Leonardo Patrial
February 27, 2012
2013
May 21, 2012

Jaguar & Birds Tour

Day-by-Day Itinerary:
 
1st. Day: Arrival at the Cuiaba Airport and reception by your local guide. Transfer to Serra das Araras. The Highlight here will be the spectacular Harpy Eagle. However, the Mother Nature can reserve other surprises for us in this particular region that is an area of transition between the Cerrado (reminds the African Savanna) and the imposing Amazon Rainforest, Target Birds: Dusky-headed Parakeet & Red-shouldered Macaws,: Gray Hawk, Yellow-tufted Woodpecker, Warbling Antbird, Magpie Tanager, Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl, Ocellated Porwill and Black-bande Owl.

Day 2: In the morning we will watch the Harpy Eagle, looking for the best shot. After lunch, transfer to the Pantanal. Once our vehicle reaches the Pantanal floodplain, we will be driving in a pace that allows us to look for the wildlife along the road and make as many stops as necessary to take incredible pictures or only appreciate it. We hope to arrive at our first lodge at the Pantanalin time to watch the following birds: Hyacinth Macaw , Jabiru, Roseate Spoonbills and American Wood Storks, Great Rufous, Straight-billed and Narrow-billed Woodcreepers, Ondulated Tinamou, Glittering-throated Emerald, Black-fronted Nunbird, Bat Falcon, Black-bellied Antwren, Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Saffron-billed Sparrow and Blue-crowned Trogon. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 3: Early breakfast and motor boat ride along the Pixaim River , searching the Pantanal wildlife on the river banks, in the water or on the sky, sometimes you don’t know in which direction you should point your binoculars / cameras. Everything seems beautiful and interesting.
Target Birds:White and Green-barred Woodpeckers, Crested Oropendola, Blue-fronted Parrot/Amazon, Buff-necked and Plumbeos Ibis. Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Rusty-collared Seedeater, Black-capped Donacobius, Golden-collared Macaws, Lineated & Crimson-crested Woodpeckers, Maguari Stork, Laughing Falcon, Whistling Heron, White-faced, Black-bellied & Muscovy Ducks, Bare-faced Curassow, Blue-throated Piping-Guan, Bay-winged and Giant Cowbird, ALL the five species of kingfishers of South America: Ringed – Amazon – Green – Green-and-rufous and Pygmy, Cocoi Heron, Sungrebe and Sunbitern
After lunch we will check out and begin our driving to the end of the Transpantaneira dirty road – Porto Jofre. If until this moment we didn’t get to see the Jaguar, we should be very anxious. Check in. In walk at the Hotel nearby, we might use a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal wildlife. After returning to our lodge, we will have dinner and a deserved rest.

Day 4 and 5: Two full days exploring the Pantanal by motor boat. After our breakfasts, we will have boat ride up/down stream, searching for Jaguars and other mammals such Giant River Otters, Capybaras and the rare Tapir, among several species of interesting as birds and reptiles. During these days we will have a break to return to the lodge and enjoy our lunch and also take a rest. Don’t worry, you won’t miss anything, our magnificent felines use to take a nap during the hottest hours of the day. Dinners and overnights at the Porto Jofre Hotel.
Target Birds: Black-Skimmer, Yellow and Large-billed Terns, Pied and Collared Plover, Crested Oropendola, Yellow-rumped Cacique and Black-collared Hawks
Just to mention a few.

Day 6: Breakfast followed by check out. Transfer along the Transpantaneira to another lodge at the Pantanal, with lunch in route and stops by the side of the road. By the end of the day new check in, the expected dinner and overnight.
Target Birds: for: Band-tailed Antbird, Pale-legged Hornero, Rusty-backed Spinetail, Lesser Kiskadee, Southern Beardless Tyrannulet, Green-backed Becard, Golden-green Woodpcker, Plain Antvireo, Rufous-browed Peppershrike, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Helmeted Manakin, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, White-lored and Cinereous-breasted Spinetail, Mato Grosso , Red-billed Scythebill, Flavescent Warbler, Moustached and Buff-bellied Wrens, Purplish Jay, Orange-backed Oriole (Troupial), Crested Oropendola, Solitary Black-Cacique, Blue-crowned Trogon, Black-fronted Nunbird, Silver-beaked Tanager, Rusty-collared and White-bellied Seedeaters, Lesser/Chestnut-bellied Seed-Finch .

Day 7: Breakfast and check out. Unfortunately, it is beginning the end of our amazing trip: transfer to Cuiaba . The best is that you are carrying a piece of this memorable trip on the pictures you have taken. Check in at the airport and flight homewards.

PRICES: Sorry if, they are not displayed in our site – But, there is a good reason for that – We offer our guests the chance of saving money according to the number of tour participants. Our groups take a maximum of eight tour participants. If, the dates, you have choosen we have already 06 people, you will be paying a much lower rate, compared to a set departure with just four tour participants. Why we do that ??? Because we don’t want you to miss the opportunity of seeing LOTS of birds & saving LOTS of money! Making a Short Story: Perfect Trip Combination!!!

If, you are planning to bring a camera & take as many pictures as possible, on the links, below, you will have a very good sample of the Photo Possibilities for this tour. Enjoy!

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So, what are you waiting for? Please, send us an e-mail, right now, telling us the dates of your choice & will inform you, right way, the booking status. Thanks.

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Combining the above trip with the Atlantic Forest Tour
Itatiaia National Park and Ubatuba Reserve:

Please, check with us if the group will stay overnight in Cuiaba, catching a next morning flight or if the group will go to Sao Paulo on the “7th.day”; with transfer to the Itatiaia National Park, on the next day. The arrangements for that overnight could be made, under request, by Boute Expeditions. Thanks.
E-Mail:  bouteexpeditions@ymail.com