Day 1: Cuiabá Airport - Pousada UeSo Estância Vitória
From the airport you drive to Poconé, 100 km away. Then we continue along the famous natural road Transpantaneira to the Pousada UeSo Estância Vitória - km 38. On this part of the Transpantaneira you can already see various wild animals such as caimans, capivaras, jabiru storks etc. Upon arrival at the Pousada, lunch is served in buffet form (depending on arrival time at the airport). Afterwards there is a short break. In the late afternoon you will take a walk to track down animals. Dinner is at the lodge. On request, a night safari on foot can be arranged after dinner to track nocturnal animals. Don't forget to bring your flashlight.
Day 2: Pousada UeSo Estância Vitória
In the morning at 5 o'clock before breakfast we start to our sunrise foot tour. Enjoy the awakening of the Pantanal, a natural spectacle you should not miss. After breakfast you will take a riding tour (also suitable for people without riding experience). Lunch is then back at the pousada. After the siesta, we do a boat tour on the nearby Rio Nova or Rio Claro. With a bit of luck you will see a family of giant otters and many birds as well as some other mammals, maybe even the tapir.
2 nights in the Pousada UeSo Estância Vitória, inclusive full board
Transfer from/to Cuiabá airport or bus station (shared transfer)
All the described excursions above with other guests of the lodge together (max. 10 persons)
German or English speaking tour guide, depending on availability at time of booking
Drinks, toll of the Transpantaneira (2€/day), tips, personal expenses, optional excursions
One person is free for groups of 12 people. Children up to 5 years in parents' room are free of charge, children from 6-9 years receive a discount of 50%. Children from 10 years pay the full adult rate.
If you wish a private tour guide (in German or English, depending on availability at the time of booking) and/or your own vehicle, we can also offer this. Vehicle and tour guide are exclusively at the guests' disposal.
Light backpack, jeans or comfortable long trousers, light rain jacket, sweater, hat, hiking or sneakers, swimsuit. A long-sleeved light T-shirt. Dresses should, if possible, not be black, also not brightly shining colors, this attracts the mosquitoes. In the rainy season we also rent boots, which are cleaned afterwards.
Mosquito repellent, sunglasses, torch, if you have a camera and binoculars.
We recommend that you take out a private holiday travel insurance for your South America trip.
Get up at about 05:30 am, then we will serve you a coffee or tea. Afterwards you drive to Porto Jofre to the end point of the Transpantaneira, about 107 km on unpaved roads. On the way to Porto Jofre you will meet many mammals and birds. In the middle of this beautiful nature we stop to enjoy breakfast in form of a picnic. In Porto Jofre starts a five hour boat tour (simple boats) deep into the Cerrado, in middle of untouched nature. We look for the Jaguar in the area of Rio Cuiabá, Rio Tres Irmãos, Rio São Lourenço and Rio Piquiri. Lunch is in the form of a picnic (packed lunch). In the late afternoon we return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight is in the Pousada UeSo - Estância Vitória.