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Pousada do Rio Mutum

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Friendly, homely wildlife lodge with modest but cheerful rooms and a good range of excursions.

Friendly Pousada do Rio Mutum is a 3-hour drive from Cuiabá airport. Red-roofed chalets house modest but cosy and brightly decorated rooms with en suite facilities and mosquito screening. There is a swimming pool, shady patio and a large thatched restaurant serving hearty buffet meals, including a nightly chance to try soup made from piranhas freshly caught by guests during the day.

Thanks to its position at the point where the Rio Mutum merges with two lakes, there are frequent sightings of giant river otter from the lodge. The surroundings are quite thickly forested and support a rich variety of bird life; red and green macaws are seen in abundance. Capybaras graze nearby and after nightfall they appear en masse within the grounds.

Guides are well-informed, and excursions, which include kayaking on the river at sunrise, as well as nature walks and horse riding, are suitable for most ages and abilities.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • “Pousada do Rio Mutum was excellent. Great guides, trips, food and location.”

    JC, Bournemouth
  • “Pousada do Rio Mutum, A fantastic experience in a great location, would certainly recommend guide excellent. Rooms fine. Food slightly monotonous, but we appreciate the logistical difficulties of a remote…

    PM, Stamford Brook
  • A really wonderful hotel with the best trips in the Panatal morning and evening. Feeding caiman, piranha fishing, horse riding in the wetlands, kayaking, visiting a local village, bats at…

    LM,London
  • “The Pousada do Rio Mutum was breathtaking - we were so well looked after. I loved every second... Raul at The Pousada do Rio Mutum was excellent.”

    DBE, Stockwell
  • "Mosquitoes aside, this place is a joy. Loved it, despite being unwell while we were there."

    SB, Craven Arms
  • Rio Mutum as fantastic as it was is ideally only set up for a 4 day visit. On 5th day we were (willingly) repeating trips we had done already.

    IS, Crowthorne
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Our Expert's Opinion

I'd recommend taking the early morning canoe excursion before breakfast. You can see a fabulous sunrise and, as you don't have the noise of the motor, lots of wildlife such caiman, giant otters, howler monkeys and an array of different birds.

Hannah
Hannah Donaldson Travel Expert Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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