A Wildlife Safari Through the Pantanal and Amazon

Ker & Downey’s luxury Wildlife of Brazil safari brings the same eco-luxe exclusivity and raw natural beauty normally reserved for the African savannah to the wetlands of Pantanal and the rainforest of the Amazon. From beginning to end, nature remains the centerpiece of your 11-night adventure to São Paulo, the Pantanal, and the Amazon.


  • Day 1: Arrive São Paulo
  • Day 2 - 4: Porto Jofre
  • Day 5 - 7: North Pantanal
  • Day 8 - 10: Amazon
  • Day 11 - 12: São Paulo

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One rejuvenating evening at Hotel Unique in São Paulo kicks off your luxury Wildlife of Brazil safari in style. After satiating your cosmopolitanism in Brazil’s largest city center, it is time to permanently retreat to nature.

The first stop on your Brazil wildlife safari lies in Porto Jofre, the jaguar capital of the world. After travelling via private bush plane from Cuiabá, enjoy three nights along the mighty Cuiabá River. Traveling by motorboat, you will find yourself amidst the densest jaguar population in the Pantanal. Therefore, the chance of spotting the biggest feline in the Americas is high here. They can often be found resting on the riverbanks, playing on the beaches, or hunting caimans and capybaras. You will also have the opportunity to spot giant river otters, tapirs, and toucans. Indeed, not only is the Pantanal the largest wetland network in the world; it is also home to the highest concentration of wildlife on the American continent. 

Next, your private driver will transfer you north to Aymara Lodge located in the North Pantanal. Enjoy three days of wildlife viewing by either canoe, paddle boat, bike, foot, jeep, or motorboat. There is a good chance you will see jaguars here, but it is also a hot spot for giant river otters and several kinds of birds including the Jabiru stork and Hyacinth Macaw.

Your Brazil wildlife safari then concludes in the depths of southern Amazon. After your commercial regional flight, settle in at Cristalino Jungle Lodge. Here, enchantment and service take center stage alongside conservation and ecotourism. Arrive at your beautiful jungle bungalow by way of canoe. Then spend three days reveling in the wildlife of Brazil and the wealth of nature found here. River cruises and nature hikes into the Cristalino Private Reserve reveal a variety of endemic, threatened, and endangered species, from the rare giant otters to Brazil’s endemic red-nosed bearded saki monkeys. In addition, you can view Brazilian tapirs and jungle cats (though perhaps not as well as in the Pantanal) as well as more than 600 types of colorful rainforest birds. However, the best seat in the house is atop the lodge’s Canopy Tower. Here the jungle comes alive at dawn and dusk — a breathtaking flurry of activity from 15 stories high.

Conclude your adventures back in São Paulo for a refreshing overnight ahead of your departing flight onward.

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