Transpantaneira Highway

Transpantaneira Highway, Poconé: Hours, Address, Transpantaneira Highway Reviews: 4.5/5

Transpantaneira Highway
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Scenic 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
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Teasdale-Utah
United States131 contributions
Road is a Little Bumpy but Lots of Animals to See
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, SP393 contributions
must do in Brazil
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, UK320 contributions
Road through the Pantanal - lots of Wildlife on the way..
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
Take it slow and your eyes open
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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Wintersun
Lake Tahoe (California), CA201 contributions
Dirt road that is fine during the dry season even with 2WD vehicle
Oct. 2019
Many bridges to cross or go around (best if there is an option as it reduced wear and tear on the bridges) but the road is dirt and fine for a 2WD vehicle if no rain is expected. No place to get a tire repaired and no place to get gas or diesel so need to take care of everything in Pocone.
Written 10 November 2019
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StevenB-cpa
Bethesda, MD97 contributions
122 Bridges
Oct. 2019
Rough road but necessary to visit the Pantanal. Having a four wheel drive with high clearance is important for a smooth ride.
Written 8 November 2019
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Trevor S
Edlesborough, UK120 contributions
Long and dusty, but surrounded by wildlife.
Sep. 2019
Travelled on this there and back from Ciuaba to Porto Joffre. Beware the rains! Eve 4 wheel drive get stuck. Say a lot of wild life including Fox, Otters (not giant), Armadillo, Tortoise plus a myriad of birds.
Written 5 November 2019
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,677 contributions
Not really a highway, but wow!
Aug. 2019
The paved road ended and the Transpantaneira Highway began. Although called a highway this is really a red dirt road originally built in the 1960’s by Brazil’s then militarized government to transport the Brahmin cattle to the meat-processing plants in the south. It was originally supposed to go all the way to Corumbá, but 93 miles later, when they reached Porto Jofre on the Rio Cuiaba, that plan was aborted. The earth that was cleared away for the highway’s construction left large holes that have become ponds, canals, and lagoons which now attract a all sorts of wildlife. The road goes through savannahs, lily-padded marshes, and forest patches. And it has over 122 (more or less) wooden bridges. We were only going part of the way today, but would end up driving the rest of it in a few days.

Close to the start of the Transpantaneira Highway was the famous “Here begins the Pantanal” sign. We stopped to take some pictures. Now it was official. I was here.

As I mentioned in passing above, there are wooden bridges all along this highway. The number seems to be unclear. Whether 100 or 122 or 126, the wooden bridges by now are old and decrepit, in varying states of disrepair. Some are slowly being replaced with concrete bridges, but most of those haven’t been completed and just end in mid-air. Many people just end up driving around the bridges rather than over them, at least in the dry season. In the wet season that is not an option.

And as we drove along, we kept counting bridges. At least we tried to count them, but of course, we lost track. But one of our group however kept counting and ended up with a total of 107.
Written 12 October 2019
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Susan A
Crete, NE25 contributions
Lots of wildlife!
Aug. 2019
The wildlife you can see off this road is just amazing. So many birds- great. The old, rickety, wooden bridges are being replaced with concrete- they don't have as much character, but make the road much easier to travel. The wooden bridges that are left make for some interesting (and a little scary in places) travel! We have done this trip twice now (the other time in 2017). Our main focus is going down to Porto Jofre to see jaguars and we have been very successful at that. We stop at Pantanal Mato Grosso for a night or 2 on the way down and/or the way back. It is at about the 1/2 point of the road and is a very nice place to spend some time as well.
Written 31 August 2019
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freak4travel
World133 contributions
Interesting adventure
Aug. 2019
This highway is more of a two lane road, sometimes one lane on the numerous bridges(120 bridges). You will encounter wildlife which makes it an enjoyable ride. The road is dusty and can be a rough drive in areas. We did this trip in the dry season. We rented a jeep, no 4 wheel drive and we had no issues. You may encounter cows being herded on the road but the delay is usually short. It is worth the drive to get to Porto Jofre for the Jaguar camps! The drive will also safe you money, car rentals are fairly inexpensive in Brazil.
Written 29 August 2019
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