Jaguar Kill

Brazil Northern Pantanal Jaguar Expedition 2021

Expedition Leaders:

Leighton Lum

Ken Lee

12 Days 11 Nights including optional 3 day 2 night add on in Iguazu Falls

Dates: July 4-15, 2021

Starts in Cuiabá (airport code CGB) Ends in Iguazu (IGU)  

Cost: TBA

Drinking Water
Giant River Otter-2

Day 1 July 4:

Arrive at Cuiaba (CBG) Arrival at Cuiabá airport, transfer to Hotel Slim Cuiaba Aeroporto in Cuiaba. Rest of the day to relax and get ready to head into the jungle. Overnight in Cuiaba. (MEALS AT OWN EXPENSE)

Day 2 July 5 :


- Breakfast, check-out and drive through the Transpantaneira Road to Rio Claro Lodge.

- The Rio Claro 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. - B,L,D

DAY 3 July 6:

PORTE JOFRE- Early 6am boat tour, birds inn flight, caiman. Transfer to Porto Jofre. Lunch at Jaguar camp and get ready for afternoon jaguar search. B,L,D

Day 4 July 7:

PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.

Close up Caiman Sunset
Red and Green Macaw

Day 5 July 8: 

PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.

Day 6 July 9:

PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.

Day 7 July 10:

PORTE JOFRE Full day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and birds. Meals included B, L, D.

Day 8 July 11:

PORTE JOFRE/ POUSADA ALEGRE - Half Day searching for jaguars. After lunch we head to Pousada Alegre where we will stay the night. We will do an evening safari drive, searching for wildlife. Tapir is often seen here. B,L,D

Fishing Hawk
Hiding in the Shadows

Day 10 July 13: Flying to IGU (Iguazu airport)

- Breakfast at the lodge, morning safari vehicle, check-out and drive back through the Transpantaneira Road to Cuiabá Airport.

- Lunch at Pousada Alegre

-Transfer back to Cuiaba B,L included (Dinner in Cuiaba at own expense)

Optional Iguazu Falls Add on (Highly recommended)

Day 10 July 13:

Morning Flight to Iguazu

-Transfer to Belmond Hotel

- Sunset shoot on Brazillian side of the falls

-Lunch and dinner at own expense

Day 11 July 14: (Iguazu Falls, Argentine side)

Full day to explore Argentina side of the falls.

-Breakfast included

-Lunch and dinner at own expense

Day 12 July 15 (Iguazu Falls, Brazil side)

Optional sunrise shoot on the Brazil side before transfer back to the airport.

-Flight home

End of tour

Double Rainbow Iguazu Falls
Mouth Wide Open
Aerial of the Pantanal
Black and White Tegu
Queen of the Pantanal
Rainbow Devils Throat
Toucan in the Trees


- Private transfers IN/OUT by 1 closed comfortable van Mercedes a/c

- Private local nature guide English speaking

- Accommodation in double room, air cond., private bathroom

- 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

- Wi-fi

Milkyway over Brazil


- Airfare

- Insurance

- Beverages

- Personal expenses



Rainbow over Iguazu Falls

Why go?

If you’re not an animal lover before you go to the Pantanal, you will be by the time you leave! There is no better place to see wildlife in South America. Being an open habitat the animals are easy to observe, with herds of square-nosed capybaras, masses of sunbathing caiman and clouds of complaining water birds accompanying every outing. Take a boat trip in pursuit of some of the more elusive species, like the stately marsh deer or playful giant otter. These days the Pantanal is the jaguar-watching capital, with four-day boat trips into the Puerto Jofre area offering virtually guaranteed encounters with the biggest cat in the Americas. Birdwatchers will have their hands full identifying the 550-plus species recorded in the area.

Jaguar yawn


Travel insurance - Although we will include a basic health assistance plan in your program, we strongly recommend purchasing a comprehensive travel and health insurance plan at your own discretion, according to your specific needs.

Excess luggage - Baggage fees are usually expensive in Brazil. As of July 2017, there is no checked baggage allowance on domestic flights and each company is adopting a different price policy per piece or per kilogram.

Carry-on luggage is limited to 10 kilograms per passenger. So, we recommend participants to pack as light as possible and will be glad to suggest the most suitable equipment for each situation in the itinerary.

Packing suggestions - What you should bring along: light weight pants (convertibles come in quite handy), t-shirts, one long sleeved shirt (for protect on against mosquitoes), shorts, bathing suit, extra socks and underwear, good hiking boots or tennis shoes, sandals/ flip- flops to use during relaxing periods, windbreaker/jacket, rain gear (both for personal use and to protect equipment), a cap/hat, sun glasses and any personal medication. Heavier clothing for cold weather is recommended especially from June to September. Also very useful are a flashlight, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, camera with extra batteries and memory cards, and a reusable water bottle. Your guide will bring along basic guidebooks with information about the region to be visited. Issues with commercial flights- In the event of itinerary changes due to cancelled or delayed commercial flights, the cost coverage is limited to those legally provided by the air company in charge. However, we will always make all efforts to rearrange your program according to suppliers’ availabilities. Also, there may be additional costs for new transfer and hotel arrangements, shall the commercial flight delay cause the need for new hotel, transfer, tour, guiding and other service arrangements. Airport transfers-Unless when specified, the price for the program includes one single land vehicle to transfer the participants from and to the airport at pre-established times and days, according to the program. If participants come in different flights, the first to arrive will wait for the remaining members of the group to follow on with the transfer. If any participant wishes to take an extra transfer to avoid waiting at the airport, this will be charged extra and must be requested in advance, as last- minute transfer arrangements nay not be possible. Therefore, we recommend that all participants book the same inbound and outbound flights, according to our recommendation of best flight times.

Electricity - Standard voltage is 127V / 60 Hz. Brazil uses Type N, three-pin plugs (compatible with 2-pin Type C). It's recommended that you bring your own AC plug adapters and extension cords for local outlets.

Tipping - Tips for local staff and guides are not included, participants should feel free to provide additional gratuity at their discretion if they feel especially pleased with the services provided by a given individual. Local people here (such as native guides) will be very happy with gifts/souvenirs such as mini flashlights, pocket knives, caps, t-shirts, chocolate, etc. Having some of these low cost gifts with you may help opening doors and make people happy to work and help you get better wildlife opportunities. At restaurants, it is usual to leave a 10% tip for waiters – sometimes this is already included in your bill.

Health/Vaccinations- Vaccinations: only yellow fever vaccine is recommended (but not required) for the Pantanal. For more details regarding health information for travelers to Brazil, please visit Please bring along your own medicine in case of you having specific needs (such as allergies or other restrictions), since specific medication is hard to find in the remote locations that we will be visiting.

Vaccinations required/ recommended for Brazil:


-Hepatitis A

-Hepatitis B

-Yellow fever



Meals and dietary restrictions- we always try our best to offer special differentiated meals in case of dietary restrictions, but this may not be fully possible in more remote locations. Please let us know about your specific needs so we can try to serve you properly.


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