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 email@example.com for advice and a competitive quote
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Jaguars HOLIDAYS
We have just returned from this tour with Naturetrek. It was quite simply one of the best wildlife experiences imaginable. We saw 7 individual Jaguars in a total of about 14 sightings. Our guide was Marcos Felix, who could not have been better. He worked incredibly hard to ensure we saw the maximum amount of wildlife - and it is not always easy in the thick undergrowth. His spotting of animals and birds at long range was exceptional. He had an uncanny ability to anticipate where Jaguars in particular were going to turn up and even managed to produce a small video of the tour by working late at night. In some 10 years of wildlife photography trips this has to rank as one of the best ever and this was in many ways because of Marcos's hard work and expertise.
I would like to commend our guide, Marcos Felix. We have had many guides over the years and this man rates in the top three. Diligent and hard-working, he never stopped pointing out birds and mammals, although we had seen them before, which was good for getting another photo shot. His knowledge of all things natural is excellent. And yet he is always expanding his knowledge. His PowerPoint presentations were very interesting and variable. His command of English is very good but he is still wanting to improve by asking us different ways of expressing things. Look after this man - he is a credit to Naturetrek. All in all, a fantastic holiday which far exceeded my expectations with nine sightings of five different jaguars plus 160+ bird species and numerous mammals, reptile and butterfly sightings.
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.