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  • 7 boat trips to maximise chances of Jaguar sightings
  • 90% success in jaguar sightings to date
  • Explore a more off the beaten path part of the Pantanal
  • Wetland brid-watching
The Land Of The Jaguar tour starts and ends in Cuiaba. It is a wildlife trip that takes 9 days taking you through Cuiaba in Brazil. Land Of The Jaguar is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The Pantanal straddles the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and is the world's largest wetland region. Its plains and low scrubby forests are home to over 1000 species of bird and 300 different mammals, including tapirs, anteaters, Jabiru storks and the striking Hyacinth macaw. Concentrating on the incredibly rich northern Pantanal in the southwest of Brazil, we divide our time between between two lodges in different areas of the Pantanal, journeying deep into the Pantanal in search of the jaguar, the largest and most elusive feline in the Americas. These solitary predators, as well as being formidable opponents on land, are strong swimmers and are known to frequent the waterways we will explore.
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4.6 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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5 - Excellent
“This was a terrific holiday, despite the weather being the coldest on record for that time of year.”
A short trip but very enjoyable
5 - Excellent
“We went on this holiday principally to see Jaguar, Giant Anteater, Giant River Otter, Tapir and Hyacinth Macaws. We opted for a short trip combining a boat hotel and and land-based lodge. We had been with Exodus previously and felt they would do a good job. Food at both venues was very well prepared although a little monotonous at times. Travel arrangements were very good.”
Land of the Jaguar
5 - Excellent
“Amazing array of wildlife. Providing you don't mind roughing it a bit and don't mind getting bitten (a lot!), this is a fabulous holiday. Must have been good as I came home with over 2500 photos!”
Land of the Jaguar - and other wildlife
4 - Very Good
“The trip provided the wildlife viewing we had hoped for - five jaguars, plus giant otters, armadillos, anteater etc etc and a wide variety of bird life.”
The group flights should be arriving in the early afternoon. The rest of the day is free to relax after the long journey.

*Slaviero Slim Hotel or similar*
This morning we head towards the remote Paraguay River in the Pantanal. We start by driving 205kms towards the town of Caceres before continuing a further 100kms on dirt roads to our lodge located on the banks for the Paraguay River where we will spend the next 4 days exploring the region for jaguars and other wildlife.

This area is further off the beaten path and the ideal place for jaguar spotting and, with fewer visitors than other areas of the Pantanal, is also much quieter.

This afternoon we will board our small motorboats to go on our first jaguar safari exploring the river and its tributaries for the elusive big cat as well as tapirs, monkeys, macaws, anacondas, capybaras, Giant otters and any other wildlife we can find. Whilst no guarantees can be made when it comes to wildlife, there is a 95% chance of seeing jaguars. 

*Hotel Baiazinha Lodge or similar*
We spend the next three days on morning and afternoon boat safaris looking for jaguars and other local wildlife and learning about the delicate ecosystem of the area. The exact lengths of the outings will, of course, vary depending on the sightings and you should be prepared to be flexible with the timetable. Make sure to bring all you’ll need including sun protection, insect protection, rain protection, water and, of course your cameras and/or binoculars.

*Hotel Baiazinha Lodge or similar*
This morning we retrace our steps towards Caceres and on to Pocone and finally Araras Ecolodge. Surrounded by pristine forest, the lodge offers a range of activities designed to showcase the flora and fauna of the Pantanal, including jeep safaris, trail walks, nocturnal safaris, canoeing and horse riding. The lodge’s expert bilingual naturalist guides accompany us on all excursions to truly enhance our wildlife viewing.

*Araras Lodge or similar*
The next two days we have a full programme of activities around the lodge. Hundreds species of bird, and dozens of mammals and reptiles have been recorded in the immediate surroundings, and if we are lucky, we will catch sight of the striking Hyacinth macaw (Portuguese: Arara jacinta) after which the lodge is named. The largest of the macaws, its dark blue plumage and the bright yellow skin around its eyes and beak make it instantly recognisable.

**Araras Lodge or similar* or similar*
After breakfast we head back to Cuiaba where the trip ends. Those on the group flights will be departing this afternoon.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 4 nights Hotel Baiazinha Lodge with en suite facilities, 3 nights Araras Lodge and 1 night hotel in Cuiaba , All accommodation
Meals
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
  • 9 days land only / 11 flight inclusive
  • Travel by minibus, 4WD safari vehicle and motorised canoe  
  • All transport and listed activities
Others
  • Tour leader throughout
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Cuiaba are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Land of the Jaguar tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for Land of the Jaguar
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A deposit of 575 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 02 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Land of the Jaguar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Land of the Jaguar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Land of the Jaguar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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