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 CAMPO GRANDE, BRAZIL
Arrive in Campo Grande, the southern gateway to the Pantanal, where you are met and privately transferred to the Caiman Lodge, a pioneering ecotourism enterprise in Southern Pantanal, set on a vast cattle ranch (Estancia Caiman). After settling in at your lodge, consult with an onsite naturalist guide about the facilities and activities available to you.
SOUTH PANTANAL | WILD ENCOUNTERS
After breakfast, enjoy a morning walk in the woods, guided by one of the local naturalists. Look to the trees to catch glimpses of primates such as howler and capuchin monkeys. In the afternoon, set out by 4x4 vehicle to explore further, finishing your day with a canoe excursion for a unique view of the sunset from one of the bays on the ranch.
SOUTH PANTANAL | PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARI
Set out by 4x4 vehicle to get up close to animals as you access another part of the Pantanal. This afternoon, board a specially adapted vehicle that enables the access to the most distant places of the estancia for a photographic safari. Observe the peculiar varieties of vegetation as well as many animals, keeping your camera at the ready. This evening, enjoy a stargazing session and nocturnal wildlife tour, searching for animals active in the dark, such as sinuous ocelots, red-eyed caimans, burrowing anteaters or even a jaguar on the prowl.
SOUTH PANTANAL | LAND OF THE JAGUAR
Today, seek out the elusive jaguar, apex predator of this fertile region. Join the Jaguar Habituation Team as they do their important work of monitoring this critical species. Assist in checking camera traps, looking for tracks or a fresh kill. The flow of your day very much depends on the animals themselves, as the team tracks jaguars first by daylight, and then as night falls, when the big cats are most active. Watch the tall grass and trees for a pair of feline eyes looking back at your guides’ lamps for an authentic Pantanal wildlife thrill.
CAMPO GRANDE | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Transfer to your hotel in Campo Grande, and then enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
DEPART CAMPO GRANDE
This morning after breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.