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Big Cats Holidays

We offer a number of specially designed big cat tours which will provide you with unique opportunities to observe these charismatic mammals.

Big Cat Tours

Big cats are among the world’s most admired and most sought-after mammals, and Naturetrek has the broadest and most comprehensive range of holidays in search of big cats. We offer holidays to watch all of the world’s most iconic cat species including: Tigers in India and Nepal, Jaguars in the Pantanal, Pumas in Chile and Snow Leopards in India, as well as safaris to see a superb variety of Africa’s cats such as Lions, Cheetah and Leopards. You can also look for Asiatic Lions in India, and Leopards in Sri Lanka on our tours. We do not neglect the smaller species of cat and we also offer dedicated short breaks which go in search of Wildcat and Iberian Lynx.

Our Big Cat Specialist Recommends

‘Naturetrek has been instrumental in designing, researching  and pioneering many of the big cat (and smaller cat!) tours on the market. Our dedicated Tiger watching tours have an unparalleled 100% success record with sightings, while if you want a holiday dedicated to looking for Jaguars, you can’t do any better than our ‘Brazil – Just Jaguars!’ tour. Our ‘South Africa – Just Cats!’ holiday offers a chance to see a wide variety of cats close to in stunning scenery.’ - Tom Mabbett

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Featured Tours


Jabiru (Gerald Broddelez)Vulture on dead Caiman (Gerald Broddelez)Vermillion Flycatcher (Steve Wray)Hyacinth Macaw (Steve Wray)Mottled Wood Owl, Pench National Park (Graham Cutts)Gaur (Dilan Manda)Tiger (Tony Yeomas)Grey-headed Woodpecker (Michael Haley)Rumbak Valley, Ladakh (Russell Scott)Ladakh Scenery (Raghu Kulkarni)Stupa in LadakhWoolly Hare, Ladakh (Russell Scott)Torres del Paine (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Puma (Dani Free)Leopard (Leon Marais)White Rhino (Leon Marais)


Mr and Mrs H
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Absolutely fantastic! The wildlife was so abundant. There was a wide range of wildlife and not just Jaguars. We were spotting new species right from the moment we arrived in the Pantanal to the minute we left! It has been an amazing experience and we loved every minute of it. Everything was perfect, the wildlife, the accommodation and the guide (Paulo Ribeiro).

Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Paulo was an excellent leader. He went more than the extra mile to ensure we saw as many species as possible. He also did his utmost to enable us all to see it. He was at all times helpful and kind. His knowledge of the area and the whereabouts of seeing things superb.

New Zealand
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Paulo was an excellent tour leader and a very knowledgeable wildlife guide. I am sure we wouldn't have made half the sightings without him. He was also very well organised, proactive and helpful. Thoroughly likeable - he played a big part in making our trip such a success. We were exceptionally lucky in our sightings- 10 jaguar sightings, with 6 different jaguars (and on some occasions these were for longer than an hour at a time), multiple rare birds, tapirs, river otters, ocelots etc. More than this, though, I thought the trip was well balanced - there was plenty for the birders but not at the expense of those of us who were there for the mammals, photography etc. Again, I cannot speak highly enough of Paulo and the contribution he made to ensuring every member of the group had a good holiday - he was very sensitive to individuals without sacrificing the overall goals of the group. The whole trip was one big highlight.