Wild Pantanal

Wild Pantanal

Wild pantanal brazil
DURATION

10 DAYS

PRICING

From $8695

WHEN

Oct – 2024

DESTINATION

Brasil

TYPE

12-Guest Small-Group

Wild Pantanal

Welcome to the Ultimate Pantanal Expedition

Embark on an unparalleled adventure into the heart of the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, with New Paths Expeditions. With over 25 years of uninterrupted experience, our expedition immerses you in the breathtaking ecosystem of the Pantanal, guided by our deep-rooted knowledge and passion for this untouched natural wonder.

Expedition Highlights:

  • Exclusive Encounters: Witness the ‘Big Six’—Jaguars, Giant River Otters, Giant Anteaters, Capybaras, South American Tapirs, and Anacondas—in their natural habitat for unparalleled wildlife sightings.
  • Jaguar HotSpot: We spend more time in Porto Jofre, the world’s Jaguar HotSpot, than any other travel operator, ensuring guaranteed wild jaguar sightings.
  • Superb Birdwatching: Discover the Pantanal’s diverse avian life, including the majestic Hyacinth Macaws, through a variety of birdwatching excursions.
  • Expert Guidance: Be led through your journey by our Master Naturalists, offering unmatched insights into the Pantanal’s ecosystem.
  • Premium Accommodations: Enjoy the best accommodations available, from three-star lodgings in the northern Pantanal (The best that exist, all with A/C) to the luxury of the award-winning Caiman Lodge in the south.
  • Intimate Experience: With a limit of just 12 participants, our expeditions provide a personal and immersive experience in exploring the Pantanal’s vast wilderness.
  • Amazing Extensions: Opt for additional adventures to upscale lodges and breathtaking natural wonders, including the Cristalino Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon and Iguazu Falls.

“A Journey to the World’s Jaguar HotSpot and South America’s ‘Big-6’ – Eden on Earth!”

Eilen S – ILL

Pantanal

QUESTIONS?


If you have any questions, please contact the destination specialist. We are here to help you!

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1 

Arrive Cuiaba

Your flight will have you arriving in Cuiaba, Brazil, in the afternoon, where you will be met and greeted by your Senior Leader. Transfer
to Hotel Deville Prime. We will have free time to relax or enjoy the hotel facilities. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel Deville Prime (D)

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Day 2

The Transpantaneira and Wildlife Encounters

Start your expedition into the heart of the Panatanal by driving four hours on the iconic Transpantaneira road, marveling at its 90-mile stretch through wetlands. Encounter diverse wildlife, from yacare caimans to capybaras. Stay at Mato Grosso Pantanal Hotel , conveniently located at the Pixam River, probably the best spot in the world to observe Giant River Otters.

Overnight at Mato Grosso Pantanal Hotel. (B, L, D).

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Day 3

Giant Otters Boat Search and the Drive to Porto Jofre
Enjoy an early am boat ride looking for Giant River Otters that abound at the Pixam River. Then return to your hotel for breakfast and later continue your adventure on the Transpantaneira to Porto Jofre, the Pantanal’s vibrant heart. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route and settle into Porto Jofre Hotel. Explore the surrounding wildlife, followed by a review of the day’s encounters by your Senior Leader, culminating in a delightful dinner at Porto Jofre Lodge, your home until day 6.
Overnight at Porto Jofre Lodge. (B, L, D)
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Day 4 – 6

Jaguar Search & the ‘Big Six’

Nestled at the confluence of the Cuiaba, Três Irmãos, and Piquiri Rivers, Porto Jofre Lodge offers unparalleled access to Jaguar territory. With a 95% chance of sightings, enjoy private boat excursions led by a Senior Leader, maximizing opportunities for wildlife encounters. Explore diverse fauna, including ocelots and anaconda, and all the South America ‘Big-6’.

Overnight at Porto Jofre Lodge. (B, L, D)

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Day 7

On to Araras Eco Lodge Private Reserve for Top Class Birding

Embark on a thrilling journey after breakfast, driving the Transpantaneira to Araras Eco Lodge, arriving for lunch. Following check-in, your guide leads a birding expedition on the lodge grounds, showcasing an impressive array of birds, from spinetails to hyacinth macaws.

Overnight at Araras Eco Lodge. (B, L, D)

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Day 8 & 9

Araras Private Reserve Wildlife Exploration

Explore the Araras Lodge, a premier birding destination nestled in a 7,500-acre private nature preserve with wetlands, savanna, and forest ecosystems. Encounter capuchin, howler, and marmoset monkeys during vehicle trips. Nocturnal expeditions unveil elusive wildlife like tapirs and potoos. Your Senior Leader ensures a unique and immersive wildlife experience.

Overnights at Araras Eco Lodge. (B, L, D)

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DAY 10

Drive to Cuiaba and Fly Back Home, or Continue with the Southern Pantanal Extension

Enjoy a final wildlife expedition in the morning before having lunch and then returning to Cuiaba to catch the flights back home. For those yearning for more, extend your adventure to the Southern Pantanal.

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Lodgings

Hotel Deville Prime Cuiaba

With a strategic location, Deville Prime Cuiabá is in the best neighborhood in the capital of Mato Grosso. A reference in accommodation, the hotel offers excellent structure and special services to ensure the best stay for the guest who is business or pleasure. The hotel includes a fitness center, outdoor pool and Wi-Fi among its many services.

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Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel

We selected this hotel because of its excellent position on the Pixain River. The river is a hotspot for giant river otters as well as a plethora of birds. The Mato Grosso Hotel has hot running water, air conditioning, decent food, and clean, basic rooms, as well as granting you great access to wildlife.

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Porto Jofre Lodge

You will find that despite its remote location in the heart of the Pantanal that the Porto Jofre Lodge provides comfortable accommodations. The rooms are clean with hot water and air conditioning, and the food is fresh. This is one of the best places to observe the Pantanal’s wildlife, and there is an excellent chance for jaguar sightings. You will be able to see macaws and toucans right on the hotel grounds. The lodge is the best place to stay when you’re in the heart of the Pantanal.

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Araras Eco Lodge

Built in harmony with the environment, but without renouncing comfort, Araras Eco Lodge rooms feature air conditioning, ceiling fans, and hot running water. The three distinct ecosystems in the adjacent area provide great opportunities for wildlife observation, especially birds. Canopy towers provide access to the upper reaches of the forest, and a boardwalk meanders through the wetlands towards the nearby forest.

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Grand Park Hotel

While the Grand Park Hotel is only a stopover between expeditions, it will still provide a memorable stay due to its modern and comfortable rooms, excellent dining facilities, and nearby shopping opportunities. The hotel includes a gym, sauna, and Wi-Fi among its many services. This city hotel has a 4-star rating and it is considered the best in town.

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Caiman Lodge

The Caiman Lodge is considered to be the best eco-lodge in South America. You will find that the rooms are charming and modern and are situated in groups of 5 or 6 to provide a more personalized and private atmosphere. The service at the Caiman Lodge is perfect and the food excellent. The tourism operations at the lodge are the best available in the Pantanal. The lodge provides among the best opportunities for wildlife observation in the world.

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Leader

GUIA TADEU Pantanal Norte

Discover the Pantanal with Antonio Tadeu Marques de Oliveira

Experience the wonders of the Pantanal with Antonio Tadeu Marques de Oliveira, a distinguished expedition leader whose deep connection to this vast wetland transforms every tour into a remarkable adventure. At 43, Tadeu combines extensive knowledge as a naturalist guide with a vibrant personality, making him the perfect companion for exploring Brazil’s natural treasures.

Starting his career in tourism at an early age, Tadeu’s passion for nature soon led him to the heart of the Pantanal in 2013. By 2014, he was a certified Tourism Guide, specialized in the Mato Grosso region and Pantanal. His expertise isn’t just academic; it’s born from years of navigating this complex ecosystem, making him a master in spotting wildlife, including offering 100% success in jaguar sightings for the many New Paths Expeditions groups he’s led during the last five years.

Tadeu’s ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds, combined with his deep understanding of the Pantanal’s flora and fauna, ensures a rich and immersive experience for travelers. His knack for wildlife photography support—focusing on light, positioning, and timing—helps guests capture breathtaking moments, even to those without deep technical knowledge of photography.

With Tadeu, an expedition is more than a journey; it’s an opportunity to see the Pantanal through the eyes of someone who is not only an expert guide but also a passionate advocate for the preservation of its unparalleled beauty. Join him for an unforgettable exploration of one of the most biodiverse places on earth, where adventure and discovery await at every turn.

Departure Dates & Rates

DEPARTURE

14 Oct 2024

PRICE

$8695.00

Single Supplement

$2680.00

STATUS
OPEN
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Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water


Deck Plan Magellan

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Ocean Nova

 Ocean Nova, an expedition ship built in Denmark in 1992, serves as an exceptional vessel for Antarctic missions. Originally designed for Greenland’s icy waters, its sturdy construction and reinforced hull ensure suitability for Antarctic expeditions. Following a complete renovation in 2006 and subsequent yearly enhancements, Ocean Nova now accommodates 67 passengers on air excursions. The ship offers three types of comfortable accommodations: single, twin, and triple cabins, each equipped with standard amenities including picture windows, writing desks, heating systems, and private bathrooms. Onboard facilities feature a spacious dining area, bar, library, gym, and infirmary, alongside an observation lounge and presentation room. Seven Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife viewing and landings. Ocean Nova promises an immersive Antarctic experience with its blend of comfort, functionality, and exploration opportunities, making it an ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking unforgettable polar adventures.

Tecnical Specifications

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  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, the capacity of 100)
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 3.7 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water


Deck Plans Ocean Nova

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Itinerary

Day 1
Start of the Air-Cruise

Our staff welcomes you in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.

Day 2
An organized flight to Antarctica

Offers a seamless journey from Punta Arenas to King George Island, located in the South Shetland Islands. Upon arrival, your Antarctic expedition commences as you disembark the aircraft, welcoming the crisp Antarctic air into your lungs. A brief ground transfer leads you to the shores of Fildes Bay, where a Zodiac awaits to transport you to your intimate expedition vessel.

Day 3 - 6
Experience the wonders of Antarctica

Aboard our expedition cruise, navigating between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Sail through stunning ice-filled fjords and amidst breathtaking icebergs while being surrounded by a plethora of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day brings new adventures as you disembark by Zodiac to explore the diverse landscapes alongside expert polar guides. Back on board, engage in educational presentations and enjoy panoramic views from the lounge while sharing your daily experiences with fellow travelers. Flexibility is key in Antarctica, and our Expedition Team meticulously plans each voyage to maximize encounters with the everchanging natural wonders. While specific itineraries vary, expect visits to sites including the South Shetland Islands, Gerlache Strait, Penola Strait, and Antarctic Sound, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of Antarctica’s unparalleled beauty and diversity.

Day 7
Elephant Island

Heading northward, we aim to make a visit to Elephant Island. This is the very place where Shackleton’s Endurance crew sought shelter while Shackleton and a select group of five men continued their journey to South Georgia. Due to the typically turbulent weather conditions in this region, shore landings are seldom feasible, but you will have the opportunity to observe the island from the deck of the ship.

Day 8 - 9
voyaging via South Georgia 

Our naturalist and historian experts provide a variety of talks as we cruise north. There is time to mingle in the ship’s lounge and see the plethora of birds in the area.

Day 10 - 13
Investigating South Georgia

The environment of South Georgia is varied, featuring deep fjords, green uplands, enormous glaciers, and stunning mountains. Visit the humble tomb of Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken, the ancient whaling outpost, and pay your respects. Be astounded by the sight of 150,000 king penguins at St. Andrew’s Bay. Thousands of black-browed albatrosses nest on Cooper Island, where you may also observe a sizable colony of macaroni penguins. It is claimed to contain the world’s highest concentration of wildlife per square meter during the height of the breeding season. There are also scheduled visits to Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay, weather permitting.

Day 14 - 16
traveling in the direction of South America 

The speeches continue while the ship sails toward South America. Make the most of this opportunity to learn more about the area and its past.

Day 17
At sea and Beagle Channel 

Approach the continent of South America and navigate the Beagle Channel. As you travel to Ushuaia, stop to admire the splendor of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island.

Day 18
End of the Air-Cruise 

Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

Ships Description

The Magellan Explorer, a modern vessel tailored for air cruises to Antarctica, epitomizes luxury and comfort. Launched in 2019 and constructed in Chile according to the latest Polar Code standards, it offers diverse accommodations, including single rooms and double cabins with private balconies. Each cabin features amenities such as independently regulated heating, ample storage, and a private bathroom. The ship boasts impressive facilities including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, cutting-edge presentation room, spacious dining area, fully equipped bar, library, gym, sauna, and medical center. Notably, the observation deck provides an intimate view of aquatic life, while ten Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife exploration. Remarkably, Anytime Fitness, renowned for its global presence, designed and built the onboard fitness center, marking a unique collaboration and ensuring top-tier facilities for passengers embarking on this unparalleled Antarctic adventure.

 

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises.
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
    Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water

Deck Plan Magellan

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Dates & Prices

DURATION

18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS
(Mar 8-25, 2024)

PRICE FROM

$ 15,995.00

Single Supplement

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Note: All prices are in US dollars, per person, and based on double occupancy. If you need extra services, please contact your expedition advisor.
*Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to cost variation by the airlines.

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