Brazil's Pantanal wetlands attract photographers from all over the world with the hopes of spotting one of the most elusive big cats found in the wild. Join my team of trackers and specially designed boats built for photographers in search of national history moments that will leave a mark forever!
Jul 25 - Aug 7, 2023 - FULL
Jul 25 - Aug 7, 2024, FILLING FAST
$6850, Single $750
Telephoto lens 500 mm or longer
Minimum 2 camera bodies
Wide angle lens
A medium zoom lens like 70-200 mm or 100 - 500mm
Flash + better beamer
Rain covers for the camera
Day 1 - Arrival at Campo Grande CGR Airport in the morning
Upon arrival, our driver will be waiting outside the main exit holding a sign with your names on it.
Once the full group is together we will start our journey to South Pantanal. The drive from Campo Grande to Pousada Aguape takes approximately 2 hours. Once we arrive we will have lunch and start photographing all the beautiful birds that come to the feeders just in front of the restaurant.
After a great lunch, we will get ready to go on our first safari in search of Giant Anteater and other wildlife. The sunsets are beautiful here as well!
Day 2 – We will start our day with a good cup of coffee and soon depart for our morning safari. Morning light is good and we have to take advantage of it! We will be back for a late breakfast. The rest of the morning will be spent at the Pousada grounds taking photos of birds coming to the feeders. Including Toco Toucan, Nanday & Monk Parakeets, Blue-and-yellow & Hyacinth Macaws, Red-crested Cardinal, and many more!
In the afternoon we will have another safari in search of more wildlife.
Day 3 – After breakfast and enjoying the bird feeders one more time, we will depart to our next location, Pousada Olho de Agua. In the afternoon we will visit Buraco das Araras where we will photograph Red-and-green Macaws in flight. The drive takes approximately 4 hours.
Day 4 – After breakfast, we will visit Buraco das Araras one more time to photograph Red-and-green Macaws in flight in the morning light. After enjoying this beautiful morning show, we will make our way back to Campo Grande where we will spend the night. The drive will take around 4 hours.
Day 5- On this day we will take a morning flight from Campo Grande to Cuiaba. Once we arrive we will drive to Pantanal Norte, covering a section of the Transpantaneira Highway. On arrival at our lodge, we will go on to photograph new species of birds!
Day 6 – After breakfast, we will depart to Porto Jofre continuing our way on the Transpantaneira Highway all the way to the end. This dirt road crosses the Pantanal, in the state of Mato Grosso. It is 147 km long and crosses 122 wooden bridges with lots of wildlife along the way! Once we arrive at our lodge we will have lunch and then get ready for our first boat safari looking for Jaguars!
Day 7 - Full-day boat ride safaris in search of Jaguars and other wildlife.
Day 8 – After breakfast, we will start our drive back to Cuiaba. The photo opportunities along this road are incredible, so keep your cameras handy! The drive can take around 5 hours but we will be stopping on the way when opportunities for photos are presented.
Day 9 – On this day we will have a morning flight to Sao Paulo.
Once we arrive in the big city we will make our way to the Atlantic Forest, where will be photographing new species of Toucans, Tanagers, and Hummingbirds.
The drive can take from 3 to 4 hours depending on traffic.
Trilha Dos Tucanos
Day 10 - Full day photography at Trilha Dos Tucanos
Day 11 - After our last session photographing colorful birds we will make our way back to Sao Paulo.
We will reach the airport in the afternoon on time for our evening departure home.
End of services
Lodging as specified.
Meals as specified
Private transfers to and from hotels on the first and last days
Land transportation during the tour
Professional driver/photo/nature guide and private transportation in spacious tour bus.
Guide and Photography Skipper services
Entrance fees for all described activities.
Taxes on all services listed above.
Non-mealtime snacks or meals not included.
Non-mealtime soft drinks and bottled water.
Cost of hospitalization and evacuation, if necessary