14 Day Pantanal Jaguar Expedition and Iguazu Falls
The Pantanal wetlands of Brazil are one of the most extensive wildlife areas in the world. On this tour you have a great chance of seeing a great variety of birds, mammals and reptiles including lizards and caiman, capybara, giant river otter and, hopefully giant anteater and jaguar. Then on to the spectacular Iguazu Falls.
- Stay on board the Jaguar Flotel which is set in the heart of the Pantanal and has a 100% jaguar sighting record to date.
- Listen to the thunderous roar of the almighty Iguazu Falls
- Have a fantastic chance of spotting the Brazilian tapir and giant anteater whilst staying at Pouso Alegre
- 13 nights’ accommodation
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Selected domestic flights
- All transfers
- Activities as per the itinerary
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Arrive in Cuiaba, gateway to the Pantanal, and transfer to Pouso Alegre
From Cuiaba, transfer to Pouso Alegre Lodge (approx 3 hours). Travel through the dry forests and on to the Transpantaneria. Observe caiman, capybaras and waterbirds on the way, tropical species as you approach the lodge. After dinner night drive to view nocturnal animals and insects.
Spend a day observing spectacular wildlife and beautiful flora. In the evening, take a nocturnal excursion and look out for rare species including tapir, crab-eating fox, giant anteaters, armadillo, coatis, ocelot and maybe, even a puma. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
On board Jaguar Flotel
Observe colourful morning birds around the lodge and depart SouthWild Pantanal after breakfast for a three hour photo-safari drive to Porto Jofre. Transfer by boat to your ‘Jaguar Flotel’ for four nights on a full board basis. Enjoy jaguar and giant otter sightings and informative evening lectures.
South Wild Pantanal
Travel downstream to your vehicle for return to SouthWild Pantanal. Enjoy lunch, then choose another river excursion or explore on foot – there are two wildlife observation towers close to the lodge and just down the river is a colony of brown capuchins and a family of giant otters. Evening transfer back to Cuiaba.
Early start for flight to Iguazu. View these magnificent falls in the afternoon from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. In the morning, take forest walks spotting coatis and myriad colourful birdlife. An evening sundowner cruise to the falls is a fitting finale to your visit.
Spend a leisurely morning exploring and take lunch overlooking the Falls, before transferring to the airport for onward or return travel. Breakfast
A view from Above
Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal
Take a trip deep into the Pantanal to this traditional cattle ranch lodging. Authentic hospitality and unparalleled local knowledge are available from the family of staff and guides.
Located a 3 hour drive from Cuiaba, there is plenty of sightseeing points to stop at along the way. This is the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of this part of Brazil. Even the fields along the access road to the estate are popular for feeding birds.
The 13 brick built apartments are cool and comfortable with the fans or A/C providing a welcome respite from the heat. Take advantage of the hammocks in the shaded garden to relax and do some bird spotting.
Southwild Jaguar Flotel, Pantanal
Unique accommodation offering unparalleled viewings of jaguars in their natural habitat. Moored on the banks of the Cuiaba River, roughly 2.5 km from the opening to the Three Brothers River this floating hotel is a must-stay for wildlife enthusiasts.
Wake up to views across the Pantanal plains and step out onto the deck to be immersed into the natural beauty of the river and surrounding wetlands, perhaps spotting a giant otter on your way to breakfast.
This one of a kind flotel has spacious rooms for two with air conditioning, hot showers and en-suite bathrooms. Ample windows offer excellent views of the river or the wide Pantanal beyond.
Hotel Das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls
This lavish hotel is the only one situated inside the Iguassu National Park. Surrounded by rainforest with the “Devil’s Throat”, visible from the hotel, this really is an unbeatable location for your time exploring the area. Just inside Brazil, on the border of Argentina, the Hotel Das Cataratas is easily accessible by road.
There are four choices of well-appointed rooms for you to choose between. The superior rooms have deluxe queen beds, dark wood furnishings and traditional Portuguese styling, with all the mod-cons you would expect of a hotel of this high standard. For those with opulence in mind, the Cataratas suites offer two luxurious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a beautiful living room with no less than four balconies from which to enjoy spectacular views.
Hotel Porto Jofre
Located at the end of the Transpantaneira at the banks for the Cuiaba river Hotel Porto Jofre is a suberb location to explore the Cuiaba River and the 3 Brothers State Park, one of the best location in South America to see jaguars.
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