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Northern Pantanal

Rio Claro Lodge



The Rio Claro Lodge is located at 42th km of the Transpantaneira Road. Its priviliged position on the Rio Claro river ensure great photographic opportunities during the boat trip along this wonderful river. You will explore the property also by horseback riding, hiking in the forest and car safaris. From the deck on the Rio Claro river you can fish piranhas and make a canoe trip.


  • Where: The tour begins and ends at Cuiabá (CGB) airport
  • When: All year round
  • Duration: 2-4 days
  • Private Guiding Tour
  • Car, boat and walking safaris, night drive, horseback riding


  • DAY1

    CuiabáRio Claro Lodge

    Arrival at Cuiabá airport in the morning around 10:00/11:00am, meet your guide, lunch in a typical restaurant and drive for about one and a half hour we arrive in Poconé, where we will take the Transpantaneira road and drive up to the Rio Claro making stops to photograph wildlife concentrated in the water pounds along the Transpantaneira road. Arrival at the lodge, accommodation, wildlife watching around the lodge.
    After dinner we go on a night safari looking for mammals and night birds, such as tapir, anteaters, ocelot, crab-eating fox, crab-eating raccoon, potoo, owls and more. Overnight at Rio Claro Lodge. (L-D)

  • DAY2

    Rio Claro Lodge

    After breakfast we go on a boat safari in the Rio Claro river looking for herons, storks, hawks, toucans, kingfishers and many other bird species, caimans, capybaras, monkeys and more, also you can try to fish piranhas! The boat excursion has a duration of 2 hours, then you can enjoy the beautiful garden of the lodge photographing birds in the feeders and on the mango trees such as Yellow-billed cardenals, Nanday parakeets and many others, or relax in the swimming pool.

    In the afternoon a we go again on a boat trip, exploring different areas of the river and looking for boat-billed heron, agami heron, several species of kingfishers and many other animals.
    Dinner and overnight at Rio Claro Lodge. (B-L-D)

  • DAY3

    Rio Claro LodgeCuiabá

    This morning you can choose between a horseback riding safari or another boat safari looking for further photographic opportunities.
    After lunch check-out and transfer back to the airport or to your next lodge. (B-L)


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Tour Codes

RC2 - Pantanal Tour - Rio Claro Lodge - 2 Days / 1 Night

RC3 - Pantanal Tour - Rio Claro Lodge - 3 Days / 2 Nights



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