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Jaguar House Boat Pantanal Cruise

Explore the Pantanal Wetlands in search of the Jaguar


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5 Days / 4 Nights

The Jaguar House Boat Cruise in the Pantanal

The Jaguar House Boat is the ideal way to explore the Pantanal Wetlands in Brazil. This Houseboat comes equipped with air-conditioned cabins and a comfortable upper deck, optimal for viewing wildlife as you cruise along the river. The Jaguar House Boat takes you deep into the Pantanal, where few tourist visit, creating an exclusive experience and more opportunities to see wildlife. The naturalist guides will take you on daily excursions throughout the Pantanal to search for jaguars, monkeys, caiman, capybara and birds. *The Jaguar House Boat departs every Saturday from July to November.

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  • Pantanal Wetlands
  • Paraguay River
  • Taiama Ecological Reserve

Pantanal Boat Tour

Arrival in the Pantanal

Day 1

Your guide will meet you at your hotel to take you on a land safari to the Pantanal where you will board the Jaguar House Boat. The ship has nine air-conditioned cabins, a dining area, and an open viewing deck. These amenities make for a peaceful boat ride along the Paraguay River. Over the next few days, you will explore secluded areas of the Pantanal where few tourists visit.

On today's excursion, you will take the river safari motor boat, equipped with 12 comfortable chairs, plenty of space, and perfect for taking fantastic pictures of wildlife. After lunch, on the houseboat, you will go on another river safari ride to search for jaguars and other wildlife. In the evening, return for dinner and enjoy your first night on the Jaguar House Boat.

Caiman lurking in the Pantanal Wetlands

Paraguay River

Day 2

After breakfast, depart for a morning river safari on the river motor boat. Cruise along the Paraguay River passing by beaches, channels, and bays. Along the ride, you can spot a paradise of birds, howler monkeys, and capuchin monkeys climbing in the trees, capybaras and caiman relaxing on the beach, giant river otters playing in the water, and maybe even the jaguar roaming the river banks! Return to the Jaguar House Boat for lunch and in the afternoon go on another river safari to spot more wildlife.

Boating in the Pantanal

Taiama Ecological Reserve

Day 3 & 4

Enjoy breakfast on the House Boat before going on a full day safari towards Taiama Island. This island has the densest population of jaguars in the Pantanal. The Taiama Ecological Reserve is a protected reserve teeming with wildlife. Here you have a good chance of spotting the Pantanal Jaguar - the largest feline in the Americas. While observing the flora and fauna, you can enjoy a picnic lunch. By sunset, return to the Jaguar House Boat to enjoy a delicious dinner.

The Pantanal Wetlands in South America

Return to Cuiabá

Day 5

After breakfast, return to Cuiabá. Continue to your next destination or catch a flight home. If you wish to spend more time in the region, we recommend a stay at the Araras Lodge and going on an excursion to Chapada dos Guimarães.

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