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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.
Duration: 4 - 6 days
The Pantanal is a unique destination offering varied landscapes home to an enormous amount of biodiversity. During your stay you will head out daily on guided excursions with an English speaking guide. A sample itinerary for a 4-day/3-night stay is as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.
|03 Jan 2020 - 30 Jun 2020||Standard Room||AUD $2109 pp||Contact us|
|01 Jul 2020 - 30 Nov 2020||Standard Room||AUD $2162 pp||Contact us|
|01 Dec 2020 - 15 Dec 2020||Standard Room||AUD $2109 pp||Contact us|
*Hotel rates are based on twin share in 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. Single supplement will be applied if travelling alone or if you wish to have a room to yourself.
**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
The Pousada do Rio Mutum - Pantanal Lodge is located in the municipal district of Barão de Melgaço, one of the most beautiful regions of Mato Grosso´s Pantanal. The pousada features 22 guest accommodations, a television room, restaurant, swimming pool, souvenir and convenience store and much more!