24 April 2021

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Price: From £5725/person

Discover the Wildlife of the Southern & the Northern Pantanal

Explore Jardim & and Visit the Macaw Sinkhole

3 Full Day of Jaguar Safaris

Discover Rio Claro

Excellent Photography Opportunities

Day 1: Arrive at Campo Grande, Discover Jardim & the Macaw Sinkhole


Arrive at Campo Grande. Your guide will meet you on arrival, and you will be transferred to Jardim with lunch en route. After arrival at the hotel, we will visit the Macaws’ Sinkhole (Buraco das Araras), which is a 20-minute drive away. The dinner will be served in a local restaurant near the hotel.

Overnight in Jardim.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Macaws at the Macaw Sinkhole

Day 2: Snorkelling in the Rio da Prata & Transfer to the Southern Pantanal


After breakfast, you will have the chance to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Rio de Prata river. After a 20-minute drive, walk through the forest and enter this wonderful natural swimming pool, with exceptional visibility. Wear your diving suit and mask, listen to your guide’s instructions and enjoy the experience. Follow the stream while snorkelling and appreciating a fantastic underwater world! Lunch will be in a local restaurant, and then you will leave the Jardim area and head to the Southern Pantanal (4-hour drive). There will be chances to spot some animals on the way.

Overnight in the Southern Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hyacinth macaws from the Pantanal

Day 3: Discover the Southern Pantanal


Rise early and enjoy photographing the birds that come for the feeders: Toco Toucans, Hyacinth Macaws, Cardinals, Nanday Parakeets are frequent visitors at the lodge. After breakfast, continue with a walking safari in search of Giant Anteaters, other mammals and birds. In the afternoon depart on a jeep safari and look for Jabiru storks, Caimans, Deer, Peccaries, Armadillos, and Capybaras.

Overnight in the Southern Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Giant Anteater from the Pnatanal

Day 4: Boat Safari & Transfer to Campo Grande


Start the day with another delicious breakfast and then embark on a private boat safari on the Aquidauana River. Observe birds, mammals and reptiles in their natural habitat. After lunch, you will be transferred to Campo Grande for overnight.

Overnight in Campo Grande.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Toucans at the Rio Aquidauna

Day 5: Fly to Cuiaba & Discover the Northern Pantanal


Breakfast will be served in the hotel; then you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Cuiaba.   Enjoy your lunch en route while heading to Porto Jofre. There will be some stops along the Transpantaneira road to photograph Caimans, Birds and other animals.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cayman from the Pantanal

Day 6 – 8: In Search of Jaguars


Today is the first day of your jaguar safari on the rivers of Cuiabá, Tres Irmaos, Piquiri and other canals. This region is the Encontro das Águas State Park, the area with the highest concentration of jaguars in the world! While searching for wild jaguars, we can also spot giant river otters, caimans, capybara, and birds! We will have a lunch stop at the lodge and then continue on safari in the afternoon until the end of the day. Note: for the next days you can choose to have a packed lunch and stay on safari the full time.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jaguar resting in the Pantanal

Day 9: Discover Rio Claro


After breakfast, we drive back on the Transpantaneira road until the Rio Claro area (3 hours). Lunch will be served at the lodge on arrival. Enjoy a boat safari on the Claro river to search for wildlife in the afternoon.  You will appreciate the beautiful forest and the incredible sunset from the boat. After dinner, we go on a night safari by open vehicle.

Overnight in Rio Claro.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rio Claro sunset during a boat safari

Day 10: Boat Safari & Departure


Today will start with a final boat safari. You will also have the chance to see hawks who grab piranhas launched from the boatman. This is an excellent experience for photographers. Alternatively, the nearby forest can also be explored in search of birds and mammals (capybara, otters, tapir, jaguar). After lunch, we drive back to Cuiabá Airport, where the trip will end.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Capybara at sunset in the Pantanal


Hotel Jardim (Classic)

Hotel Jardim is a small, simple hotel in the centre of Jardim. The hotel offers clean rooms, a lovely outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna (for an extra charge) and a seating area with a grill.

Southern Pantanal

Pousada Aguape (Classic)

This Lodge is located 195 km away from Capo Grande on a cattle farm that dates back 150 years. Three decades ago, they started offering eco-tourism accommodation, and they got involved in a Hyacinth Macaw Project and started producing organic veal. It is an excellent place to discover the wonders of the Southern Pantanal.

Campo Grande

Hotel Mohave (Classic)

Hotel Mohave is a 3-star hotel, located halfway from the city centre and the airport. It is a modern building, with clean, simple rooms.

Porto Jofre

Hotel Santa Rosa (Classic)

The Hotel Santa Rosa is another excellent accommodation in the heart of the Pantanal. The hotel was built in a modern architectural style. A 10,000-hectare private reserve surrounds the Lodge, and it offers 23 exclusive suites and an outdoor pool.

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

Single Supplement

15th January 2024 – 31st December 2024

Based on 2 people travelling £5725/person £650/person
Base don 4 people travelling £4215/person £650/person




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