• Panoramico Houseboat, Brazil

About the Panoramico Houseboat

About the Panoramico Houseboat

The jaguar is an oft-elusive predator, but reliable sightings of this big cat can be had in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands – if you know where to look. By climbing on board the Panoramico Houseboat, you’ll be in prime position for spotting jaguars as they swim through the Pantanal’s rivers and stalk along its shorelines. Other large creatures found in this habitat include the caiman, capybara and giant river otter, while the skies and treetops are home to numerous bird species, like the jabiru stork and hyacinth macaw.

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Designed with wildlife sightings in mind, the Panoramico offers (rather appropriately) panoramic views of your surroundings, making it a great choice for those who never want to lose sight of the Pantanal’s natural wonders.


This houseboat can be found plying the waterways of the northern Pantanal, the best spot in the world for jaguar viewing.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the 2-bed cabins here come with a minibar, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, desk, reading armchair and luggage compartment. A conference room is provided for lectures and presentations, while the panoramic deck and bar are the perfect places to either spot wildlife along the riverbanks, or simply sit back and relax with cocktail in hand.


Meals are a communal affair and can be taken in the houseboat’s large air-conditioned restaurant or out on the panoramic deck. The well-balanced and varied cuisine consists of typical dishes from the region, with red meat and fish served at all meals, as well as a host of desserts, fruits and juices. Barbecues are a favourite, while vegans, vegetarians and those with allergic requirements can be catered for on request.


While jaguars, caimans, river otters and a host of other Pantanal wildlife can be seen from the deck of the houseboat, five smaller speedboats are also provided (with engines ranging from 90 to 150 horsepower) that allow for much greater manoeuvrability. The experienced and well-trained pilots know the rivers of the Pantanal intimately, ensuring you’ll be in the right place at the right time for good sightings of the region’s wildlife.

Child Policy

Please enquire for Panoramico Houseboat’s child policy.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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