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  • Our Birding Tour takes you to the Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna) scrubland, rich in endemic and range restricted birds, and the celebrated Pantanal, largest wetland on the planet with an incredible range of fauna,  and may also includi an extension to  the Amazon Rainforest,

  • Our Bird Guides are passionate and experienced professional tour leaders.

  • Our experience acquired during years birding in this area allows us to take you to the best spots for birding in Central Brazil.

  •  This Tour also produces close encounters with other highlights including Ocelots, Tapirs, Anteaters, Giant Otters & Jaguars to mention but a few.

  • Tailor-made Tours to meet your requirements.


1000 Species of birds, Hyacinth Macaws, Toucans and  the Jabiru Stork, the largest Stork in the world


Day 1.
Cuiabá airport to Pouso Alegre, a traditional Pantanal ranch.

Arrival at Cuiabá airport in the morning, where you will meet your guide and transfer to the Pantanal. After driving about one and a half hour we arrive in Poconé. From here our birding adventure starts as we hit the Transpantaneira road, a dirt road that transects the Northern Pantanal. We will arrive at our lodge just before lunch time. After our midday break we go on a forest walk in search for forest birds & dry land mammals. At night we go on a night safari in search for night animals like Ocelot, Puma, Giant Anteaters, Tamandua, Crab-eating Raccoon, Potoos and Owls. Dinner and Overnight. (L,D)

Day 2.

Full day at Pouso Alegre Lodge - Traditional Pantanal ranch.

We have a full day to explore the many wildlife opportunities at this place. Besides hundred of bird species, this ranch stands the best spot to find Giant Anteaters & Tapirs in the Northern Pantanal, and often offers close encounters with other species such as Red-brocket and Marsh Deer, Coati, Tayra, and Brazilian Tapir. After dinner we will go on a night safari in search of mammals and other nocturnal wildlife which may yield good views of Great Horned Owl, nightjar, Pottoo and many other possibilities. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D).

Day 3.

Pouso Alegre lodge and transfer to Porto Jofre.

Early breakfast and checkout. This morning we drive further into the Pantanal, all the way to the end of the Transpantaneira road.  We will stop to photograph all kind of wildlife. Check-in at our lodge situated on the riverbank of the mighty Cuiabá river. Lunch and break. In the afternoon we go on our first boat safari in search for Jaguars and other Wildlife concentrated along the riverbanks. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Days 4 & 5.*
Boat safaris for Jaguars and other wildlife in the State Park.

We will have two full days devoted to the boat safaris on the Cuiabá River and its tributaries, in order to maximize our chances of watching and photographing Jaguars, Giant River Otters and a realm of wildlife in the Meeting of the Waters State Park. Our outings will always be during the day, from sunrise to lunch and after our midday break we go out again until sunset. (B,L,D)

Day 6.

Porto Jofre and back north to the Piuval lodge, Pantanal ranch.

Breakfast and check out. Overland safari to the Piuval lodge. We will stop to photograph all kind of wildlife and arrive around lunch time at our lodge. Checkin. After our midday break we go our for a forest walk in the monkey forest and enjoy the view on top of the 20m canopy tower. Dinner and overnight. (B,l,D). 

Day 7.

Piuval lodge - Pantanal ranch.

We have a full day to explore the many wildlife opportunities on the 10000 hectares ranch. Our activities are a combination of overland safaris, night safaris, and walking safaris. (B,L,D).

Day 8.

Piuval lodge to Cuiabá

Full morning of activities at the Piuval lodge (Horse back riding is possible!). Lunch and checkout. Transfer back to Cuiabá.

*this schedule can be extended up to 2 extra nights, closing at the last day as described above.
Please ask for your desired period in CONTACT&QUOTATION.

**lodging subject to availability.


Availability: June to  November
Gateway city: Cuiabá (CGB airport)
Duration: 07 nights

                    (+ 05 nights extension)
Departure: Daily
Accommodation: 03 lodges

                                  (+ 01 lodge extension)


  • All transfers

  • English-speaking wildlife guide

  • Accommodation

  • Three meals per day

  • Excursions (boat safaris, overland safaris, walking safaris, night safaris)

  • Wi-fi where present

Not Included:

  • Flights

  • Extra accommodation and meals

  • Travel insurance

  • Beverage, Phone calls, Laundry


Pouso Alegre Lodge

  • Traditional Pantanal ranch which protects a vast area of  forests and flooded fields .

  • The best area to see tapirs at day time .

  • Habitat of Hyacinth Macaws and Giant Anteaters.

  • AC, wi-fi, laundry, hot shower.

Hotel Pantanal Norte

  • 3 stars hotel at Porto Jofre. Exemplar guest service and excellent food.

  • Radio station support  to boats in search for Jaguars into the State Park and its vicinities.

  • Air strip, AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.

Piuval Lodge

  • 3 stars hotel in Poconé, at Transpantaneira road km10, with comfort and excellent food.

  • Good chances to see wildlife as Tapir, Anteater, Coati, Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw and more.

  • AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.

Pousada Cantos da Mata

  • Jungle lodge in Chapada dos Guimarães, at Jamacá Valley.

  • Good place for early hiking and hotspot for forest birds.

  • AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.

Pousada Reino Encantado

  • Lodge in Bom Jardim, district of Nobres.

  • Great place for birding and snorkeling.

  • AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.

Photo by Eddie Cheung
Photo by Eddie Cheung
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Eddie Cheung
Photo by Eddie Cheung
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Burrowing owls in Chapada
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Pantanal Jaguar Safaris
Photo by Nick Garbutt
Photo by Christian Dimitrius
Photo by Andrew Milhuish
Photo by Andrew Melhuish
Photo by Andrew Melhuish
Photo by Christian Dimitrius
Photo by Andrew Melhuish
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw


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        +55 65 999754406 | +55 65 996097994

          Pantanal Jaguar Safaris, CP 19

          Est. Rural Vale do Jamacá

          Chapada dos Guimarães, MT

          CEP: 78195-970


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