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Pousada Rio Mutum
Why we like it
- 20 simple rooms all have verandas and hammocks overlooking the hotel's gardens
- Pousada do Rio Mutum is situated in the Mato Grosso region, one of the most beautiful areas of the Pantanal, distinguished by a varied landscape of hills, lakes, rivers and grassy plains
- The restaurant serves a regional menu in a rustic setting
- The hotel has adult and children's swimming pools with a panoramic bar
- Other facilities include hammocks slung between mango trees, souvenir and convenience stores, laundry services, Toyota Jeeps for safaris and excursions, motor boats for trips through the bays, canoes and a runway for small aircraft
We loved the riding, which allowed us to discover areas of the Panatal, which are inaccessible by boat or vehicle. The horses are uniquely adapted to the region, comfortable walking long distances in flooded areas.
Thank you for upholding the A&K standard to which we have become accustomed over the years. Nothing replaces sheer competence in travel planning.
- RK, Bristol
As the name indicates Pousada Rio Mutum sits beside the Mutum River, which gradually merges in two large lakes - Sia Mariana and Chachorore. It is the perfect base from which to explore the Pantanal, the largest swampland in the world and one of South America's top wildlife destinations.
Scattered amongst the Pousada's extensive tropical gardens are twenty two simple yet comfortable cottage-style guest rooms. All are decorated in a cosy traditional style and have private bathrooms and verandas with hammocks - perfect for relaxing and watching the many species of birds flitting amongst the trees.
The real highlight, of course, is the opportunity to explore this unique region. Declared by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve and a Natural Patrimony of Mankind, the Pantanal is the world's largest wetland area - covering approximately 200,000 square kilometres. The Pantanal boasts the largest concentration of fauna in the Americas - Caiman, capybaras, jaguar, Brazilian otters, monkeys, blue macaws, macaws, herons, cormorants, ibises, curassows, parakeets, parrots, toucans, and wood ibises are just some of the wildlife you may encounter during tours with local guides.
Best time to be there
Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
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