Janguars Pantanal

Just Jaguars in Brazil's Pantanal

10 nights from £5,395pp (excl. international flights)

Cuiabá  – North Pantanal  – Cuiabá

Spot shy, stunning jaguars

​Jaguars are one of the most elusive and hard-to-see Big Cats, but you're in luck, because the northern Pantanal in Brazil, is perhaps the best place in the world to see these magnificent animals.

The Pantanal is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve, home to some of the most diverse fauna and flora on the planet. The North Pantanal, where you will head, is home to the largest floodplain in the world, the ideal habitat for jaguars who are renowned for being strong swimmers. You will join them on the water, taking part in a water safari in two different locations.

First, you will take a one-day jaguar safari in the Porto Jofre area from Araras Lodge, the most popular spot in Brazil to see jaguars. Next, you will head to Baiazinha, a more remote area for a more rustic, private and immersive experience spotting jaguars.

Spending time in the Pantanal at Araras Lodge, you will also have the opportunity to see giant otters, tapirs, giant anteaters and many, many beautiful birds.

Available July - November only.

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The itinerary…

Day 1: Overnight flight

Fly from London to Sao Paulo overnight.

Day 2: Cuiabá


Pool at Hotel Deville Prime

This morning you will catch a short flight from Sao Paulo to Cuiabá where you will picked up and taken by private transfer to Hotel Deville Prime Cuiaba where you will stay in a Deluxe Room with breakfast.

Day 3: Northern Pantanal


Araras eco lodge

Today your adventure really begins! You will be transferred to the Northern Pantanal and along your route, it is possible to spot lovely sights of the local flora & fauna.

Araras Eco Lodge where you will spend four nights is set in the heart of the largest floodplain on the planet and built in perfect harmony with the environment.

In the afternoon, you will take a hike to the Mirante da Garça, a 12 m / 39.5 ft. high observation tower that offers an unequalled view of the sunset. After dinner, you will take a stargazing trek with the darkness magnifying the sounds of the Pantanal.

Day 4: Rio Clarinho river

Torre Bugio 4

Torre do Bugio observation tower

This morning, you will head to Rio Clarinho river for a rowboat ride where you will explore the banks of riparian forest and mangroves. Here you spot many different species of otters and, with luck, they can be seen playing. It is also possible to go piranha fishing, a fun and challenging activity, as they have the ability to steal the bait from the hook, away from the eyes of the fisherman.

A barbecue-style lunch will be prepared at the campsite by the river and you will have a chance to rest in hammocks.

In the late afternoon, you will take a walk to the Torre do Bugio, the tallest observation tower - 25 m high - that offers a spectacular view of the Pantanal plains. After dinner, you will hop into a safari truck, in search of nocturnal animals.

Day 5: Jaguar Safari

Jaguar Pantanal

Jaguar safari

Get ready for a long, but very exciting day as you take the Jaguar Express® in search of jaguars and other wildlife along the Cuiaba River banks and within the Meeting of the Waters State Park, 112 km south of Araras Eco-Lodge. This is the most popular place to spot Jaguars in Brazil.

After an early morning breakfast at Araras Eco Lodge, you will head south in an air-conditioned vehicle, to a region known as Porto Jofre. Here you will board an outboard motorboat for an exciting river safari in and around the Meeting of the Waters State Park, docking on river shores and beaches in search of wildlife, with the special possibility of spotting jaguars. You'll stop for a light picnic lunch, before continuing your hunt.

At 6 pm, you will be transferred back to the lodge and will be back in time for dinner.

Day 6: Walking trails & photography safari

Araras Lodge Photo Sfari

Photo safari

After breakfast, you will have a chance to stretch your legs as you explore another of pousada's areas on foot along the Ronco Trail which takes you to a stud farm.

In the afternoon, you will go on a photography safari in a specially designed truck, looking for animals along the Transpantaneira Park Road. After dinner, you will have the chance to ask your guide more about the animals you saw.

Day 7: Baiazinha Lodge

Baiazinha Pool

Baiazinha lodge

Enjoy your breakfast, then say goodbye to Araras Eco Lodge, and head to Baiazinha Lodge (approx. 5h30.). Hotel Baiazinha where you will spend three nights has large apartments with balconies and is in a more remote area of the Pantanal, it is one of the best places in Brazil to spot jaguars.

In the late afternoon, you will take a river safari to spot jaguars. Baiazinha Lodge offers a more private, immersive jaguar safari than many others in the country.

Day 8 & 9: River jaguar safaris

Jaguar river safari

Jaguar river safari

On both days you will have the opportunity to take a half-day river safari along the channels and banks of the Paraguay River and the vicinities of Taiaman Reserve in search of jaguars.

Day 10: Return home

Jaguar Pantanal Brazil

Say goodbye to the Jaguars

After breakfast at Baiazinha Lodge, you will be transferred to Cuiabá (approx. 5h30) to catch your flight to from Cuiaba to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, and from here you will take an overnight flight home.

Day 11: Arrive home

This morning your flight will land in your home country.

Duration: 11 days

Location: Brazil Holidays, South and Central America Holidays

Price: £5395pp

From £5,395pp excluding international flights. Activities and meals are included as detailed.

  • 1 night at Hotel Deville Prime - deluxe room, breakfast included.
  • 4 nights at Araras Eco Lodge - full board included.
  • 3 nights at Baiazinha Lodge - full board included.

Also includes

  • Internal flights and all transfers.

This trip excludes:

  • Single Supplements.
  • International flights to/from the UK (expect these to cost from £800 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).
  • Any activities, meals, or drinks not mentioned as included.
  • Anything else e.g. park fees not mentioned as included.
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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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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