Howard Johnson Sao Jose dos Pinhais
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... a brown rabbit the size of a dog and rather cute. After lunch we went on a horse ride which Vikki couldn't stop laughing throughout and was a lot of fun. This was followed later in the evening with a night drive to try and spot a jaguar! Unfortunately we didn't have much luck but got to see a huge lake full of Cayman that you could see all there red eyes reflected in the spotlight we where using to find animals. The next day ...
... 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 ...
... see the track cut into the mountain on the other side - it was stunning! The clouds shrouded the tops of the mountains as the cloud forest certainly lived up to its name! We had to descend from 1000m to sea level in order to reach our destination, but I have to say this train certainly lived up to expectations and was well worth the money! Eventually we reached Morretes, a small colonial village, which it seemed as though time had forgotten! It had beautiful ...
... how you spell it!) nibbling on grass, Toucanīs eating berries from trees, Iguanaīs sunbathing in the road and then scuttling off as the jeep passes. We even got to see a male and female howler monkey, and the female had a little baby on her back. They are all light brown when they are little and then as they grow older they get darker if they are male and stay golden if they are female!
After 2 hours getting thrown around in the jeep and getting ...
... of bamboo. We stopped at two bridges which made up the road but instead of hunting for the piranhas we were paying more attention to the cayman alligator that was attracted to our meat! Eventually the cayman alligator bit onto the meat and Barney was unable to move his rod in time and so it had to keep snapping its mouth together to free itself! Crazy!
We drove back in the boiling heat and Barney and I kept dozing off in the jeep, must've been the heat! We got back to ...