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SAVE 10% Price: was (£4695)/$5495), now £4225/$4945 per person

23rd August to 1st September 2024

Led by Andres Novales and by a Local Naturalist Guide

Discover the Amazing Wildlife of the Northern Pantanal

4 Full Days of Jaguar Safaris

Discover Rio Claro and its Avifauna

Look for Rare Giant Anteaters and Giant Otters

Excellent Wildlife Photography Opportunities

Day 1: Arrive at Cuiaba


Arrive at Cuiabá and meet your guides at the hotel on a welcome dinner.

Overnight in Cuiaba.

Meals Included: Dinner

An anaconda and caiman in the Pantanal

Day 2: Begin Your Pantanal Adventure at Piuval Lodge

Welcome to the Pantanal! Join us as we meet our expert local guide in the morning and set off on an exciting journey to Piuval Lodge (1h:30m drive).

In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the heart of nature with a captivating walking safari. Our forest trails offer prime opportunities for remarkable wildlife encounters. From capuchin monkeys to hyacinth macaws, the Pantanal’s vibrant ecosystem comes alive through your lens. Capture the magic of the sunset while photographing a mesmerizing flock of birds returning to their nests from the observation tower.

After dinner, brace yourself for an unforgettable night safari in search of elusive nocturnal creatures.

Overnight at the Piuval Lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A pair of Hyacinth macaws in the Pantanal

Day 3: Searching for Giant Anteaters and Iconic Pantanal Birds

At the Piuval Lodge, awaken early for a chance to spot the majestic giant anteaters in their natural habitat. As the sun rises, we venture out on an open truck safari, encountering the Pantanal’s iconic avian residents – hyacinth macaws, chestnut-bellied guans, and more. Capture the grace of the Sunbittern and the magnificence of the toco toucan through your lens.

Our safari conclude around 10:00 due to the tropical heat, leaving you free to relax before lunch.

In the afternoon, our journey along the Transpantaneira road leads us to Porto Jofre, the land of the Jaguar.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A pair of Jabiru on the Pantanal

Day 4 – 7: In-Search for Jaguars

Enjoy four consecutive days of jaguar safaris along the Cuiabá River and its tributaries.

Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the Pantanal as we seek out these elusive big cats in their natural habitat. Your camera will capture the power and elegance of the jaguars as they roam the riverbanks. Full-day experiences enriched with delicious meals will fuel your creativity.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jaguar from the Pantanal

Day 8: Transition to Rio Claro


Our last morning at Porto Jofre is dedicated to exploring the diverse wildlife around the lodge.

Embark on a scenic journey to Rio Claro Lodge, stopping for a delightful lunch en-route. Upon arrival, prepare for a captivating boat safari along the gallery forest. Capture the vivid colours of kingfishers, the elegance of herons, and the playful giant river otters.

At night you can see the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl and the Tropical Screech-Owl near the lodge.

Overnight in Rio Claro.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Giant River Otter from Rio Claro

Day 9: Boat Safari & Travel to Cuiaba


Begin your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a 3-hour bird photography safari along the Rio Claro River. Discover the abundance of avian life, from wading birds to parrots, hawks, and more. The lodge’s garden is a haven for some unique species, like the Nanday Parakeet, Blue-crowned Parakeet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Purplish Jay, Southern crested Caracara, Bare-faced Curassow and many more.

As we depart for Cuiabá (a 3-hour drive), your camera will carry the memories of an unforgettable adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Toco toucan in the Pantanal

Day 10: Departure Day


Depart from Cuiaba individually. A private trip extension to the Amazon, Chapada dos Guimaraes or to Iguassu Falls are available on request.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Yacare caiman from the Pantanal


Slaviero Slim Hotel (Classic)

Slaviero Slim Hotel is a modern, 3-star hotel near Cuiaba Airport. It offers clean, comfortable rooms where you can rest after spending some busy days in the Pantanal.

Northern Pantanal

Pousada Piuval (Classic)

Pousada Piuval is a beautiful eco-lodge near the town Pocone. It offers 30 comfortable apartments, an outdoor pool and many exciting tours in the middle of the Pantanal.

Porto Jofre

Pousada Berco Pantaneiro (Standard)

Pousada Berco Pantaneiro is a simple lodge, but it will be an excellent option to discover the area and see jaguars. They offer cosy, en-suite apartments with AC, minibar etc.

Rio Claro

Pousada Rio Claro (Classic)

The Lodge is located 42km away from the town Pocone, on the bank of the River Claro. It is an excellent place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the river and discover the local wildlife by boat. The Pousada offers 28 comfortable standard and premium rooms.

Prices & Inclusions

Travel Period

Holiday Price

23rd August to 1st September 2024 SAVE now 10% from the price below

1 male spot left (twin share)
Min. 4, Max. 6 Participants £4695/person
Single Supplement £735/person



  • 9-night accommodation on a twin/double share basis
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • 2 Guides: Andres Novales as your wildlife photographer guide & a local English-speaking naturalist guide
  • Private transportation as per the itinerary
  • Private safaris
  • Mineral water during transportation and during safaris



  • International Flights
  • Meals that are not listed
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance

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