SouthWild Jaguar Center

Combination SouthWild Pantanal and Jaguar Research Center Program

7 days / 6 nights
1 night at SouthWild Pantanal, 4 nights at Jaguar Research Center, and 1 final night at SouthWild Pantanal.   Itinerary

Jaguar Extreme    2019
7 days / 6 nights
Shared Services with other Guests

June July August September October November
15, 24 8 31 4, 8, 25 19, 20 5
Fixed Departure Pricing
OUR GUARANTY: If you spend 3 nights and 4 full days at SouthWild Jaguar Flotel I and II or Jaguar Suites and do not see a Jaguar, we either refund $1,000 per guest, or we offer 3 free days within 2 years.

Included: Reception at airport in Cuiabá (CGB), road transfer to SouthWild Pantanal at scheduled time, nights at SouthWild Pantanal according to the chosen program with activities, land transfer in/out of end of TP road, boat transfer in/out to Jaguar Research Center, English-speaking naturalist guide from CGB to CGB, 3 nights at Jaguar Research Center Flotel with all meals and outings included. Outings include intensive Jaguar search involving up to 8 hours of search for Jaguars per day with customized support from special scout boats. Other outings are forest walks, photo-safaris for capybaras, caimans, and water birds, and search for Giant Otters. 

Not included: Extras such as beverages, insurance, laundry, tips, or other personal expenses. Unlimited drinking water is available at SouthWild Jaguar Center from large water coolers. Juice is included at breakfast, and coffee and tea are included at all meals.  All other beverages, including sealed, plastic bottles of drinking water, are extra.  Bring your own bottle to refill.

Age restriction: Children under 12 are not accepted for Fixed Departure groups, but are welcome in private, family groups.

Regular Transfers: Flight schedule notice: Please land in Cuiabá no later than 2:00 PM, the group will leave no later than 02:30 PM. If your flight is delayed, you will have to pay for separate private transport without SouthWild guide, and most likely your driver will speak only Portuguese.

Please do not schedule a departure flight from Cuiabá for earlier than 1:00 PM. Later arrivals or earlier departures will require separate transfers at additional cost.

The return from SouthWild Pantanal Lodge is at 7:00 - 8:00 AM, which is ideal for flights leaving Cuiabá after 11:00 AM. Guests with later flights are welcome to relax in our air-conditioned SouthWild office and use WIFI. The office is only a 6 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the airport.

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.

JAGUAR SEARCH POLICY: Our Jaguar Search Policy is to ensure at least three radio-equipped boats are out searching for more than half of the time between 0700h and 1730h. This rule means that, in practice, if there are two guest boats out on the rivers, they constitute two of the three boats we need to have out patrolling. One guest boat on the river means that we need to put two additional scout boats out on the river for most of the day.

JAGUAR GUARANTEE: If you spend 3 nights and 4 full days at SouthWild Jaguar Flotel I and II or Jaguar Suites and do not see a Jaguar, we either refund $1,000 per guest, or we offer 3 free days within 2 years.


Jaguar Extreme, 7 days/6 nights

Day 1 - Cuiabá - SouthWild Pantanal Lodge
CaimanMeet SouthWild guide at Cuiabá Airport, lunch, depart from Cuiabá by 14:30 for 3 hour-long transfer to SouthWild Pantanal Lodge. Late arrivals must pay for later transfers. Stops to observe abundant wildlife on Transpantaneira Road. Arrive SouthWild Pantanal Lodge at 17:00 - 19:00. Dinner. Overnight SouthWild Pantanal Lodge. (Dinner)

Day 2 - SouthWild Pantanal Lodge - SouthWild Jaguar Flotel
Observe abundant fauna around lodge, breakfast, and 07:00 departure in open-sided, roofed Safari Truck or closed AC van to end of road at Porto Jofre. Stops on OttersTranspantaneira to see wildlife; arrive end of road by 10:00 to take search boats 13 km upstream to Jaguar Research Center Reserve. Lunch, 4 hour boat outing, dinner, science lecture. Overnight SouthWild Jaguar Flotel I, II, or Jaguar Suites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 3, 4, 5 - SouthWild Jaguar Flotel
Two 4 hour boat outings per day searching for Jaguars & Giant Otters on some of these river channels: Three Brothers, Black Channel, Cuiabá and Piquiri. Science lecture. Overnight SouthWild Jaguar Flotel I, II, or Jaguar Suites. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

JaguarDay 6 -  SouthWild Jaguar Flotel - SouthWild Pantanal Lodge
Breakfast, check-out, morning boat outing 08:00 - 08:30, then boat transfer 13 km downstream to Porto Jofre and road transfer to SouthWild Pantanal Lodge in open Safari Truck or closed van or minibus. Lunch. Afternoon 2 hour motorboat outing on the wildlife-rich Pixaim River. Dinner. After dinner, one hour spotlighting in our safari truck. Overnight SouthWild Pantanal Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 - SouthWild Pantanal Lodge - Cuiabá
Observe fauna right around lodge, breakfast, depart at 07:00 - 8:00 in closed, air-conditioned vehicle, noon arrival to Cuiabá Airport. Earlier departure costs more. (Breakfast)

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.