Pousada do Rio Mutum is set in the Barao de Melgaco, one of the most beautiful regions of the Pantanal, an area famed for its natural beauty and the richness of its wildlife. Guests at the pousada have the opportunity to explore the region in a varierty of ways, from self-guided walks to motor boat trips.
There are 22 self-contained cottages spread amongst 7 hectares of land. All have air conditioning, ceiling fans and minibar. They also have private porches complete with hammocks, where guests can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the natural world around them.
There is a lounge and a restaurant serving varied regional dishes. When not out and about, guests can cool off in the swimming pool and relax in the hammocks beneath mango trees.
The Barao de Melgaco occupies some 11,000 square kilometres, only 3% of which is made up of dry land. This area is a natural paradise, with varied scenery and diverse wildlife. The range of activities offered here is extensive and includes walking trails around the pousada, horse riding, canoe trips through the wetlands, bird watching, fishing (permitted between March and October), boat rides and jeep safaris. It is also possible to take a motor boat to visit local bays and explore small rivers and to visit a local village on the Cuiaba River. Photographic safaris on the Mutum River can be arranged.
Open: Pousada do Rio Mutum is open all year.
Location: Pousada do Rio Mutum is located in the district of Barao de Melgaco in the Pantanal. It is set in 7 acres of private gardens. It is about 130kms from Cuiaba, which takes about 3 hours.
Rooms: Accommodation is in 22 separate cottages, located around the grounds. Each has a veranda with a hammock, a small wardrobe, minibar, ceiling fan air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Activities: 4x4 vehicle safaris, motor boat and canoe trips, horse riding, following walking trails, bird watching, wildlife viewing, visiting local communities, fishing.
Facilities: The swimming pool is the ideal place to cool off in the heat of the day, supplemented by a refreshing drink from the bar. There is a separate children’s pool. The restaurant serves local food and guests can relax in the TV room or in the hammocks strung beneath mango trees. There is a souvenir shop and laundry service.
Dining: Meals are taken at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: Malarial prophylactics are recommended for the Pantanal.
Communication: There is internet access in public areas.
"Does not really cater for vegetarians and the menu for omnivores is limited Clean and comfortable accomodation"