Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE CUIABÁ, BRAZIL
Upon arrival in Cuiabá, you are met and transferred to your hotel. The drive traverses the Transpantaneira, a scenic dirt road that transects 90 miles of the northern Pantanal. At the road’s terminus in the tiny fishing village of Porto Jofre, board a small skiff and continue up the Piquiri River to your lodge. After lunch, set out for a safari by skiff exploring the Pantanal, the largest continuous wetland on the planet. Return to the lodge for a Scenic Sundowner cocktail. After dinner, gain expert insight into the Pantanal’s caimans from the lodge’s resident naturalist.
NORTH PANTANAL | LAND OF THE JAGUAR
Embark by skiff for the convergence of the Tres Irmãos, Cuiabá and Piquirí rivers. Keep your eyes peeled for the Pantanal’s iconic species: giant river otters, caimans, capybaras and the elusive jaguar. After dinner, enjoy a short lecture by an accomplished biologist on local wildlife behavior and conservation.
NORTH PANTANAL | WILD ENCOUNTERS
Continue your aquatic safari of the Pantanal, encountering new species as they hunt along the riverbanks in the morning and evening. Relax with leisurely meals and fascinating lectures back at the lodge.
NORTH PANTANAL | LOWLAND GAME DRIVE
This morning, embark on your final skiff excursion from the lodge, keeping a lookout for any remaining elusive species. Disembark back in Porto Jofre to continue your safari by land. Your game drive of the Transpantaneira traverses 50 miles of the Pantanal’s northern lowlands, concluding at your next lodge in Fazenda Santa Teresa. After lunch, encounter a family of nesting jabirus from the lodge’s 40-foot-tall observation tower.
LOWLAND PANTANAL | A PARTING GLIMPSE
After breakfast, set out on a piranha fishing expedition along the Pixaim River, keeping an eye out for giant river otters. Next, enjoy a wildlife safari on foot, by 4x4 or on horseback (weather permitting), pausing at strategically placed observation towers along the way. After lunch and a short rest at the lodge, transfer back to Cuiabá for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.
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Flightsee to Porto Jofre
Make the journey from Cuiabá to Porto Jofre by plane, taking in bird’s-eye views of the Pantanal while saving some time in transit.