Looking for the photography trip of a lifetime? Join Dan and Tanya and explore deep into the pristine Brazilian Pantanal, home to one of the largest, healthiest jaguar populations on Earth. No other location in the world can offer this many jaguar sightings. Our 2013 tour had 21 sightings of jaguars in five days! We work with the best! Six nights in prime jaguar country!
Hundreds of species of beautiful and rare birds include anything from small hummingbirds to the large jabiru stork, parrots, macaws, and parakeets. Enjoy sights of the world’s largest rodent, the capybara, along with reptiles, fish, and mammals, including giant otters and Brazilian tapir. This trip can be addictive!!
September 9, 1 Night
Slaviero Slim Cuiabá Airport
Slaviero Slim Cuiabá Airport features rooms with air-conditioning, minibar, cable TV, and free WiFi. Restaurant available on site. Close to the airport.
September 10-11, 2 Nights
Transpantaneira Land Lodge
One large fully-screened living/dining room with many overhead fans, outdoor sitting areas, and a library on Brazilian nature. Screened guest rooms have private bathroom with hot showers, overhead fans, and air conditioning. Many bird species right outside your room to photograph at feeders in the morning.
September 12-17, 6 Nights
The Jaguar Flotel features ten cabins, each of which has two beds, an air conditioner, and a private bathroom with flush toilet and a never-ending, hot water shower. Accommodations are very small and basic but comfortable. The flotel is anchored right in the center of the river sections that have produced the best jaguar sightings in recent seasons.
To be honest, it is not the Ritz by any standard but a place to sleep with air-conditioning (which is so needed), private bathrooms, good food, and cold beverages. There are newer floating suites (built in 2013 and later) which are very roomy, with an area to set up your computer and two double beds. If you want the BEST opportunity to see jaguars, the flotel is by far the place to stay!
Jaguar Flotel – Main Accommodation
8 cabins measure 3m x 3m (9 sq m = 97 sq ft). These cabins have two single beds (doubles).
2 cabins measure 3m x 4m (12 sq m = 129 sq ft). These cabins have one double bed and one single bed (singles).
Jaguar Floating Suites – New in 2013!
Below is an example of a suite; suites may vary. All suites measure 4.5m x 6m (27 sq m = 291 sq ft). Please note that there is an additional cost if you book this option.
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"What a wonderful place. The Pantanal is spectacular and you guys (including Kike, who is a treasure!) took care of every detail. I hope to travel with you again soon."
Freddy Gamble, New York
" I agree with the above! A wonderful experience, not to be forgotten."
Carol Clark, Washington
"Thank you, Dan, Tanya and Fisher for making this glimpse into the nature in the wetlands of the Pantanal possible!"
Meggi Reader, California