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Wildlife Brazil: Jaguars of the Pantanal

11 days from £4,333pp

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Wildlife Brazil: Jaguars of the Pantanal

11 days from £4,333pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip


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Brazil is a blissful destination for wildlife lovers, with many of its natural landscapes offering the promise of multifarious sightings of birds, butterflies, reptiles and mammals. None more so than the yawning open reaches of the Pantanal, the largest freshwater wetlands in the world.

You’ll be staggered by the quantity of birds, floating in clouds over the savannah or dipping into waters of the region’s floodplains; and caimans, basking silently on the river beaches like hordes of summer tourists.  Most alluring of all is the possibility of spotting a jaguar or other wild cat – although there are no guarantees, during the dry season of May to October your chances at your lodge here are among the best on the continent.

We’ve combined a stay in the Pantanal with a few days at Iguazú, famed for its gigantic waterfalls but just as mesmerising for the variety of tropical birdlife on display in the surrounding rainforest.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Foz do Iguaçú airport and transfer to your hotel 5km from the national park.

Day 2

Guided tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls.

Day 3

Guided excursion to the Argentine side of the Falls.

Day 4

Fly to Campo Grande in Brazil’s sun-baked heartland.

Day 5

Transfer to Refugio Caiman, an upmarket eco-lodge deep in the Pantanal.

Day 6

Activities at the lodge.

Day 7

Full day and evening jaguar experience.

Day 8

Further exploration of the Pantanal from the lodge.

Day 9

Transfer to Campo Grande airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 10

Guided excursion to the Christ the Redeemer statue and Tijuca Forest.

Day 11

Transfer to Rio’s airport for your international flight.

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What our experts say

Several Journey Latin America staff have been lucky to spot jaguars at Refugio Caiman, the best wildlife lodge in the Brazilian Pantanal. Its Onçafari jaguar project, as featured on TV in the UK, ticks all the sustainable tourism boxes. You can book in the knowledge your holiday is making a contribution to the long-term wellbeing of these incredible creatures.


David Nichols

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