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jaguar tour porto jofre

Northern Pantanal

Only Jaguars

Photo Safari


Porto Jofre is a fishermen village located in the northern Pantanal, at the end of the Transpantaneira road. From here, we will explore the Cuiabá river and its tributaries by our speedboats, and in particular the "Encontro das Aguas State Park", a really amazing environment, where live lot of caimans, capybaras, birds and lot of 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 is possible at the riverside lodges and in the floting hotel.


  • 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 speedboats 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 (see options)

  • DAY2

    Porto Jofre

    First day of jaguar safari in the rivers: Cuiabá, Tres Irmaos, Piquiri and others channels. 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! We will returne to the lodge and the end of the day. Dinner and overnight at Porto Jofre.

  • DAY3

    Porto Jofre

    Another full day safari dedicated to jaguar photography.

  • 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 in the city.

  • NOTE

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

pantanal lodges


See our selection of lodges in the northern Pantanal.

Pictures taken during this tour

Video by Chris Schmid, Sony Ambassador, National Geographic Explorer and represented by National Geographic Image Collection

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The proposed itineraries are just an example and can be changed and designed specifically for you, in order to meet your needs.



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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