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San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve and Pantanal Package

Join us as we embark on this incredible wildlife watching adventure to some of Bolivia’s most pristine and least touristic National Parks and Protected Areas. The aim to photograph and film iconic Bolivian wildlife in their natural habitats while enjoy incredible scenery and landscapes.

During this journey we will be exploring San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve, home to some of the highest densities of Jaguars and other wildlife in South America, here we will be combing 4WD, hiking, spot lighting, boating trips and more looking for iconic species. We will also be combining visits to the spectacular Valley of Tucavaca and the rarely visited Bolivian Pantanal, home to the iconic Yellow Anaconda, Giant Otters and world class bird watching.

(6 DAYS)

ULTIMATE BOLIVIAN WILDLIFE WATCHING SAFARI

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Join us as we embark on this incredible wildlife watching adventure to some of Bolivia’s most pristine and least touristic National Parks and Protected Areas. The aim to photograph and film iconic Bolivian wildlife in their natural habitats while enjoy incredible scenery and landscapes.

During this journey we will be exploring San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve, home to some of the highest densities of Jaguars and other wildlife in South America, here we will be combing 4WD, hiking, spot lighting, boating trips and more looking for iconic species. We will also be combining visits to the spectacular Valley of Tucavaca and the rarely visited Bolivian Pantanal, home to the iconic Yellow Anaconda, Giant Otters and world class bird watching.

TOUR INFORMATION

  • Duration:

    6 Days/5 nights

  • Tour Type:

    Wildlife watching

  • Suitable for:

    Nature enthusiast’s, photographers, bird watchers, wildlife watchers, Families

  • Accommodation:

    Lodging, Hotel and Camping Option

  • Tour starting /ending point:

    Santa Cruz Bolivia

  • Transport mode:

    Boat, 4WD and horseback

  • ACTIVITIES:

    Night 4WD Spotlighting Safaris, Nature Treks, Bird watching, Setting up and checking camera traps, Wildlife tracking, Boat trip, Photography, Fishing.

  • Tour availability:

    YEAR ROUND, but best from May -November.

6 DAYS

EXAMPLE
TOUR ITINEARY

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DAY 1 Santa Cruz to San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve.
0800am departure and we stop briefly at the Botanical Gardens to look for Sloths and a huge assortment of flora and fauna, we continue towards driving towards San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve, keeping an eye out for the Mennonites and also wildlife along the way. A freshly cooked lunch will be waiting before we start exploring this incredible reserve. 4WD trip though the property and we will stop and check the camera traps before returning to the lodge for dinner. Night walk or drive and bed.

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DAY 2: Full Day San Miguelito Jaguar Reserve
Early breakfast before a morning 4WD Safari drive to the San Julian river, this is our best chance for wildlife, here we navigate by boat the river keeping an eye out for Jaguars, Ocelots, Tapirs, Caimans and many other animals which frequent this river system. Lunch and afternoon drive or trek. Dinner and option Night drive.

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DAY 3 SAN MIGUELITO – San Jose de Chiquitos – Puerto Suarez
Early morning breakfast and another 4WD trip/Hike of the Reserve, along the way we will be checking the properties camera traps to see which animals have been in the area. Return to the lodge to pack up and we say goodbye to this amazing property on route for the next adventure. We have a 3 hour drive to the Jesuit Mission Town of San Jose where we will have lunch and brief stop at the World heritage listed Church as well before continuing on to the border of the Pantanal, Puerto Suarez where we have dinner and retire for the night.

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Day 4 PUERTO SUAREZ –OTUQUIS NATIONAL PARK
Early check out and we drive towards the entrance of the Bolivian Pantanal (Otuquis National Park) keep the camera ready as this Park is teeming with wildlife. In the morning we will be looking for Marsh Deer, Anacondas, Capybara, Caiman and literally thousands of birds which frequent this park, if we are lucky we can also catch sightings of resident Giant otters, Maned Wolves and even Jaguars. Lunch and we have more wildlife safaris and Dinner. Overnight in the National Park.

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DAY 5 OTUQUIS NATIONAL PARK – PUERTO SUAREZ
Breakfast and peak hour wildlife /bird watching safari, again we will be focusing on looking for Anacondas, Marsh Deer, Giant Otters and the hundreds of species which call this National Park home, lunch before departing the Park in the evening and return to our hotel in Puerto Suarez.

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DAY 6 PUERTO SUAREZ –SANTIAGO DE CHIQUITOS- MIRADOR OF VALLEY DE TUCUVACA – SANTA CRUZ
Early morning buffet breakfast before departing Puerto Suarez, we arrive to Santiago de Chiquitos for lunch and have a few hours to climb and explore the protected area of Valley de Tucavaca. Here we can marvel at the thousands of hectares of pristine forests and see one of the most beautiful lookouts in all of South America. Return to Santa Cruz in the evening with a camera full of amazing pictures and memories which will last a lifetime.

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*THE AIM OF THIS TOUR IS TO HELP PRESERVE FORESTS, RECOVER LOSSES CAUSED BY JAGUAR /PUMA PREDATION, REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF BIG CATS KILLED BY CONFLICTS WITH RANCHERS, PROVIDE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT AND ALSO TO TEACH LOCALS THAT WILDIFE IS WORTH MORE ALIVE THAN DEAD.

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THIS PROJECT AND HELP US CHANGE THE VISION OF WILDIFE CONSERVATION IN BOLIVIA.

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