Jaguar Safari

The affordable and guaranteed way to spot jaguars and giant otters in the heart of the Pantanal is on the Jaguar Safari tour.

Sample program

  • Day 1: Cuiaba - Araras Eco Lodge (135 km/2,5 hrs)

    At the Cuiabá airport you will be greeted by a bilingual guide and transfer who will take you to the Pantanal. You can observe the flora and fauna while crossing the area. You will hike in the late afternoon through the local area to later arrive at the 12m observation tower where you will enjoy the sunset. A night walk after dinner to see the Southern Hemisphere sky and experience the nocturnal habitat of the Pantanal. (D)

  • Day 2: Araras Eco Lodge

    After breakfast, journey through private dirt roads to Sentinela Camp, located on the edge of Rio Clarinho. Go on a canoe tour to spot the aquatic life, birds species, flora and have the chance of fishing piranhas. Lunch a traditional Brazilian churrasco along the banks of the river. Return to the lodge and enjoy the sunset from the 25m high viewpoint. Dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

  • Day 3: Araras Eco Lodge - Hotel Pantanal Norte (110 km/2,5 hrs)

    Start your day with an early morning hike to catch the sunrise. Eat breakfast besides the pool; morning at leisure. After lunch, a drive deeper into the Pantanal awaits with stops to observe the wildlife and then get to Hotel Pantanal Norte (former Hotel Porto Jofre) by the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)

  • Day 4, 5 & 6: Hotel Pantanal Norte

    Enjoy full day boat rides in the Piquiri, Cuiabá and Tres Irmãos river. Boat trips are the perfect occasion to spot giant river otters up-close. During the dry season we occasionally see jaguars in the rivers, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Capybaras and caimans are regularly seen seen on the rivers. Commonly encountered birds include egrets, storks, terns, kingfishers and herons. By the end of the afternoon, return to the lodge. Overnight. (B, L, D)

  • Day 7: Hotel Pantanal Norte - Cuiaba Airport

    After your breakfast you will be driven to Cuiabá Airport in time for your flight. (B)

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Package prices per person in US$ for 2019

Fixed/Shared departures

02 - 03 persons 04-05 persons 06-07 persons
DBL TRPL DBL TRPL DBL TRPL
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 3571 3369 2998 2936 2911 2845

Private departures

02 - 03 persons 04-05 persons 06-07 persons
DBL TRPL DBL TRPL DBL TRPL
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS 4348 3369 3306 3019 2894 2767
What’s included
  • Overnight in double/triple rooms
  • Regular (shared) transfers mentioned in itinerary in air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B=breakfast / L=lunch / D=diner, excl. drinks)
  • Excursions as mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking guide during excursion, as mentioned in the itinerary
What’s not included
  • International flights;
  • Domestic flights;
  • Airport taxes;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Drinks;
  • Tips;
  • Personal expenses.
Observation

*Fixed/Shared departure dates 2019:
17 - 23 June 2019
12 - 18 July 2019
22 - 28 July 2019
12 - 18 August 2019
23 - 29 August 2019
02 - 08 September 2019
12 - 18 September 2019
28 Sept - 04 October 2019
11 - 17 October 2019
22 - 28 October 2019

Private departures can stay on any day of the week

What to bring: Light weight pants, jeans, T-shirts, long sleeved shirts, shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, sandals, good walking and/or old tennis shoes, windbreaker/light rain jacket, sun hat, flash light, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, film, extra batteries.

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