We were able to access the lodge by road in 2.5 hours from Cuiaba. The last few miles of the "road" is a dirt road, which in the wet season becomes impassable, with access to the lodge only by boat. As a result the location, feels like the middle of nowhere, which we found very relaxing.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the quality of service was excellent. The rooms are basic but have all you need, and even a TV (with limited channels), which we didn't need !!
The food was very good, for the size of the lodge, which only has 22 air-conditioned rooms. This means that the mass tourism of some of the Amazon has not yet reached here. And the numbers of people on the excursions is much more acceptable.
The biggest plus is the abundance of wildlife, compared to our time in a lodge in the Amazon near Manaus, where we saw very little. We stayed three nights and clocked up over 120 bird species, many of them very colourful. Some were also very noisy, so we were very aware when dawn arrived each morning!!!
We took several trips, walking, horseriding and boats and canoes on the river and lakes. One canoe trip for my wife and I and our guide, in a canoe, to see the sunrise was absolutely magical.We didn't see another pwrson. The silence was deafening, only broken by the "barking" of the numerous cayman, the noises they made as they slipped into the river, and by the plopping of the fish. On this trip we also saw a tepir. On other trips we saw a great many cayman, capybara, and otter.
Our trip was made special by our extremely knowledgeable guide Judy. Judy comes from a jungle village in the Amazon region , near the Venezualan border. Having grown up in the jungle, her knowledge is amazing
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We happy to know that you enjoyed your trip to Pantanal and your stay at Pousada Rio Mutum! Thank you for your review, It motivates our team. By the way, I agree with you ..to watch the sunrise is magical!
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