Pantanal's sunset
Sunset on the horizon of Mato Grosso Pantanal.

Located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, and also north of Paraguay and Bolivia, the Pantanal is considered to be the largest floodplain on the planet, as well as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve.

Get in touch with nature!

In addition to the beautiful landscapes that flora and flooded lakes draw on the horizon, the Pantanal has a rich fauna. So if you are an ecotourism lover, be sure to do day and night trails and safaris while visiting this natural paradise. Even the alligator, is the largest symbol of the region, there you will have the opportunity to see eggs and chicks of the reptile.
But, attention! It is recommended that every tour be done with expert guides who can provide guidance for the ecotourism program to be carried out safely.

Jacaré
Pantanal alligator.

What to do?

Who goes to the Pantanal can also enjoy the trip to the place with relaxing programs. Getting to know the region, plan and include in your itinerary horse riding, boating and if you enjoy a fishing, you can also take the opportunity to fish piranhas - there are some inns that offer all the structure that is necessary for this type of program.

Boat ride
Boat ride

Oh, and don't miss the MT-060 highway, better known as Transpantaneira. Its almost 150 kilometers of dirt road that cross Mato Grosso wetland and connect the city of Poconé to the Porto Jofre district. In this, which is one of the region's top sightseeing tours, you'll find yourself - and bewitched - by the sheer nature of this alligator - heron biome - not to mention that the stunning look of the floodplain will guide you from start to the end of the route.

Tucanos
Fauna in Transpantaneira.

What to eat?

The two most traditional dishes of the Pantanal cuisine, the most traditional dishes are the dried beef with green banana, the mujica de Pintado, the piranha broth, carreteiro rice and the entourage noodles.
For dessert, be sure to try the milk shake of Bocaiuva (fruit of the region) or the rapadura of Jaracatiá (shrub present in the flora of the Pantanal).

How to get?

If you go to Poconé from Cuiabá, follow 104 km along the MT-060 until the city entrance.
Check here the route

If your stay is in Barão de Melgaço, you can also leave Cuiabá and follow MT-040 for 111 km to the Pantanal city.
Check here the route

Already, if your starting point for doing all these amazing tours is in Caceres, you should take the BR-070 and drive 215 km.
Check here the route

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Remembering that it is much easier to have a rental car on the trip - both to get there, and to do the tours. So lease a vehicle at Referência Cuiabá and enjoy the Pantanal with much more flexibility and tranquility!

Discover the wonders of the Pantanal in Mato Grosso.

Located in the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, as well as northern Paraguay and Bolivia, the Pantanal is said to be the planet's largest floodplain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.

Get in touch with nature!

Besides the beautiful landscapes of the flora and the flooded lakes that paint the horizon, the Pantanal is rich in fauna. So if you are an ecotourism lover, be sure to do the trails and safaris available both during the day and at night when visiting this natural paradise. The caiman, the true symbol of the region, will be on view and you will have the opportunity to see its eggs and offspring.
However, be aware! It is recommended that all tours are done with specialized guides that can instruct you so that ecotourism can be carried out safely.

What to do?

Those who go to the Pantanal can also enjoy their trip with some relaxing tour options. When you visit the region, make sure you include it in your itinerary horseback riding, a boat trip and if you enjoy a fishing trip, you can also take the opportunity to fish for piranha - some guest houses offer all the equipment required for this.

Oh, and I'm sure to take a car ride along the MT-060 Highway, better known as Transpantaneira. With nearly 150 kilometers of road, it crosses the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, linking the city of Poconé to the district of Porto Jofre. This is one of the main sightseeing tours of the region, you will find and be enchanted by the purest nature of this biome, from caiman to herons, not to mention that the stunning scenery of the wetlands will guide you from the beginning to the end of the road.

What to eat?

The two most traditional dishes of pantaneira gastronomy are dried beef with green banana, painted fish stew, piranha broth, carretairo rice (Brazilian campfire rice) and entourage pasta (the dish pasta).
For dessert, be sure to try a Bocaíuva milkshake (made with a local fruit) or the Jaracatiá rapadura of (a kind of unrefined sugar cane mixed with a local fruit).

How to get there?

If you go to Poconé from Cuiaba, travel 104 km along the MT-060 to the entrance of the city.
Check here the route

If your stay is in Barão de Melgaço, you can also leave Cuiaba and follow the MT-040 for 111 km to the pantanal city.
Check here the route

And if your starting point for all these amazing tours is in Caceres, you take the BR-070 and cover 215 km.
Check here the route

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Remember that it is much easier to have a rented car on the trip - both to get there, and to the tours. So, lease a vehicle with Referência in Cuiaba and enjoy the Pantanal with much more flexibility and ease of mind!

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