Brazil Northern Pantanal and Jaguar Spotting

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Tour is rated as #6 in destination Brazil
Duration 📅

6 Days

Flights ✈️

International flights are NOT included

Airport Transfer 🧳

Drop-Off, Pickup

Accommodation 🛏️

3 Star Hotel, 4 Star Hotel

Tour Size 🧑🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏻

Small Group

Language 🌐

English, Portuguese

Difficulty 🚥


Transport 🚍

Airconditioned Vehicle

Visa 🛂

NOT Included


5 nights Accommodation
Transfer from/to the hotel
Tickets to monuments and places
Full Board just at Pantanal Lodge (arrival and departure days lunch excluded)

From: $2,806.00

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💎 Why we love it ?

This travel program takes you to discover a part of Brazil still unknown to many: the Pantanal, a place of immersion in the wild. This vast wet plain of Mato Grosso, on the border with Bolivia, is home to a unique ecosystem in the world: the largest flooded continental region on the planet. There is something special for those looking for an experience off the beaten track! And this is what you can find: flood plains as far as the eye can see, an ocher land, breathtaking landscapes and a huge diversity of animals and vegetation. You must have understood that the Pantanal is the realm of biodiversity. Add all this to the simplicity of the Pantanal people and good food! On the activity side: walking and horseback riding, boat trips and, of course, spotting an incredible variety of animals like the wonderful jaguar!


🏁 Tour Itinerary: Brazil Northern Pantanal and Jaguar Spotting

Day 1: Arrival at Cuiabá

Welcome to Cuiabá!
Meeting with the driver at Cuiabá airport and transfer to the hotel.
Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day free to get ready for the next day’s adventure in the largest flooded continental region on the planet!

🏚️ Hotel Option: Deville Prime Cuiaba (4-Star) or similar accommodation.


Day 2: Arrival at Pantanal and nocturnal animals spotting

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Pantanal lodges at the beginning of the afternoon with a regular transfer.
Arrive at the lodge and check in.
Later,  the history, concepts, and surroundings of the lodge are introduced. You will be shown the impounding and treatment of water and effluents, destination of garbage, explanations regarding water heating, and everything concerning minimizing the impacts of our presence upon the environment. You will be shown the CORIXO (flood channel) of the caiman, where the visitor has close and safe contact with one of the most present symbols of the Pantanal.
Next, a visit to the ‘Egret Tower” outlook point, which presents from atop its 12 m height an aerial view from the crown of a giant tree. After, a visit to the nest of a pair of Hyacinth macaws, representing the lodge’s logo and our commitment toward preservation. This introduction walk also takes us to Barara, where you are offered the possibility of convivial with regional ranchers and cowboys. Repeated encounters with the capybara, curassows, and countless other species of the fauna harmonize the visitor with his environs.
After the tour, dinner at the lodge and later start a night walk! It favors the adaptation to the environment and the observation of nocturnal animals, closer contact with the sounds of the night, and stargazing. Overnight at the lodge.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Araras Pantanal Ecolodge (3-Star) or similar accommodation.


Day 3: Photo Safari and canoeing

The photo safari (in specially adapted open vehicles), gives access to the more distant sites and – because of the vehicle’s height – facilitates the observation of fauna along the roads of Pantanal and the Transpantaneira crossroad. During the photo safari, you are given the opportunity to watch the peculiarities and contrasts of the vegetation as well as a large variety of animals.
After lunch along the river, a canoeing activity will start. Discover the riverside forest in absolute silence for greater integration! It doesn’t require much physical effort, for it is carried out in areas without much river current. Guests row 2-seat kayaks.
After the tour, return to the accommodation for dinner and a free night.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Araras Pantanal Ecolodge (3-Star) or similar accommodation.


Day 4: Horseback Riding

Breakfast at the lodge and departure for a trail trekking which is the activity providing the closest contact with the environment, while reinforcing its ecological focus. In the dry season, you have got 21 km of trails at your disposition. During the wet season, our catwalks are suspended 1.5 m above ground, allow you safe and pleasant movement. The duration of these tours is determined according to the groups’ capacities and focus on the observation of fauna and flora across woods, savannahs, fields, and swamps, with the goal of introducing the diversity of the ecosystem. Three canopy towers, 12, 13, and 25 m high, offer panoramic views on the plain and detail up in the crown of trees.
After the activity, return to the lodge and lunch.
After lunch, departure for horseback riding: It is the most traditional way of becoming acquainted with the Pantanal. Visitors are given the chance of exploring areas of difficult access, where it is common to witness the harmonious convivial between cattle and the wild fauna. On this tour, the horses walk, minding the beginners and also assuring safety and comfort. Our troop of pure Pantaneiro racehorses enjoys a good reputation regarding their beauty and docility. Note: This activity is not allowed for children under 6 years old or 1 m tall.
At the end of the tour, return to the accommodation and dinner.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Araras Pantanal Ecolodge (3-Star) or similar accommodation.


Day 5: Spotting the Jaguar

Early breakfast at Araras Eco Lodge (5:30 am) and departure in an air-conditioning vehicle, towards the south, along 120 km of the Transpantaneira Park Road, to the crossing of the Cuiaba River, in the region known as Porto Jofre. Later, board on an outboard motorboat for an exciting river safari in and around the Meeting of the Waters State Park, perching the river shores and beaches searching for wildlife, with the special goal of meeting jaguars.
At midday, stop for a light pic-nic lunch (fruit and sandwiches) and later in the afternoon, around 5:30 pm, return to Jofre embarkation port.
Return at late afternoon driving along the Transpantaneira Park Road to Araras Eco Lodge.
Dinner at the Lodge and free night.

🏚️ Hotel Option: Araras Pantanal Ecolodge (3-Star) or similar accommodation.


Day 6: Departure day

Today don’t miss the sunrise at the Pantanal!
The daybreak in the Pantanal occurs amid the symphony of night and daytime birds celebrating the arrival of a new day. It precedes the sunrise and has an important appeal because it happens only at this moment of the day and cannot be missed!
Breakfast at the accommodation and later in the morning, regular transfer to the airport of Cuiabá.

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  1. Thomas

    The tour was much better than I expected. The guide, organization, accommodation, all were perfect. We loved horseback riding! I would definitely recommend this tour.

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  2. Amelia

    I love discovering unknown places, and Etours enabled me to do it in Brazil in the best way possible. The driver and guide were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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