2 different areas in the Pantanal
JAGUAR, OCELOT, GIANT ANTEATERS, GIANT OTTERS, MACAWS PHOTOGRAPHY
WITH AWARD WINNING AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
10 DAYS - 9 NIGHTS
NEW DATES 2022 COMING SOON
Wild Pantanal Photo Expedition with
Sergio Pitamitz, National Geographic Image Collection Photographer
Award-winning photographer and journalist Sergio Pitamitz has both French and Italian nationality. He is a National Geographic Image Collection contributing photographer. He is mainly concerned with stories about nature, nature conservation and wildlife. As a photographer and journalist, he has traveled in more than 80 countries while carrying out his assignments, crossing all seven continents, from the Americas to Australia, from the North Pole to Antarctica, from Africa to Asia and the Middle East.
He is a contributor of the Italian edition of National Geographic Magazine and his images and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications including BBC Wildlife, Terre Sauvage, Oasis, Africa Geographic, Geo, The New York Times, Time, News Week, Figaro Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic website, as well as other National Geographic publications.
His first book, Wild Africa - with a conservation quote from the famous National Geographic photojournalist Steve Winter and the introduction by the world famous fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel - was launched in 2016 at the international nature photography festival of Montier-en-Der in France.
He is involved in raising funds for the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative through lectures and the traveling exhibition Wild Africa, which shows a selection of the best images of the book.
He has received recognition in many international photography competitions such as Nature's Best, National Wildlife, Oasis and Audubon. He won the NPPA - National Press Photography Association "Best of Photojournalism 2016 - Environmental Category". His photography is represented by National Geographic Image Collection. When he is not commissioned, Sergio conducts photography trips in the polar regions, in Africa and in the habitats of the big cats.
Brief Itinerary - South Pantanal incl Macaws
3 days to photograph Jaguars
Arrival at Campo Grande, transfer to Macaw's Sinkhole
Morning Macaw's Sinkhole-Afternoon transfert South Pantanal
South Pantanal-Transfert to Campo Grande and flight to Cuiabá
From Cuiabá to Porto Jofre, camera traps installation
Jaguar boat safaris
Jaguar boat safaris
Jaguar boat safaris
Transfer to Cuiabá
LEARNING FROM THE BEST: Sergio Pitamitz
These guided tours offer an excellent opportunity to learn from the best photographers represented by National Geographic Image Collection.
As explained above, Sergio Pitamitz is one of them. You will have all the time to learn from him and get personal coaching on photo techniques and creative approach.
At the same time with an intense experience of nature, it is a unique experience that certainly takes your photographic skills to another level.
DAY 1 - Arrival , Jardim
Arrival at Campo Grande airport (CGB) in the morning, meet our guide and transfer to the town of Jardim (4:00 hours).
After accommodate at the hotel we’ll move to the Macaw’s Sinkhole where we can photograph Red-and-green macaws flying till sunset. Be-sides the macaws you will have the chance to photograph plumbeous ibis, toco toucan, blue-crowned motmot, spectacle owl and many more. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Jardim. (L-D)
DAY 2 - Macaws and South Pantanal
In the morning we photograph again at the Macaw’s sinkhole with different light conditions. In the afternoon we drive to the South Panta-nal (3:30 hours). At dusk we try to photograph the elusive ocelot from an hide. Dinner and overnight at Aguape Lodge. (B-L-D)
DAY 3 - South Pantanal
Early morning photography of toucans, Nanday parakeets, cardenals and other species in the bird feeders, hyacinth macaws, armadillos and many more.
After breakfast a walking safari looking for giant anteaters.
After lunch car safari looking for anteaters, capybaras, caimans, jabiru stork and again we try to get the best pictures of the ocelot.
A night safari offers the chance to spot southern tamanduas and even pumas and other night animals. Dinner and overnight at Aguape Lodge. (B-L-D)
DAY 4 - South Pantanal—Cuiabá
Early morning photography in the bird feeders, followed by breakfast and a boat trip on the Aquidauana river, to appreciate the beauty and exuberance of its gallery forest. It is the natural habitat of birds, mammals and reptiles that lie out on river banks. In the afternoon transfer back to Campo Grande. Dinner in a restaurant and flight to Cuiaba .
After lunch check-out and transfer to Campo Grande.
The flight to Cuiaba is AD 2852 CGR CGB 23:40 00:55
Arrival at Cuiaba , meet our staff and transfer to the hotel, overnight. (B-L-D)
DAY 5 - From Cuiabá to Porto Jofre
After breakfast we transfer to Porto Jofre making stops along the Transpantaneira road to photograph birds and caimans.
Arriving at Porto Jofre we will accommodate at Fazenda Jofre Velho, the Panthera center. After lunch we will visit the centre of research and learn about their activities, then we will install our camera traps in a forest. The camera traps will stay activated until our last day here, so please check the battery duration.
If you need support on how to build a camera trap, please let us know.
Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Jofre Velho. (B-L-D)
DAY 6_7_8 Jaguars
This morning we are going to explore the area of the Encontro das Aguas State Park, the place with the highest concentration of jaguars in the world! We have the opportunity to photograph also families of giant river otters, families of capybaras and lot of caymans. Among the birds: Jabiru storks, lapwings, black skimmers, terns, roseate spoonbills, kingfishers and many more. Dinner and overnight at Fazenda Jofre Velho. (B-L-D)
DAY 9 - Back to Cuiabá
This morning we uninstall our camera traps and transfer back to Cuiaba making a stop for lunch in a lodge where you can photograph birds in the feeders while resting.
At Cuiaba we accommodate in a hotel close to the airport and will have dinner in a typical restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Slaviero Slim. (B-L-D)
Transfer to the airport and flight out. (B)
MINIMUM 5 MAXIMUM 8 Persons
Gateway City : Campo Grande (CGR Airport)
Price per person in double room and full board, 8 photo days € 4550 for the group trip in 2022
Included in the price :
- Airport transfers IN/OUT
- Private ground transfers
- 2 nights at Aguape Lodge
- 1 night at Hotel Estancia Jardim
- 4 nights at Fazenda Jofre Velho
- 2 night at Slaviero Slim Cuiaba
- English speaking local guides
- Accommodation in double room a/c, private bathroom (single room available)
- Full board (water included, other drinks excluded)
- Excursions by speedboats with expert drivers jaguar spotters- Wifi
- International flight form your country to Sao Paulo In/Out- Domestic flight from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande
- Domestic flight Campo Grande to Cuiaba
- Domestic flight from Cuiaba to Sao Paulo
- Laundry service, personal extras, tips
- Single supplement: EUR 500
- Deposit for confirmation: EUR 1,500- Balance by Sept 20 , 2021
COMPLETE TRAVEL AMOUNT MUST BE PAID BY DEFINITIVE RESERVATION
After booking you will receive a payment request and pay the full amount in advance by bank transfer.
That way everything is arranged and your trip is reserved. You will receive an invoice from that.
In case of cancellation of the trip from the organization on site due to exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions, death, war conflicts, aviation failures, no refunds are possible for those reasons. You can always go to your travel insurance.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
In case of cancellation you should always inform us as soon as possible. Since we also have to pay cancellation costs with our partners, in some cases we also pay a cancellation fee.
Below, in the general terms and conditions and in the travel information you receive, this is explained in detail each time.
You can always approach your cancellation insurance for this.
ATTENTION: For this trip very specific cancellation periods and reimbursement conditions apply:
You can cancel up to 6 months before departure with a reimbursement of 25% of the total travel sum.
Less than 6 months before departure you must pay the full travel sum and there is no refund possible.
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MARTIN STEENHAUT - WILDPIX GUIDE