Brazil Pantanal & Amazon Wildlife Safari

An awe-inspiring safari exploring the depths of the Brazilian Pantanal and Amazonian rainforest. You will have eleven days going in search of the elusive jaguar as well as the vast array of wildlife found in these stunning areas.

Duration 11 days
Price From $6,973
When Jun - Oct
Destination Brazil

Safari Overview

Embark on a truly colourful and wildlife-rich experience in the country of carnivals. Explore the remote ranches, wetlands and Amazon jungle of beautiful Brazil on horseback, on foot, boat or canoe. A myriad of wildlife opens up to you with jaguars, macaws, caimans, uakari and howler monkeys, sloths and rare pink river dolphins. This is a once-in-a-lifetime journey into one of the world's most enriching destinations for wildlife viewing.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Explore the winding Pantanal wetlands by canoe.
  • Have a really good chance of seeing jaguars in their natural habitat.
  • Make yourself at home within a floating lodge in the heart of the Amazon.
  • Encounter the wildlife of the Amazon rainforest including the Uakari monkey, red howler monkeys, pink dolphins and river otters.

A wonderful safari into Brazil's best areas for wildlife.

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Day by day

Day 1

Cuiaba - Northern Pantanal

On your arrival into Cuiaba you will be met by your knowledgeable guide; your journey begins now and you will travel south to Pocone, the start of the Transpantaneira Highway.

Overnight: Araras Eco Lodge L, D

Day 2

Northern Pantanal

Today you will enjoy a variety of excursions accompanied by your expert naturalist guide; setting out into the wild wetlands of the Pantanal. Explore the waterways by canoe, try piranha fishing or ride horseback past the giant lily-pads of the wetlands. This is a great way to get off-road and head deeper into the marshes, forests and grasslands in search of the wildlife found in the area. Come into close contact with the resident flora and fauna on a walk, enjoy a jeep safari to get some fabulous photos or head out at night to see some of the nocturnal species of the area.

Overnight: Araras Eco Lodge B, L, D

Day 3

Northern Pantanal

From Araras Lodge you will continue south down the Transpantaneira Highway to Porto Jofre. En route you will have the chance to stop and enjoy the views whilst keeping an eager eye out for the resident wildlife.

Overnight: Hotel Pantanal Norte B

Days 4-5

Northern Pantanal

You will have the next two days to go in search of the jaguars that can be found in this area. They are often seen along the final 35 kilometres of the road so on morning drives, keep a keen eye glued to the road for possible sightings! From Jofre you will head out on boats in search of the jaguars. They are often seen during the heat of the day sunning themselves on the river banks. Following your excursions you will head back to the lodge where you will be able to relax.

Overnight: Hotel Pantanal Norte B, L, D

Day 6

Northern Pantanal - Manaus

After an early breakfast you will be transferred back to Cuiaba for your evening flight to Manaus, a city of over a million people situated in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Arriving into the city, marvel at the scenic views as you pass over the vast green wilderness and enter this hot and humid port in the heart of the jungle. After your full day travelling, relax at your hotel or alternatively explore the city of Manaus, which thrived as a result of the 19th century rubber boom, with several grand buildings such as the Opera House.

Overnight: Pantanal Wetlands B

Day 7

Manaus - Amazon

Today you catch an early morning flight which will take you to Tefe, deep in the heart of the Amazon. Here you will be met by the representative for Uakari Lodge who will drive you to the port for your boat transfer to the lodge. Following an hour boat transfer you reach the floating lodge. This afternoon you will have your first jungle experience. Being located deep in the jungle enables Uakari Lodge to offer a vast and less visited area of this renowned rainforest to explore, either by speedboat, on foot or by canoe.

Overnight: Uakari Floating Lodge B, L, D

Days 8-10


You will have three full days to explore this magical area. This is the only place in the world where you can see the Uakari monkey, an unusual looking monkey that lives in troops in the high canopy. The monkeys have a fluffy white coat and a bald pink head and face - almost like a sunburnt man! Other animals include three toed sloths, red howler monkeys, common squirrel monkeys, black faced squirrel monkeys, brown capuchin monkeys, black caiman, pink dolphins, grey dolphins and otters. You can also enjoy boat trips, canoeing safaris, walking in the jungle and village visits.

Overnight: Uakari Floating Lodge B, L, D

Day 11

Amazon - Manaus

This morning you will transfer back to Tefe in time for your onward flight back to Manaus, to connect with your return flight back to home.

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