flavio took us for a morning walk near the lodge.  We stroll on a trail that took us through a forest to the edge of the lodge premise and back.  Along the way, Flavio stopped frequently to listen to the sounds of birds and animals, and helped us to spot their locations.  If not Flavio, we would not have had seen so many wonderful wildlife in the pass 4 days.  During this last stroll near the lodge, we saw some capuchin monkey, a tepu lizard, and again our beloved hyacinth macaw.  After the walk, we rested a bit at the lodge, packed our backpacks, had lunch at the dining hall, and bid farewell to Pantanal to conclude our 4-day trip in Pantanal.  A four hour drive took us back to Cuiaba Airport where we took a Brasilia-bound flight to continue our journey.DSC_7030OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAImageDSC_6974DSC_6979DSC_6987

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Read other posts on Pantanal, Brazil
Day 9.1 – Trail of Waterfalls, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 9.2 – Stone City, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 10.1 – Pantanal
Day 10.2 – Transpantaneria Highway, Pantanal
Day 10.3 – Pousada Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 10.4 – Rio Claro Boat Tour, Pantanal
Day 11.1 – Morning Safari and Forest Walk, Pantanal
Day 11.2 – Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 12.1 – Morning Walk, Pantanal
Day 12.2 – Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal
Day 12.3 – Afternoon Walk and Evening Safari, Pananal
Day 12.4 – Night of Caimans
Day 13.1 – Farewell Pantanal, Brazil

Next Destination – Brasilia, Brazil
Continuing on our journey from post Day 13.2

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

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Day 12 (2 of 4)– POUSO ALEGRE LODGE, PANTANAL, BRAZIL

Today we said goodbye to Rio Claro Poudosa and moved to another lodge at about 30 minutes drive away.  The new lodge was located in a ranch off the Transpantaneira.  Along the way, we passed by some small green ponds full of caimans having just their eyes sticking out of the water.  The Pouso Alegre Lodge was very different from Rio Claro .  It’s country lodge with horses , cattle and rheas.  There are a few old trees where hyacinth macaws occasionally rested on from time to time.  Finally, we got a glimpse of this rare beautiful bird from up close.

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Read other posts on Pantanal, Brazil
Day 9.1 – Trail of Waterfalls, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 9.2 – Stone City, Chapada dos Guimaraes
Day 10.1 – Pantanal
Day 10.2 – Transpantaneria Highway, Pantanal
Day 10.3 – Pousada Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 10.4 – Rio Claro Boat Tour, Pantanal
Day 11.1 – Morning Safari and Forest Walk, Pantanal
Day 11.2 – Rio Claro, Pantanal
Day 12.1 – Morning Walk, Pantanal
Day 12.2 – Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal
Day 12.3 – Afternoon Walk and Evening Safari, Pananal
Day 12.4 – Night of Caimans
Day 13.1 – Farewell Pantanal, Brazil

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought