Venture to an authentic Pantanal Jaguar Safari in Brazil, for an experience you'll never forget! In the largest continental wetland area in the world, in Mato Grosso do Sul, is located the unique Pantanal Jungle Lodge, a complex of 53,000 hectares developed for adventurers to experience the Pantanal to the fullest while enjoying the luxurious accommodations. Much more than a resort in the Pantanal, this Lodge is a center for the preservation of wildlife, and those who stay experience the activities of conservation projects.
This refuge is an immersion in the Pantanal lifestyle, with various activities in nature accompanied by a team of professional bilingual guides with specialized knowledge of the local flora and fauna, known as “Guias de Campo”, experts in the culture of the region. The daily excursions, by land and water, will take you to see and learn about the peculiarities of the Pantanal's biodiversity.
This Pantanal Jaguar Safari experience is considered the best place in the world to see jaguars on land, despite not being a zoo and not using any artificial maneuvers or feeding the jaguars to make the sightings. Here, the jaguar sighting rate is 98%, and they can be seen all year round. Off-road Safari jeeps will take you to see some of the 132 species of mammals in their habitats and find out about their ways of life, as well as walks through the forests where we will learn about the natural riches existing in more than 1,197 species of plants. By water, we will explore the area by canoe to spot alligators and the 463 different bird species, and also learn about the importance of flooding as a reproduction zone.
About Pantanal Jungle Lodge
Staying at the Pantanal Jungle Lodge is having the chance to immerse yourself in one of the most breathtaking scenarios on the planet. Distant 3h30 from Campo Grande, the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul, and 2h30m from Bonito National Park, this refuge was founded 35 years ago with the mission of preserving the fauna and flora of the Pantanal. Safaris are carried out within the hotel's conservation area, with exclusive access to guests who closely monitor wildlife preservation activities. The hotel area is completely fenced to guarantee security and give guests the freedom to move around in the common areas, without the chance of encountering a jaguar along the way.
The main lodge occupies a magical corner of the Pantanal: land overlooking a cinematic bay and surrounded by an immensity of greenery. From the mornings enlivened by the birds chirping before the walks to the moonlit nights, everything here is an invitation to disconnect and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. Between one activity and another, guests take the opportunity to read a book in the hammocks scattered around the garden, have a drink by the pool, or relax on the cushions on the terrace. And, when night falls, the outdoor area with a firepit is the best place to remember the good adventures of the day and enjoy the starry sky of the Pantanal in the deepest peace.
Stays include meals inspired by the cuisine of Brazilian homes, which seek to value regional ingredients grown by local communities and projects. The Pantanal Jungle Lodge also has diving equipment, kayaks, canoes, and bicycles available for those who wish to venture into more radical activities.
Eco Hotel Caiman works with three pillars of sustainable development, which are livestock, ecotourism, and support for environmental conservation projects. As a member of The Long Run, an English organization formed by committed initiatives to combine tourism, nature, and sustainability, Caiman believes that with responsibility and care, the planet and development can coexist in harmony. Here, three conservation projects work as independent initiatives, and guests are welcome to accompany their activities, for a fixed environmental fee, which is reverted to the maintenance and preservation of this RPPN (Private Natural Heritage Reserve).
Created in 2011 and founded by former pilot Mario Haberfeld, this project focuses on the preservation and reintroduction of jaguars to their natural habitat. Through this project, the jaguars got used to the safari vehicles, which made this Lodge the best place in the world to see jaguars on land. This is an unmissable opportunity to observe the behavior of jaguars in their natural habitat on our reserve and dive into the universe of this fascinating mammal. The tour is led by guides from Onçafari, a pioneering initiative aimed at the conservation of this species. To participate, our guests must book in advance and make a direct donation to the project.
Instituto Arara Azul
Founded in 1990 by Ph.D. biologist Neiva Guedes, this project has since its foundation tripled the reproduction of the hyacinth macaw, a typical Brazilian bird, from the level of extinction to the level of vulnerability. Accompanied by biologists from the Hyacinth Macaw Institute, this activity invites travelers to closely monitor the hyacinth macaw nests throughout the refuge and discover curiosities about the birds that add such color to the Pantanal skies. To participate, our guests must book in advance and make a direct donation to the project.
Give yourself over to a season of great emotions led by nature and during your stay, enjoy the activities included and offered by this Pantanal Jaguar Safari experience.
Safari on Land
Board open cars to discover different scenarios in search of the Pantanal's wildlife, accompanied by your guides. The safari area is inside the Lodge's reserve, exclusive to guests. Here there will be no shortage of incredible sightings throughout the tour and it will be the opportunity to observe the number of animals that have the Pantanal as their habitat, as well as the peculiarities of the flora and the contrasts of the vegetation. Often overshadowed by the Amazon to the north, the southern area of Pantanal is less touristy and wilderness and the jaguars are seen by land, unlike the northern area which they are seen by water.
The tours leave at 6:30 AM, returning to the Jungle Lodge before the temperatures get high and leaving again in the late afternoon, the best time to see the animals. Between periods of sightseeing, guests can enjoy the areas of the Lodge.
Accompanied by the silence of the forest, discover the nocturnal habits of animals such as ocelots, anteaters, jaguars and alligators on an exciting walk after dinner.
The trails are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the forest, revealing many curiosities and stories of the Pantanal fauna. In this Pantanal Jaguar Safari experience, it will be possible to have direct contact with the environment and discover the curiosities of the local vegetation. The trails are constantly changing routes so that there is greater environmental preservation.
Glide leisurely through our bay and take the opportunity to see the Pantanal sky change colors in a surprising way – the landscape is unforgettable!
Waking up every day to the sound of the 463 species of birds in the Pantanal is already exciting, but this tour will take you to the bird grouping areas to observe the peculiarities of each species, including those that are difficult to see. Guests are accompanied by a team of guides and biologists who monitor the birds, their nests, and their chicks.
This is the most memorable way to experience the Pantanal. Lasting about 3½ hours, the activity explores different landscapes with some surprises along the way.
There is nothing like riding a bike through amazing landscapes, exploring and discovering different areas of this refuge.
The Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul is the largest continuous wetland in the world and in Brazilian territory alone, it has 140,000 km2 of floodplain, extending into Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. The formation of the Pantanal began between 2 and 5 million years ago and originated in a large sedimentation basin, today a plain that is isolated and surrounded by several mountain ranges that surround the region, considered a World Heritage Site.
The Pantanal quietly harbors the highest concentration of wildlife in South America. It’s part of a National Park and it’s considered a critical region of the world by the World Wildlife Fund, which estimates that 325 species of fish, 159 species of mammals, 656 species of birds, 53 species of amphibians, and 98 species of reptiles live in this hotbed of biodiversity.
Each year, the Pantanal goes through four seasons that change its landscape, they are flood season, when the summer rains cause floods approximately from December to March and much of the fauna occupies higher areas such as caápons and mountain ranges, it's a good time to go on boat trips and find a beautiful landscape on horseback rides through the flooded fields; the ebb tide season, The ebb tide, from April to June, is the moment when the waters start to recede, and the richness of microorganisms that remain in the soil brings the flight of birds; the dry season, from July to October, a true paradise for wildlife running wild, with a greater possibility of sighting animals, and the rain season, from November to December.
The Pantanal Jungle Lodge has 18 rooms in the main house, a true oasis of tranquility in the immensity of our refuge. The rooms are completely independent of each other, spread across the refuge area to provide guests with privacy and a greater sense of belonging to nature. There are 1 presidential suite, 3 superior suites, and 14 standard suites, all with fans, air conditioning, comfortable beds, individual bathroom with hot water, a terrace, and a safe.
A 9km further away from the headquarters, there is also a lodge that works as a private villa: Baiazinha. This village is in the middle of wild nature within the Lodge's Natural Reserve, with all the security and privacy, exclusively for small groups, with all services, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cleaning service, and the availability of a private car and two bilingual guides to accompany the private activities.
Experience being immersed in this Pantanal Jaguar Safari and dive deep into the Pantanal ecosystem.
What is included?
- All transfers;
- 2 English-speaking wildlife guides;
- All meals, snacks during the activities, and juice and water (The Lodge has a zero plastic policy and does not offer bottled water, All guests receive a bottle that they can fill up whenever they want);
- Excursions (boat safaris, overland safaris, walking safaris, night safaris).
What is not included?
- Travel Insurance
- Phone calls
- Laundry service
What to bring
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Hiking shoes
- Mosquito repellent
- Thermos bottle
- Up to 30 days before the start of the activity we will refund 85%.
- Within less than 28 days we will return 45% of the amount paid.
- In case of withdrawal within less than 8 days, no refund of the amount paid.
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