Brazil Northern Pantanal Jaguar Expedition
9 Days 8 Nights
Dates: September 13-21 2020
Start and end in Cuiabá (airport code CGB)
Arrival on September 12 is an option with an overnight in Cuiaba if no morning flight into Cuiaba exist on September 13 (hotel in Cuiaba on the 12th not included in package). Tour officially starts on September 13.
Day 1 September 13: Arrive at Cuiaba (CBG)Arrival at Cuiabá airport, transfer to an hotel in Cuiaba .Rest of the day to relax and get ready to head into the jungle. Overnight in Cuiaba.
Day 2 September 14: CUIABÁ TO NORTH PANTANAL (ARRIVAL)- Transfer to Pouso Alegre Lodge (approximately 1h30 on a paved road until reaching the Transpantaneira Road, where our wildlife experience begins). Lunch on the way. - Open truck safari or walk to watch and photograph wildlife at Pouso Alegre grounds. Besides the famous birds of the Pantanal such as the hyacinth macaw, Pouso Alegre is known to offer good chances of encounters with mammals such as the giant anteater and the Brazilian tapir, besides lots of caimans. - Dinner and overnight at Pouso Alegre Lodge.
DAY 3 September 15: NORTH PANTANAL (POUSO ALEGRE) - Breakfast and full day to explore the area of Pouso Alegre on open truck photo safari and/or walking. - Lunch, dinner and overnight at Pouso Alegre Lodge.
Day 4 September 16: PORTE JOFRE - Breakfast, check-out and drive to Porto Jofre at the end of the Transpantaneira Road. Lunch on the way, always searching for the Pantanal wildlife and enjoying the landscapes along the road. - Arrival and check-in at Porto Jofre Hotel, located deep inside what has become known as “Jaguar Country” or “Jaguar Land” (“Onçolândia” in Brazil), due to the abundance of these amazing and elusive cats. - If time permits, we will go out for our first boat ride searching for Jaguars and other Pantanal wildlife such as the giant otter. - Lunch, dinner and overnight at Porto Jofre Hotel.
Day 5 September 17: PORTE JOFREFull day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.
Day 6 September 18: PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.
Day 7 September 19: PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.
Day 8 September 20: NORTH PANTANAL (PORTO JOFRE TO RIO CLARO) - Breakfast-Last morning boat safari-Check-out and drive back through the Transpantaneira Road to Rio Claro Lodge. Lunch on the way. - The narrow river that gives name to the lodge is known for offering good chances to watch and photograph water birds such as black-collared hawks, sungrebes, sunbitterns and different species of kingfishers and herons. - Afternoon boat activity in the Rio Claro, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 9 September 21: NORTH PANTANAL TO CUIABÁ (DEPARTURE) - Breakfast at the lodge, morning boat activity, check-out and drive back through the Transpantaneira Road to Cuiabá Airport. - Lunch on the way before your continuing flight to next destination. -Afternoon departure flight. END OF TOUR
- Private transfers IN/OUT by 1 closed comfortable van
- Private local nature guide English speaking
- Accommodation in double room, air cond., private bathroom (based on 2 person shared accomodation)
- Full board (excluding bottled water, soft drinks, wine)
- Excursions as stated in itinerary
- Jaguar safaris with expert boatmen and unlimited fuel
- Mineral water to refill your bottles