PANTANAL WILD LIFE SAFARI: Transpantaneira + Cuiabá River (Beira Rio, Porto Jofre, Araras Eco Lodge)
The North PAntanal Photo Safari is a huge opportunity to be acquainted with the Pantanal wild life and to capture amazing photographs. Our knowlegeable guides will take you to the most likely spots, where the animals nest, where they drink, rest, hunt, or simply play with the youngsters.
1st day Cuiabá - Pixaim
Upon arrival at Cuiabá(CGB) Airport, reception ; Safari Transfer to Poconé 111km on paved road and then on the Transpantaneira Park Road for additional 77km until the Pixaim River. Check in at MT Pantanal Htl. Dinner and overnight.
2nd day Pixaim-Porto Jofre
Morning 1 hs Pixaim river safari, good chances for giant river otter, black colored hawk plunging close to you to catch some piranha and other wild life. Than on the road further South until the very end of the park road on border of the Cuiabá river. Lunch and check in at Porto Jofre Hotel. PM: 3:00pm star your river safari "appetizer", in search of the jaguar until 06:00Pm Dinner and night at Hotel Porto Jofre.
3rd and 4th day - The Jaguar
Morning and afternoon outings along the river in search of jaguars and other wild life.
5th day Porto Jofre - Araras
Last morning river safari(06:00Am to 10:00Am).Check Out and lunch at HPJ. Photo safari along the Transpantaneira back North until Araras Ecolodge, arrive late afternoon. Welcome drink and Check in; Dinner and overnight.
6th and 7th day
Explore Araras surroundings which offers chances for different encounters with Pantanal wild life, as there is a much drier region far from the river boarder. Abundant bird life and good chances for armadillos, ant eaters, marsh deers, tapir, puma and ocelots. After dinner 4 hs night drive in search of nocturnal animals.
8th day Araras - Cuiabá:After breakfast safari transfer to Cuiabá airport, or onward to extension program. 8 º dia: Pantanal - Cuiabá:
Extension at Porto Jofre: Additional night and full day river safari.
Pre-tour: 2 nts Chapada dos Guimarães' Pousada do Parque, floating in crystal clear water with fish
Post-tour: 3 nts Descalvados with 2 full days' outings on the Paraguay river