Pousada Rio Claro

Transpantaneira km 42

Wonderfully placed into the middle of the Pantanal (starting in Poconé, 42 km along the Transpantaneira, then 3 km privat street into the Pantanal), this farm is situated directly at the river Rio Claro. All rooms are comfortably furnished, incl. bathroom with shower and toilet as well as air-conditioning and ventilator. The farm offers more then 20 rooms, a swimming pool, and a separate restaurant with bar.

The Pantanal had not sutfored in any way from the farm. No trees or plants have been removed, there has been no deforestation for the cattle-breeding. There is a forest nearly as well as a big lake inviting visitions for riding, walking and fishing. During the wet season, there might be moskitos in the morning and in the evening, but as well have air-conditioning and a fam, comfortable nights can be guaranted.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are each served as a arm and cold buffet in the restaurant (local cusine only). All beverages can be bought more or less to at cost-price. The wet season, the last 3 km to the farm will not be passable other than by boat.

Tour example:
(All tours will be individually arranged for according to your desires and constitution. Our guides will always take into consideration your suggestions; therefore the example described in the following is only a rough example). 

1st day: Cuiabá – Pantanal (142 km)

Pick up at the Cuiabá airport by one our guides. Ride of about 100km on tarmac roads to Poconé. On arrival in Poconé you will have lunch with a typical Brazilian family and enjoy the local Matogronesian cuisine (depending on time of arrival). Following is the ride to the first lodging, the Pousada Rio Claro, of about 45 km along the Transpantaneira including stops for observation of the flora and fauna along the Transpantaneira. Arrival at the Pousada Rio Claro, 4 km off the Transpantaneira on the riverside of the Rio Claro.

In the later evening  you will go for a boating trip in order to trace different birds and howler monkeys. Night safari with flashlights and searchlights for observation of nocturnal animals after supper.

2nd day: Pantanal

After breakfast you will get a first overview over the diverse vegetation as well as over the animal and plant life during a hiking trip. You will search for the nests of the Jabiru stork (June to September) and the Hyacinth Macaw and further birds. After a siesta (e.g. in a hammock) you will get, with a horse ride, one of the best chances to explore the Pantanal region. After supper you will again go on tour to trace caimans and nocturnal animals. Overnight at Pousada Rio Claro.

3rd day: Pantanal

After breakfast piranha-fishing in motorized canoes followed by lunch. After lunch, horse-riding tour. Return to the lodge for supper. If you wish you can do another trip after supper to trace nocturnal animals. Overnight at Pousada Rio Claro.

4th day: Pantanal - Cuiabá

After breakfast transfer back to the airport of Cuiabá in time for your domestic flight.


The activities described may be altered due to weather conditions, season or group make-up with the intent of maximizing your experience of the eco-system.

Prices per person:

3-bed-room 4-bed-room
3 Tage/2 Nächte
765,00 € 715,00 € 665,00 €
4 Tage/3 Nächte
945,00 €
895,00 €
835,00 €
All prices person. Prices valid until 23.12.2014. Charge for single traveller by 2 nights = 995,00 Euro and by 3 nights = 1295,00 Euro.
Extra-days possible. Connecting tour to Chapada dos Guimarães possible for an extra charge on request. Additional participants on inquiry.

Performances (including):

Transfer airport Cuiabá - Lodge - airport Cuiabá
24-hour support by by english speaking travel guide
Full-board (Breakfast, unch and dinner).
All rooms with air conditioner and bath/shower.
All tours in the Pantanal by horse-riding, boat or on foot.

Not including:

Drinks, possible tips and personal expenditure.
Sightseeing flight about the Pantanal as from/to Poconé in a Cessna (+ 450,00 euro per hour for up to 3 persons).

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