• Jaguar, Steve Winter

Itinerary Summary

7 Days
Sept 2024
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
7 Days £8805 Sept 2024 Brazil Small Group Safari
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Steve Winter Jaguar Photography Safari

Join wildlife and travel photographer Steve Winter on this immersive safari into the heart of Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, in search of the elusive jaguar. Explore the winding, wildlife-rich waterways of the Three Brothers, Cuiabá and Piquiri Rivers by boat, observing giant river otters, capybaras and jaguars relaxing or hunting on the river banks. Steve will be on hand throughout your trip to provide hands-on guidance and expertise on capturing the perfect wildlife image.


What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Receive expert photography coaching skills from wildlife photographer Steve Winter.
  • Head out on the river banks of the Pantanal to see jaguars hunting down capybaras and other wildlife.
  • Follow the expertise of Steve Winter who will lead you on the prowl for your perfect jaguar shot, and deliver post safari lectures and feedback on your photos.
  • See caimans and jaguars as they struggle to establish who is at the top of the local food chain.

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Photograph jaguars and other Pantanal wildlife on this thrilling 7-day safari

from $10,302 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

21 Sept Arrive Cuiabá –Northern Pantanal

Today the adventure begins! You will be met by your guide at Cuiabá Airport. Once every group member has arrived and a leisurely lunch, you will depart Cuiabá by 2.30pm (please make sure you arrive no later than 2pm) for your transfer (approx 3hrs) to South Wild Lodge. You will travel along the Transpantaneira Highway, a 145 kilometre long dirt road that leads south through the heart of the Pantanal ending at the Cuiabá River in Porto Jofre. As you enter the Transpantaneira Highway you start to see families of capybaras, pools of caiman and flocks of water birds and raptor. Arrive at SouthWild Pantanal Lodge and before dinner, watch the sunset by the nearby ocelot hide for a chance to photograph this elusive wildcat up close.

Overnight: Southwild Pantanal (L, D)

Day 2

22 Sept SouthWild Pantanal - Jaguar Flotel

After breakfast you will be transferred from SouthWild Pantanal Lodge to Porto Jofre and onwards by boat to the Jaguar Flotel. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon boat-outing before spending your night at the Jaguar Flotel.

(B, L, D)

Days 3-5

23 - 25 Sept Oct Jaguar Viewing

Spend the next 3 days exploring and searching for jaguars and other wildlife. Lead by your expert photographer, Steve Winter, enjoy two boat outings per day returning to the lodge for lunch. Jaguars are often seen during the heat of the day sunning themselves on the river banks. This is the best place in the world to see these elusive cats in the wild. Following your excursions, you will head back to the Flotel where you will be able to relax, edit some photos, and discuss your images with Steve, in the hopes of improving your shots each day. You will be staying overnight at the Jaguar Flotel. 

(B, L, D)

Day 6

26 Sept Jaguar Flotel - Southwild Pantanal Lodge

This morning after breakfast, you will transfer 75 minutes back downriver to Porto Jofre. On arrival, you are transferred back north along the Transpantaneira Highway in a closed airconditioned vehicle. After lunch at the lodge, you will be taken out by your guides by safari truck or boat in an attempt to capture a few final shots to complete your portfolio of Pantanal images. This is the last chance to put into practice all that you have learned from Steve throughout your trip, before relaxing for a final dinner with your group and a night safari with a chance to spot tapir, anteater, fox, deer and more.

Overnight: Southwild Pantanal (B, L, D)

Day 7

27 Sept Cuiaba - Depart

Take in the beautiful fauna around you during your last breakfast in Brazil. After, be ready to depart in your air-conditioned vehicle to arrive at Cuiabá Airport (approx 3.5 hours). 




This is a small group trip departing on a single set date in September 2024. Please note that solo travellers will be required to pay a single supplement of £1900.

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