16 – 26 July, 2017
Join us in South America’s greatest wildlife spectacle, Brazil’s tropical wetland region, the Pantanal. Escape the urban life and enter the home of one of the most elusive predators found on the continent: the mighty jaguar. In a region that boasts perhaps the highest density of jaguars in the world, we offer you the opportunity to look into the eyes of this majestic cat. When not in the pursuit of jaguars you may find yourself in the company of endangered giant river otters and tapirs, the once endangered hyacinth macaw, or a plethora of capybara, spectacled caiman and birds of all descriptions.
|ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE LOCATION||Cuiaba Airport, Brazil|
|ARRIVAL TIME||Afternoon, 16th July|
Intimate group travel with a maximum of 8 participants. A combination of both riverboat housing and land accommodation will ensue. Travelers should expect to spend upwards of 3 hours in the morning and again in the afternoon in a speed boat for the best opportunity to spot jaguars.
Finding and photographing wildlife takes extended time and dedication, but can be astoundingly rewarding. You can expect to be situated in the best locations for the opportunity to see the birds, mammals and reptiles of the region and of course jaguars. We are proud to offer you leaders whose accomplishments include publishing a book on the Pantanal, and being one of the first people to photograph wild jaguars in the region (whose photos subsequently adorned National Geographic, including the cover). Jaguars are of course the main focus of the trip, however the region boasts some 350 spectacular species of birds plus much more to appease your photographic desires. Between jaguar spotting we will enjoy the company of a host of other animals – some of them even endangered, like the giant river otter and giant anteater. If it is your burning desire to see rare and elusive animals and observe unique behaviors then this trip is perfect for you! There is also the option to combine the Pantanal with the Cerrado and it’s tool-using monkeys, maned wolves and hyacinth macaw blinds as a pre-extension. Anyone doing both of these expeditions will be given a 5% discount on the Pantanal portion of the trip.