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Northern Pantanal

Wildlife Jaguar Safari


Discover the best places of the Northern Pantanal!

The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world, here it's very easy to observe wildlife especially during the dry season when the water in the ponds reduce and the animals concentrate. Jaguars stay close to the rivers, where they drink and hunt. The chances to spot them are very high!

The first days we explore the properties of two lodgea in the northern Transpantaneira where, in the grasslands, ponds and waterholes we will search for tapirs, anteaters, deers, foxes, coatis, caimans, macaws, toucans and many more birds.
Then we move to Porto Jofre, at the end of the Transpantaneira road, where the road meets the Cuiabá river. Here you will accommodate either in a lodge river side or in an House-boat. By speed-boats we will explore the "Encontro das Aguas State Park" the area with the highest concentration of jaguars in the world, cruising the Cuiabá River, the Três Irmãos River and small channels, in an amazing environment where spot wild jaguars, giant otters and many more wildlife!


  • Where: The tour begins and ends at Cuiabá (CGB) airport
  • When: From June to November
  • Duration: 5D/4N - 8D/7N
  • Private Guiding Tour
  • Car safari day/night
  • Boat safari
  • Walking safari
  • 2/3 lodges


  • DAY1

    CuiabáPiuval lodge

    Arrival at Cuiabá airport in the morning around 10:00/11:00am, meet your guide, lunch in a typical restaurant and drive for about one and a half hour we arrive in Poconé, where we will take the Transpantaneira road and drive up to the Pousada Piuval. Bird photography in the surrounding can produce very good pictures of savanna hawk, buff-naked ibis, campo flickr, parrots, crab-eating fox and many more.
    Dinner and overnight at Piuval Lodge. (L-D)

  • DAY2

    Piuval lodge

    Early morning walking around the lodge to appreciate a wonderful sunrise and observe lot of bird species till breakfast time. After breakfast boat safari in a very beautiful lake where you can observe Jabiru storks, herons, black skimmers, terns, roseate spoonbill, kingfishers, hawks and many other bird species, caimans, capybaras, monkeys and more. After lunch we rest a couple of hours, you can enjoy the swimming pool and the hammocks.
    In the afternoon a walking safari in a forest looking for hyacinth macaws, toucans and other birds, monkeys, rodents and other mammals. We'll enjoy a wonderful sunset from an observation tower in the middle of the forest. After dinner night safari in search of mammals and night birds, such as tapir, anteaters, ocelot, crab-eating fox, crab-eating raccoon, potoo, owls and more.
    Overnight at Piuval Lodge. (B-L-D)

  • DAY3

    Piuval lodgeRio Claro

    After breakfast car safari in this beautiful property in search of wildlife. Possibility to spot anteaters, coatis, capybara, crab-eating fox, rheas, macaws, toucans, Jabiru storks, cocoi and tiger herons, black-capped herons, roseate spoonbill, black skimmers, black-collared hawks, parakeets, ringed knigfisher, amazon kingfisher and many other bird species, also reptiles such as tegus and caimans.
    After lunch check-out and transfer to the Pousada Rio Claro making stops to photograph wildlife concentrated in the water pounds along the Transpantaneira road. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at Rio Claro lodge. (B-L-D)

  • DAY4

    Rio ClaroPorto Jofre

    After an early morning breakfast, we go on a boat safari in the Rio Claro river looking for caimans, tapir, black-collared hawk, great black hawk in action fishing, kingfishers, giant otters and of course with chances for jaguars.
    After lunch check-out and transfer to Porto Jofre driving for about 3 hours on the Transpantaneira road and making stops in case of wildlife sightighs. Arrival at the lodge, accommodation, dinner and overnight. (B-L-D)

  • DAY5

    Porto Jofre

    Full day boat 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)

  • DAY6

    Porto Jofre

    Today we explore again the Cuiabá river and tributaries in search of wild jaguars. (B-L-D)

  • DAY7

    Porto Jofre

    One more day in search of jaguars. (B-L-D)

  • DAY8

    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)

5 Days / 4 Nights


6 Days / 5 Nights


7 Days / 6 Nights


8 Days / 7 Nights




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Tour Codes

WJ5 - Wildlife Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 5 Days / 4 Nights

WJ6 - Wildlife Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 6 Days / 5 Nights

WJ7 - Wildlife Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 7 Days / 6 Nights

WJ8 - Wildlife Jaguar Safari Porto Jofre - 8 Days / 7 Nights