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Mutum

Cozy cruises up the Cuiaba River, to the bays and brooks of the Caxiri region in search of jaguar.

Overview

Are you obsessed with the idea of spotting jaguars in the wild? The 16-guest, 88-foot Mutum house boat is the place to be. With a focus on casual comfort, this boat starts its journey from the banks of the Cuiabá river and prowls the waterways of Brazil’s Pantanal region.

Life aboard the Mutum house boat

The Pantanal is a paradise for nature lovers, so you are sure to want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Head directly to the upper deck, where comfortable chairs are ideal for watching the sunset and peering out at the water below. Brazilian cuisine tastes even better fresh off the grill, and a barbecue on the deck is sure to hit the spot. The deck is also home to outdoor showers so that you can refresh as you return from outings. Eventually, you may want to head indoors, but the oversized windows in the boat’s living room mean you don’t need to give up the views. At mealtimes, enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a panoramic dining room, and be sure to stop at the bar for a cool drink. The boat’s eight guest rooms, each featuring two twin beds, are also a pleasure, thanks to private bathrooms, mini-fridges, and air conditioning.

Excursions from the Mutum boat

Jaguar observation is the heart and soul of journeys aboard the Mutum house boat. Two daily excursions provide ample opportunities to search for the Americas’ largest and most powerful felines. Grab your camera gear and pop into one of two expedition boats, each of which holds eight guests. Your bilingual guides know all the best places to spot wildlife, and you will spend time patrolling the Cuiabá, Piquiri, 3 Brothers rivers in search of jaguars and other creatures. Though jaguars are the most sought-after, alligators, capybaras, monkeys, and playful otters are all present in the area and are willing to star in your photos. Bird watchers will also delight in the opportunity to see colonies of egrets, spoonbills, and storks. Of course, no immersion into the nature and culture of the Pantanal is complete without learning a bit about the people that call the region home. A visit to an authentic fishing village is a chance to experience the hospitality and lifestyle of the locals.

Experience the biodiversity of the Pantanal

Brazil’s Pantanal region is the world’s most extensive floodplain and has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve and a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. At over 81,000 square miles, the Pantanal sprawls over the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul and into Bolivia and Paraguay. Rather than locking your vacation plans into one small section of the Pantanal, a trip aboard the Mutum boat is a rare opportunity to roam the region and experience more of the scenery, wildlife, and culture only seen in this section of the world.

From laid-back styling to complete immersion into the nature of the Pantanal, the Mutum house boat has everything you need for the trip of a lifetime. Whether you are intent on photographing jaguars in their natural habitat or you are looking for a one-of-a-kind way to explore a large portion of the Pantanal, the Mutum is calling.

Itineraries & Prices

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4-Day
5-Day

4 Day / 3 Night - Jaguar Nights

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Between 8:00 and 9:00 we depart from Cuiaba city to the Mutum Boat at Porto Jofre. The total trip time is about 5 hours (a lunchbox will be provided en-route). 

PM: From Porto Jofre we take a short boat ride for about 30 minutes by Cuiaba River to the Mutum Boat Expeditions docking place. From here we sail up the Cuiabá River until the meeting of the Rio Piquirí with Rio 3 brothers (1st exit point for Jaguar). Dinner will be served on board in the evening.

Barco Mutum's 4-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day One -  Embarkation.
Location
Cuiabá - Pantanal
Day
1 / 4

Jaguar Hunt

AM - PM: Today will be dedicated to the search for Jaguars along the local rivers banks. The Pantanal water basin is where the largest cat in the Americas can be seen (Cuiabá, Piquiri, 3 Brothers and others rivers). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Barco Mutum's 4-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Two -  Jaguar Sighting.
Location
Pantanal
Day
2 / 4

Searching for Wildlife

AM - PM: Today we continue our hunt. Local wildlife may be sighted in the waters and river banks. Alligators, Giant Otters, Capybaras, Iguanas, Jabiru Storks, Gulls and other species that inhabit the rich Pantanal Biome. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Barco Mutum's 4-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Three -  Capybara Sighting.
Location
Pantanal
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: Today we begin with an early breakfast as we transfer you out of the Pantanal.

PM: After a 30-minute boat ride and 5-hour car transfer, the arrival in Cuiabá is scheduled for 13:00.

Barco Mutum's 4-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Four -  Jaguar Walking in the rainforest.
Location
Pantanal - Cuiabá
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Jaguar Nights

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Between 8:00 and 9:00 we depart from Cuiaba city to the Mutum Boat at Porto Jofre. The total trip time is about 5 hours (a lunchbox will be provided en-route). 

PM: From Porto Jofre we take a short boat ride for about 30 minutes by Cuiaba River to the Mutum Boat Expeditions docking place. From here we sail up the Cuiabá River until the meeting of the Rio Piquirí with Rio 3 brothers (1st exit point for Jaguar). Dinner will be served on board in the evening.

Barco Mutum's 5-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day One - Embarkation.
Location
Cuiabá - Pantanal
Day
1 / 5

Jaguar Hunt

AM - PM: Today will be dedicated to the search for Jaguars along the local rivers banks. The Pantanal water basin is where the largest cat in the Americas can be seen (Cuiabá, Piquiri, 3 Brothers and others rivers). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Barco Mutum's 5-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Two - Jaguar Sighting.
Location
Pantanal
Day
2 / 5

Searching for Wildlife

AM - PM: Today we continue our hunt. Local wildlife may be sighted in the waters and river banks. Alligators, Giant Otters, Capybaras, Iguanas, Jabiru Storks, Gulls and other species that inhabit the rich Pantanal Biome. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Barco Mutum's 5-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Three - Iguana Sighting.
Location
Pantanal
Day
3 / 5

Flora and Fauna Photography

AM - PM: Make sure you bring your cameras with you today! This is the final day of full exploration on the water. Take home all the finest memories of the once-in-a-lifetime flora and fauna sightings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Barco Mutum's 5-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Four - Jaguar drinking from the river.
Location
Pantanal
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: Today we begin with an early breakfast as we transfer you out of the Pantanal.

PM: After a 30-minute boat ride and 5-hour car transfer, the arrival in Cuiabá is scheduled for 13:00.

Barco Mutum's 5-Day Jaguar Nights Itinerary Day Five - Disembarkation.
Location
Pantanal - Cuiabá
Day
5 / 5
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Bridge
Cabin
Hallway
Lounge
Observation Deck
Patio
Restaurant
Happy Hour
Sun Deck
Steering wheel
Cabin with twin beds
Corridor onboard
Sitting area with sofas and tables
Outside sitting area
Open deck with chairs
Indoor restaurant
Two wine glasses on the deck table
Ship exterior

Suites & Cabins

Barco Mutum's Standard Cabin. Barco Mutum's Standard Cabin. Barco Mutum's Standard Cabin - Bathroom.

Standard Cabin

Guests
2
Size
6 m² / 65 ft²
Beds
Twin

The spacious air-conditioned cabins come with a minifridge for guests to enjoy a few drinks as they unwind in their rooms. The cabins are also equipped with drawers for convenient storage and a private bathroom with a hot water shower and other amenities.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning

Equipment

  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Fishing equipment
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details