The following itinerary is divided into two parts, with Jaguar Operation (3 nights) at the Pantanal Jaguar Camp Lodge and the remainder of the tour (2 nights) dedicated to Wildlife Encounters with tapirs, giant anteaters, capybaras, caymans, hyacinth macaws and much more at two different wildlife lodges (choose between Rio Claro, Pouso Alegre or Piuval Lodges) adding up to a fantastic 6D/5N Tour guided by an exclusive Naturalist Guide. At Pantanal Nature we have spent years observing the jaguars and all the Pantanal fauna and flora, in order to have a strong record of success in tracking jaguars, river otters and other animals and birds. Finding them is not a guarantee, of course, but we promise to show our guests the breathtaking wildlife of this fantastic reserve with all it has to offer.
This is the perfect package for those who wish to have an incredible Jaguar/Wildlife Combination Tour.
Pick up at hotel in Cuiabá in the early morning then, transfer to the Pantanal. Begin the tour by traveling on Transpantaneira Road – the entrance to the Pantanal stunning fauna and flora. Arrival at the lodge for lunch. In the early afternoon, a trip on our exclusive jaguar searching boat with both our expert boatman and guide searching for all kinds of wildlife, but with main focus on jaguars and river otters. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2 – JAGUAR OPERATION B/L/D Early morning breakfast is followed by a boat ride in the best area for jaguar spotting looking for signs of recent jaguar activity on the river banks. After lunch, return to the boat looking for the mighty big cat and other interesting wildlife such as Capybaras, Black Howler Monkeys, Iguanas, Caimans and several types of bird species. Return to accommodations after sunset. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3 – JAGUAR OPERATION B/L/D Once again an early breakfast will be followed by a boat ride, traveling further up the Cuiabá River. Most of the day will be spent in exploring this remote region which is excellent for wildlife and nature observation. A break for lunch will be accompanied by another river safari on the boat looking for the mighty big cat and other interesting wildlife. Return to the lodge at sunset in time to see the birds on the trees. The Pantanal is famed for its dramatic sunsets – a photographer’s delight! Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
PART II - Wildlife Encounters - Rio Claro/Pouso Alegre(either lodge may be substituted by Piuval upon request and subject to availability)
Day 4 – JAGUAR CAMP / RIO CLARO LODGE B/L/D An early breakfast is followed by a transfer to Rio Claro Lodge. This will provide a great chance for observing wildlife. After check-in and lunch, a short rest, then a walking trip until sundown. Dinner is followed by a night safari with our exclusive safari vehicle, using a spotlight to detect animals such as crab-eating foxes, tapirs, caimans and nocturnal birds. Stops will also be made in order to experience the magical sounds of the Pantanal at night. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 5 - RIO CLARO / POUSO ALEGRE B/L/D Early morning start with a boat trip or a nice nature walk. Breakfast will be followed by a walking trip. After lunch, transfer to our next location, Pouso Alegre lodge. Check-in then, a trekking through the surroundings. Keep your eyes peeled for endangered marsh deer, South American coati, giant anteater, toco toucans, tapirs, and other animals and birds that may be seen at this amazing farm lodge. Dinner will be followed by a night safari and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6 - TRANSFER PANTANAL / CUIABÁ B/L Early morning safari for wildlife viewing. This morning will be dedicated to observing the Pantanal flora and fauna at the lodge private reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast a nice walk through the surrounding ecological trails to continue exploring the forest and grasslands to spot animals and birds. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Cuiabá. Drop off at the airport or city hotel depending on the client’s preferences. End of our services.
B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
Keep in mind that the itinerary above is a suggestion and may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Our tours have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 persons, so let us know if you wish to have a private or custom-made tour. Please contact us in order to book your spot. In order to join a pre-set group, please check our upcoming tours.