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Photo: Pantanal Jaguar Safaris
CUIABÁ RIVER & MEETING OF THE WATERS STATE PARK
On this Tour we cover the entire Transpantaneira Road. In the heart of this wild land winds a labyrinth of rivers, the Meeting of the Waters State Park, also known as the Jaguar zone.
Our experience acquired during years tracking Jaguars in the Pantanal allows us to take you to the best areas of this huge Reserve to watch and photograph these elusive cats.
This Tour also produces close encounters with highlights including Ocelots, Tapirs, Hyacinth Macaws, Jabiru Storks, Anteaters, Giant Otters & Jaguars to mention but a few.
Tailor-made Tours to meet your requirements.
We recommend at least 3 nights in the area of Porto Jofre.
Option of land-based or floating/ boat-hotel accommodation.
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 there our wildlife adventure starts as we hit the Transpantaneira road, a dirt road that transects the Northern Pantanal. We will stop to photograph all kind of wildlife concentrated in the water pounds along the Transpantaneira road. We will arrive at our lodge just before lunch time. After our midday break we go on a forest walk in search for dry land mammals and birds. 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)
Full day at Pouso Alegre Lodge.
We will have a full day to explore the many wildlife oppurtunities on this 10,000 hectares private reserve. Our activities are a combination of overland safaris, forest walks, and nights safaris. (B,L,D).
Pouso Alegre 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, to Porto Jofre. We will stop to photograph widlife along the road. Ceck-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 & 6.*
Boat safaris for Jaguars and other wildlife in the State Park.
We will have three 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 11.30am and after a short lunch break in the afternoon until sunset. . Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Porto Jofre and back to Cuiabá airport.
Breakfast and check-out. Transfer back to Cuiabá airport. (B,L)
*this schedule can be extended extra nights in the Jaguar area, closing at the last day as described above.
Please ask for your desired period in CONTACT"ATION.
**lodging subject to availability.
Availability: June to November
Gateway city: Cuiabá (CGB airport)
Duration: 05 to 07 nights
Accommodation: 02 lodges
English-speaking wildlife guide
Three meals per day
Excursions (boat safaris, overland safaris, walking safaris, night safaris)
Wi-fi where present
Extra accommodation and meals
Beverage, Phone calls, Laundry
Pouso Alegre Lodge
Traditional Pantanal ranch in a 8.000ha farm presenting many vegetation sets of Pantanal biome .
Good chances to see wildlife as Tapir, Anteater, Coati, Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw and more.
AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.
Hotel Pantanal Norte
3 stars hotel at Porto Jofre, with comfort and excellent food.
Radio station support to boats in search for Jaguars into the State Park and its vicinities.
AC, wifi, laundry, hot shower.