From north to south, Ker & Downey traverses the full breadth of the Pantanal on this 10-day Pantanal luxury safari in search of the region’s resident jaguars. A luxury Brazil safari through the Pantanal reveals a lush, megadiverse biome sheltering the largest concentration of wildlife in the Americas.

Pantanal Luxury Safari

Suggested journey at a glance: 10 days / 9 nights in São Paulo and the Pantanal

Pantanal Luxury Safari - Brazil Jaguar Safari - Ker & Downey

This suggested Pantanal luxury safari is just one way to embark on a Brazil jaguar safari on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. Therefore, contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.

Day 1: São Paolo

One rejuvenating evening at the Rosewood São Paulo kicks off your luxury Brazil safari before your complete immersion into the Pantanal.

Day 2 – 3: Northern Pantanal

The first stop on your Pantanal luxury safari lies in the Northern Pantanal. From your eco-lodge situated on the Transpantaneira Highway, dive into this remarkable region. The Pantanal is the largest wetland plain on the planet and a designated UNESCO World Natural Heritage and World Biosphere Reserve. Indeed, its unique location and topography play host to 650 species of birds and 80 species of mammals. Many of these species are also on the verge of extinction. Over two days, depart for photo safaris and canoeing tours in search of the resident wildlife. Additionally, you will have a chance to hike the howler monkey trail to the Howler Monkey Tower. After dinner each night, join a night drive in search of the resident nocturnal animals.  

Day 4 – 6: Porto Jofre Jaguar Safari

Then continue your Pantanal luxury safari in the jaguar safari capital of Brazil: Porto Jofre. Porto Jofre is to Brazil what Kruger National Park is to South Africa in terms of wildlife concentration. As such, the region boasts the highest density of jaguar population in the entire Pantanal, so you are very likely to spot the big cat, especially from June to October. Enjoy three days of boat safaris along the mighty Cuiabá River in search of jaguars and other wildlife.

Pantanal Luxury Safari - Brazil Jaguar Safari - Ker & Downey

Day 7 – 10: Southern Pantanal Luxury Safari

Your luxury Brazil safari finally concludes at Caiman Lodgethe ecotourism pioneer of Brazil’s Southern Pantanal. Situated within the Caiman Ecological Refuge, this remote property offers an array of highly personalized wildlife encounters. Over three nights, enjoy three daily activities, such as photographic safaris in custom vehicles, Canadian canoe trips, nocturnal spotlighting, Jeep safari, and nature walks, each led by local Caimaners and expert naturalists. In addition to ecotourism, Caiman Lodge is also involved with environmental research and conservation projects. This includes the Onçafari Jaguar Project, the Hyacinth Macaw Project, and the Blue-Fronted Parrot Project, among others. Guests have a unique opportunity to workshop with these projects. 

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