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IN SEARCH OF THE JAGUAR

Presentation

The largest feline in the Americas is commonly found in the Pantanal, and this itinerary was developed so that the traveler can make the observation. From a boat, you can find the jaguar on the banks of the river. Perfect opportunity to photograph and enjoy the life of this fabulous animal in its own territory. Also, frequent sighting of many other animals, in an unforgettable safari.

Attractions

The Pantanal wet lands & its unique biodiversity
Ecotourism activities : trekking, horseriding, fishing, ornithology, photography
Exclusive excursion to observ the largest American feline : the Jaguar
Aventure – Nature – Ecotourism – Photography – Fauna & Flora

Roadmap –  8 days

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DAY 1 : CUIABA / ARRIVAL
International DOMESTIC flight arrival (schedule and flight number to confirm). Reception at the airport and private transportation to the hotel. Check-in, installation and rest of the day at leisure.
Meals not included. Night at the hotel.

DAY 2 : CUIABÁ – PANTANAL – POUSADA RIO CLARO
At 09:00, meeting in the hotel lobby with an English-speaking guide. He will escort the group during its journey through the Pantanal. Private transpotation to Poconé. 01H30 journey for 115 km. The city marks the starting point of the Transpantaneira, a road that crosses the floodplain, north to south. The track, in fact, extends to the kilometre 145 and covers many rivers. This drive serves as an introduction to the “Pantaneira life”! Many stops to observe and photograph wildlife and flora. The Pousada Rio Claro, at kilometre 46, is bathed by a beautiful river. Check-in, installation at the lodge and walk to discover the environment. Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night at the lodge.

DAY 3 : POUSADA RIO CLARO – PANTANAL – PORTO JOFRE
Awaken before dawn, walk through the lodge territory attending to the wildlife. A perfect moment to spot sleepy animals and the awakening of the forest. Return to the lodge for breakfast before taking the road to Porto Jofre, the final point of the Transpantaneira, km 145. Upon arrival, check-in, installation in the lodge and walk in the surroundings. Lunch at the lodge and free time to avoid the hottest hours of the day. Embark in canoes for a silent navigation on a close river to observe mammals and birds who seek refuge for the night. Return to the lodge for dinner. Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night at the lodge.

DAY 4 : PORTO JOFRRE / IN SEARCH OF THE JAGUAR
After breakfast, embark aboard a motorboat. The movements will be faster on the rivers. The river banks provide a haven for the “onça pintada”. The Jaguar controls its territory and there, find its preys. It is also the safest way to observe and photograph him at close range. The hunt promises to be exciting: heron’s fish, alligator’s sunbath, otter’s escape … and still nothing! The wait is bitter, but as long as the sun is high there is still hope to find the spotted face of this feline hidden among the bushes. Return to the lodge by the end of the day. Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night at pousada.

DIA 5 : PORTO JOFRE / IN SEARCH OF THE JAGUAR
This day is dedicated to watch the Pantaneira wildlife. After breakfast, embark aboard a motorboat. Birds are a constant presence on treetops and dead branches. Inert alligators watch the scene. And finally, the Jaguar rests on the sandbanks, for a unique moment in front of him: the largest feline of South America … Quiet lunch among the nature gentle sounds. The afternoon continues tracking the steps of the “onça” on the Cuiabá River. The footprints are fresh! The observation possibilities are numerous! Return to the lodge by the end of the day. Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night at the lodge.

DIA 6 : PORTO JOFRE – POUSO ALEGRE / ATIVADADES PANTANEIRAS
Morning at leisure. After lunch, the 4x4 vehicle heads north. Photo safari along the Transpantaneira before lunch at Pousada Santa Teresa. The journey continues in this amazing region of extreme diversity. Arrival is scheduled during the afternoon at Pouso Alegre. Upon arrival, check-in, installation and rest of day at leisure. Dinner is followed by a tour to spot, with flashlights, nocturnal animals. Beware of surprises!
Meals included. Night at the lodge.

DIA 7 : POUSO ALEGRE / ATIVIDADES PANTANEIRAS
Before dawn, walk among the nature that awakes. Monkeys and anteaters are discrete, while Aras sharpen their beaks and claws on the branches. After breakfast, horse ride to spot small terrestrial mammals. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time during the hottest hours of the day. At 15:30, excursion to an important water point, where thirsty animals gather at nightfall. The way back, after sunset, is perhaps the opportunity for unexpected encounters Turn on the flashlights! Evening at leisure.
Meals included. Night in pousada.

DIA 8 : POUSO ALEGRE – POCONÉ – CUIABA / DEPARTURE
After breakfast, private transpotation to Cuiabá’s airport. 03H00 journey for 150 km. The Transpantaneira ends and civilization emerges. International / domestic flight (schedule and flight number to confirm).
Lunch included. Dinner not included. Night at the hotel.

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