Although the main attraction in the Pantanal are Jaguars, we have designed this photographic safari so that you can enjoy all the variety of wildlife that this thriving area offers.
You will visit different habitats in search of a large variety of birds without missing any photographic opportunity that they offer us. We will try to find a photo opportunity with the elusive giant anteater and playful giant river otters, endangered Hyacinth Macaws and go look for one of the rare but gorgeous birds South America has to offer, the Agami Heron.
We will finish our wonderful trip spending some incredible days in the Cuiabá river in search of the spotted cat, the jaguar. August and early September is the best time to see these magnificent animals because the dry season reaches its lowest water levels forcing prey to congregate along the major water sources also attacking more jaguars.
Let us guide you through this amazing adventure, which we are sure you will never forget!
NATURE VIEW PROFISSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY JAGUAR SIGHTINGS PANTANAL SIGHTINGS
This tour has a specific date, check if it fits your schedule first.
Pouso Alegre Lodge
Santa Rosa Pantanal Hotel
Departure from Cuiabá to Piuval lodge (about 1:30, 2:00 hours journey). The first 100km will be along a paved road for about one hour, Arriving at Pocone (The last town). We will then enter the Transpantaneira Highway a 147km dirt road with 127 wooden or concrete bridges. Bringing you into the worlds largest floored area. We will continue our drive further 7 km to Piuval lodge. That is the first lodge on the Transpantaneira highway. Keep your eyes open because on the way from Poconé to Piuval we can spot South American Coati, Yellow Anaconda, Toucans, Lowland Tapir, Hyacinth Macaws, Caiman, Giant anteater and a host of other animals and birds.
Arriving at the lodge for lunch, break for a rest after lunch and we start or activities again 15:30, at Piuval Lodge we will go out by safari car and we will look for birds and mammals like tapir, giant anteater, dears, south American coatis, crab eating fox, crab eating raccon and many others animals. Accommodation and dinner at hotel at the evening.
Early safari before sunrise around the Piuval farm looking for lesser tamandua and giant anteater, also new birds species. Go back to breakfast 7:00 and go out again 8:00 looking for mammals and others kinds of animals and birds. Go back to the lodge 10:00 and have lunch at 12:00.
Leave the Piuval lodge around 14:00, and drive 26km doing a safari car to Pouso Alegre Lodge, (The times can be organized with your guide). Arrive there and continue doing a safari around the place looking for animals and birds.
Accommodation and dinner at hotel at the evening.
Pouso Alegre is another big farm about 32.000 hectares, with many different birds species and mammals with a rich fauna base due to the different ecosystems there.
This lodge offers a special feeder for toucans and birds. Every day in the early morning they put some papaya and seeds out for the birds. The birds and the toucans came every morning around 5:40 and stay there per 2 hours almost 4 meters from us.
Breakfast early morning 6:00 (You can adjust the time of the breakfast with your guide and lodge if you want a sunrise experience.) We leave the hotel in a motorboat looking for jaguar along the tree brother river, Cuiabá river in the state park, this is one of the three largest protect area in Pantanal. With its high density of jaguar prey, including caiman and big groups of capybara the state park contains one of the pantanal’s highest concentration and the chance to see jaguars, quite often the jaguars can be seen on the river bank and this becomes more common in the period from June to November. The jaguars can lay-down for a long time on the river bank resting. We will also encounter other interesting wildlife, including Giant River Otters, Caimans, Capibaras, Tapirs, Yellow Anaconda, Howler Monkeys and many birds species including the magnificent Toco Toucan and Hyacinth Macaw. The Pantanal is also one of the best places in the word for view birds containing more than 600 species of birds. We are going to spend around 10-12 hours on the river (all day), we will have a lunch on the boat with a picnic-style, lunch sometimes watching a jaguar. Lunch while anchored along the river with plenty of opportunities to take a safe bathroom break on the beach as necessary. Late afternoon we return to the lodge. We believe that you are looking for the single best experience in Pantanal and with jaguars, and we know that the jaguar is very unexpected, so we choose not to come back to the lodge for lunch and bring the food with us so you never lose any unforgettable memory.
After breakfast, departure from the lodge in Porto Jofre for a last nature excursion in the Pantanal. Arrive in Cuiabá in time for your flight at the airport or hotel. End of tour.