Naturetrek Jaguar Tours
The Jaguar is South Americas most iconic cat. Secretive and stunningly beautiful, seeing a Jaguar surely ranks among the worlds top 10 wildlife experiences. Naturetrek offers a dedicated Jaguar watching tour to Brazil - Just Jaguars! with a 100% success record to date, as well as a longer holiday to Brazil on which Jaguars may be seen. Naturetrek groups have also seen Jaguars in Tambopata, Peru (Macaws and Machu Picchu) and in the Iwokrama rainforest in Guyana (Guyana - A Timeless Paradise), although sightings in both localities are less frequent than in the Pantanal.
Our Jaguar specialist recommends...
If you want a holiday dedicated to looking for wild Jaguars, you can’t do any better than Naturetrek’s ‘Brazil – Just Jaguars!’ tour. We’ve had some excellent sightings – Jaguars sitting beside a river, on a track and even swimming. For those who want to stay longer and explore a greater variety of habitats I’d recommend our 17-day ‘‘Brazilian Pantanal & IguazuFalls’ tour, though you’ll see a host of fantastic wildlife on both trips!
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Why choose Naturetreks Jaguar tours?
We offer one dedicated tour for seeing Jaguars: our 12-day - Brazil – Just Jaguars! which has a remarkable 100% record of success at seeing Jaguars. Jaguars have also been seen on Naturetrek’s 17-day Brazilian Pantanal & Iguazu Falls holiday.
With our wealth of experience in offering wildlife tours to South America, Naturetrek has developed an extensive network of the very best naturalist guides in Brazil. Our Jaguar tours focus on the Brazilian Pantanal, the best place in the world for seeing Jaguars.
Here are some of the reasons why Naturetreks Jaguar holidays are so successful:
What can I expect on a Naturetrek Jaguar holiday?
- Look for Jaguars in the Pantanal by day on boat trips & in open vehicle rides
- Search at night for Jaguars with spotlighting & night-drives
- Our Brazil – Just Jaguars! tour spends 4 days in prime Jaguar habitat
- A focus on finding and observing Jaguars, while enjoying other wildlife & culture
- Look for a host of other wildlife including Ocelot, Giant Anteater & Hyacinth Macaw
- View Giant River Otter, Caiman & Capybara, the worlds largest rodent
- The security of a like-minded small group & Naturetrek leader
Tailormade options: Is group travel not for you? To find out more about our bespoke/customised wildlife holidays in the Pantanal and beyond, contact Dan on 01962 733051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and a competitive quote
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Jaguars
We had plenty of time in the heart of the Pantanal (based at the Jaguar flotel) and at the Wolf camps plus at Pouso Alegre lodge.
The Southwild accommodation was excellent in the sense that there was plenty of wildlife to look at.
I enjoyed the time based at the flotel - there was so much wildlife around and the boat trips were fantastic.
Rafael is an excellent guide - he is very knowledgeable, he has a great sense of humour and he worked very hard to make everybody happy.
I really enjoyed the tour - I had very high expectations and I certainly wasn't disappointed as to the amount of wildlife that we saw.
Accommodation and meals were perfect.
The Pantanal is one of the most extraordinary places I have visited. I loved this tour and will certainly travel with Naturetrek again.
Overall an excellent trip. So far, the best area visited for wildlife, with excellent viewing from the open-sided trucks and especially the boats in the 'Jaguar Zone'. Marcos was one of the best local guides we have had. Excellent in the field and a clear communicator - good at sharing his knowledge with his group, and full of enthusiasm. The Pantanal is superb for getting involved in the day to day lives of the animals and birds and Naturetrek's itinerary and guides ensured we saw just about everything on offer.
Driving into the Pantanal is like entering a different world. Three things in particular account for the outstanding success of this tour. The location of the eco-lodges which meant we were immersed in the wildlife from the first night to the last morning. Our guide, Marcos Felix, whose enthusiasm, knowledge and sharp eye enabled us to see so many unusual mammals and dazzling birds. And thirdly, luck. The Flotel brought us close to the main object of our trip, the Jaguar. Seven different Jaguar - was that awesome? We watched them walk, hunt, swim, play (mother with two cubs) or just return our stare. We even heard the mating roar! The giant otters did their best to compete, chomping on their catch, socialising, in family groups, on river and bank and swimming in formation on the 'war path' at full throttle. Naturetrek could not have improved the quality of this holiday.