Pantanal Wildlife Center

SouthWild Pantanal Program Itinerary & Prices

Pantanal Explorer   2019 - 2020
at SouthWild Pantanal Lodge
Operates from
February through November.
Price per person
Number of people:    1 2 - 3 4 Single
4 Days / 3 Nights
ask $1,560 ask $300
5 Days / 4 Nights ask $1,877 ask $390
6 Days / 5 Nights ask $2,333 ask $475
Rates vary due to to seasonable availability
and are subject to change at any time.

Please e-mail us with your dates of travel
so we can provide the most accurate quote.

ADD the Jaguar Zone Day Trip Price per person
Number of people:    2 - 3 4 -8
ITINERARY $975 ask

Children under 6 years old are FREE at SWP.  Children from 6 to 11 years old enjoy a 50% discount, as long as they share a room with two adults.

Prices per person include: Meeting you and picking you up in your hotel or at the Cuiabá Airport (CGB) and transfer to SouthWild Pantanal at scheduled time, English-speaking naturalist guide, full board, activities that involve combination of motorboat outings, canoe excursions, forest walks, tower experiences, night spotlighting outings, and horseback rides.

Regular Transfers IN:
Pick-up CGB airport: 13:30 > Arrive Lodge:18:00 (with several stops along Transpantaneira road for wildlife spotting)
Pick-up CGB airport: 18:30 > Arrive Lodge: 21:30 (does not include stops)

Regular Transfers OUT:
Leave lodge: 06:30 > Drop-off airport: 09:30 (does not include stops)
Leave lodge: 12:30 > Drop-off airport: 15:30 (does not include stops) 

In PRIVATE program, the naturalist guide and river outings in small boats will NOT be shared with any other guests. The car transfers, between Cuiabá and the end of the Transpantaneira road or between the end of Transpantaneira road and SWP or between SWP and Cuiabá MAY involve sharing with other small groups of guests, though those other guests would have their own guide.

In FIXED DEPARTURE program, all services are shared with a few other guests.  The maximum number of guests in a FIXED DEPARTURE is Nine, though in practice the AVERAGE number per departure has been close to 4 or 5, without counting the English-speaking naturalist guide. 

Price does not include extras such as non-water beverages, insurance, laundry, tips, internet, or other personal expenses.  Unlimited drinking water is available at SouthWild Pantanal from large water coolers.  Fruit juice is included at breakfast, and coffee and tea are available at all meals.  All other beverages, including sealed, bottled bottles of drinking water, are extra. Please bring your own drinking bottle to refill at no cost to you, thus eliminating plastic refuse. 

WEATHER: Approximately 6-9% of the days within the June 1 - Sept 1 period of the "dry season" actually have drizzle or rain, wind, and temperatures of 9-12 degrees C (48 to 54 degrees F). For boat rides on cold days, bring excellent rainwear, warm winter coats, and warm hats. In May and September, 2-4% of the days also have cold fronts with drizzle or rain, though they tend not to be as cold. Most other days in the period of May 1 to December 31 tend to be warm or hot and sunny.


Pantanal Explorer, SAMPLE 4 day / 3 night program

CaimanDay 1 - Cuiabá - SouthWild Pantanal
Arrival and reception at the Cuiabá airport (CGB) on morning flight. Lunch in Brazilian Buffet near the airport or in town of Poconé (depending on the arrival time). Departure to the lodge, driving for 90 min before reaching the famous Transpantaneira Road. This raised dirt and gravel road is one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. Here you can admire the flora and fauna along the Transpantaneira and make several stops on the way to film or take photographs.

SouthWild Pantanal was once called Fazenda Santa Tereza, which was a traditional cattle ranch. Today, it is an eco-lodge on 1,500 hectares of flooded lands situated on the banks of the wildlife-rich Pixaim River. Here you are deep in the Pantanal and from our boats on the river and in walks in our riverine forest, you can see three species of monkeys, up to 400 bird species, Capybaras, caimans, and Giant Otters. You can also explore the marked trails through the forest surrounding the SouthWild Pantanal. Two wildlife observation towers are strategically located at the Jabiru Stork nest and in the riverine forest. Overnight at SouthWild Pantanal.
(Lunch, Dinner)

JaguarDay 2 and Day 3 - SouthWild Pantanal
Activities at the lodge are organized according to the current weather, logistics and clients interests by the guide an our local team. One forest walk and one boat, car or horse outing per day are included.* All meals included. Overnight at SWP.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

*Forest walk: 1-2 hour morning or afternoon walk in the forest and savannahs not far from the lodge. SouthWild Pantanal is an excellent location for birding, almost an essential location for serious birders who come to Pantanal. Optional visit to the forest tower. Capuchin Monkeys are often seen in the forest.
*Boat ride: 2 hours morning or afternoon boat tour of the Rio Pixaim. It is also one of the best sites for predictable viewing wild Giant Otters from a distance of only 3 to 16 feet away. Often they will come close to the boat, craning their necks, and snorting loudly.
*Horseback riding: 2 hour horse-back riding through the ranch. This offers a great opportunity to see the Pantanal from a more intimate angle.
*Additionally SouthWild Pantanal offers the free use of the Jabiru tower close to the lodge and great photo opportunities on the feeders and garden outside. During the hottest time of the day you can enjoy the pool or our library of nature books.

Day 4 - SouthWild Pantanal - Cuiabá
At proper time , transfer to Cuiabá on private car. Arrival at the airport , check in and departure for your next destination.

Actual activities and order of the tour program may differ from the above SAMPLE PROGRAM by being adapted to current conditions and reports of wildlife by our naturalists.

Jaguar Zone Day Trip Extension

While at our lodge a day trip to the “Jaguar Zone” can also be arranged at an extra cost with transfers, lunch at our Jaguar Flotel, Jaguar search boat and driver included.

Here is how this day trip works: Early breakfast at SouthWild Pantanal Lodge, land transfer to Porto Jofre at the end of the Transpantaneira road in open-sided, roofed, bucket-seat-equipped Safari Truck or van. Stops along Transpantaneira timed to allow the group to reach end of Transpantaneira by 10 am to make a radio-equipped search-boat trip upstream. 2-hour search to observe jaguars and giant otters on some of the following rivers and their connecting channels: Three Brothers, Cuiabá, and Piquirí. Those rivers are connected right in the center of the Jaguar Zone. Return for lunch at the flotel and then a 4-hour boat outing session searching and observing jaguars, giant otters, capybaras and lot more. Return to SouthWild Pantanal Lodge.

Actual activities and order of the tour program may differ from the above SAMPLE PROGRAM by being adapted to current conditions and reports of wildlife by our naturalists.