Jaguar on the water's edge, Brazil

Adventure Holidays in Brazil

Brazil is more than just Rio: discover mountainous plateaux, Amazonian scenery and apex predators

Tours in Brazil

Brazil is a country of powerful contrasts, from its world-famous Carnival and colourful clash of cultures to its awe-inspiring jungles, slinky jaguars and perhaps the most dramatic waterfalls in the world. Brazil holidays invariably take in Rio de Janeiro, but the great falls of Iguazu, the Pantanal wetlands, and the mighty Amazon River are really where it's at…

There’s wonderful wildlife to watch in the wetlands; mountains to conquer around Sertão; and then there’s the Amazon. Roughly the size of Western Europe, it’s vast. Here you can sleep in a rainforest lodge, or float along on a classic double-decked wooden Amazon riverboat looking out for pink dolphins as you go. Or cycle along the Costa Verde, stopping every now and then for a well-earned caipirinha on the beach.

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Brazil Adventure Holidays

Land of the Jaguar

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Search Brazil for jaguars, the largest predator in the Americas

Suitable for:
Age 16+
Activity level:
11 Days from £4,999
Guided (Incl. Flights)
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In focus: Jaguar spotting in the Pantanal

Wild and remote, the Pantanal extends from the Amazon and is the world’s largest tropical wetland, straddling the borders of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Its plains and low scrubby forests are home to over 1000 species of bird and 300 different mammals, including tapirs, anteaters, jabiru storks, the striking hyacinth macaw and, of course, the jaguar.

The largest and most elusive feline in the Americas (and the third-biggest cat in the world after tigers and lions), it's notoriously tricky to spot in the wild. But since we've been running tours to the northern Pantanal, our groups have had 100% success rate in spotting these amazing cats. Jaguars are solitary predators, formidable opponents on land, and strong swimmers known to frequent the waterways we will explore on our Brazil tours to the Pantanal. We divide our time here between a houseboat and a lodge, journeying deep into the region...

Long journey to get to the Pantanal but worth it! Three jaguar sightings on the first trip made...

Christopher Witt, 2019 Land of the Jaguar

Fantastic trip - brilliant guide - great accommodation - superb wildlife sightings. ...

Sally Chewter, 2019 Land of the Jaguar
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