Day 4 - Transfer to Lodge
The Pantanal, is South America´s main wildlife sanctuary and was declared a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. With a total area of approximately 140,000 km² it is one of the largest contiguous wetland on the planet. Staying at the Pousada do Rio Mutum situated on the banks of the Rio Mutum at the point just before the river turns into two large lakes. There is also a swimming pool to enjoy after excursions and in the heat of the day. The transfer takes about 3 hours and a half and on the way, you will be able to see many different kinds of birds, small mammals and tropical landscapes. After check-in, we give you an introduction to the lodge and surrounding area. In the evening a delicious piranha soup is served just before dinner, after which a briefing is given on the activities of the following days.
Day 5 - Wildlife Excursion by Boat
After breakfast, ecological walk through the jungle and open fields to observe animals and birds. Having the largest diversity of bird species in the world, the Pantanal is specially interesting for bird watching. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, boat ride for a photographic safari in Mutum River. In its crystal clear water it is possible to see giant otters, stingrays and huge schools of small fish. At the Mutum river banks, a large variety of birds can be observed. Return to the lodge for dinner, then nocturnal animal spotting by jeep in the lodge surrounding area.
Day 6 - Village & Wildlife Excursion
Canoeing in the Mutum river to observe the sunrise and the beauty of wildlife at the break of dawn in the Pantanal. Return for breakfast, then boat ride to Cuiabá Mirim, a small village of fishers located at the Cuiabá river banks. Return for lunch. In the afternoon, jeep ride through a road to observe birds and animals, where there is a great chance to observe many macaws. On the way back, spotting of animals. Dinner and overnight. (Between July to October these activities may be changed to a visit at the largest sanctuary of birds of the Pantanal).
Day 7 - Wildlife Excursion & Caiman Catching
After breakfast, horseback trail riding in the jungle, up to the edge of the Siá Mariana bay. During the whole year, a big variety of birds, animals and reptiles can be observed. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, boat trip down the Mutum river banks, Siá Mariana bay and Chacororé bay. Return by boat to the lodge, stopping to see the sunset at the Siá Mariana bay and do piranha fishing. In the evening, caiman feeding with the piranhas fished from Siá Mariana bay and nocturnal animals spotting. Dinner and overnight.