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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 ...
... year 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 ...
... Caiman infested waters and went on a two hour walk around the farm, walking through wetlands up to almost knee height. During the walk Blue Macaws, Storks, Howler Monkeys and many birds were spotted. After another carb loaded meal (we have been served a lot of carbs!!) we relaxed before retiring to our night in hammocks, surprisingly easy to sleep in, however the cold ...
... pox). But we had the best time.
Just before leaving the Ranch and the Pantanal for Bonito we couldn't find Dane's wallet :( which has all of our Cash, credit cards, travel cards etc. Realised it had been left at the service station on the way. ...
... the heat wasn't too bad, and the Mosquitos weren't as bad as we were warned they would be. Although we did still need to have bonfires at night despite the heat in an attempt to keep the bugs away. Our second day was busy, with piranha fishing in the morning and a horseback ride in the afternoon. When we got to the pond to fish everyone thought it was pretty cool to see three giant otters swimming around and screeching at us. Our guide wasn't as impressed as they eat all ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet