Home > Tours> Pantanal Photography Tour, Brazil

Pantanal Photography Tour, Brazil - 8 Days

Pantanal Photography Tour, Brazil

Wildlife Photography Tour in the Pantanal, Brazil

This is an 8-day Pantanal photography tour in the Mato Grosso state of southern Brazil.  During this leisurely paced wildlife photo tour through the Pantanal wetlands, expect to see over 400 wildlife species with a good chance of getting good photographs of at least a quarter of them.

The Brazilian Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland and covers an enormous area that is flooded during the wet season of November through to March. This creates an environment that supports a high degree of biodiversity.

The Pantanal ecosystem is also thought to be home to around 1,000 species of birds, 300 mammals, and 480 reptiles. This makes for a first-class destination for a Pantanal photography tour, especially for shots of birds and big mammals.

Our photo tour through the Pantanal focuses on providing guests with the best conditions for wildlife photography. Our wildlife and photography tour will take you to the best spots and provide you with the most highly experienced tour guides in southern Brazil, who understand what a photographer needs.

This Pantanal photography adventure begins near the town of Poconé. The first part of the tour will be looking for Pantanal icons such as Yacaré Caimans, Greater Rhea and Red-legged Seriema. We will spend two nights at the comfortable Piuval Lodge where you can see specialities such as Hyacinth Macaws and Giant Anteaters.

Then, we will move to Pantanal Norte Lodge for two nights where the main targets will be Brazilian Tapir, Marsh Deer, Giant Anteater and Red-brocket Deer among others.  After that, we will move to the Aymara Lodge where we will spend additional nights looking for Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, Zigzag Heron and more.

To finish the Pantanal photo tour, we will head to Chapada dos Guimarães where we'll spend two more nights. Chapada dos Guimarães is a unique destination for wildlife and especially for bird photography.

Interesting birds to photograph in the area include Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Maguari Stork, White-headed Marsh-Tyrant, Great Potoo, Crimson-crested Woodpecker and Great Horned Owl. There we will also have further chances to photograph Jaguars and Giant River Otters.

From Chapada dos Guimarães we will drive back to Cuibá, for the flight back to Sao Paolo.

Pantanal Photography Tour highlights include:

  • The largest wetland in the world.
  • The most reliable places to see Jaguars, Anacondas, and Giant Anteaters.
  • More than 1,000 species of birds and 300 mammals.
  • Great chances to photograph Hyacinth Macaws.
  • Excellent lodging and food.

Please note: this tour is also available as a private tour on request.  Please complete the enquiry form and let us know your preferred dates to travel.

If you don't want to confine yourself to just one wildlife trip this holiday, have a look at what else you could do on the Northern Peru Birdwatching Tour.

Alternative tour name: Brazilian Photography Tour to the Pantanal
Day 1
Day 1 - Sao Paolo - Cuiba

Arrival to Cuiba. Transfer to Piuval Lodge for the overnight.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Day 2 - Piuval Lodge

Early expedition to a nearbay lake for special birds like Yellow-breasted Crake, Pinnated Bittern and few others. Transfer back to the lodge to have breakfast. We spend the rest of the morning looking for Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Saffron-billed Sparrow, Hyacinth Macaw, Helmeted Manakin, Flavescent Warbler. Quick rest after lunch and then we spend the afteroon searching for White-fronted Woodpecker and Giant Anteater i.

Overnight at Piuval Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3
Day 3 - Pantanal Lodge, Pixaim River

Today we will explore the sourroundigns of the the Pixaim River. In the morning we will try to find Ashy-headed Greenlet, Mato Grosso Antbird, Large-billed Antwren and many others. In the afternoon we move to a different habitat to look for we will focus on birds like White-naped Xenopsaris, Long-tailed Ground-dove, Greater Thornbird, and few others.

Overnight at Mato Grosso Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4
Day 4 - Pantanal Norte Lodge

Morning looking for Jaguars, Anacondas, Giant River Otters, and some birds. Always from a speed boat.

Overnight at Pantanal Norte Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5
Day 5 - Pantanal Norte Lodge - Aymara Lodge

Again, morning expedition for jaguars. Birding along We will take the road in the afternoon to get to the next lodge.

Overnight Aymara Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 6
Day 6 - Aymara Lodge - Chapada dos Guimarães

Early transfer to Chapada dos Guimarães. We will spend the day photographing birds around the lodge.

Overnight at Pousada Vento Sul.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 7
Day 7 - Chapada dos Guimarães

Full day photographing birds nearby the loge the lodge.

Overnight at Pousada Vento Sul.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 8
Day 8 - Chapada dos Guimarães - Cuiba

Morning birding around the lodge. At proper time, transfer back to the Cuiba airport.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Yacaré Caimans, Greater Rhea, Red-legged Seriema, Hyacinth Macaw, Brazilian Tapir, Marsh Deer, Giant Anteater, Red-brocket Deer, Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, Zigzag Heron.

What is included?

  • Lodging as described above (some lodges, hotels, might changed depending on room's availabilty)
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour
  • Boat trips
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves
  • Meals as mentioned in the program, it includes: starter, main course, dessert, fruit juice
  • Drinking water supply and snacks available in the car during the whole ground trip
  • Applicable taxes, fees, and licenses

What is not included?

  • International or domestic airfares
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Any kind of travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of personal use
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights
  • Tips
  • Anything mentioned in the itinerary and inclusion

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published.

I certify that this Wildlife Review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion of this tour. I understand that Blue Sky Wildlife has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.

  • Please check the reCaptcha before review submission.

Thank you for posting a Wildlife Review. It will appear live after Blue Sky Wildlife approves it.

Please fill all the fields.

Why book with Green Tours?

Green Tours, the trade name of Cheqa Peru SRL, is a Peruvian tour operator company stablished in 2006 with the objective to offer high quality ground services for tourism operations in Peru with innovation, comfort, safety, and commitment with our social and environmental responsibilities. The last few years Green Tours has established itself as an important Peruvian tour operator, providing ground logistics for American, Canadian and British birding companies like Wings, Paradise Birding, Sunrise Birding, Worldwide Birding Tours, Sierra Club, Avocet Tours, and Heatherlea. Green Tours is part of a Carbon Neutral partnership to offset the carbon footprint for its operations, with this partnership we are helping to improve the conservation efforts in the Tambopata National Reserve. Also, since 2016 we are supporting small conservation efforts in north western Peru for the conservation of the habitat of the tropical dry forest, specially the habitat of the Peruvian Plantcutter. Currently, our General Manager is the executive director of APTAE (the Peruvian Association for Eco and Adventure Tourism). Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Wilson Díaz, is an active birder and has been travelling with birding groups since 2001 providing logistic support for several companies. Also, we have created “Asociación Green Tours”, a non-profit organization aimed to support conservation initiatives for endangered species like Grey-bellied Comet and Peruvian Plantcutter.

What sort of accommodation and vehicles do you supply?

We use 9 or 28 seats vehicles, depending on the size of the group. Also, we use 3 and 4 stars hotels, and the best available ecolodges.

Do you include internal flight costs?

No, but we can book the fligts for you if requested.

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, the aiport pick up/drop off is included in the regular price.

Can you book accommodation for us prior to the start of the tour?

Yes we can, jsut send us an email with the details of your request.

Join Our Fixed Tour Starting Date

Tour Dates Tour Availability From Price Spaces Left
12/06/2023 - 18/06/2023 available USD 4,150
Enquire Now
10/06/2024 - 16/06/2024 available USD 4,500
Enquire Now
Load more
Show less

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

8 Days

Price & Availability

USD4,150 / per person
Single Supplement USD 600
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Refer to Group Discount Terms
This tour is operated by: Green Tours
4.93 based on 7 reviews

Quick Enquiry Form

Operator Review Summary

4.93 Based on 7 reviews

Tour Facts

  • Sao Paolo, Cuibá, Pantanal
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Set Departure
  • Birds
  • 2 to 6 pax
  • 8 Days
  • Leisurely
  • English, Portuguese
  • Sao Paolo international airport
  • Sao Paolo international airport