North Pantanal Wildlife Tour

A  prime wildlife tour including the best of the north Pantanal; Transpantaneira road and the Cuiaba river. An unique and exciting adventure with chances to see a huge amount of wildlife including the elusive jaguar as well as tapir, anaconda, giant river otter and many exotic birds.

Sample program

  • Day 1: Cuiaba - Pousada Pouso Alegre (138 km/3 hrs)

    Arrival in Cuiaba and transfer to Pouso Alegre (about 3 hrs drive). Arrival and check-in in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Overnight. (D)

  • Day 2: Pousada Pouso Alegre

    Urutu trail: 2km trekking among wood islands, where it is likely to see monkeys, agoutis and several bird species. Don’t forget your hat, water, insect repellent. Spotlighting by car allows the spotting of caimans, capybaras, jabirus in their nest, black-crowned night-herons and pauraque nightjars. Best during very dark nights, when it is also possible to see foxes, racoons, deer and more. Overnight. (B,L,D)

  • Day 3: Pousada Pouso Alegre

    Full day dedicated to observing the Pantanal´s flora and fauna found on the Pouso Alegre private reserve. After an early breakfast, drive along a private dirt road to Bento Gomes River; canoe trip to spot aquatic wildlife, birds, and flora. Nature walk through the woods to learn more about the local environment. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, the guide will lead you on a jeep safari exploring the forest and grassland in search of wildlife. Return to the lodge for dinner; nocturnal safari by car in search for more wildlife. (B,L,D)

  • Day 4: Pouso Alegre - Hotel Porto Jofre (110 km/3 hrs)

    After breakfast the last morning excursion followed by lunch. In the early afternoon we continue our trip deeper into the Pantanal to reach Hotel Porto Jofre. Arrive at the end of the afternoon. If time permits we walk through the surroundings of the lodge and the nearby lake where the Victoria Regia water lily can be observed. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

  • Day 5 & 6: Hotel Porto Jofre

    Full day boat ride on the Cuiaba, Piquiri & Tres Irmãos rivers in search for jaguars, giant river otters and other wildlife. Overnight. (B,L,D)

  • Day 7: Porto Jofre - SouthWild Pantanal Lodge (75 km/2,5 hrs)

    After breakfast transfer to the SouthWild Pantanal Lodge. Arrival followed by lunch. Late afternoon hike along the marked trails through the forest surrounding the SouthWild Pantanal. The lodge offers observation towers which are strategically located at fruiting and flowering trees. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

  • Day 8: SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

    After breakfast an early morning walk in the surrounding area, but be sure to be back at lunch time. In the afternoon, you will take a boat tour on the Rio Pixaim. SouthWild Pantanal is an excellent location for bird watching and other wildlife. After dark we will visit the Ocelot hide to see this amazing cat from up close. Overnight at SouthWild Pantanal. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9: SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

    You can go horseback riding in the morning and hike in the afternoon. This is the only lodge in the Pantanal offering mobile canopy towers near fruiting trees. Overnight at SouthWild Pantanal. (B,L,D)

  • Day 10: SouthWild Pantanal - Cuiaba (165km/3,5 hrs)

    After breakfast transfer back to Cuiaba. (B)

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Package prices per person in US$ for 2019

January - November

02 - 03 persons 04-05 persons 06-07 persons
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS 4198 3712 3365 2922 2920 2777
What’s included
  • Overnight in double/triple rooms;
  • Private 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;
  • Private English speaking guide during excursion 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.

NOTE: The activities described may be altered due to weather conditions, season or group make-up with the intent of maximizing your experience of the eco-system.

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, sun screen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera, film, extra batteries. Sweatshirt or sweater recommended from June to September.



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