Jaguars are perhaps the most elusive of all the big cats, with most favouring dense jungle as their habitat. But in the Pantanal – the world’s largest wetland – these majestic felines depend on the waterways for survival, just as the rest of the wildlife does here. This is what makes the Pantanal the best place to see jaguars in the wild, as the cats can often be seen on riverbanks hunting for prey, taking a drink or resting in the shade. Swimming jaguars are also not an uncommon sight here! On this safari you’ll go where the jaguar goes, travelling and even sleeping on the rivers as you search for sign of the largest cat in the Americas. Along the way you’ll receive firsthand knowledge from guides who are experts in the flora and fauna of the region, embark on night drives looking for nocturnal creatures, and get to know the other colourful creatures that share this land with the jaguar.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Ply the rivers of the Pantanal to see jaguars stalking their prey.
- Watch caimans and jaguars as they struggle to establish who occupies top spot on the local food chain.
- Look out for passing wildlife as you travel down the Transpantaneira Highway.
- Make sightings of the Pantanal’s other wildlife, including eagles, macaws, jabiru storks, howler monkeys, tapirs, capybaras and giant river otters.
- Learn from expert guides who can teach you all about the creatures that call this region home.
There's no better way of spotting wild jaguars in their natural habitat than by taking to the water here in the Brazilian Pantanal.