• a view of water and a mountain in the background

Pantanal Discovery Tour

An absolute paradise for birdwatchers and flora and fauna experts, the Pantanal is a vast area of wetland that hosts rich and diverse ecosystems where you will see more wildlife than anywhere else in Brazil, including the Amazon.

The Pantanal is the place to see Brazilian wildlife, especially the beautiful Jaguar.

2018 tour departures
Daily departures throughout the year

4 days
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
a large waterfall over a body of water

Trip highlights

  • Siá Mariana Bay boat trip
  • Mutum River photographic safari
  • Horse riding through the Pantanal wetlands

Meet on arrival at Cuiaba Airport and transfer to your hotel. On the way (3.5 hours) observe birds, small mammals, and typical landscapes such as the farms and savannas. Your transfer stops at Pocone; before the second leg of the journey and several stops are made for photos opportunities.Once settled at the lodge, late afternoon can be spent hiking the lodge's surroundings. Hike to the Mirante da Garca, a 12m high observation tower for an unequalled view of the sunset. After dinner, a star gazing trek is available where you can experience the sounds of the flood plain.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pousada do Rio Mutum or similar

After breakfast, observe the wonders of the jungle with a 2-3 hour horseback ride which take you up to the edge of Sia Mariana Bay, a great vantage point to take in the stunning scenery.In the afternoon, observe and learn about the surrounding ecosystem with a hike through the jungle.Later enjoy dinner and a nights stay at the lodge.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pousada do Rio Mutum or similar

After breakfast, departure to Rio Clarinho river riding on the flood plain ways.At Rio Clarinho riverbank, take a canoe and explore its banks, mangroves and forest. With luck, a sight of a family of ariranhas (giant otters) will be nearby (fishing, playing and teaching the babies to swim and fish). Possibility of fishing the elusive Piranha, known for nibbling the bait off the hook without the fisherman noticing. Lambaris, another species of fresh water fish are an easy catch and are delicious when barbecued.A picnic barbecue lunch will be prepared at the camp site. Return to the lodge at the end of the afternoon. Later enjoy dinner and a night at the lodge.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pousada do Rio Mutum or similar

Early this morning take a canoe down the Mutum River to observe the sunrise and the beauty of wildlife at the break of dawn in the Pantanal. Return to the lodge for breakfast and then to Cuiaba Airport for your onward flight.


  • English speaking local guide, air-conditioned transportation
  • Accommodation listed (subject to change) with private facilities
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
  • Meals included as detailed

Not included

  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver