Pousada do Rio Mutum
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.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We were delighted by the Rio Mutum, which I described as wildlife bootcamp - but in a good way. We knew that there were to be some shared excursions included. but we had no idea that we would be offered activities both morning and afternoon (plus some mornings and evenings) of every day that we stayed there. Everything was extremely well-organised and we saw some incredible wildlife as a result. Excellent package.CE,Barnet
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.