Northern Pantanal & Jaguar Safari Luxury Tour

Northern Pantanal & Jaguar Safari Luxury Tour

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Northern Pantanal & Jaguar Safari Luxury Tour

5 Days Starting and ending in Cuiabá - State of Mato Grosso, Brazil

Visiting: Cuiabá, Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, Porto Jofre, Pantanal, Pantanal Matogrossense National Park

Tour operator:

Etours Brazil

Tour code:


Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 6

Physical rating:

Medium, Low

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English , Spanish

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

Although the Amazon rainforest is the most famous eco vacation destination in Brazil, you won't see most of the animal species there. Your best chance to discover Brazil's wildlife is on one of the many Pantanal tours that are offered across the country. Pantanal is a unique ecosystem, in one of the most fascinating regions in the world: 230,000 square kilometers that form a biological oasis of wildlife and the largest water-covered plain in the world. Around 650 species of birds, 230 species of fish, 80 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles and countless species of insects are waiting to be discovered by you. For wildlife-spotting, the dry season (June-October) is undoubtedly the best time to visit the Pantanal. The water has receded and the animals come out from the deeper and more inaccessible parts of the wetlands and cluster around the waterholes. The peak of the rainy summer season (November to March) is still a great time to visit as it's quintessentially Pantaneiro in its lush landscape. This is when the rivers overflow and flood the lowlands, making most of Pantanal only accessible by aeroplane or boat.


  • Spot the Jaguar

  • Immerse yourself in the raw nature of the Pantanal

  • Wetland bird-watching

  • Good chances of seeing capybaras, Giant anteaters, Jabiru storks and other wildlife

Places You'll See



Blue And Yellow Macaw



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Pantanal Sunset


Northern Pantanal & Jaguar Safari Luxury Tour

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Day 1 : Welcome To Pantanal

Location: Cuiabá, Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner

Meeting and greeting at Cuiaba airport. After a briefing on your trip, your transfer begins... It is divided into two stages; The first is a journey on a paved road along with farms and cattle ranches. After reaching Poconé we take the Transpantaneira Park Road. This is a park road at its best, allowing us to drive above the water level, watching the flora and fauna of the Pantanal ecosystem – a photo safari along 146 km of dirt road with several stops along the way for photos and information.

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and settle into your accommodation. Later, the guide will lead you into an introductory walk through the surroundings of the lodge, explaining our concepts and many conservation projects. Continue to the Great Egret Lookout, a 12 m / 39 ft. high observation tower. After dinner, night walk under the Southern Hemisphere sky.

Day 2 : Discover The Region's Flora And Fauna

Location: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, take a photo safari through private dirt roads towards the Clarinho River. Reaching its banks, board a canoe and paddle down the river, exploring the forest that grows by the riverbanks and mangroves. Here lives a colony of giant river otters. With some luck, you may spot a family playing with their babies and teaching them how to swim and fish. Chance of fishing the elusive piranha, not an easy task, but fun.

Enjoy a barbecue lunch under the shadow of the trees. Hammocks are available to enjoy a siesta. Return to the Lodge in time for the afternoon tea. Later on, trek the Howler Monkey trail to the Howler Monkey Tower, our highest observation point (25 m high), for a magnificent view of the sunset. After dinner, join a night drive in search of nocturnal animals.

Day 3 : Jaguar Safari

Location: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, Porto Jofre, Pantanal, Pantanal Matogrossense National Park

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we depart towards Cuiabá River at the end of Transpantaneira. This scenic journey stretches over 115km, taking approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Join one of our boats for a 6-hour safari looking for the elusive and admired Jaguar. We will be exploring the Cuiabá river, Piquiri, three brothers riverbanks, bays and channels.

Our lunch will be a lunchbox with fruits and sandwiches prepared by the lodge cuisine, in order not to miss a unique chance of meeting this magnificent predator. We return to the Jofre region in the early evening, to board our safari vehicle back to the lodge, arriving for dinner.

Day 4 : Horseback Riding & Trekking

Location: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a horseback ride, which will allow you to explore the diversity of the Pantanal landscape including some flooded areas of the Pantanal plain. The Pantaneiro horse is docile and has adapted, through the centuries, to eat with its nose underwater. In this region, the horse is the Pantaneiros’ best friend, a daily companion during work and leisure. Return to the lodge for lunch.

PM: In the afternoon, trek the Rondon Trail towards the 13 m high Jabiru Stork Tower, where you can watch a Jabiru Stork nest. Return to Araras Eco Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 : Say Farewell To Pantanal

Location: Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge, Cuiabá

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sunrise walk to witness the awakening of the Pantanal. Departure after breakfast or after lunch depending on your flight.

The order of the activities may be modified according to the program at the lodge and weather or terrain conditions. The Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge team commitment is for full enjoyment of the Pantanal Flood Plains, making it an unforgettable stay.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in Luxury Accommodation

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • English speaking guide on tours

  • Entrance Fees

  • All Transfer

  • Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Travel insurance

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes


Luxury Accommodation

Check out our Q&As

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, they aren't, but we would be happy to take care of booking your domestic flights as well.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes, you can travel solo.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We conduct our business fairly, with honesty, integrity and transparency. We deliver what we promise, and only promise what we can deliver.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You need to inform whenever it is decided, we allow one time free date change applicable at least 30 days prior.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Our team has been working with tourism in Brazil for over 15 years

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    E-Documents will be provided about two weeks before the trip.

Reviews of this operator

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Amazing holiday!


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ETours Brazil was the first travel agency we’ve ever used. Daria Beretta is the local guide that worked with us to plan our vacation to Brazil. Her suggestions for locations to visit, activities, and her attention to our interests and specific needs made this the best trip we’ve ever had. We described a few travel limitations and she made certain that everywhere we went, and everything we participated in was accommodating. Airlines, tours guides, transports – everyone was responsive to our needs. We can’t stress enough how important that was for us. Also, a complicated itinerary was not a challenge – she delivered! The tours and activities were all amazing and everything we expected them to be. If we choose to use travel agents in the future, Daria set a standard for us that all travel agents will have to meet! Thank you again Daria for a memorable and special vacation experience!!

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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