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Jaguars

We offer a selection of professionally organised, Jaguar watching holidays, offering chances to witness these enigmatic animals.

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!
 
Dan Free
Naturetrek tour manager

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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:

  • 100% sightings on our dedicated Just Jaguars! holiday to date
  • Led by expert locally-based naturalist guides
  • Look for Jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal, famous for its density of wild Jaguars
  • Extensive knowledge of the Brazilian Pantanal, well-known for its healthy Jaguar population
  • Up-to-date information from local contacts
  • We make dedicated searches for Jaguar at optimal times of the day
  • Night-drives, plus early morning & late afternoon Jaguar excursions
  • Superb local guides who monitor Jaguar movements to get us the best sightings

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 dan@naturetrek.co.uk for advice and a competitive quote

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Jaguars HOLIDAYS

Guiding was splendid. Ron know his birds and was expert in both finding and showing them…we found most of the key bird species, and out final bird list was about 250; there were enough snakes, otters, caimans, spiders and so on to keep everybody happy. For me (and I think for others) the most memorable feature was the use made of waterways, both by day and by night; we will always remember the Topaz Hummingbirds at Arrowpoint.
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.
Marcos proved to be an excellent leader, combining friendliness with efficiency from the initial meet at Cuiaba airport. He gave everything possible to make the trip thoroughly informative about the natural history of the Pantanal - the plants, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, supported by short talks (around lunch) with overheads. He kept us busy with the night-spotting, daytime walks, drives and boat trips. In essence he could have not done more. We were all offered adaptors to help solve certain problems some had charging batteries etc! He was energetic and tireless in pursuit of our wildlife objectives. He was a real asset to Naturetrek. The wildlife species seen, that were depicted in the Naturetrek documents, fully met expectations. Five different Jaguars (all male) were seen. Brief views also included Giant Anteater and Tapir with many smaller mammals, with longer views of nine Banded Armadillo, Capuchin and Giant Otters. No other cat species were seen but for me good views of lizards and a yellow anaconda made up for this. My photo of a Mole Cricket did, however, leave most (not our leader) unphased! The birds were spectacular. The tour was a photographer's dream.