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jaguar tour porto jofre

Northern Pantanal

Just Jaguars

Photo Safari


This exclusive wildlife tour will engage you in the jaguar experience of a lifetime. You will explore Porto Jofre, a remote fishing village located at the southern end of the Transpantaneira Park Road. The area offers a real chance of observing and photographing a wild Jaguar. Not only that, but the wildlife diversity is staggering! Expect many wildlife encounters, including caimans, capybaras, giant river otters, and more!

When the water level drops, during the dry season that runs from June to November, it is possible to witness a Jaguar hunting a caiman or a jaguar couple mating on the riverbank. In Porto Jofre, the opportunities to see this elusive big cat are truly one-of-a-kind!


  • Where: The tour starts and ends at Cuiabá (CGB) airport
  • Best time: From June to November
  • Duration: From 4 Days
  • Exclusive, English-speaking Wildlife Guide
  • Private Boat Safari
  • Top-notch speedboats featuring whisper-quiet motors


The target of this tour is the jaguar, but you will have the chance to see and photograph also giant otters, capybaras, caimans, macaws and other birds.


  • DAY1

    CuiabáPorto Jofre

    Arrival at Cuiabá Airport in the late morning. You will be greeted by our staff and shuttle to a traditional Brazilian restaurant nearby for lunch. You will then take a one hour-and-30-minute drive to head to the town of Poconé that is right on the doorstep of the Transpantaneira Park Road. There is an additional three-hour drive on the Transpantaneira Park Road to reach Porto Jofre. Stops will be planned to allow you to photograph the animals along the way.

    On your way to Porto Jofre, capybaras, caimans, savanna hawks, snail kites, jabiru storks, wood storks and other animal species will keep you occupied. You should arrive for dinner at Porto Jofre Lodge.

    Overnight at Porto Jofre Lodge (see options)

  • DAY2

    Porto Jofre

    You will explore the Meeting of the Waters State Park that hosts the largest concentration of jaguars on the Planet. This is a very rewarding area, where you will sample a selection of promising areas for Jaguar watching, including the Cuiabá River, the Três Irmãos River, and the Piquiri River. In this zone, you can track and photograph wild jaguars in speedboats. You might even have the opportunity to witness a jaguar hunting a caiman or a jaguar couple mating on the riverbank. And if you’re lucky, you might see a jaguar with its cubs. You'll be certain to witness one-of-a-kind scenes that will leave you with lifelong memories!

  • DAY3

    Porto Jofre

    You will enjoy a full day of Jaguar watching. Giant river otters, wading birds, caimans, capybaras, and jaguars might be spotted.

  • DAY4

    Porto JofreCuiaba

    After breakfast, you will make your way back to Cuiabá. The drive will offer you your final views of the northern Pantanal and some nice animal sightings along the Transpantaneira Park Road.

    You will stop for lunch at a lodge en route. Drop off at the airport or to your hotel.

    End of the tour.

  • NOTE

    Please let us know if you want to add some days of Jaguar watching, and we will provide you with a quotation tailored to your needs and interests.

We offer a variety of accommodations for your stay at Porto Jofre, including lodges, houseboats, and floating hotels. Check out our proposals.

Pictures taken during this tour

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

This tour includes

  • Private transportation
  • Exclusive, English-speaking Wildlife Guide
  • Exclusive speedboat for jaguar safari
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Entry fees


This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and modified according to your specific requirements, such as budget, dates, personal interests, number of participants, and more.


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Tour Codes

JAG4 - JUST JAGUARS - 4D/3N - 2 days jaguar safari

JAG5 - JUST JAGUARS - 5D/4N - 3 days jaguar safari

JAG6 - JUST JAGUARS - 6D/5N - 4 days jaguar safari

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