Transpantaneira Highway
Transpantaneira Highway
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasScenic Drives
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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mrc282
World7,924 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
the entire route is compacted dirt, generally well graded but some parts are corrugated.

any 2WD sedan can make the drive in dry season, although high clearance is always a benefit.

make sure you fill your car with gasoline and not ethanol at pocone town before starting your drive

with a crossover vehicle, I used 2/3rd of tanks for the return journey (to and from porto jofre), and the remaining 1/3rd fuel is more than enough for me to arrive back to cuiaba.

many wooden bridges especially at the initial TP kilometers have been replaced by concrete bridges. the dubious looking wooden bridges are generally towards the terminus, as you near porto jofre. if you visit during dry season, many of the wooden bridges can be bypassed by driving on the river bed, an adjacent detour route

speed limit is 40-50 kph. if you want to spot animals, best to keep your speed between 20-35 kph unless you have bionic eyes.

saw 4 snakes crossing the road while driving down to porto jofre: 2 yellow anacondas and 2 yellowtail cribo, among many other critters (coatis, crab-eating foxes, capybaras, marsh deers, caimans, and thousands of birds).

make sure you also take the occasional detour to drive some of the tracks at pousadas (either pay the day fee, or stay there as guest) as you might spot more animals that may not necessarily come close to the main artery
Written 19 September 2023
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D. Aaronson
Asheville, NC719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A little unusual to review a road but it is one of the best ways to see the Pantanal, or at least parts of it. The wildlife is amazing, the road is slow going for the most part and slower still when you are stopping to view the animals. We saw hyacinth macaws, toucans, anaconda (on the road), cavy, capybaras and a nearly infinite number of caiman. Make sure you're off the road by nightfall and get gas in Pocone before you head onto the road (especially if you're going all the way to Porto Jofre)
Written 4 August 2023
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michael b
PHOENIX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Rough road welcomes you to the wilds of Pantanal and provides abundant wildlife/bird spotting. Tapirs, quati, snakes and lots of waterfowl.
Written 27 October 2022
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David K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
With only online forums to guide us, and being wary of our budget we weren’t sure how to experience pantanal. But we went it anyway and what a great choice it was!

You can rent a car and drive down the highway on your own. Be very careful of gas and weather conditions though. This is the most affordable way and avoids tour companies.

We stayed at a (relatively) inexpensive hotel called the Hotel Pantanal Mato Grosso more than half way along the road.

It included good meals, nice rooms with hot showers and had a pretty courtyard with pool. During the time of year we were there (April) it was about R$530/night. Excursions are extra but still affordable.

We were about to drive right to Porto Joffre and visited the Santa Rosa resort for an afternoon. Asking the way we saw all kinds of great scenery and got to see many wild animals. Definitely worth it!!

I would recommend 2-3 nights as enough to see everything. Make sure to stop at the Jaguar Ecological Reserve to see the blue macaws and the ocelots at Pousada Southwild.

You’re best chance to see jaguars will be at the end of the road at porto Joffre.
Written 5 May 2022
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas, Costa Rica1,378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Amazing that this 91 mile long dirt road, which runs from Pocone to Porto Jofre, is maintained so well. Not much traffic, plenty of wildlife along the way. Most of the 120 bridges are wood bridges, with concrete ones being installed one at a time.

A scenic and enjoyable ride thru the Pantanal.
Written 10 March 2022
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Nicole B
Porto Alegre, RS1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Lots of opportunities to see various animals and birds on the way to Porto Jofre. Cross 120 bridges, several of dubious structural integrity. Not much on the road past Pocone, so bring provisions. Got up and close with a tapir.
Written 16 October 2021
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Teasdale-Utah
United States176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We saw dozens of animals just driving this road as we went on our safaris. We had a wonderful stay at the Aymara Lodge.
Written 18 April 2021
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Andrés S
Sao Paulo, SP396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Full of life the Transpantaneira is your access to a great time full of live and in July the road is good. more than 100 bridges
Written 25 July 2020
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Roger S
East Grinstead, UK323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Great track through the Pantanal to your lodge or camp. Lots of Wildlife on the way, evenm on the road irself!
Written 14 February 2020
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Eric
Houston, TX161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A drive along this road with its many, mostly wooden plank, bridges is a real treat for the lover of wildlife. It provides many opportunities to stop and watch whatever is walking down, sunning on or crossing the road. As well as may water crossing and areas where it is possible to see varied birdlife and other creatures. Just take it slow look around and stop often, you will be amazed at what you see.
Written 13 December 2019
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