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Brazil: Jaguar Tracking

Brazil: Jaguar Tracking

5 days & 4 nights, Private Journey


The plains and forests of Brazil's Pantanal region are home to one of the largest populations of the endangered jaguar, the top predator of the South American jungle. On this unforgettable adventure, stay at the remote Jaguar Research Center in the Meeting of the Waters State Park and search for these large cats as well as other wildlife that make their home in the region, such as caiman, capybara, giant otter and more

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Cuiaba, Brazil

    Upon arrival in Cuiaba, your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you into the Pantanal. Along the way, make several stops along the famous Transpantaneira Road, one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. Late this afternoon, arrive at the Pantanal Wildlife Center, which was formerly a traditional cattle ranch. After checking in, explore the marked trails through the forest. Canopy towers are strategically located at fruiting and flowering trees to allow you to observe the birds and mammals of the Pantanal.

    Pantanal Wildlife Center - 1 Night (D)
  • Day 2
    To the Jaguar Research Center

    After breakfast, head south along the Transpantaneira to the banks of the Cuiaba River where you board a boat and travel upstream to the 270,000-acre Meeting of the Waters State Park. The Jaguar Research Center is in the heart of this remote park, and houses five 12-by-14-foot, walk-in tents. Check in to your comfortable accommodations and enjoy the wild surroundings that few travelers get to experience.

    Jaguar Research Center - 3 Nights (B, L, D)
  • Day 3
    Jaguar Research Center

    Accompany your guide on an exploration of the Meeting of the Waters State Park in search of jaguars. Your camp is located on a key piece of riverbank terrain in the center of the park, so in addition to the jaguars, you may see some of the giant otters that live on the Three Brothers River.

    Jaguar Research Center (B, L, D)
  • Day 4
    Jaguar Research Center

    After an early breakfast, leave the Jaguar Research Center for a full-day boat trip to observe the diversity of the animals in the Pantanal. Search for jaguars, tapirs, anteaters, giant otters, birds and other animals common to this region. Small motorboats allow you to explore the narrow rivers in this huge park. Return to the center at the end of the afternoon in time for dinner.

    Jaguar Research Center (B, L, D)
  • Day 5
    Depart the Pantanal

    After breakfast, you will be escorted back to the Pantanal Wildlife Center. Enjoy lunch before continuing your journey to the Cuiaba airport, arriving in the late afternoon.

    (B, L)
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