Pousada Rio Mutum has a superb location, nestled between the lakes of Sia Mariana and Chachorore in one of the most beautiful regions of the Pantanal, surrounded by hills, lakes, rivers and grassy plains.
Scattered amongst the Pousada's extensive tropical gardens are the twenty two simple yet comfortable cottage-style guest rooms. These are decorated in a cosy traditional style and all have private bathrooms and verandas with hammocks, perfect for relaxing and watching the many species of birds flitting amongst the trees. There is also a spacious outdoor swimming pool, a terrace bar, small shop and a restaurant serving regional specialities.
The Pantanal is home to countless species of birds and mammals, making it a true paradise for nature lovers. Horse ride through dense forests, hike trails immersed in nature, watch alligators basking in the sun and take a canoe trip through the wetlands at dawn to view the fauna, which may include otters, tapir and iguanas. Expert bilingual guides lead all the excursions and activities from the pousada and will ensure you get the most out of your stay.
Fishing is also an important activity in the area, with piranha, dourado, barbado and pintado to be found, amongst others. Pousada Rio Mutum has first class boats for fishing expeditions and experienced pilots familiar with the region. .
Pousada Rio Mutum has 22 charming guest rooms set amongst the tropical gardens. All rooms have private bathroom, minibar, air conditioning, ceiling fan and a private porch with hammocks.
Children of all ages are welcome at Pousada Rio Mutum although due to the length of the transfer to the lodge and the nature of the excursions we would not recommend it for very young children. Older children are sure to enjoy the adventurous nature of a stay in the Pantanal and looking out for the local wildlife.
Facilities at Pousada Rio Mutum include an outdoor pool, a dining area, terrace bar, small shop, games room and TV room. The lodge has a Toyota Jeep for excursions into the surrounding area.
There are many excellent activities and excursions on offer at Pousada Rio Mutum, including trail hiking, riding, canoe trips, photo safaris and boat safaris. The pousada also offers fishing with first class boats and experienced pilots. The fishing season runs from March through to October.
When to travel
Two well-defined seasons: one dry (July to November) and one rainy (December to June). At the beginning of the rainy season the water is quickly absorbed, but later on the soil gradually becomes waterlogged. Plant-covered ponds, pools and baías start forming and new watercourses of widely varying sizes are formed.
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Location and directions
The Pantanal, Brazil
Pousada Rio Mutum sits beside the Mutum River, in Pantanal, the largest swampland in the world and one of South America's top wildlife destinations.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute international flight to Sao Paulo, 3-hour flight to Cuiaba followed by a 3-hour road transfer to Pousada Rio Mutum.