When you visit Brazil on a wildlife holiday even if it involves a Jaguar Safari in the Pantanal you soon pick up on the fact that nearly all the local guides are full on birders and will take every opportunity to point out 'special' birds to their clients. As all birders know, if you want to maximise the variety of sightings and species you need to visit a diversity of habitats and altitudes in the company of an expert guide. This combination of higher altitude Cerrado plateau and Wetland habitat - without the need to travel too far in Brazil - is ideal for keen birders and those looking to see a diversity of landscapes and wildlife in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.
- When to go:
Best time to visit - SEP
Safari Style: SMALL GROUP
Arrive into Cuiaba and transfer to Chapada dos Guimarães
Accommodation : Pousada do Parque
Walk the best birding trails in Chapada dos Guimarães
Morning birding then transfer to Pocone
Accommodation : Pousa Alegre Lodge
Transfer to Porto Jofre - the end of the road!
Accommodation : Hotel Pantanal Norte
Two days of private jaguar boat safaris
Drive back to Cuiaba to connect with your flight
Pricing Info & Dates
Cost £2500 based on two people sharing and not including international flights
Valid for travel from May 2021 until November 2022.
- £100 donation to Panthera to protect Jaguars across their entire range
- Return flights from Sao Paulo to Cuiaba
- Expert local naturalist and top birder
- Private transfers and activities throughout
- The cost of international flights to Sao Paulo (we can quote on request)
- Costs of applicable Visas and travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner in Cuiaba
- Gratuities for boatman and main birding guide
Our clients say about us
Wednesday December 20, 2017
We travelled through the Pantanal in Brazil. Our guide was fantastic. He met us at our hotel and accompanied us throughout. Transportation (4x4) with a driver was very comfortable, particularly as...
By Isabell and Steve
Saturday March 4, 2017
A Pantanal Adventure
We re-visited the Pantanal having enjoyed a previous trip so much. This time, with Eduardo as our guide, it was truly an adventure. His enthusiasm and excitement about all of the wildlife is so...
By Avril and Brian
Friday September 23, 2016
An excellent wildlife holiday
We are so delighted that this interesting combination of the Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimarães and the southern Amazon worked out so well. It was a real pleasure organising this bespoke...
Wednesday January 13, 2016
Tremenous Pantanal and Iguacu experience with Wildlife Trails
Spent 2 weeks in October in the Southern and Northern Pantanal, and amongst numerous other encounters with a range of animals, got to spend time with Giant anteaters, Tapirs, Jaguars, Capuchin and...
By Del and Sheila
Wednesday November 18, 2015
Brazil. Pantanal plus City visits.
Three of us had a three week holiday with included visits to Salvador, Rio, Iguasu Falls and Ilhe Grande, fitted in around 13 days in the Pantanal and Cristalino Lodge. We flew, via Lisbon, into...
By Roger, Debbie and Liz
Monday November 9, 2015
A feast of Pantanal wildlife & hospitality
We have just spent 2 weeks in the South & North Pantanals in Brazil, experiencing all the wonderful wildlife this area has to offer. Our first stop in the south was Pousada Aguape, 3 hours...
By Avril and Brian
Wednesday September 24, 2014
Up close and personal with Brazilian wildlife
Our trip was a tailor made one for my wife and I with the specific aim of seeing certain mammals in Brazil, specifically Giant Anteater in Minas Gerais and Jaguars in the North Pantanal. Wildlife...
Wednesday August 20, 2014
The perfect trip
Our trip to the Pantanal was organised so well that it flowed without a hitch from start to finish. Our guide Tito was the perfect companion who was knowledgeable, friendly and hard working, with...
Thursday December 26, 2013
Lived up to our most optimistic expectations
First time in Brazil on a trip tailor-made to rise to the challenges of adventure and wildlife encounter (for Mr) tempered with a slower pace and touches of luxury (for Mrs). Starting from Rio, 2...
By Rachel and Peter
Monday November 4, 2013
The Pantanal, Iguassu falls, and Rio - simply fantastic!
What an amazing holiday! This trip far exceeded our expectations. Our itinerary was brilliant and suited us perfectly. Our guides were excellent - all were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and...
By Louise and John
Monday August 26, 2013
A stunning wildlife tour of Brazil's Pantanal and Atlantic Rainforest
Following a hectic but enjoyable 24 hours in New York we (a family of four with two teenage boys) flew to Cuiaba in Brazil where we were met by Eduardo our highly-rated naturalist driver, boatman...