Daria
Trip offered by Daria Travel expert in Brazil

Trip summary

  • Departure Cuiaba
  • End Cuiaba
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Wild nature
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Welcome to Brazil and the Amazon forest! This tailormade tour will make you discover the wild region of Pantanal where you'll have the chance to meet jaguars, one of South America’s most notoriously elusive creatures. Porto Jofre is the place to see them even though sightings are never guaranteed (but still, success rates are extremely high!). You can spend your time here exploring the surrounding areas delving deep into Pantanal - the largest wetland area in the world.

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Welcome to Brazil and the Amazon forest! This tailormade tour will make you discover the wild region of Pantanal where you'll have the chance to meet jaguars, one of South America’s most notoriously elusive creatures. Porto Jofre is the place to see them even though sightings are never guaranteed (but still, success rates are extremely high!). You can spend your time here exploring the surrounding areas delving deep into Pantanal - the largest wetland area in the world.

To maximise your chance of sighting the jaguar, the tour includes night drives, jungle treks, river boat safaris and horse riding.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Cuiaba - Taiama Ecological Reserve
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Cuiaba - Taiama Ecological Reserve

    After your arrival into Cuiaba you will be met at the airport by your guide who will transfer you to Caceres and onwards to Taiama Ecological Reserve where you will board the Jaguar House Boat along the north side of Taiama Island along the Paraguay River. Overnight: Jaguar House Boat - (D)
     

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  • 2
    Taiama Ecological Reserve
    Day 2 -3 Transfer by car
    Taiama Ecological Reserve

    Enjoy two full days of boat excursions into the Taiama Ecological Reserve and its channels looking for jaguars and other wildlife. This is one of the best areas in Pantanal to see jaguars, as well as birds, caiman and capybaras. Overnight: Jaguar House Boat - (B/L/D)
     

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  • 3
    Taiama Ecological Reserve - Northern Pantanal
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Taiama Ecological Reserve - Northern Pantanal

    This morning you will travel north via Caceres to Pocone to join the Transpantaneira Highway onwards to Araras Lodge. Along this 145 kilometre long dirt road through the heart of the Pantanal, ending at the Cuiaba River in Jofre, you may see families of capybaras, caimans and water birds.

    You’ll arrive at Araras Lodge – a great base for exploring the Pantanal’s wild north.Overnight: Araras Lodge - (B/L/D)
     

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  • 4
    Northern Pantanal
    Day 5 - 6 Transfer by car
    Northern Pantanal

    Two full days to explore the region, enjoying a variety of excursions accompanied by an expert naturalist guide. Explore the waterways on a canoe, try piranha fishing, or ride horseback. This way, you will come into close contact with the resident flora and fauna on a walk, enjoy a jeep safari or head out at night with a spotlight to see some of the nocturnal species of the area. Each evening you will gather and decide what you want to do the next day and learn about the local culture and wildlife. Overnight: Araras Lodge - (B/L/D)
     

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  • 5
    Northern Pantanal - Porto Jofre
    Day 7 Transfer by car
    Northern Pantanal - Porto Jofre

    After breakfast continue south down the Transpantaneira Highway to Porto Jofre. En route you will stop and enjoy the views looking out for wildlife. Arrive at your hotel and spend the evening relaxing and exploring the sorrounds, often frequented by Hyacinth macaws and toco toucans. Overnight: Hotel Porto Jofre - (B/L/D)
     

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  • 6
    Porto Jofre
    Day 8 - 9 Transfer by car
    Porto Jofre

    Spend the next two days searching jaguars. From Jofre you will head out on boats: they are often seen in the heat of the day sunning themselves on the river banks. Porto Jofre is the best place in the world to see these elusive cats in the wild. After your excursions you head back to the hotel and relax. Overnight: Hotel Porto Jofre - (B/L/D)
     

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  • 7
    Porto Jofre - Cuiaba
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Porto Jofre - Cuiaba

    This morning you will return to Cuiaba, in time for your flight - (B)
     

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • English-speaking guide
    • Private transportation, except when specified
    • Hotels with breakfast unless specified (there is no guarantee that you will be served breakfast if you leave the hotel before 6AM)
    • Lunch and dinner, as stated in the itinerary
    • Entrance fees to sites, as per itinerary
    • Visits and excursions, as per itinerary

    Price does not include

    • International flights
    • Domestic Flights (quotes upon request)
    • Airport taxes (domestic and international)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner, when they are not mentioned
    • Optional visits and excursions
    • Drinks
    • Extras
    • Tips
    • Porterage