Pantanal Jaguar Photo Safari

Pantanal Jaguar Photo Safari

Pantanal Jaguar Photo Safari

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness Jaguars in their natural environment. See South America in all its splendor.

An amazing experience to gain knowledge of wild South America and Pantanal is nothing short of mind-boggling. Spot wildlife and identify the specific type of bird or animal in their natural habitat, learn the scientific name, their migration patterns, and many other bits of information that is added to the Pantanal experience. Enjoy the beauty and wonder that Pantanal has to offer to make wonderful memories.

Itinerary

Welcome in Cuiaba and drive to Mato Grosso hotel. We welcome you either at the airport or your hotel in Cuiaba. We start our drive to Pocone (1.5 hours). From Pocone we will abandon the paved roads unto the Transpantaneira road. For approx 70km we drive on the dirt road and on our way, we will spot and have the opportunity to stop and photograph the wildlife near the road. We arrive at Mato Grosso hotel at lunch time.

After lunch we will go for a boat ride on the Pixiam river to look for wildlife such as capibara, tapir, caiman, jaguar and have opportunities to photograph birds in flight. Birds like kingfishers and black collored hawk are accustomed to boats from fisherman and the parts of fish they throw away. We are able to feed fish and get action shots from these birds.
Return back to the lodge for diner.

After diner we can go by car to look for nocturnal species and wildlife.

Hotel Mato Grosso wildlife viewing. Early morning walk for birds and wildlife viewing. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast we explore wildlife by boat. Here we have options to do Piranha fishing, see caimans and look and photograph birds in flight (kingfishers, black collored hawks). We might even encounter jaguar as well. Return to lodge for lunch. After lunch there is time to relax at the pool, walk around the property yourself. In the afternoon we go on a game drive to look for wildlife and nocturnal species. We also have the option to explore by boat. We will return for diner.

Mato Grosso – Porto Jofre. Early morning walk for bird and wildlife viewing or we can explore by boat for wildlife.
After Lunch, we’ll board on our Open Car and drive south towards the end of the Pantanal Highway. We’ll be making stops along the route any time and every time we fell there are birds to be watched.

This activity will allow us to explore different types of habitat at the Pantanal such: Marshes, Savannas and Forests. So, the chances of seeing many kinds of birds will be very good such: Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-lored and Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Red-billed Scythebill, Flavescent Warbler, Purplish Jay, Orange-backed Oriole (Troupial), Crested Oropendola, Solitary Black-Cacique, Blue-crowned Trogon, Black-fronted Nunbird, Silver-beaked Tanager, Rusty-collared and White-bellied Seedeaters, Lesser/Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch.
We’ll reach our very comfortable accommodation at the very end of the road. Get in time for Dinner.

Full day boat ride: Searching for jaguars. Jaguar is the main target here, and we’ll spend the day cruising various rivers in a motorboat looking for this magnificent animal. We will have a Radio contact, so if there is a jaguar seen we can head for the location.
Jaguars here are not very shy and will often stay in view for extended periods of time. We will not ignore other birds and wildlife during our search, but Jaguar does take priority. Some birds we may see from the boat include Sungrebe, Pied Lapwing, Yellow-billed and Large-billed Terns, Black Skimmer, Greater Ani, Anhinga, Great Black Hawk, Gray-necked Wood-Rail, and more. Families of Giant Otters are fairly common, and it is not too unusual to see a Tapir.

Full day boat ride: Searching for jaguars. After an early breakfast, get in our motorboats to explore the Meeting-of-the-Waters State Park, the best area to view Jaguars in the entire Brazilian Pantanal. The rivers include the Three Brothers, Cuiabá, and Piquirí. Outings take place between 6 am and 6 pm, and are timed to allow photography during the first and last hour of light. We have great chances to see Jaguars, quite often jaguars can be seen on the river banks, many of them at very close range for extended periods, specially from June to November.
We will also encounter other interesting wildlife, including giant river otters, caimans, tapirs, anacondas, howler monkeys, capybaras, and many bird species. The animals here are accustomed to humans so boats can often approach to within four or five meters. Boats are equipped with a short-wave radio and special shade.

Enjoy a picnic-style lunch while anchored along the river with plenty of opportunities to take a safe bathroom break on the beaches as necessary (Or if you Prefer we can return to Porto Jofre accommodation for lunch and rest, and start again in the afternoon). Return to Porto Jofre at the end of the afternoon in time for dinner.

Porto Jofre – Pousada Piuval. Early Breakfast. Check out. This morning we will drive to Pousada Piuval, get at Pousada Piuval in Time for Lunch. In the afternoon we go on a game drive on the private property in search for wildlife such as Giant anteater, tapir, jaguars, caiman and a variety of bird species.

We return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner we can have a nocturnal game drive with even a chance of spotting ocelot, jaguar and puma.

Depart to Cuiaba. Early morning game drive to spot for wildlife then return to lodge for breakfast. Depending on your flight return to Cuiaba Airport.

Rates & Dates:

Dates:
27 August – 05 September 2021
06 September – 15 September 2021

Rates:
$5900 per person sharing

More Information
  • Maximum 4 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot
  • Enquire about back to back special rate

Included:

  • Included Transfer from- and to airport
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during trip
  • Water during the day
  • Legend Safaris Photographic guide
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Photographic tutoring 
  • All meals

Excluded:

  • Not included – Airplane tickets (international & domestic)
  • Drinks (soda & alcohol)
  • Activities other than described in program
  • Travel insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Cancellation insurance

Macaw add on Safari – 3 Day

Buraco das Araras is a natural sinkhole. It is a sandstone crater with a width of 500meters and a depth of 100 meters. At the sinkhole 70 pairs of red-and-green macaws live. Besides macaws we can spot a variety of vivid colored birds. The sinkhole is a private natural heritage reserve and it is here where we will photograph the beautiful and colourful Macaws. 

 

Transfer to Jardim & photographing Macaws. Early morning we arrive at Campo Grande airport. From there we drive by car to the city of Jardim. The drive is approx. 3 -3.5 hours. When we arrive at Jardim, we check-in the Estancia hotel. Here we will have lunch. After lunch we drive to Buraco das Araras. The drive takes approx. 20 minutes. Here we will spend the full afternoon photographing the macaws at the sinkhole. Around 5PM we will drive back to Jardim and have a diner at the hotel.

Full day photographing Macaws. Early breakfast and drive to Buraco das Araras. Arrive between 7am -7.30am. We walk to one of two platforms to enjoy the sounds of the Macaws and see the sun hit the sinkhole. The whole morning we will photograph the Macaws. We will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch we return to Buraco das Araras. In the afternoon they we can enjoy them from the second platform which provides with great lighting in the afternoon. In the afternoon normally we see more flight movements from the macaws.

Full morning of photographing macaws. Early breakfast and drive to Buraco das Araras. Arrive between 7am -7.30am. We walk to one of two platforms to enjoy the sounds of the Macaws and see the sun hit the sinkhole. The whole morning we will photograph the Macaws. We will have lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch we return to our hotel. Check-out and drive back to Campo Grande to catch your flight.

Rates & Dates:

Add on: Macaws, 3 Days:

Dates:

25  – 27  August 2021

15 – 27 September 2021

Rates:
$1700 per person sharing.

 

More Information
  • Maximum 4 guests
  • 30% deposit secures your spot

Included:

  • Included Transfer from- and to airport
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during trip
  • Water during the day
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Legend Safaris Photographic guide
  • Photographic tutoring
  • All meals

Excluded:

  • Not included – Airplane tickets (international & domestic)
  • Drinks (soda & alcohol)
  • Activities other than described in program
  • Travel insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Cancellation insurance

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