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Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal

A Small-Group Expedition into the Rich Biodiversity of South America’s Grandest Wildlife Realm

Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Located right on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional provides sophisticated contemporary accommodations in one of the world’s most captivating cities...

Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Located right on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional provides sophisticated contemporary accommodations in one of the world’s most captivating cities. The hotel’s 117 rooms have private verandas or floor-to-ceiling window views over the famous beach, with a panorama on the sunrise.

Air-conditioned guest rooms have one or two beds, desk and arm chair, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, digital telephone with voicemail, dual-voltage electrical sockets, mini bar, safe and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Bathrooms have bath or shower, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer and Porto Bay bath products.

The rooftop terrace on the 20th floor offers a spectacular view of the famous bay and major sights of Rio de Janeiro, with Copacabana beach in the foreground and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in the background. Facilities include a pool, massage room, two saunas, gym with a view, and poolside Bossa Lounge, where you can enjoy a capirinha, Brazil’s national drink, cooled by a sea breeze. La Finestra restaurant is aptly named, with expansive views through glass walls of Copacabana Beach. The full breakfast buffet is a special treat, highlighting varied tropical fruits and fresh-squeezed juices.

Araras Ecolodge

Araras Ecolodge is located in the northern sector of the Pantanal, the primary wildlife sanctuary on the South American continent. Situated in an environment of mixed habitats...

Araras Ecolodge

Location
North Pantanal, Brazil

Araras Ecolodge is located in the northern sector of the Pantanal, the primary wildlife sanctuary on the South American continent. Situated in an environment of mixed habitats and rare biodiversity, the lodge was built in harmony with its surroundings and is accessible via the Transpantaneira park road, 83 miles south of Cuiabá, the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Regional rustic style defines the lodge accommodations, and a simple, homey atmosphere prevails in its 19 guest rooms and shared spaces. Rooms have air conditioning with screened windows, ceiling fans and private bathrooms with cold and hot shower. Meals are served in the dining room or on the covered outdoor terrace adjacent to the swimming pool. The bar offers refreshing drinks, and hammocks invite relaxing on the large tiled veranda. Indoors, guests will find a reading room, gift shop and conference room for naturalist presentations. Food at Araras is a highlight, with delicious regional cuisine featuring locally raised meat and fresh fish from Pantanal waters, as well as organic salads, vegetables, seasonal fruits and fresh juices. Activities around the lodge include Jeep photo safaris, nature trails that offer close-up views of Pantanal flora and fauna, and canoe excursions along placid channels.

Hotel Pantanal Norte

The Hotel Pantanal Norte lies in the heart of the Pantanal's best jaguar habitat. The family-run hotel was once the site of a small farm, run by the owner's grandparents. Its remote location...

Hotel Pantanal Norte

Location
Porto Jofre, Brazil

The Hotel Pantanal Norte lies in the heart of the Pantanal's best jaguar habitat. The family-run hotel was once the site of a small farm, run by the owner's grandparents. Its remote location was legendary for fishing, and as its reputation grew, so did the number of friends who wanted to stay in order to fish. And that's the beginning of what became the Hotel Pantanal Norte. While the hotel still attracts avid fishermen, it is also perfectly sited for jaguar tracking and wildlife viewing along the rivers that lace the region. The hotel, while simple, is bright, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Rooms in bungalow blocks front the river or flowering gardens, shaded beneath leafy trees. Abundant birds, including hyacinth macaws and toucans, frequent the grounds. A swimming pool, game room and pool tables offer recreation after boat safaris. On boat rides into the watery wilderness, look for jaguars, of course, but also for giant otters, caimans, capybara, sloths, monkeys and more.

Jacare Boat Hotel

Jacare is a deluxe houseboat hotel that offers an exciting way to see and stay in the very midst of the Pantanal. "Jacare" means alligator in Portuguese, and we'll surely see plenty of these as our...

Jacare Boat Hotel

Location
Porto Jofre, North Pantanal, Brazil

Jacare is a deluxe houseboat hotel that offers an exciting way to see and stay in the very midst of the Pantanal. "Jacare" means alligator in Portuguese, and we'll surely see plenty of these during our time aboard. The vessel generally is stationary in one spot along the rivers and channels of this vast floodplain though it may occasionally navigate depending on wildlife sightings. The Jacare was newly built in 2012 and features every modern convenience. Six air-conditioned suite-style cabins have queen or two twin beds and en suite bathrooms with hot and cold shower. The spacious lounge area has a TV and DVD player, while outdoors on the topside deck, a small plunge pool invites a relaxing dip as you take in the Pantanal outside. The chef on board prepares excellent regional-style meals in the gourmet kitchen, which are served family-style in the dining room, surrounded with large windows to view the scenery as you dine. The Jacare carries two excursion skiffs for exploring small tributaries and marshlands, where we'll have outstanding chances to see jaguars, the top predator in the Pantanal, and a host of other fascinating animals and birds.

Caiman Ecological Refuge

One of the most impressive ecolodges in the world, Caiman Ecological Refuge is part of a renowned private research, conservation and ecotourism initiative...


Caiman Ecological Refuge

Location
Pantanal, Brazil

One of the most impressive ecolodges in the world, Caiman Ecological Refuge is part of a renowned private research, conservation and ecotourism initiative. Located deep within the southern Pantanal inside an enormous private reserve, the pousada offers comfortable accommodations, a broad slate of ecological activities, and by far the best wildlife viewing in the area. The ecolodge lies at the heart of a 130,000-acre sustainable cattle ranch that exudes the distinctive local cowboy culture, reflecting 200 years of melded Portuguese, indigenous and Paraguyan traditions. The lodge was the first ecotourism operation in the region and remains a conservation leader. When the refuge was established, 10 percent of the ranch acreage was set aside as a private conservation area, off limits to cattle but open to visitors. The protected area, chosen with the aid of research scientists from the University of Sao Paulo, is remarkably diverse, with habitats encompassing wooded and scrubby savanna, open pasture, stands of caranda palm, hammock forests, streams and seasonal channels – all providing sustenance for numerous Pantanal species.  The result is the very best and most exclusive wildlife-viewing experience in all the Pantanal.

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