Trip reference number: 2889

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

The Pantanal: Brazil’S Wetland Wonder

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Travelling with award-winning wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt, this itinerary explores the relatively unknown and unexplored area of the Pantanal, with great opportunities to see and photograph the elusive jaguar.

The Pantanal supports a breathtaking array of species. Travelling on foot and by boat, or even by horseback or snorkelling should you wish, through spectacular wetlands and forest, you will enjoy the very real possibility of seeing iconic and rare animals frequently and up close.

The itinerary is designed to take in several diverse elements whilst keeping travel distances to a minimum and maximising time spent at key locations and offering excellent photographic opportunities. Daily sessions with Nick will enable you to pose questions you've always wanted to ask in situ and hone your photography talents.

You may wish to read Nick's blog from a previous trip.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive São Paulo, onward flight to Cuiabá & drive to Piuval, Northern Pantanal
  3. Day 3: Explore Northern Pantanal: drive to Alegre
  4. Day 4: Full day at Pousada Alegre
  5. Day 5: Further into the Pantanal & the Cuiabá River
  6. Days 6-9: Cuiaba River in Encontro das Aguas State Park
  7. Day 10: Transfer to Araras
  8. Days 11-12: Northern Pantanal – Araras
  9. Day 13: Transfer to Taiama Ecological Reserve
  10. Days 14-15: Taiama Ecological Reserve
  11. Day 16: Transfer to Cuiabá, fly to São Paulo
  12. Day 17: Depart São Paulo
  13. Day 18: Arrive UK

Please note: This itinerary is based on current domestic schedules. Local airlines reserve the right to change these without notice, hence there is no guarantee that this will be the exact itinerary we will follow. Changes may be forced upon us, but every effort will be made to keep the final itinerary as faithful as possible to the one proposed.

  • Available*: Aug to Sep
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £9,895 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £8,945 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Domestic flights within Brazil (when booked with international flights)
    • Twin-share en suite accommodation in comfortable lodges and hotels
    • Twin-share cabin on boat lodge
    • All meals
    • Transfers
    • Excursions at lodges, in parks and reserves
    • National Park fees
    • Services of local guides
  • Activities available:
    • Photography


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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