Pousada Rio Mutum
At a Glance
One of the most accessible of the Pantanal lodges. A 3 hour drive from Cuiaba airport
One of the few lodges in the Pantanal to have a swimming pool - great for cooling off after an adventurous day exploring
Family friendly and set in attractive gardens and good sense of space
Excellent excursions in small groups with bilingual guides
Superb wildlife viewing nearby
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The Pantanal has two distinct seasons, dry and wet. During the wet season (November-April) guests will find the region in bloom, with lush vegetation and flowers, however the rains can make some areas tricky to reach, it is very hot and humid and some lodges do close at this time. We feel the best time to visit is during the dry season (May - October), which is the peak season for viewing wildlife, when rare species of birds and other animals seek shelter along the riverbanks and can be observed more easily.
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Pousada Rio Mutum is an excellent lodge from which to explore the northern Pantanal of Brazil, the largest wetlands in the world and one of South America's top wildlife destinations, boasting an immense variety of flora and fauna.
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 specialties.
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.
This pousada is highly recommended for those who enjoy fishing. The pintado catfish is a particularly prized catch, but anglers can also expect to hook dourado, paçu, or piraputanga. (The best months for fishing are Feb-Oct; there is no fishing Nov-Jan during spawning season.) For nonfishers there are tours of the Pantanal ecosystem by boat, foot, and canoe. The lodge also offers special bird-watcher packages, which do many of the same activities but are accompanied by a bird expert. Accommodations are in simply furnished rooms that come with private bathrooms and a veranda.
Location & directions
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.