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Pantanal for Nature Lovers 5 Days of Nature, Wildlife and Jaguar Observation

Travel Number: 53155

Pantanal for Nature Lovers 5 Days of Nature, Wildlife and Jaguar Observation Brazil | North Pantanal

This tour is a nature lover's dream. Together with your expert English-speaking guide you will explore the Pantanal and go deep into the heart of jaguar territory. Besides observing and photographing the majestic jaguar, you might also be able to spot other animals such as monkeys, sloths, caimans, otters, capybaras, anteaters, and many more during this trip into the Pantanal. For bird watchers, the Pantanal is a great spot to see macaws, herons, toucans, or hawks in their natural habitat.


Day 1: Arrival to Cuiaba and Transfer to Pantanal Pousada

Included: Transfer (private, 2h) | Walking Safari (private) | Dinner

At the Cuiaba airport you will be welcomed by your English-speaking guide, who will accompany you throughout the whole journey. From the airport you will head to the Pantanal. In less than 2 hours you will reach the famous Transpantaneira dirt highway, which is listed in the Guinness book of world records as having the most number of bridges in the world.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you will go on your first walking safari on one of the trails around the lodge. Your experienced guide will help you spot animals in the bushes.

At night dinner will be served at the pousada's restaurant.

Overnight: Pousada Piuval, Deluxe room

Day 2: Journey to Porto Jofre

Included: Transfer with Wildlife Observation (private, 4h) | Walking Safari (private) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will travel the whole Transpantaneira highway from beginning to end. During the journey you will make several stops to observe animals that live alongside the dirt road. You will find many caimans clustered around water holes under or beside many of the bridges you will cross.

You will have lunch at Hotel Santa Rosa which lays right on the river banks of Rio Sao Lorenzo and offers rustic comfort to its guests. In the afternoon, another walking safari is scheduled to explore the surroundings and look for animals.

Overnight: Hotel Santa Rosa, Chale do Rio

Day 3: Day of the Jaguar

Included: Jaguar Safari (private, 6h) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast your first jaguar expedition by boat awaits you. Along the widely ramified river system you will sail deep into their natural habitat to find, observe, and photograph these majestic animals.

Lunch will either be a picnic on the boat or in the hotel restaurant. During the second part of the trip, with a bit of luck, you will be able to observe various species of birds and other animals in addition to the beautiful vegetation. Following this activity you will return to the hotel. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to join other hotel guests on an exciting night safari. On this tour, you will try to spot some of the region's abundant nocturnal animals.

Overnight: Hotel Santa Rosa, Chale do Rio

Day 4: Jaguar Observation

Included: Jaguar Safari (private, 6h) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will have another boat trip to see jaguars and with a little luck you will also discover more animals in their natural habitat. The schedule of today's excursion is similar to that of the day before. You will spend the day in the middle of this unique ecosystem. In the afternoon you will return to the hotel where you will spend another relaxing evening in the Pantanal.

Overnight: Hotel Santa Rosa, Chale do Rio

Day 5: Return from the Wilderness

Included: Transfer (private, 6h) | Breakfast

After these amazing days in the wilderness of the Pantanal you will return to the Cuiaba airport. Depending on your departure time, it may be possible to do some more wildlife observation during your journey from Porto Jofre.


  • All transfers detailed above
  • 4 lodge excursions (with a private English-speaking guide)
  • 1 night at Pousada Piuval, Deluxe room
  • 3 nights at Hotel Santa Rosa, Chale do Rio
  • 5 breakfasts + 3 lunches + 5 dinners

Not included are airfare, insurance, beverages, optional activities, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, and personal expenses.


  • The itinerary can be adjusted according to weather conditions. The order of excursions can change and animal sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Items to Bring

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat or cap
  • A flash light
  • Comfortable clothing
  • A small backpack for day trips
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Swimming gear
  • A rain jacket

Please avoid dark-colored clothing as it attracts mosquitoes. Camouflage clothing is ideal for wildlife observation in the Pantanal.

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