Brazil: Jaguars and Wildlife of the Pantanal

Exploring the World’s Largest Wetland

Trip Level

The trip is Level 2+, easy to moderate, according to our trip grading system. For your own enjoyment, we recommend you make a special effort to be in good physical condition. This is an active expedition, with nature walks and light hikes in a hot and humid climate, covering a variety of terrain including forest trails. Our explorations are timed with wildlife activity, so dawn, dusk, and nighttime excursions are a highlight of the trip, but you will need to be prepared for long days. While at Baiazinha Lodge, you will be wildlife viewing on small boats for extended periods of time, up to 6 hours. Our trip is timed for the “dry season” (June to September), although afternoon showers can occur year-round. During August, it will be hot during the day (high 80s°F, sometimes higher), but nights are usually cooler (60s°F), with mist or fog often coming in. Travel in Brazil is always an adventure; expect the unexpected! Schedules can change and our logistics are well-planned but subject to local conditions. Our team will do all they can to be sure that the trip runs as smoothly as possible, but this is Brazil, not Switzerland. A spirit of adventure and flexibility will help you get the most out of the trip.


The best time to visit the Pantanal is generally during the dry season, June to September. Because there is less rainfall during this time, animals tend to cluster around the smaller stretches of water, leading to greater opportunities for jaguar sightings. Temperatures in the dry season range from the low 60s to the mid-80s. Layers are advisable for cooler evenings. Some rainfall is still likely in the dry season, so be prepared for sunshine as well as moisture.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


We are proud to have an exceptionally high rate of repeat travelers. For more information, we would be happy to put you in touch with a client who has traveled with us.