Jaguar House Boat - Paraguay River, Taiaman Reserve

The Pantanal of Mato Grosso offers without any doubt the best conditions for wildlife viewing in all the Americas. Jaguar Houseboat

Jaguar House Boat (JHB)

Anchored at the beginning of the Taiaman Reserve, the JHB offers 09 air conditioned suites, with an unbeaten logistic to this remote and unexplored area of the Paraguay river. 

Schedule from July 15 to November 15

The boat will stay anchored in the north side of the Taiama Reserve and the access to it will be done by car from Cuiaba airport or Araras Pantanal Eco Lodge to a private embarkation.

3 nights package from Wednesday to Saturday
4 nights package from Saturday to Wednesday

Check in after 1 pm and check out 7 am. Daily photo safari trips along the Paraguay River, around the Taiaman Island, lakes and neighboring area in safe and comfortable speed boat, with an English speaking naturalist guide, will ensure best condition to meet this untamed Nature and its wildlife.

The Jaguar Houseboat underwen major overhaul and is now just perfect for eco-tourism and fishing expeditions on the Paraguay river areas nearby Cáceres, Mato Grosso State.

Cabins: 9 cabins en suite with air-conditioning.
Facilities: Dinning room with air-conditioning, TV/DVD, sound system and panoramic deck. Direct access to electricity on land avoiding the less silent generator on the boat.
Bridge: with modern state-of-the-art navigation equipment and radio-telephone.
Small boats for river safaris: one 9 x 1,4 meter long large aluminum boat with 12 seats, propelled by a 115 HP powerful and silent motor.


Day 1 - Departure

Departure from Cuiabá or Pousada Araras after breakfast; Drive to Caceres 205km (111 miles) + drive on unpaved road for add 85 km (46 miles); Board the Jaguar House Boat, after lunch half day boat tour in search for Jaguars, dinner and overnight.

Days 2 to 4 - Full days boat safari

Full days of river safari searching for jaguars along the Taiman Reserve and its channels.

Day 5 - Departure after breakfast

After early breakfast return to Cuiaba airport arriving around 2:00pm, for late afternoon flight to another destination in Brazil or optional local tours.

General information

Type: Eco-tourism

Included: Nights at the lodges and house boat mentioned with full board; English speaking nature guide; All activities mentioned on the itinerary. All land transportation in and out from CGB airport.

Note: For the river safaris around the Taiaman Reserve we use 9 meters long aluminum boat with 12 comfortable seats not mentioning the pilot. The 115 Hp outboard silent motor increases the chances of meeting the big cats. The activities described may be altered due to weather conditions, season or group make-up with the intent of maximizing your experience of the ecosystem.

Guide Languages: English (with possibility of Spanish, German, Italian or French).

Not included: Air tickets to/from Cuiabá; Beverages; Tips; Personal expenses; Medical expenses; Insurance & any other unmentioned costs.

Recommended Gear: T-shirts; long sleeved shirt; sneakers; sandals; long trousers/pants; shorts; bathing suit; hat; windbreaker or other light weight wind-proof outer covering; full rain suit (ie. waterproof coat & trousers); sunscreen; sunglasses; mosquito repellent; binoculars; 1‐2 pairs of cotton, mid‐calf‐length field socks (preferably white, cotton athletic socks, as it is easier to see ticks if there are any); a winter coat for the rare cold fronts.

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