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PANTANAL JAGUAR EXTREME - 7 days / 6 nights

with: Michael Tweddle / SouthWild

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“Jaguar Extreme” tours are guaranteed, affordable way to enjoy Jaguars and Giant Otters in the wild heart of the fabulous Pantanal.

From mid june to mid november
Groups: 02 to 10 pax 

DAY 1: Travel from Cuiabá to SouthWild Pantanal (SWP) 

Start the tour by arriving at the Cuiabá airport, where we will be waiting for you and take you to lunch at the Quintal Buffet Restaurant. The group leaves by 3 pm at the latest even if there are flight delays. Late arrivals must pay for later transfers. A private transfer will take you to the SouthWild Pantanal Lodge at the Fazenda Santa Tereza. Stops to wildlife watching along the Transpantaneira are timed to allow you to reach SWP lodge no later than 7 pm dinnertime. Lunch and Dinner included. Overnight in SWP or similar. (L, D)

DAY 2: SouthWild Pantanal - SouthWild Jaguar Flotel (SWJF)

On day 2 you’ll have to wake up early. Be prepared, we might have Toco toucans visiting before breakfast. Then will enjoy the trip in the open Safari Truck or closed AC vehicle or van to Porto Jofre. Stops along the Transpantaneira to see wildlife are timed so that the group can reach Porto Jofre by 10 am to take maneuverable search boats upstream into heart of Jaguar Zone to Jaguar Flotel. Lunch and afternoon boat outing for jaguar and other wildlife observation. Dinner and overnight at the Southwild Jaguar Flotel. (B, L,D)

DAY 3, 4 AND 5: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel (SWJF) 

Every day, we will search in our private boat during about 8 hrs, to observe and take pictures of our main star: the “Jaguar”. Giant Otters, Yacaré caimans and diverse birds are also found on the Tres Irmãos, Cuiabá and Piquirí rivers and channels. Each boat is radio-equipped. Overnight SWJF. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: SouthWild Jaguar Flotel - SouthWild Pantanal or similar

On day 6, early breakfast, check out, brief morning wildlife boat search, then land transfer back to SouthWild Pantanal in open Safari Truck or AC vehicle. Truck has sun/rain roof and comfy bucket seats (unique in Pantanal). Arrival for lunch and afternoon 2-h motorboat outing on the wildlife-rich Pixaim River or trail walk in search of birds and wildlife or climb the nearby tower for a nice view of our resident Jabiru Storks roosting at their nest. Overnight SWP or similar. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Return from SouthWild Pantanal to Cuiabá 

Early morning fauna right around the lodge (toco toucans, hyacinth macaws, capibara, jabiru stork nest) breakfast, depart at 7:00-8:00am in closed, air-conditioned vehicle, noon arrival to Cuiabá Airport. No lunch included. (B)

Unlimited free drinking water at SouthWild Flotels. Bring a Nalgene or metal water bottle to refill for free. Help to reduce plastic rubbish.

SouthWild Jaguar Flotels

SouthWild’s air-conditioned Jaguar flotels are anchored for the entire season only 6 km below the mouth of the Three Brothers River, the global epicenter of the world’s highest recorded density of Jaguars.
The SouthWild’s Jaguar Flotel 1 and Jaguar Suites have high-speed WI-FI internet. SouthWild Jaguar Flotel 2 does not have internet, but is only a two-minute boat ride from our internet flotels.
The Jaguar Suites Flotel features custom-designed, extremely spacious, 30-square-metre (323-square-foot) rooms, clearly, the finest, most convenient guest rooms of any terrestrial or floating lodge in the entire Pantanal. Each Jaguar Suites room has a “ginormous”, 3.6-metre-wide, floor-to-ceiling picture window that slides open to give you access to your own private, 5m x 1.6m, screened porch. No other rooms anywhere in Pantanal afford the scenic view offered by Jaguar Suites, namely the 100-m-wide, wild, Piquirí River and the wilderness of the 270,00-acre Meeting-of-the-Waters State Park. 

SouthWild Guests

SouthWild’s guests include the world’s most sophisticated, nature lovers, prize-winning nature photographers and photo enthusiasts of all levels. These demanding professionals choose us for many reasons, one of which is that our highly experienced boat drivers have had more contact time with wild Jaguars than any other humans in the history of the world (over 3,000 hours in the case of our top drivers). Thus, boat drivers are the most valuable and the best in the business in terms of predicting Jaguar movements and behavior. Our boat drivers’ deep experience results in our guests being perfectly-positioned to take prize-winning photos of explosive Jaguar behavior that can all be over in just a split second.

Not Included: 

Not included: Lunch on last day, soft drinks, small bottles of water, beer, wine, mixed drinks, laundry, tips, insurance, early or late transfers from/to Cuiabá for any reason, or air tickets. Of course drinks may be purchased at SouthWild lodges and flotels.

Important notice about scheduling flights: 

For Fixed Departures, only:
Flight schedule notice: Please land in Cuiabá no later than 2:00pm, as the group will leave no later than 2:30pm. If your flight is delayed, you will have to pay for separate private transport without SouthWild guide, and your excellent driver will speak only Portuguese. 

Please do not schedule a departure flight from Cuiabá for earlier than 1:00pm. Later arrivals or earlier departures will require separate transfers at additional cost.

The return from SouthWild Pantanal Lodge is at 7:00-8:00am, which is ideal for flights leaving Cuiabá after 11:00am.

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