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Pousada Rio Mutum Pantanal Lodge

4 Night Lodge Package

Pousada Rio Mutum is one of the most popular lodges in the northern Pantanal, close to the city of Cuiaba. The lodge includes options for boat, vehicle and horse excursions for wildlife viewing. There are also specialist packages available for birdwatching and fishing in the Pantanal.

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 Rio Mutum Pantanal Lodge

Pousada Rio Mutum is one of the most popular lodges in the northern Pantanal, close to the city of Cuiaba. The lodge includes options for boat, vehicle and horse excursions for wildlife viewing. There are also specialist packages available for birdwatching and fishing in the Pantanal.

  • 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 : Arrive in The Pantanal
Cuiaba to Rio Mutum Lodge
After flying to Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso state in Brazil, you will be picked up at the airport for the 3 hour drive to Rio Mutum Lodge. From the raised dirt road it is easy to spot wildlife on the surrounding plains 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 Rio Mutum Pantanal Lodge
After breakfast, you can depart on a guided tour horseback tour into The Pantanal for the best wildlife viewing in South America. The savannah, lakes and hills make a beautiful landscape and the open spaces allow unobstructed views of a whole array of creatures. The journey to Sia Mariana Bay, riding through the waters, gives you the chance to see giant anteaters, tapirs, capybaras, deer and armadillos as well as abundant bird and aquatic life. After returning to the lodge for lunch, you can take a photo safari on the crystal clear waters of the Rio Mutum. Anacondas and giant otters are spotted occasionally in the area. Dinner is at the lodge.
Day 3 : Pantanal Wildlife
Pousada Rio Mutum Pantanal Lodge
After breakfast, a boat ride and trail hike to Chacororé Bay, a 15km wide lake give you chance to learn more about the delicate ecosystem of The Pantanal, before seeing the aquatic life of the pristine lake and reptile life around its shores. After lunch, a boat trip takes you to one of the largest nesting sites in The Pantanal. After dinner, a night safari takes you to spot nocturnal animals. Many predators such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots and maned wolves hunt in the cooler night. The eyes of some of the 20 million alligators of The Pantanal are very visible at night, and it will feel like you can see at least that many stars in the unpolluted night sky!
Day 4 : Pantanal Activities
Pousada Rio Mutum Pantanal Lodge
Pousada Rio Mutum has many activities available during your stay, which depend on the season and weather and water conditions. Birdwatching is the most popular leisure activity in the Pantanal Wetlands of course, with their abundance being one of the major reasons why the Pantanal has the highest concentration of fauna on the planet. Studies of Pantanal Birdlife take place at the lodge and local expert guides can tailor your trips to include days purely bird-watching. The aquatic life comes in just as great numbers too, with fishing being the second most popular activity although only allowed in the high waters of March to October.
Day 5 : Leaving The Pantanal
Pousada Rio Mutum to Cuiaba & Away
At least one morning in the Pantanal should be spent admiring the sunrise. Dawn in the Pantanal is a beautiful time, although not a peaceful one! The jungle 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 over the canopy of trees. A morning transfer takes you back to Cuiaba Airport where you can fly on to Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to connect with international flights, or fly on to one of our other wonderful Brazil destinations such as Iguazu Falls or 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