Pure Wildlife in the Wildest South American Sanctuary

On this exclusive Pantanal Wildlife Cruise, Ker & Downey invites you to navigate the Paraguay and Cuiabá rivers on a six-night all-inclusive river cruise. Along the way, explore four different nature reserves in search of the Pantanal's fascinating wildlife. From Taiaman Ecological Reserve and Meeting of the Waters State Park, to the Transpantaneira Highway, this is the most immersive way to experience the wildest South American wildlife sanctuary.  


  • Day 1: Arrive São Paulo
  • Day 2 - 7: Pantanal Wildlife Cruise
  • Day 8 - 11: North Pantanal Lodge

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Please note: Our Pantanal Wildlife Cruise has very limited fixed departure summer availability. For more flexibility, please inquire about privatizing your cruise experience.

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Upon arrival in São Paulo, your driver will meet you at the arrivals lounge and take you to your accommodations at Tivoli Mofarrej São Paulo. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure recovering from your international flight.

Next, fly to Cuiabá, where you will be transferred to Morrinhos, the embarkation point for your six-night Pantanal Wildlife Cruise. This exclusive river cruise features just five cabins and allows for several outings or river safaris conducted in safe speedboats each day. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore lakes, river channels, and lagoons in search of capybaras, caimans, giant river otters, tapirs, toucans, and, of course, jaguars.

Highlights of the journey include the jaguars of Taiaman Ecological Reserve and the giant water lilies of the Amolar mountain chain. Additionally, visit an archaeological site on Gaiva Hill, and explore the main bay of Pantanal National Park. The cruise concludes with a river safari in Meeting of the Waters State Park.

Your wildlife river cruise finally concludes in Porto Jofre, where you will disembark and set out on a land safari along the Transpantaneira Highway. You will eventually arrive at Aymara Lodge, located in the North Pantanal. 

Over three nights, enjoy a range of private safari experiences. Go canoeing along the property's "corixo" or go horseback riding nearby. Additional options include day and night walks, photo safaris, and motorboat outings. Wildlife highlights include monkeys, tapirs, giant otters, giant anteaters, and many bird species.

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