Brazil

North Pantanal - RIO MUTUM ECO LODGE

4 days | 3 nights
Shared tour
From 1210USD per person
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Visits

NORTH PANTANAL: Pantanal Lecture, Horseback Riding, Sunrise/Daytime/Nocturnal Walks/Boat Excursions, Piranha Fishing

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL, PANTANAL LECTURE, SHORT WALK

Afternoon

Welcome and reception upon arrival at Cuiaba Airport. Transfer by car to the Pousada do Rio Mutum at 1 pm or 5:30 pm (2 hours 30 min) passing through the small town of Santo Antonio do Leverger, as well as the villages of Porto de Fora, and Mimoso - the birthplace of Marechal Candido Rondon.
During your journey to the lodge, it will be possible to spot birds and various wild animals in their natural habitat as you enjoy the beautiful landscape decorated by the typical settlements of the Pantanal people.
Upon arrival at the lodge, reception and a welcome-cocktail.
After your check-in, an introduction to the Pantanal region is scheduled with a presentation of cartographic maps and satellite images. After the brief lecture, and time permitting, enjoy a short walk to observe the various species of birds and other animals at the lodge.

Evening

Early in the evening, enjoy being served a tasty piranha broth, followed by a dinner of the typical dishes of the region.

Overnight at the Lodge.

MEALS
  • Dinner at the Lodge

Day 2 ECOLOGICAL WALK, BOAT EXCURSION, NIGHT JEEP OR BOAT SIGHTSEEING

Morning

After breakfast, embark on an ecological walk of approximately 3 hours to explore the fruits of nature as you wander through woods, forests, and open fields in search of birds, mammals, reptiles, plants, and other integral aspects of the Pantanal ecosystem. 

Return for lunch.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, sail onto the waters of the Mutum River on a boat (3 hours). During this trip over transparent waters and through winding river ways, one can observe giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis), sting rays (lymma Taeniura), and shoals of small fish. As you wander on the river, you will be able to marvel at the several species of birds whose natural habitat is an area of vegetation on the bank of the river.

Return to the lodge for dinner.

Evening

After your dinner, wander in the night by jeep or boat for nocturnal sightseeing (2 hours) as you explore the mysterious surroundings in search of nocturnal creature in the serene contemplation of the wetland environment.

Overnight at the Lodge.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the Lodge
  • Lunch at the Lodge
  • Dinner at the Lodge

Day 3 HORSEBACK RIDING, TYPICAL FARM, BOAT RIDE, PIRANHA FISHING

Morning

After breakfast, enjoy traditional horseback riding (approximately 3 hours) up a to typical farm on the border of the Siá Mariana Bay. The path that you will roam is excellent for observing the local flora and fauna throughout the year, where you will surely be surprised by the prevalent diversity of species.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, descend down the waters of the Mutum river on a fascinating boat ride to reach the Siá Mariana bay (8 km extension in the North / South direction). During this tour we will explore the banks of the bay and the channel connecting both the Siá Mariana and Chacororé bays. During this excursion, many different species of birds, reptiles, and other animals can be observed (during the rainy season, the Chacororé bay exceeds 15 km in length).
Stop to bask in the light of the sunset and fish for piranhas.
On the way back to the lodge, enjoy a night of sightseeing in search of nocturnal animals.

Evening

Free evening and overnight at the lodge.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the Lodge
  • Lunch at the Lodge
  • Dinner at the Lodge

Day 4 SUNRISE TOUR, DEPARTURE

Morning

Sunrise Tour: (Very!) Early morning paddling in canoes (1 hour and 30 min) to appreciate the enchantment of the awakening of nature in the Pantanal.
Return to the lodge for a breakfast, followed by checkout from the lodge to drive back to the Cuiabá airport.
Transfer to Cuiaba airport at 7 am or 11 am.

MEALS
  • Breakfast at the Lodge

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What's included

Accommodation

Nights
3 nights in Standard Room at Pousada Rio Mutum

Meals

Full board plan
3 breakfasts + 2 lunches + 3 dinners

Transportation

Vehicule
Shared transfers from/to airport/lodge

Orientation

Guide
Shared English-Speaking Guide

What's not included

  • Domestic flights:
    • From/to Cuiaba
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks 
  • Extra meals
  • Extra expenses
  • Tips

Dates and Prices

Arrival date

Important notes

If necessary, it is imperative to get your yellow fever vaccine at least ten days prior to departure.

Pantanal packing list:

  • binoculars
  • waterproof hiking shoes
  • hat
  • quick-dry clothing
  • long-sleeve shirt
  • long-sleeve pants
  • strong insect repellent
  • strong sunblock
  • bathing-suit
  • case or protection for your camera and phone
  • personal medication. 
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