Airfare to Cuiaba, Brazil
Cuiaba is the capital of the Brazilian state Mato Grosso, located right in the middle of the Brazilian cattle county. It is the place to stock on western gear such as boots and saddles. It serves as a getaway to the northern part of the Pantanal and is also a stop-over on the way to the Chapada dos Guimarães.
Cuiaba is a modern town, where you can go shopping in malls, enjoy the cuisine in excellent restaurants or dance the night away in clubs. The downtown area offers live music and a colorful array of street vendors.
Although the majority of travelers leave on a Pantanal tour right after arriving in the city, you should allow at least a day to sightsee. The stylish modern Catholic Cathedral and several museums are worth your time. And if you like the outdoors, you can go on a guided hike or try canoeing.
The city is served by quite a large airport, which receives both domestic and international flights. Cruiser Linhas Aéreas, Gol Airlines, OceanAir, Passaredo, TAM and TRIP Linhas Aéreas serve the airport offering a variety of flights daily.
It is cheap and easy to fly into Cuiaba via Brasilia. The round trip flight starts at $203 and is offered by TAM Linhas Aereas. It is slightly more expensive (round trip starting at $267) to fly from Sao Paulo into Cuiaba.
If you fly from the United States (New York) it’s cheaper to fly into Brasilia than into São Paulo although the difference between the fares isn’t very high. To save more money, make sure to fly during mid-week and book your flight in advance. It is also a good idea to avoid flying during the Catholic holidays.
For more information on Cuiaba, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.