The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland, and the best place for viewing wetland wildlife. Here, you’ll find easier access to birds and animals that are found in the Amazon but are harder to view there due to the dense jungle. The Pousada Rio Mutum offers the perfect base from which to explore this area and your stay here includes all your meals and daily activities
Enjoy the chance to spot anteaters, armadillos, otters, marmosets and even jaguars and pumas.
Fantastic bird watching opportunities including toucans, jabiru, macaws and parrots.
Explore this enormous area of seasonally flooded savannah lowlands and wetlands.
Take a safari spotting marine life including caiman, anaconda and a variety of fish.
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Transfer from Cuiabá airport to Rio Mutum Lodge. Dinner and evening at leisure.
Day 2: Rio Mutum activities including horse riding, boat safari & nocturnal animal spotting.
Day 3: Rio Mutum activities including ecological walk, bird watching, boat cruise, piranha fishing and caiman spotting.
Day 4: Morning activity prior to departure transfer to Cuiabá airport.
Tailor-made suggestions for this itinerary
Add in some relaxation time with a visit to the beautiful beaches and tropical islands to the south of Rio including Paraty and Ilha Grande.
Combine the Pantanal with a visit to the aquatic playground of Bonito.
Day 1: Cuiabá to Pousada Rio Mutum
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in the Pantanal, approximately a 3 hour drive away from Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso. Along the way, you’ll observe many kinds of birds, small mammals and typical landscapes. After check-in, you’ll receive an introduction to the lodge and surrounding areas. In the evening, a delicious piranha soup is served just before dinner. After dinner, there will be an introduction to the activities of the following days. The evening is yours to relax at the lodge.
Day 2: Pousada do Rio Mutum
After breakfast, there will be horse riding through the jungle and up to the edge of the Siá Mariana bay. Throughout the year, a large variety of birds, animals and reptiles can be observed. Afterward, you’ll return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you can experience a boat ride safari in Mutum River. In its crystal clear water it is possible to see giant otters, stingrays and many schools of colourful, small fish. At the Mutum river banks, a large variety of birds can be observed. You’ll then return to the lodge for dinner, and afterward venture out for nocturnal animal spotting by jeep in the lodge’s surrounding area. Later, you’ll return to the lodge for the evening.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 3: Pousada do Rio Mutum
After breakfast, take an ecological walk through the jungle and open fields to observe animals and birds. Having the largest diversity of bird species in the world, the Pantanal is especially interesting for bird watching. Afterward, return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll take a boat trip down the Mutum river banks, Siá Mariana bay and Chacororé bay. Return by boat to the lodge, stopping to see the sunset at the Siá Mariana bay and to go piranha fishing. In the evening, feed caiman with piranhas fished from Siá Mariana bay and enjoy nocturnal animal spotting. You’ll return to the lodge for dinner in the evening.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included.
Day 4: Pantanal to Cuiabá airport
At 4:30am, we’ll begin canoeing in the Mutum River to observe the sunrise and the beauty of Pantanal wildlife at the break of dawn. Later in the morning we’ll return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out. Transfer to the Cuiabá airport.
Departs - Daily
Hotel Information - Posada Rio Mutum
Pousada Rio Mutum sits beside the Mutum River, which gradually merges in two large lakes - Sia Mariana and Chachorore. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Pantanal, the largest swampland in the world and one of South America's top wildlife destinations.
Accommodation in single or twin rooms with private facilities, hotel taxes, small group tours with English speaking guides, transfers, meals as specified.
What's not included
Airfares, airport entrance/departure taxes, gratuities, travel insurance, any items not mentioned as included.
Hotel rates are based on lead in rooms. Other room types and hotels are available. Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events.
Transfer details: Duration 3 hours
From Cuiabá (airport) to Lodge: 01:00pm and 5:30pm
From Lodge to Cuiabá (airport): 07:00am and 11:00am