Hotel Vale Verde
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Campo Grande
... under the stars, a great idea until a motorbike came along shining its lights in our faces at 3am and stopped right by our sleeping spot. As we don't speak Portugese and were reluctant to play charades at such an hour, we slowly slid further into our sleeping bags and played dead. Simple plan yet effective. Phew! It must be quite strange for a local coming across a massive yellow truck parked on the side of a dirt road with a bunch of gringos camping next to ...
... get very annoying.
After lunch on day 3 we were due to leave, so we packed up all our stuff and piled in the back of the truck for the long journey back to Campo Grande. We swapped to a van once we got off the dirt roads, but by then we had been swarmed by mozzies yet again. They are relentless. Apparently they get even worse than we had them as the wet season continues. We had one night in Campo Grande and in the afternoon of the next day we had a very long bus ride to ...
... the boat. I wasn't so lucky or skilful.
We also had a demonstration of a black-collared hawk being called down from the trees to be fed piranha. A caiman also swam by to be fed piranha.
Saw plush-created jays and yellow-billed cardinals at the feeding troughs at the Fazenda.
I left my binoculars at the lodge ...
... so we got some good photos of us taken by the guide. After the boat tour we sat around again taking it all in. Only two people exit the cave at once. Using the vertical ropes we came down on you are again harnessed in and a loop is put around your legs. You use your legs to push your self up the rope. It usually takes people about 20 minutes to get out of the cave. We still had a while to wait till we could go up. There were 8 people ahead of us. ...
... It was amazing. They were right by the shore. They were a bit scarred of the boat, but they walked off down the river so we could follow them. Then they disappeared into the forest, but by the time we turned around to go back up the river, they were back in their same spot and we could watch them again. It was unreal. We were so lucky to see them, since it is pretty rare, even though they are relatively common in the Pantanal.
The morning of my last day, we ...