General Tips & Instructions

Weather Conditions

Pantanal has 2 very defined season; there is the rainy season (December to March) and the dry season (April to November). In both seasons the temperature is around 35°C (95°F). Being September the hottest and driest month. If you have a trip on this time make sure that you have adequate UV protection gear. 

Visa

To apply for a visa, foreigners must submit the completed visa application form, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, International Certificate of Immunization (when necessary), and other specific documents for the type of visa requested. Consult the visa chart to verify if you need to have a visa to go to Brazil. Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months or more and check if you need vaccinations.

General Info for Wild Jaguar Safaris

ACTIVITIES – In the Pantanal we will do some short hiking along maintained trails; a few kilometers at max. During our jaguar safaris we will spend the entire day in a speed boat, which means there will be a lot of sitting during these excursions. We believe that our clients are looking for a experience in Pantanal and with jaguars, please keep in mind these jaguars are wild and can be unpredictable in whether or not they want us to observe them, so we choose to spend the day on the river. Wild Jaguar Safaris chooses not to come back during the lunch hours but instead joy a picnic style lunch. If we are lucky some times we will have lunch while watching the jaguar rest. We believe that this way we never lose the moment for an unforgettable memory. 

DISEASES – Pantanal is naturally a conservation wild area without pollution in the proportion of large cities so disease doesn’t affect the Pantanal area.

MONEY & TIP – Brazilian currency is the Brazilian Real. For your trip you might only need Reais for the small costs. At the hotels you can pay with credit card. It is better to bring with you some US dollars, as some lodges don’t accept any cards. 

WHAT TO BRING   

May have your own preference but please just check our suggestions. 

  • Light colored clothing for Safaris
  • UV long sleeves/t-shirts
  • Light weight pants
  • Long sleeved t-shirts 
  • Casual clothes for evenings 
  • Lightweight waterproof/ windproof jacket.  
  • Sweater/ Sweatshirt.
  • Waterproof shoes/ hiking boots. 
  • Sandals or casual shoes for evening
  • Hat or cap for sun protection 
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent 
  • Sunglasses with neck strap 
  • Flashlight (LED models)
  • Binoculars
  • Memory cards 
  • Camera
  • Medicine kit including all the medications that you usually need. If you have any allergy, please bring your own medicine.
  • Waterproof bag to bring all your stuff with you during the day. 
  • Outlet adapter/ ‘’NBR 14136’’ (Brazilian outlets). 
  • Rain-bag for camera gear 

WHAT TO BRING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR – Suggestion

  • Memory cards
  • Extra battery (You will spend all day out shooting jaguars).
  • Tripod and Monopod (Monopod can help you when walking out). 
  • Polarized filters 
  • Outlet adapter / ‘’NBR 14136’’ (Brazilian outlets). (Electricity 110V or 220V).
  • Laptop
  • External drive 
  • Rain-bag for camera gear.

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