This Pantanal Jaguar Safari takes you to the best wildlife reserves of the Northern Pantanal in combination with a safari by land and boat in Porto Jofre, a city on the banks of the rich and wild Cuiabá river, the place of the largest concentration of jaguars in the world.
We will travel by car through the Transpantaneira road, the only road in North Pantanal, which makes the place even more original and wild and the first presentation of Pantanal. From inside the vehicle you will already see many animals, such as alligators, capybaras, tuiuiús, anacondas, and pampas deer.
Our Pantanal Jaguar Safari will also take place along the waters of the Cuiabá River, a beautiful river that crosses the Pantanal, responsible for producing the largest daily number of eggs of migratory species, and therefore also very popular for fishing. From the boat, observing the animals, especially the jaguar, is an easy mission, with highlights also including ocelots, tapirs, hyacinth, macaws, jabiru storks, anteaters, and giant otters.
The word Pantanal, had its origin as a reference to the swamp (pântano in Portuguese), for having the largest flooded plain in the world. The water in the Pantanal is a decisive factor in the balance of fauna and flora. During the summer floods, it is estimated that 180 million liters of water reach the biome plain. All this water accumulates in the plain, forming flooded areas and attracting countless species of animals. Pantanal is an area of approximately 150,000 km² that shelters incredible biodiversity of species of flora and fauna and has already received, by UNESCO, the title of World Biosphere Reserve.
This ecological patrimony, inhabited by countless species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish, is complemented by exuberant vegetation, translated into movement of shapes, colors, and sounds, proving to be a beautiful spectacle. The fauna is quite rich and diverse. However, there are many endangered species, and sustainable tourism is an alternative for the region's economy, which has been deforested for livestock activity.
Day by day
Day 1 - Cuiabá Airport > Pouso Alegre Lodge
Arrival at Cuiabá airport in the morning, where you’ll meet your guide and transfer to the Pantanal. After driving for about one hour and a half, we arrive in Poconé. From here, our adventure starts, as we hit the Transpantaneira, a dirt road that transects the Northern Pantanal. We will stop to photograph all kinds of wildlife on the way, and arrive at the lodge just before lunchtime. Check-in and lunch. After a break, we go on a forest walk in search of mammals and birds. At night, we go out on a drive in search of nocturnal wildlife such as ocelots, puma, giant anteater tapirs, potoos, and owls.
Day 2 - Pouso Alegre Lodge > Porto Jofre
Early breakfast and check-out. Driving further into the Pantanal, we cover the Transpantaneira road to reach Porto Jofre and check in at our lodge, located at the riverbanks of the Cuiabá river. Lunch and break. In the afternoon, we go on our first boat safari, searching for jaguars and other wildlife along the riverbanks and sandbars.
Day 3 and 4 - Jaguar Safaris by Boat > Porto Jofre
Two full days devoted to boat safaris on the Cuiabá river and its tributaries, in order to maximize our chances to watch and photograph jaguars, giant otters, and other wildlife in the meeting of the waters state park. Outings in the morning and afternoon, cruising the rivers in search of jaguars often come to the banks in search of food, water, or just to cool off.
Day 5 - Porto Jofre > Piuval Lodge
Breakfast and check-out, followed by an overland safari to the Lodge. We will stop to photograph all kinds of wildlife and arrive in time for lunch. After our midday break, we go out for a forest walk, in search of capuchin and howler monkeys, hyacinth macaws, and other wildlife.
Day 6 - Piuval Lodge > Cuiabá airport
Full morning to explore the wildlife at this huge private reserve (horseback riding optional). Lunch and check-out and transfer to Cuiabá.
The two accommodations that we will spend the night on this adventure, Pouso Alegre Lodge and Piuval Lodge and are ecological and comfortable lodges, located in the wild nature of the Pantanal, and the best options in the area.
The farms cover various physiognomies of the fauna and flora of the Pantanal, where the visitor can observe and admire its biodiversity, and are privileged with an abundant population of mammals, like tapirs, anteaters, and deer, among many others, besides hundreds of species of birds, due to its perfect state of preservation.
The facilities are simple and comfortable, in harmony with the landscape and farm life. Excellent choices for those who want comfort and experience all aspects of the Pantanal.
Join us on this Pantanal Jaguar Safari experience and have exciting moments of fun and relaxation.
What is included?
- All transfers
- English-speaking wildlife guide
- Three meals per day
- Excursions (boat safaris, overland safaris, walking safaris, night safaris)
What is not included?
- Accommodation and meals pre/post tour
- 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.