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Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge

4 Night Lodge Package

Pousada Piuval in the Northern Pantanal is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the wetlands. The ranch has been taking in guests to enjoy the wildlife, horse-rides and trails since 1989.

Pantanal Wetlands Lodges

Enter the Pantanal Wetlands from one of our Pantanal Lodges. Take 4x4 vehicles, horses, bikes and trails to explore the savannah and waterways of this wilderness for the finest wildlife viewing in South America. Photograph caiman and capybara as they cool in the waters, often together. Watch wheeling flocks of parakeets, macaws, parrots and hundreds more species as they fly noisily overhead. Join the giant otters in fishing for piranha, pacu and dourado, but maybe leave the anteaters to dine alone. Take the best chance to see the most beautiful predators on the continent while on night safaris, with puma, ocelot and the magnificent jaguar spotted more here than anywhere else. Enjoy the most colourful skies at sunrise and sunset of every day, and the starriest of starry nights while staying at a Pantanal Lodge with Brazil Adventure Tours.

Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge

Pousada Piuval in the Northern Pantanal is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the wetlands. The ranch has been taking in guests to enjoy the wildlife, horse-rides and trails since 1989.

  • Destinations: Pantanal Wetlands
  • Duration: 4 Night Lodge Package
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Wildlife Observation - Ecotourism

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Into the Pantanal Wetlands
Cuiaba to Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge
After flying to Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso state in Brazil, you will be picked up at the airport for the 2-3 hour drive to Pousada Piuval close to Pocone in the Northern Pantanal. From the raised dirt roads it is easy to spot wildlife on the surrounding savannah and in the waters. The largest rodent in the world, the capybara, is especially visible. After settling in, you can enjoy a welcome drink and hear about the activities program before your first experience of the spectacular colours of a Pantanal sunset. Thousands of birds fill the sky as the sun disappears in shades of gold, pink and purple. Dinner is at the lodge, with the evening free to enjoy the sights and sounds around the lodge.
Day 2 : The Largest Wetlands in the World
Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge
Pousada Piuval offers a variety of activities in the Pantanal Wetlands around the area of the lodge. The activities offered depend on the season, weather and ground conditions, with hikes, horse-riding, bicycle rides, boat and vehicle-based trips taking you out with a guide specialised in the flora and fauna of the Pantanal region. The unique plantlife of the Pantanal provides many medicines and curatives that are still only now being discovered by the outside world. Trips on the water allow you to see the acquatic life close up too, with the huge variety of fish providing food for reptiles, birds and mammals as well as humans. You can catch piranha fish, one of the staple foods of Pantanal dishes.
Day 3 : Pantanal Activities
Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge
After breakfast you can ride a horse through the floodlands and the forests of The Pantanal. The savannah and the flooded plains make a beautiful landscape in themselves, and the open spaces are perfect for unobstructed views of a whole array of creatures such as giant anteaters, tapirs, capybaras, deer and armadillos. Anacondas and giant otters are spotted occasionally in the area, while alligators are also visible, lazing in the sun on the banks of the rivers and lakes. After lunch at the lodge, you can take a tour by cart or on foot along the ecological trails. An opportunity to fish for piranha can be arranged on the largest lake in the area before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Day 4 : Pantanal Wildlife
Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge
The Pantanal boasts the highest concentration of fauna on the planet with 698 bird species, 80 mammals, 260 fish species and 50 reptiles catalogued until now. Some are rare, many are numerous. Staying at Pousada Piuval gives you many opportunities to encounter the wildlife on your excursions. The caiman alligators and capybara rodents are present in great quantities and impossible to miss. Other large mammals which require a little more luck and patience to spot include beautiful big cats such as the jaguar, puma and ocelot. Monkeys, giant and lesser anteater, tapir, Pantanal deer and coati are just some of the mammals you can hope to encounter.
Day 5 : Flying Away from the Pantanal
Pousada Piuval Pantanal Lodge to Cuiaba
At least one morning should be spent admiring the Pantanal sunrise which is a beautiful time of every day although not a peaceful one! The savannah comes alive with thousands of bird, monkey and amphibian calls in a chorus of staggering volume. Parrots, parakeets and macaws seem to be competing to make the most noise as the sun rises. A morning transfer takes you back to Cuiaba from where you fly away from the Pantanal Wetlands and on to either Brasilia, Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to connect with your onward flight. You can also combine the Pantanal with any of our other destinations in Brazil such Iguazu Falls and the Amazon.
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * US$ 1,075 US$ 1,175 US$ 1,300 US$ 2,325
Domestic Flights ** N/A

Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Pantanal Wetlands Pousada Piuval Pousada Rio Mutum Araras Ecolodge SouthWild Pantanal


* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

May - June - July - August - September - October