Jaguar Brazil 2

Brazil Jaguar & Argentina Puma Watching

12 nights from £6,450pp (excl international flights)

Rio de Janeiro  – Pantanal  – Buenos Aires  – Patagonia

Puma and Jaguar Wildlife Experience

Witness majestic jaguars in their natural habitat, ride horses through the Pantanal wilderness, and explore the stunning vistas of Patagonia as you encounter elusive pumas. With a blend of thrilling wildlife encounters and lush scenery, this journey promises to create memories that will last a lifetime.

This puma and jaguar adventure is a journey that will plunge you into the heart of the untamed South America. Revel in the extraordinary landscapes of Pantanal and Patagonia, where nature's marvels await at every turn.

Begin in Cuiabá, the gateway to this remarkable expedition. Set off on a picturesque drive to the Araras Eco Lodge, a sanctuary that goes beyond mere accommodation, delivering a complete immersion into the natural world.

Unveil the secrets of the elusive jaguars as you traverse the Cuiaba River on the thrilling Jaguar Express tour. Traverse the landscape on horseback, take safari trips on wildlife encounters, and witness spellbinding sunsets that paint the horizon. Yet, this is just the inception.

Head to Parque Patagonia, where you will see the majestic pumas, watch the flight of the Andean condors, and acquaint yourself with unique species found nowhere else in the world. All of this against the backdrop of Patagonia's awe-inspiring landscapes.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Board your flight to Cuiaba which included an stop on Sao Paulo.

Fly from London to Cuiaba, Brazil overnight.

Day 2: Arrive in Brazil

Brazil Forrest

Brazil rainforest

Arrival at Cuiabá Airport and transfer to your hotel, Deville Prime Cuiabá. The rest of the day is your to relax.

Day 3: North Pantanal

Araras Eco Lodge Torres de observacao 2

Araras Eco Lodge

After breakfast, embark on a scenic transfer to Araras Eco Lodge which takes around 3 hours and where you will spend 4 nights. Along the way, take in the in local scenery, flora and fauna.

Check-in at Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, enjoy a welcome drink, and an afternoon hike to Mirante da Garça for a breathtaking sunset view. After dinner, take a stargazing trek to the sounds of the Pantanal.

Day 4: Jaguar Watching

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Jaguar, Araras Eco Lodge

Today is the day for the epic 14-hour Jaguar Tour along the Cuiaba River and Meeting of the Waters State Park. Departing at 6am in an air-conditioned vehicle via the Transpantaneira Park Road which has spectacular views to Porto Jofre on the Cuiaba River. Enjoy an exciting river safari, searching for wildlife, including spotting elusive jaguars.

Dinner in the evening back at Araras Eco Lodge.

Day 5: Horse Riding Adventure

Araras Eco Lodge horse riding

Horseback trip

After breakfast, take on a horseback ride through various terrains, gaining insight into the ecosystem. Return for lunch and relaxation at the lodge. Explore the Rondon Trail to the Tuiuiú Tower in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Araras Eco Lodge.

Day 6: Safari and Wildlife Exploration

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Araras Eco Lodge

After breakfast, take a guided walk along the Ronco Trail where you will be able to take in the wildlife and landscape and later return by safari truck.

Indulge in a delightful afternoon tea, before an unforgettable photo safari along the enchanting Transpantaneira Park Road. Howler monkeys, macaw, Pantanal deer, orange chinchilla and of course the Patagonian puma are to name but just a few of the species you will have the chance to spot on your safari. Refuel with a sumptuous lunch right at the Pousada, savouring local flavours. As the sun sets, engage in an engaging discussion with your knowledgeable guide, exchanging stories about the awe-inspiring animals encountered during the safari.

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Legado mitico hotel Buenos Aires

Legado Mitico Hotel, Buenos Airies

Regular transfer to Cuiabá Airport for a short flight and arrival in Buenos Aires, followed by a private transfer to your hotel, Legado Mitico Hotel, Buenos Aires where you will spend one night.

Day 8: Patagonia

La Posta de los Toldos Puma

Puma

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Patagonia, arriving at Comodoro Rivadavia Airport. Private transfer to your hotel La Posta de los Toldos, where you will spend 4 nights and dinner that evening at Parque Patagonia.

Day 9: Patagonia Pumas

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La Posta de los Toldos, star gazing

An early start with breakfast and sunrise at Badlands viewpoint in El Canadon del Feo. A guided expedition with private transportation to the prime wildlife observing area where the focus will be on encountering Patagonia's apex predator, the puma! As night falls, embark on a night walk to the Star Observatory, guided by warmth from heat banks and Rocket stoves, creating the perfect opportunity for some exciting night photography.

Day 10: Pumas & Condors

Chinchillón Anaranjado

Chinchillon Anaranjado

Awaken at 7am for a hearty breakfast. Afterwards, a local guide will take you to the best possible areas to walk and observe wildlife including spotting the elusive puma and the majestic Andean Condor.

Indulge in the sunset spectacle at Los Balcones in Cañadón del Río Pinturas, offering a vantage point to Cueva de Las Manos and the search for the unique Chinchillón Anaranjado, an endemic species.

Day 11: Condor Sojourn and Sunset Splendour

Condor

Condor

The day commences at 7am, as you revel in the sunrise from the vantage point of the Andean Condor's perch. These majestic birds often grace the skies at mere 50-meter altitudes and may even glide above observers. This is a prime opportunity for capturing stunning photographs of the world's largest flying bird, against the backdrop of Cañadón del Río Pinturas. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, set out for another exhilarating wildlife encounter with an expert guide and private transportation.

Day 12: Return to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

After breakfast, transfer to Comodoro Rivadavia Airport for your flight, upon arrival there will be private transfer to your hotel Legado Mitico in Buenos Aires where you will spend one night.

Day 13: Departure

After breakfast, a private transfer to Ezeiza Airport and homeward bound.


Duration: 12 nights

Location: Argentina Holidays, South and Central America Holidays

Price: £6450pp

From £6,450 pp based on two people sharing (excluding international flights)

The trip includes all internal flights, accommodation and activities specified above. Rooms and meals as below:

  • 1 night at Deville Prime - standard rooms, breakfast included.
  • 2 nights at Legado Mitico Buenos Aires Hotel- standard room, breakfast included.
  • 4 nights at Araras Eco Lodge - breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
  • 4 nights at La Posta de los Toldos Hotel - standard room, breakfast and dinner included.

This trip excludes:

  • International flights to and from the UK (expect these to cost from £900 pp for economy flights. Please note; that pricing can change significantly depending on the time of year and how far in advance flights are booked)

Note: Pumas can be spotted throughout the year but October and November are recommended as the best months. The best time to see jaguars in is during the dry season, which typically runs from June to October.

When to go to Brazil

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January

January is a fantastic month to visit Brazil as it marks the peak of the summer season. The weather is hot and sunny, perfect for enjoying the stunning beaches and vibrant coastal cities like Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. It is also a great time to experience the famous Carnival, with its colourful parades, lively music, and exuberant street parties.

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February

February is still a popular month to visit Brazil due to the continuation of the summer season. The weather remains warm, and you can indulge in various outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and exploring the Amazon rainforest. Additionally, February offers the opportunity to witness smaller-scale Carnival celebrations in different regions of the country, showcasing unique local traditions and customs.

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March

March signals the end of summer in Brazil, but the pleasant weather lingers, making it an ideal time to explore the country. The temperatures start to cool down slightly, making it more comfortable for outdoor adventures. March also brings festivals like Lollapalooza Brazil, attracting music enthusiasts from around the world. It's a great month to visit popular destinations like São Paulo, Brasília, and the stunning Iguazu Falls.

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April

April in Brazil offers a delightful transition between summer and autumn. The weather remains pleasant, with mild temperatures and lower humidity, making it an excellent time for outdoor exploration. It's an ideal month to visit the Pantanal wetlands, where you can observe diverse wildlife, including jaguars and caimans. April also marks the beginning of the surfing season in northeastern Brazil, with destinations like Florianopolis and Itacaré attracting surfers from around the globe.

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May

In May, Brazil experiences autumn, bringing cooler weather and a decrease in tourist numbers. This creates an ideal opportunity to discover vibrant cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro without overwhelming crowds. It is also a fantastic month for ecotourism, with options such as exploring the breathtaking Chapada Diamantina National Park or embarking on a river cruise along the Amazon. These adventures allow visitors to immerse themselves in the lush landscapes and experience the country's incredible biodiversity. May in Brazil offers a perfect blend of milder temperatures, serene environments, and remarkable natural wonders.

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June

June in Brazil is a month filled with festivities and cultural celebrations. The most prominent event is the Festa Junina, a traditional festival that honours Saint John. During this time, you can immerse yourself in lively street parties, traditional dances, and delicious local delicacies. June is also an excellent month for nature enthusiasts to visit the Pantanal, as the dry season begins, making wildlife sightings more abundant.

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July

In July, Brazil reaches the peak of winter, providing a pleasant climate across the country. This makes it an ideal month for exploring the historic towns of Minas Gerais, known for their charming colonial architecture and vibrant cultural heritage. Additionally, July is a fantastic time to visit the stunning beaches of Northeast Brazil, including popular destinations like Jericoacoara and Fernando de Noronha. Here, you can bask in warm waters, soak up the sun, and be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes that these coastal paradises have to offer.

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August

August is an ideal month to explore popular tourist spots in Brazil, as the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Cities like Salvador and Recife are known for their lively music scenes and vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, offering numerous chances to indulge in local rhythms. Additionally, this month provides a fantastic opportunity to discover the breathtaking wonders of the Amazon rainforest. The comfortable weather during August allows for enjoyable trekking and wildlife observation, creating an unforgettable experience in the heart of nature.

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September

September welcomes the arrival of spring, transforming the country with blooming flowers and rejuvenated landscapes. As the weather becomes warmer, it's the perfect time to visit the stunning beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis, where you can soak up the sun, surf the waves, and embrace the vibrant coastal culture

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October

October in Brazil brings pleasant temperatures and a decrease in tourist crowds, making it an ideal month for outdoor activities. One must-visit destination during this time is the iconic Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The water levels are typically high, allowing visitors to witness the falls in their full splendour, with the thundering cascades creating a breathtaking spectacle.

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November

As November arrives in Brazil, it brings the beginning of summer, with rising temperatures and ample sunshine. This makes it an excellent time to visit the renowned beaches of Brazil. Whether you're looking to indulge in exciting water sports, sunbathe on golden sands, or simply unwind amidst the coastal beauty, these beach destinations offer an idyllic retreat.

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December

Moreover, December presents excellent opportunities for diving and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago renowned for its stunning marine life and pristine beaches. Alternatively, nature lovers can explore the landscapes of the Pantanal, a vast wetland ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife, before the onset of the rainy season.

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