Hotel Santa Paula
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... either side of the horse trail. We both thought of Eleanor who would have loved the horses.
That afternoon was to be an amazing highlight of the trip – piranha fishing! We headed out on the boat and then our guides gave us our bamboo fishing poles, put on the bait (raw meat) and we fished! It was a bit windy so we moved to a more secluded spot and then Spencer caught the first piranha (a golden ...
... and then slowly drains – we are here at the beginning of the dry season so the water is slowly receding so the land is teeming with fish and birds. We motored around the shoreline of the river and lake seeing hundreds of birds (tiger heron my favourite, hummingbird and woodpecker was Spencers). As we were on the Boat, rather than on land you are able to get closer to the animals who tend to flock to the shoreline. With the sun ...
... difficult to get warm in the hammock. The next morning we were assigned horses and started our two hour trek, mainly through water in the wetlands, spotting a lot of Caimans and a fast rat animal that ran in front of Scott's horse, giving it a bit of a fright. The horses did well taking us through the fairly deep water, and we had a great morning. In the afternoon we ...
... BBQ's are huge, you could literally eat your body weight in meat if you wanted. The only negative was the share amount of mosquitoes. We got biten from head to toe, literally covered in nasty red, swollen, extremely itchy bites (we all look like we ...
... to see them; our guide grew up in the Pantanal and this was only the twelfth time that he's seen one. We stayed at a farm with a very tight fence surrounding the grounds to keep the animals out, and slept in a huge screened-in room with 40 hammocks and fans lining the walls. Aside from animals the Pantanal is famous for two things, heat and insects, when we checked the weather the day before we went it was 45°C. We lucked out as with a couple cloudy days and a ...