Search for the largest and most elusive predator in the Americas
The Pantanal straddles the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and is the world's largest wetland region. Its plains and low scrubby forests are home to over 1000 species of bird and 300 different mammals, including tapirs, anteaters, Jabiru storks and the striking Hyacinth macaw.
Concentrating on the incredibly rich northern Pantanal in the southwest of Brazil, we divide our time between two lodges, and journey deep into the Pantanal in search of the Jaguar, the largest and most elusive feline in the Americas. These solitary predators, as well as being formidable opponents on land, are strong swimmers and are known to frequent the waterways near Porto Jofre, and we will spend a full five days in boats hoping for a rare glimpse of this most beautiful of New World hunters.
Extracts magazine article about the Land of the Jaguar ...
Paul Goldstein, Exodus Award-winning photographer and wildlife guide writes about Seaching for the Jaguar (January 2013).
What makes this trip responsible?
Our local partners in Brazil are committed to environmental protection and have been promoting sustainable tourism in the Pantanal for over 30 years. They actively campaign to protect this sensitive ecosystem from the encroachment of farming and government activity, and have been heavily involved in programmes to save the Hyacinth macaw and Giant otter from extinction.
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