Hikes in the Pantanal

5 days / 4 nights


Day 1: Cuiabá Airport - Pousada UeSo Pantanal

After baggage claim at the airport, our tour guide will wait with a sign with your name on it. Then you drive to the small gold digger town Poconé, 100 km away. Then we continue along the famous natural road Transpantaneira to the Pousada UeSo Pantanal - 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 Pantanal

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. In the late afternoon we will drive to Transpantaneira to see some mammals and birds such as capybaras, Tuiuius (Jabirus), Jacares (Caimans). Maybe the tour guide will discover an anteater or tapir in the wild. In the evening you will return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 3: Pousada UeSo Pantanal

After breakfast we go on a river safari by boat. We intentionally drive without an engine. The noise of the engines scares away the shy birds, the other animals do not like this noise either. After lunch you can relax at the pool, there is time at your disposal. Afterwards we go on a foot tour to look for monkeys. Dinner is at the lodge. If desired, a night safari can be arranged after dinner to track down animals that are active at dusk.

Day 4: Pousada UeSo Pantanal

After breakfast we take our second riding tour. (Also suitable for people without riding experience!) You ride through the beautiful alluvial land and you will certainly meet some animals. After lunch you can use the pool and hammock.

Day 5: Pousada UeSo Pantanal - Cuiabá Airport

Breakfast is in the Pousada UeSo Pantanal. After breakfast transfer to the airport. If you depart later in the afternoon, you can go on another excursion on foot, by horse or by boat in the morning. In this case the transfer to the airport takes place after lunch.
  • 4 nights in the Pousada UeSo Pantanal, 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

  • Non-alcoholic welcome drink

Drinks, including still water, (we are not allowed to serve the ground water in the Pantanal), any tips, personal expenses, optional additional excursions and the internet access at the Pousada UeSo.

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 Pantanal.
Details of Tour 13, optional day excursion

Offers with a 14-day reflection period. After invoicing, we ask you to pay the invoice within 30 days so that we can definitively confirm the booking. Travel postponements within the same year or to the following year are free of charge. Otherwise, the following cancellation conditions apply: after payment: 10% of the total amount, 30 days to 8 days before travel: 50% of the total amount, 7 to 0 days before travel: 100% of the total amount

Map of the Pantanal, State of Mato Grosso

Rodovia Transpantaneira
Km 38
78175-000 Poconé
Mato Grosso, Brasil

S 16° 33'' 5'
W 56° 43'' 12'


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