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In search of the jaguar in Brazil's Pantanal

11 days from £5,485pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Three days of dedicated jaguar spotting safaris in a specialist lodge.

  • Further wildlife excursions in the Pantanal wetlands in search of smaller cats such as the ocelot, monkeys, giant otters, capybara, cayman and an astonishing array of birdlife.

  • Free time in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, exploring the world-famous Copacabana beach, statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

  • Spend a couple of days exploring both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the mighty Iguacu Falls.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Iguaçu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Campo Grande
  • Refugio Ecologico Caiman
  • Campo Grande

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Iguaçu Falls.

Day 2 Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu Falls

Arrive in Iguacu today and transfer to your hotel. You could explore the Brazilian side of these spectacular waterfalls this afternoon as the trails are well sign posted.

Day 3 Iguaçu Falls

Iguaçu Falls

Today take a private guided tour of the Argentine side of the mighty Iguacu Falls, with breathtaking views.

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro today. You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Day 5 Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

This morning you will head out on an exciting private tour of Rio's most iconic sights, including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 6 Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Rio de Janeiro , Campo Grande , Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Today take an indirect flight to Campo Grande, gateway to the Southern Pantanal. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative for the drive to your jaguar tracking lodge with the other guests.

Day 7 Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Full day of group activities from your Pantanal Lodge, in search of the region's diverse wildlife.

Day 8 Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Further excursions exploring the Pantanal. Look out for colourful macaws, capybara, playful monkeys and formidable caiman.

Day 9 Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Continue to explore this unique ecosystem in search of wildlife. You can choose to upgrade today's experience by spending the day with the lodge's jaguar conservation team who monitor the big cats on the property.

Day 10 International return flight

Refugio Ecologico Caiman , Campo Grande , International return flight

Drive back to Campo Grande for your flight to Sao Paulo where you will connect for your international flight.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Melissa
Audley Travel Specialist Shivani

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Iguaçu Falls
Rio de Janeiro