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Jaguars, Giant River Otters & Macaws: The Pantanal in Pictures

Tour Code: BRA10

A 13-day wildlife photography holiday to the Brazilian Pantanal, focusing on photographing iconic mammals and some of the exotic avifauna of this stunning wetland.

13 days from £6995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £6395 SRS: £895

The Brazilian Pantanal is the world’s largest contiguous wetland and offers some of the finest wildlife photography on the planet. It is home to an impressive range of resident mammals and birds. However, it is the enigmatic Jaguar that will be our main target during this new dedicated photography tour and the itinerary is designed to offer you the very best chance of photographing Jaguars as well as the Pantanal’s other special wildlife and scenery. From our accommodation, the ideally situated ‘Jaguar Flotel’, we’ll take to the water before dawn and arrive back after dusk in order to make the best of the light. We will then spend a further four days at two separate lodges, exploring on foot and in our open-sided safari truck.

  • Chance to photograph Giant Anteater, Brazilian Tapir & Ocelot
  • Get close to charismatic Giant River Otters
  • The exotic avifauna includes the gorgeous Hyacinth Macaw
  • Max 6 participants
  • Excellent opportunities to photograph Jaguars
  • 6 full days of morning & afternoon boat safaris from the Jaguar Flotel
  • Based in the heart of the ‘Jaguar Zone’ for 6 days
  • See & photograph a wide range of the Pantanal’s wildlife



All included in the price.


Comfortable ecotour lodges on the Transpantaneira Road (Pouso Alegre, SouthWild Pantanal), floating in the middle of the 'Jaguar Zone' (SouthWild Jaguar Flotel) on the 100-km-long network of uniquely Jaguar-rich river channels that lie 10-50 km upstream from Porto Jofre and also the new and very exciting Jaguar Lake tented camp. All have private facilities.

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Day 1 Fly Sao Paulo

Day 2 Fly Cuiaba & drive SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

Day 3 SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

Day 4/9 Jaguar Flotel

Day 10/11 Pouso Alegre

Day 12 Fly Sao Paulo and onward to London

Day 13 Arrive London

Great Black Hawk (Tim Melling)Chaco Chachalaca at Dawn (Tim Melling)Sunrise in the Pantanal (Tim Melling)Ocelot (Tim Melling)Hyacinth Macaws (Tim Melling)Giant River Otter (Tim Melling)Yacare Caiman (Tim Melling)Capybara (Tim Melling)Jaguar (Tim Melling)American Black Skimmer (Tim Melling)Wattled Jacana and Capybaras (Tim Melling)Cocoi Heron and Giant River Otter (Tim Melling)Agami Heron (Frank Bryant) - Taken on 'Just Jaguars!' 5-16 September 2016Dining Room - FlotelPantanal sunrise (Tim Melling)SunriseHyacinth Macaw (Tim Melling) - Taken on 'South America's Big Cats' 1-16 October 2016SouthWild Pantanal LodgeSouthWild Pantanal BedroomSouthWild Pantanal dining roomAnother Naturerek group (Russell Millner)Jaguar and Caiman (Russell Millner)

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Thu 10th October 2019 - Tue 22nd October 2019



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Land only cost: £6395 More info

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Visiting: Brazil

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