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Brazil Pantanal Cruise – Wildlife & Jaguar Safari

$3,370.00

This is an Exclusive Cruise through the greatest wetlands on the planet! Brazil’s Pantanal is an immense natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area. This pristine environment in South America supports an astounding variety of wildlife and plants, while its enormous water reserves are vital for the 8 million people who depend on the Pantanal’s fresh water, fish, climate control and tourism. Brazil’s biodiversity is legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.

Nature lovers, this Brazil Pantanal Cruise – jaguar safari is for you! Cruise along the Paraguay and Cuiabá rivers, in a charming, safe and comfortable Motor Vessel Minas with only 5 cabins. Explore 4 diverse Nature Reserves including; the Taiaman Ecological Reserve, the Pantanal National Park, the Meeting of the Waters State Park and the Transpantaneira Park Road in search of its fascinating and rich wildlife. Search for the elusive panthera onca or jaguar as well as playful giant river otters, caimans sunning themselves along the sand bars, the enchanted Victoria Regia giant water lilies as well as the thousands of diverse birds that compose the wildest South American Sanctuary.

This is an exclusive adventure for the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts!

Route Caceres to Porto Jofre Date: Aug 23rd – Aug 29th. Route Porto Jofre to Caceres Dates: Aug 29th to Sep 4th / Sep 13th to Sep 19th, 2020

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Highlights Include:
  • Navigating the world’s largest wetlands in the Pantanal
  • Exploring the waterways of 4 Nature Reserves
  • Learning about the flora & fauna from naturalist guides
  • Searching for jaguars, tapirs, anacondas, otters, caiman, and monkeys
  • Hearing about sustainable practices and conservation from locals
  • Enjoying jaguar safaris from the comfort of smaller boats

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DAY 1 – IN / CUIABÁ + TRANSFER TO MV MINAS (-/L/D)
Reception at Marechal Rondon, (CGB) Cuiabá airport, flight must arrive before noon. Depart towards the town of Cáceres for approximately 205 km on the paved BR 364 federal highway. Lunch enroute.

Before reaching Cáceres, we access an unpaved road and drive for approximately 75km trough a beautiful valley, formed at the same period as the Andean elevation occurred, some 400 million years ago. We’ll board MINAS motor vessel by the end of the day, for dinner and rest.

Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

DAY 2 – TAIAMAN ECOLOGICAL RESERVE – Searching the Jaguars (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, board your river safari boat to explore the region’s hidden waterways. During the cruise there will be several outings or river safaris, done in a very comfortable and safe speed boat, exploring side streams, river channels and lagoons searching for jaguars and other wildlife roaming along the river banks and sand dunes.

Return on board for lunch, while the Motor Vessel start its cruise downriver to the Taiaman Ecological Reserve.

Board the speed boat and explore its water ways and overflowed grass land.

Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

DAY 3 – PARAGUAY RIVER – SEARCHING FOR JAGUARS (B/L/D)
Taiaman Ecological Reserve is a 70km long island, in speed boat we will explore the right side known as ‘Braçinho’ while MV Minas cruises on the Paraguay river channel, meeting the group for lunch around the ‘Formoso’ Bay.

Afternoon embark on another river safari, while our ship continues cruising downriver to a region known as Concepcion Port. Up to the 1970’s cattle, bred on the fields between Poconé and the Paraguay rivers, were shipped downriver to Corumbá in order to be transported by train to São Paulo city).

Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

Day 4 – AMOLAR MOUNTAIN CHAIN – SEARCHING FOR JAGUARS (B/L/D)
Morning river safari in the surrounding bay and river channels in search of jaguars and other wildlife. Back to our ship we cross two of the largest bays on the Paraguay River, the ‘Uberaba’ and ‘Gaiva’ Bay, each more than 30km large, almost like crossing a sea. We keep cruising up to the ‘Amolar’ mountain chain, an exceptionally beautiful landscape. Giant water lilies are only one of the many stunning gifts of nature.

Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

DAY 5 – PANTANAL NATIONAL PARK – SEARCHING FOR JAGUARS (B/L/D)
Early morning the MV Minas will keep cruising up to the ‘Gaiva’ Hill, where we visit an archeological site before further exploring ‘Acorizal’ Bay. We continue our river safari up to the ‘Caracará’ landmark. Enjoy lunch on board, while cruising towards the Pantanal National Park. In our safari boat explore ‘Burro’ Bay, the Park’s attraction, while our ship already begins to cruise up the Cuiabá River.

Overnight in the proximity of the ‘Negrao’ River.
Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

DAY 6 – MEETING OF THE WATERS’ STATE PARK – SEARCHING FOR JAGUARS (B/L/D)
Morning river safari exploring the ‘Negrão’ and ‘Negrinho’ Rivers, while our ship keeps cruising up river towards the ‘Jofre’ Port. Lunch on board.

Further river safari exploring the ‘Meeting of Waters’ State Park and its labyrinth formed by the waters of the Piquiri, Three Brothers and Cuiabá Rivers. It is quite an incredible phenomenon! Meet our ship for dinner and rest.
Overnight: Aboard MV Minas

DAY 7 – TRANSPANTANEIRA PARK ROAD SAFARI + TRANSFER TO CUIABÁ / OUT (B/L)
After early breakfast, disembark for our last safari, this time back to air conditioned vehicles along the 147km unpaved Transpantaneira Park Road up to the gold miners town of Poconé, than further for 111 km on the paved state road towards Cuiabá airport.
Lunch enroute. Check in for your late afternoon flight, for your next destination.

We are happy to arrange adventures for you in other parts of Brazil!

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  • All meals as per itinerary (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • 6 nights accommodation aboard the Motor Vessel Minas
  • Services of local Brazilian naturalist guides
  • Entrance fees to all the sites and parks mentioned in the program
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • All applicable taxes

 

Tour Exclusions

  • International and domestic flights
  • Mandatory emergency medical insurance
  • Services not specified
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance
  • Personal items
  • Departure taxes (international if applicable)
  • Tips and gratuities for ship staff, guides, etc

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– 4 private ensuite cabins low beds
– 1 private ensuite bunk beds
– Air conditioned dining room
– Outdoor area and covered space
– Refreshing shower on the 3rd deck
– 1 boat 9m long with 12 rotating cushioned seats
– Complete safety with alarms and floatation system approved by Brazil’s Navy.

Contact: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Dates & Pricing” tab_id=”1450636013406-74147471-0e9d”][vc_column_text]6 Night Package

PRICES FROM: $4425USD per person sharing (Twin Room – low beds)
$3370USD per person sharing (Bunk Beds)
Single room available upon request.

Route Caceres to Porto Jofre Date: Aug 23rd – Aug 29th. Route Porto Jofre to Caceres Dates: Aug 29th to Sep 4th / Sep 13th to Sep 19th, 2020

Any questions? Please contact: [email protected][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/trx_section][vc_masonry_media_grid gap=”3″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1576698604778-043de693-e1b2-0″ include=”48986,48987,48988,48989,48990,48992,48993,49000,48996,48997,48998,48999,49001,49002,48991,49003,49004,49005″][/vc_column][/vc_row]