October 23: The host will meet the group at the Cuiabá Airport in the morning. Next we catch a private van to the Pantanal, with a stop for lunch at the town of Poconé. Soon we will be entereging the famous Transpantaneira Road, with 122 bridges and lots of wildlife around it, providing the first photos. Check-in at Pouso Alegre Lodge and photography the rest of the afternoon. In the evening we will make a brief introduction and pass some tips on Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as critique reviews of guests photos, activities that we can repeat through the trip.
October 24: Whole day dedicated to explore the incredible Pouso Alegre property, where wildlife is abundant. Here we may find mammals like Giant and Southern Anteaters, Tapir, Crab-eating Fox, Howler and Capuchin Monkeys, Marsh and Brocket Deers, etc. Many birds will also be found, from aquatic to forest birds, and even owls. We will have the van with us throughout the trip to help with transport.
October 25: We will leave early to shoot at the Transpantaneira, going South towards Porto Jofre. We will pass through many special places, with great photo opportunities. Lunch at the hotel and afternoon out with the boat for the first Jaguar! The boat used has a capacitty for 10 persons, with very good space and comfortable seats. The engine is a silent 150 hp 4-stroke, there’s also long distance radio and a pilot with enormous experience in the region, with photographers and at spotting Jaguars.
October 26 and 27: Two full days for Jaguar photography, where we should have many different opportunities. We will also find other things, like tame Giant Otters, big Caimans and many birds.
October 28: We will leave by car soon after breakfast to Campos do Jofre, a huge wetland at the edge of the road, a different landscape and with lots of wildlife as well. Rest of the day returning to Cuiabá, stopping often for photos as well as for lunch. Our arrival the airport is predicted to around 03:00 PM.