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.
Suites & Cabins
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.