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Northern Pantanal

Jaguar Photo Safari

Porto Jofre


Porto Jofre is a fishermen village located at the end of the Transpantaneira road. From here, we will explore the Cuiabá river and its tributaries by speed-boats, and in particular the "Encontro das Aguas State Park", the place with the highest concentration of jaguars in the world, a really amazing place, where live lot of caimans, capybaras, birds and jaguars!

During the dry season, from June to November, jaguars stay close to the rivers where they find water and their favorite preys: caimans and capybaras. Jaguars rest and walk on the river banks, often they enter in the water to hunt and to take a fresh bath.

Besides the jaguars you will have also the opportunities to take close up pictures of the endangered giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis).
Accommodation in possible in either lodge river side or in house-boat. In order to get good jaguar sightings, we suggest to take a tour with at least 3 full days jaguar safari, considering that our tours are completely customizable.


  • Where: The tour begins and ends at Cuiabá (CGB) airport
  • When: From June to November
  • Duration: From 4 Days
  • Private Guiding Tour
  • Private Boat Safari
  • Excellent speed boats with silent motors


  • DAY1

    CuiabáPorto Jofre

    The tour begins at Cuiabá, in the morning we drive for about 1h30m up to town of Poconé. Here we take the Transpantaneira road and drive for others 150km up to the Porto Jofre making stops to photograph a great variety of birds and lot of caiman in the water ponds, with the possibility to spot also marsh deer, coatis, capybaras, giant anteaters, anaconda.
    Arrival at the lodge, dinner and overnight at the lodge at Porto Jofre Lodge (ask for options) (L-D)

  • DAY2

    Porto Jofre

    First jaguar safari in a very beautiful environment in the rivers Cuiabá, Tres Irmaos, Piquiri. This is the "Encontro das Aguas State Park" the area with the highest concentration of jaguars in the world! While searching for wild jaguars we can spot also giant river otters, caimans, capybara and lot of birds! Back to the lodge, dinner and overnight. (B-L-D) (B-L-D)

  • DAY3

    Porto Jofre

    Another full day boat safari dedicated to the jaguar (B-L-D)

  • DAY4

    Porto JofreCuiaba

    Today we transfer back to Cuiabá making stops to photograph wildlife on the way. Drop off to the airport or to your hotel. (B-L)

  • NOTE

    You can add as many days of boat safaris you prefer (ask us a quotation)

Lodging at Porto Jofre

At Porto Jofre there are several accommodation solutions, lodges and house-boats. There is no difference between them in terms of jaguar photography opportunities.

hotel pantanal norte


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Tour Codes

JAG4 - Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 4 Days / 3 Nights - 2 days jaguar safari

JAG5 - Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 5 Days / 4 Nights - 3 days jaguar safari

JAG6 - Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 6 Days / 5 Nights - 4 days jaguar safari



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