Jaguar Photography Tours

Jaguar Photography Tours

Jaguar photo safaris
Jaguar photo safaris


Jaguar Photography Tours Pantanal (Brazil)

In search of  the Jaguar,  we head to Pantanal in Brazilian rainforest. Jaguars are very special among all big cats, which makes our Jaguar photo tours very attractive to wildlife photographers. You will  be staying in a comfortable, clean and heated accommodation in the reserve.

We use the same leopard trackers used by BBC and Nat Geo, so your chances of spotting and photographing  Jaguars are much higher.

This 10-day all inclusive tour ensures you comfortable stay and high chances of photographing Jaguars other wildlife.

Suggested itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1 – Transfer from Cuiabá to Pantanal lodge
Departure from Cuiabá, early in the morning, to the Pantanal.  Arriving at the chosen lodge, after lunch and check-in, we will take a boat trip, exploring the nearby river full of photo opportunities . Returning, before dinner, we’ll walk (for about 250 meters) to a place where we can see Ocelots and/or Tapirs. We will have dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 02 – Farm Lodge
Breakfast, followed by an ecological tour to encounter many species of wild animals. But the birds are always a highlight. We can also appreciate the peculiar Pantanal landscape, with its open and unspoiled horizons.

Return to the lodge for lunch and rest during the hottest period. Soon after, we will drive around ,looking for Tapirs, Capybaras, Caimans, Black Howler Monkeys, Jabiru Storks, herons, Capuchin Monkeys, Coatis,
Anteaters, Toucans, Tapirs, blue macaws, among other spectacular species.

DAY 3 – From the Lodge to Port Jofre

After an early breakfast, we`ll drive down the Transpantaneira highway till the end of the road, to Porto Jofre, where we will check in to a boat- hotel or land-based hotel, in the vicinity of the Meeting of the Waters
State Park. After lunch, we will go out on a boat in search of Jaguars and other wildlife, such as Giant River Otters, Capybaras, Caimans, Iguanas, and many species of birds.

The Pantanal is famous for its dramatic sunsets (blood-red and vanilla-golden skies) coveted by all photographers!

DAY 3 – Jaguar Expedition

After breakfast, we will go on a boat trip. Most of the day will be spent exploring this remote region, which is
great for wildlife and nature watching. After lunch, we will continue our search for the Jaguars and other wildlife, until sunset.

DAY 4 -7 Jaguar Expedition

We will follow the Jaguar search routine.

DAY 8 – Transfer from Porto Jofre to the Pouso Alegre lodge.

After breakfast, we will leave Port Jofre behind, heading on to a lodge half way along the Transpantaneira highway.

After checking-in and lunch, followed by siesta time in the comfort of your rooms (with air conditioning), we will go out looking for more animals in the biodiverse surroundings of the lodge. Keep your eyes open to see, Capuchin
Monkeys, Coatis, Anteaters, Toucans, Tapirs, blue macaws, among other spectacular species. Dinner will be followed by night safari. Overnight stay at the Pousada.

DAY 9 Farm Lodge Pouso Alegre

Breakfast, followed by an ecological tour to encounter many species of wild animals. But the birds are always a highlight. We can also appreciate the peculiar Pantanal landscape, with its open and unspoiled horizons.
Return to the lodge for lunch and rest during the hottest period. Soon after, we will drive around (it can also be a horseback ride, if you prefer) looking for Tapirs, Capybaras, Caimans, Black Howler Monkeys, Jabiru Storks,
herons, Capuchin Monkeys, Coatis, Anteaters, Toucans, Tapirs, blue macaws, among other spectacular species.
Dinner followed by night safari.

DAY 10 – Pantanal => Cuiabá Transfer
Begin the day very early in time to watch the sunrise. There will be the opportunity to observe both nocturnal and diurnal animals. After breakfast, transfer to Cuiabá. Return to the hotel or airport, where the tour concludes.

What’s included in the tour?

• All Accommodation on a same gender Twin shared basis (single rooms may be available – please inquire).

• All meals (Breakfasts, Lunches Dinners , snacks, Tea/ Coffee)

• Full Photography and Post Processing tuition.

• Guided Jaguar watching for our group at National Park.

• Private meet and assist services at the airport and chauffeured transfer to the hotels.

• Private vehicles and drivers for all road transfers throughout the trip.

• Entrance and still camera fees at all parks and sight-seeing destinations where applicable.

• The current National park entry permits and tourism levies and all relevant government taxes.

What’s Not Included?

• International airfare to/from Brazil.

• Gratuities for hotel staff.

• Gratuities for game drive driver/guides in the National Park.

• Visas, travel insurance, personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls etc.)

Our Photo Tour Leader: Perhaps the most important aspect of a photographic safari is your leader. All our photo safaris  are personally hosted and lead by experienced wildlife photographers.

Our professional wildlife photographers have spent years in the wilderness, following specific animals day after day for several months and witnessing extraordinary and rare  behaviour. They have extensive first-hand knowledge on the behaviour of many animals including Tigers, Snow Leopards, Pumas, Jaguars, Lions, Cheetahs and Elephants.

Apart from organising your photo-safaris, they will accompany you to your destination, share their knowledge of wildlife as well as help you with expert tips on wildlife photography and post processing. They will be there to coordinate with the driver, instructing on positioning, approach, timings, lighting conditions etc.

Photo Tour Cost:

This fee includes all in-country transportation as well as hotel accommodation (double occupancy) and all meals. You can reserve you place by paying 25% deposit and rest 75% is due 90 days before the tour date.



Gear Recommendations :

For Jaguar photo tours, lenses of  400/500 mm or more (on full frame) are required for this tour . A 600mm (or more) will be  necessary for birds. Teleconverters are highly recommended and so is a pair of binoculars!

A good tripod, ideally with Gimbal head is also essential for supporting long lenses.

What Do I Do Next?

Our groups are small, so space is limited on Jaguar photo tours. If you are exited to be on this trip, then now is the time to book. Remember, there will be limited space available for this expedition.

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