- The Pantanal holds the world's highest density of wild jaguars. Unlike in other areas, jaguars here are active during the day, offering excellent chances to see these elusive cats in the wild.
- Along the way we also expect to see giant river otters, anteaters, tapir, capybaras, hyacinth macaw, and the world’s largest stork, the jabiru, among other wildlife.
- Our final day is spent at the SouthWild Pantanal Lodge where more than 300 bird species have been recorded.
- Our expedition is guided by award-winning nature photographer Pete Oxford, who has been guiding expeditions to the Pantanal for years.
Join us as we explore the incredible Pantanal in Brazil, the world's largest tropical wetland, with renowned wildlife photographer and Pantanal expert, Pete Oxford. Our Brazilian adventure starts and ends in Cuiabá, the northern access point to the Pantanal.
The northern Pantanal offers the best opportunities for jaguar sightings in the world. The most reliable way to find and photograph this enigmatic and elusive cat is to patrol the sand banks of the Cuiabá River and its tributaries by boat. We will devote four full days to look for these majestic animals while staying at the SouthWild Jaguar Flotel in the heart of jaguar country. During our boat rides we will also have ample opportunities to encounter many other Pantanal species including capybaras, caimans, giant river otters, and the world’s largest stork, the jabiru.
Our program will conclude with a final day spent at SouthWild Pantanal Lodge, where more than 300 bird species have been recorded including hyacinth macaws and jabiru storks, as well as giant river otters, giant anteaters, and more.
At the end of our regular program, you can choose to continue on our (highly recommended) optional extension to visit one of the great wonders of nature: Iguazu Falls. We will stay just a short walk from the breathtaking falls at the only hotel located within Iguassu National Park, allowing you to visit the falls at dawn and dusk when other visitors have vacated the park.
Trip Dates & Cost
July 16-26 SOLD OUT. From $9,500 per person in double occupancy accommodations.* Group limit 10.
2018: To be announced. Contact us to inquire.
There is an optional pre-trip extension to the Cerrado to see maned wolves. Contact us for information.
* Special terms and conditions apply. Trip, without extension, starts and ends in Cuiabá, Brazil. International airfare not included. Limited single supplements available.
Pete Oxford works in some of the world’s most pristine and remote wildlife and cultural destinations as a full-time professional photographer. His images have appeared in major magazines including National Geographic, Time, Outdoor Photographer, and Smithsonian, and have been featured ten times in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Pete and his wife Reneé also lead expeditions to some of the world’s richest cultures and most biodiverse areas of our planet.