The Pantanal straddles the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and is the world's largest wetland region. Its plains and low scrubby forests are home to over 1000 species of bird and 300 different mammals, including tapirs, anteaters, Jabiru storks and the striking Hyacinth macaw. Concentrating on the incredibly rich northern Pantanal in the southwest of Brazil, we divide our time between between two lodges in different areas of the Pantanal, journeying deep into the Pantanal in search of the jaguar, the largest and most elusive feline in the Americas. These solitary predators, as well as being formidable opponents on land, are strong swimmers and are known to frequent the waterways we will explore.
▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ 9 Days from US $5,265 ex-flights2019 Departures: Jul 12 - 20, Aug 16 - 24, Aug 30 - Sep 07, Sep 13 - 21 (Some dates have limited availability)Group Size: 4 - 16Activity Level: Leisurely▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬ ▬
► 7 boat trips to maximise chances of Jaguar sightings► 90% success in jaguar sightings to date► Explore a more off the beaten path part of the Pantanal► Wetland bird-watching► Good chances of seeing capybaras, giant anteaters, jabiru storks, and other wildlife
► 4 nights Hotel Baiazinha Lodge with en suite facilities, 3 nights Araras Lodge and 1 night hotel in Cuiaba► 9 days land only / 11 flight inclusive► Travel by minibus, 4WD safari vehicle, and motorised canoe► Minimum age 16
► 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners► All accommodation (see below)► All transport and listed activities► Tour leader throughout
What's not included
► Travel insurance► Single accommodation (available on request)► Visas or vaccinations