He always got me the best shot and knew how to maneuver thru the boats as everyone knows him and his family's legacy in the area. Thanks so much Fabricio!

Steve Winter (National Geographic)

Pantanal safari, we design the safari of your dreams. Visit the Pantanal with experienced local guides on a Pantanal wildlife-, birding tour or jaguar safari. We make sure you #capturethemoment and create memories to last a lifetime!

All our Pantanal safaris, Jaguar (photo)tours and Pantanal wildlife tours are available both as a group- and a private tour. Our group tours have a maximum of 6-persons in a group. If you have specific preferences, contact us and we tailor an itinerary or private safari for you.

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Jaguar safaris designed to capture the moment. Join our experienced local guides on an adventure in the meeting of the waters state park, Northern Pantanal. With our knowledge, experience and custom build photography boats we guarantee the best of the best service for spotting and photographing the jaguar.  We offer tailored itineraries and special photographic expeditions up on request.

Jaguar with caiman

Fly drive jaguar safari

The fly drive jaguar safari is a great option if you have limited time and want to maximize your time on the river with the jaguars.

Fly drive jaguar safari

jaguar brothers

5-day jaguar safari

From our starting point at Porto Jofre we will spend 3 full days (10+ hours) per day to spot and photograph the jaguar.

5-day jaguar safari

6-day jaguar safari

Full days on the boat exploring rivers and small channels in search for jaguars in the meeting of the waters state park.

6-day jaguar safari

jaguar brothers in the water, jaguar safari

8-day jaguar safari

Join us on a hardcore jaguar photography tour. 8-full days on the river, 10 -12 hours photographing jaguars starting early morning till sunset.

8-day jaguar safari

28 clients rate us with a 4.8/5

Discover the wonders of the Pantanal on one of our Pantanal wildlife tours. Our wildlife tours are designed to provide you with the best opportunities to see eye to eye with Pantanals most iconic species. Interested in seeing a specific species? contact us and we will tailor the perfect wildlife tour for you. Wildlife tours are also a great option when travelling with children. We accommodate family program’s to enjoy the wildlife by car, on foot and on horseback combined with time to relax at the pool. Share your dreams with us and we will make them come true!

Ocelot Pantanal tour

4-day ocelot photography tour

Photograph the elusive ocelot from a carefully build hide in the middle of the Pantanal. The ocelot is seen almost daily!

4-day ocelot photography tour

Pantanal wildlife hyacinth macaw

16-day Pantanal & jaguar tour

The ultimate Pantanal tour. Visit the best locations the Pantanal has to offer and all iconic species of Pantanal.

16-day Pantanal & jaguar tour

giant anteater

5-day Pantanal wildlife tour

An immersion of the Pantanal wildlife during your stay at two of the greatest pantanal lodges to see wildlife.

5-day pantanal wildlife tour

Pantanal wildlife chestnut-eared aracari

8-day Pantanal wildlife tour

Visit the best and most remote spot in Pantanal, see the jaguars and listen to the sounds of the hyacinth macaws. Join us on an intense wildlife tour.

8-day Pantanal wildlife tour


The jaguar (Panthera Onca) is the biggest cat of South America. The jaguar is third largest cat in the world and has amazing hunting abilities both on land and in the water. Read more about their behaviour, average lifespan, mating and diet. Or watch and enjoy a great documentary film about the jaguar by Steve Winter and Bertie Gregory (Natgeo) whom we guided 50 days in the Pantanal.

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Pantanal guide Fabricio Dorileo, owner of Pantanal Safaris
Fabricio Dorileo

about Pantanal safaris

Born and raised in the Pantanal with an enormous passion for nature. That is the key characteristic of our team. We grew up amidst nature and from early age on we learned all there is of the flora and fauna in the Pantanal, but above all how everything in the natural world is interconnected. Empowering the local community through tourism and preserving the world’s largest wetland and its iconic species for generations to come, that is our goal. more about pantanal safaris

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Experienced local guides

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Natgeo, Smithsonian and NHK Tokio

Pantanal Safaris

Welcome to Pantanal Safaris. The Pantanal Mato Grosso area offers spectacular opportunities for tours to see South American nature and wildlife at its finest and most diverse. Both newcomers and more seasoned travelers benefit from guides, who have grown up to live and work in the Pantanal. Our expertise shows guests how to explore the Pantanal Safaris way in order to experience the special flora and fauna that make up our beautiful homeland. Let’s see what a typical guest may encounter from the wide variety of wildlife.

Jaguars, hyacinth macaws, toucans, anteaters, tapirs and giant river otters live in the area that all our guides know well. By utilizing extensive knowledge on the creatures’ habits and the correct time to observe them in their most natural habitat, a guest benefits from expert guidance dawn to dusk in the search for satisfying viewings. For instance, more than eleven years’ worth of guiding experience enables Pantanal Safaris guides to judge the most likely place a jaguar will appear to hunt its prey alongside the river banks. The Pantanal Safaris system transports guests and guides close to nature via car, boat, horseback and on foot, according to which tour is selected. Tours may be combined according to the guest’s wishes.

Professional photographers and videographers use Pantanal Safaris to document wildlife for world-famous BBC, NHK Tokio and Natgeo programs. By offering both private and group tours, we cater to our guests in the most optimal way to tailor needs specifically to the purpose of the tour. For example, birdwatchers realize that spotting curassow, jabiru and rhea requires hiking out away from the lodge and trust their guides to show them the best places to observe. In addition to lodging, we at Pantanal Safaris provide guidance to cuisine that may be unfamiliar to guests from faraway places. All in all, Pantanal Safaris wants each tour to be memorable and trouble-free.

We at Pantanal Safaris are proud of our reputation and of our homeland. Eco-tourism is on the rise, so we have taken steps to develop tours to appeal to all levels of knowledge, from the absolute beginner in observing nature to the most experienced photographer from Natgeo. Take a moment to consider the rich biodiversity in the Pantanal and the best way to immerse in the area’s delightful variety of scenic views, flora and fauna. By choosing Pantanal Safaris, guests ensure a memorable tour in a land known for its timeless atmosphere and attractions. Travelers from far away return to their homes to spread excellent word of mouth reviews of our excellent service and knowledgeable guides. Become one of the satisfied Pantanal Safaris guests and experience the thrill of a lifetime on one of our tours.

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