As the sunrises we will photograph once more on the lodge grounds. After breakfast we wil drive to Porto Jofre. We will be in an open vehicle so we can photograph anything we may find along the way to our boat.
From Porto Jofre we will search for Jaguars on our boat ride to the amazing Jaguar Retreat Lodge.
After lunch at the lodge we will make another boat ride to look for the Jaguars.
After Dinner we will gather for a group image review. We want to get any issues sorted at the beginning of the trip.
For the most part, Pantanal Jaguars and Wildlife Photo Tour is a “big lens” trip. There will be some moments for landscapes and macro, but they are not the norm.
In Jaguar land we will be on fast river boats, and tripods are really not practical. If the outboard motor is on, the vibration will be more than your lens VR can manage, and space is tight for extra long telephotos.
If you photograph a lot of birds then you already know that you “never” have enough lens, so bring your longest lens for the birds.
On these foreign trips, I always advise clients to bring as many backup devices as practical. You can’t just call B&H and get a new camera sent over. I carry a backup body, charger, batteries, plenty of cards, and a hard drive.
It’s almost impossible to list everything that you’ll need, so just get in touch, and we can talk about what you have and what you might need.
Visa Requirements Yes, electronic is available for pre-purchase.
None required, but consult your health care provider.
Arrival and Departure Airport
Marechal Rondon International Airport CGB) in Cuiaba. Brazil.
There are two ways to get to the final jumping off point Cuiaba, via Sao Paulo or Brasilia. I personally prefer SP, but that is the easiest for my preferred airline.
Note: When you are looking at return flights make sure that you are returning to Sao Paulo GRU airport and not the local airport CGH
Let me know if you need help with accommodations if you plan to arrive early. I often spend the night in Sao Paulo to get to Cuiaba in the morning.
We will drop you off at the Cuiaba Airport after our last adventures.
*Information for US citizens travel to Brazil was obtained from the US Department of State and was valid as of January 2019. If you are going to Brazil from another country, please check with your embassy to check the travel requirements for your country.
I’ve been very passively advising my clients to purchase travel insurance for a while, but lately it seems like there have been multiple people having travel issues. Some have lost their deposits and sometimes even the cost of the entire trip!
Based on my client’s experience, I cannot stress more strongly how crucial it is to purchase travel insurance. Like I said before, and here it comes again, there is never a way to predict what is going to happen when you are booking trips months and years into the future.