Experience Guaranteed Sightings of Wild
Pumas and Jaguars in Their
Natural Domain!

A Tale of Two Kingdoms:
Discover the Majestic Rulers of South America's Wild Realms

In the grand narrative of nature, each land whispers its own tale, crowned by its “king”.

Deep in the rugged terrains of Chile’s mountains, the Puma reigns. Its amber eyes, as sharp as the peaks surrounding it, fixate on unsuspecting prey. In this ancient cycle of nature, the Puma moves – a whisper in the wind, a fleeting mirage, yet an undeniable presence in its frost-kissed kingdom.

Not far away, in another part of the continent, a contrasting realm presents itself—the Pantanal. Lush, vibrant, and teeming with life, it’s a stark juxtaposition to the Puma’s domain. Here, the Jaguar, powerful and elusive, rules over the land and the waterways, a master of its verdant empire.

As a visitor, you stand on the cusp of a rare odyssey, a journey through two contrasting kingdoms. One filled with the cold white and blue scenery of mountains and lakes, while the other warms itself with the green and brown hues of nature. Both are extremely inviting ecosystems, home to many rare species, awaiting your visit to their untamed life.

This is your royal opportunity to witness the majesty of America’s top predators, the Puma and Jaguar, sovereigns of their realms, offering a glimpse into the raw beauty of the wild.

Begin your adventure with SouthWild’s Ultimate Predator Safari, a welcome collision of two kingdoms, offering a breathtaking experience only a few will ever be lucky enough to glimpse.

Their majesties are calling. Will you answer?

A 12-day Effortless Journey in Two
Epic Nature Kingdoms

More than a tour, it’s a prime opportunity!

An intricately woven experience into the heart of two of South America’s most iconic ecosystems. Spanning 12 days, this journey begins in the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, tracking the stealthy Puma, and then transitions to the verdant Pantanal, home to the majestic Jaguar. This adventure is South America’s answer to the classic African safari, infused with a uniqueness only SouthWild offers: guaranteed sightings of these legendary predators amidst an array of diverse wildlife.

Our dedication to excellence is rooted in a profound legacy

As pioneers in both Puma and Jaguar tourism, we proudly offer a unique dual predator sighting guarantee. Each moment of your adventure, led by experts trained under Dr. Charles Munn, a PhD conservation biologist, is designed to offer more than just a view of the wild. It promises a profound connection with nature, transforming every observation into a lasting homage to the untouched beauty of the wilderness.

Our dedication to excellence is rooted in a profound legacy

As pioneers in both Puma and Jaguar tourism, we proudly offer a unique dual predator sighting guarantee. Each moment of your adventure, led by experts trained under Dr. Charles Munn, a PhD conservation biologist, is designed to offer more than just a view of the wild. It promises a profound connection with nature, transforming every observation into a lasting homage to the untouched beauty of the wilderness.

Star Species
These are some of the rare species that await you!

Featured Stars in the Pantanal

Jaguar (Guaranteed Sighting)

Giant Otters

Capuchin Monkeys

Ocelots

Brazilian Tapirs

Black-and-gold Howler Monkeys

Greater Rheas

Hyacinth Macaw

Myriad of songbirds

Featured Stars in Patagonia

Puma (Guaranteed Sighting)

Guanacos

Chilean Flamingos 

Andean Condors

King Penguins 

South American Gray Fox

Lesser or Darwin’s Rhea

Austral Parakeets

Black-chested Buzzard Eagles

Embark on the Ultimate Predator Safari: 
A Journey of Discovery and Majesty

Day 1: Gateway to the Wilderness – Punta Arenas to Torres del Paine

Your adventure begins with a scenic journey from Punta Arenas, guided by our experts, towards the breathtaking Torres del Paine National Park. En route, savor the unfolding beauty of Chile’s landscapes and spot wildlife that casually greets you. Settle in with a welcoming lunch and dinner at your cozy Patagonian retreat.

Days 2 to 4: In the Realm of the Puma – Torres del Paine’s Rugged Beauty

Awaken to crisp mountain air and delve into the world of the elusive Puma. Mornings and afternoons are spent tracking these majestic creatures, guided by skilled trackers in constant contact with your guide. Discover the rich tapestry of life here, from Guanacos to soaring Andean Condors, in a setting of dramatic granite spires and serene lakes.

Day 5: Farewell to the Mountains, Hello Santiago

Embrace the final morning in Torres del Paine, soaking in its panoramic grandeur. Journey back to Punta Arenas for a flight to Santiago, transitioning from the mountain’s tranquility to the city’s vibrant energy. Rest and reflect on your Patagonian experiences at your Santiago accommodation

Day 6: From Andes to Amazon – Santiago to Cuiabá

The journey continues with a flight from Santiago to Cuiabá, via São Paulo. Arrive in the gateway to the Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater wetland, and feel the anticipation of the next chapter of your wildlife odyssey.

Day 7: Entering the Jaguar’s Domain – Cuiabá to Jaguarland

The Pantanal calls as you travel from Cuiabá to Porto Jofre. Here, the adventure intensifies with a boat journey to our exclusive Jaguar Suites, nestled in the heart of Jaguarland. An afternoon boat outing introduces you to the Pantanal’s intricate waterways and its king: the Jaguar.

Days 8 to 10: Jaguarland – A Symphony of Nature

Over these days, experience the Pantanal’s pulse, exploring its river channels in search of Jaguars and Giant Otters. Each boat outing is a new opportunity to witness the Pantanal’s diverse wildlife and immerse in its unique rhythms.

Day 11: The Pantanal’s Hidden Gems – Jaguarland to SouthWild Pantanal

Transition to SouthWild Pantanal, a haven for diverse wildlife activities. Choose from forest walks, boat rides, and horseback riding, each offering a unique perspective of the Pantanal’s rich ecosystems. Revel in close encounters with Black-and-Gold Howler Monkeys, Jabiru storks, Capybaras and perhaps even the elusive Brazilian Tapir during a night safari.

Day 12: The Safari’s Finale – SouthWild Pantanal to Cuiabá

Conclude your extraordinary journey with a final morning at SouthWild Pantanal, absorbing the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. This is also the perfect time to witness the Black-and-gold howler monkey, as these captivating creatures are best seen in the early hours, filling the dawn with their distinctive calls. Depart for Cuiabá, carrying with you memories of an unparalleled wildlife adventure across two remarkable ecosystems, enriched by the unforgettable sight of the Pantanal’s vocal heralds welcoming the day.

Your Accommodations, a Haven of Comfort in Nature's Embrace

Patagonian Accommodation:

Nestled in the serene backdrop of the mountains, our hotel in Patagonia offers an escape amidst the wilderness. Strategically located, it’s a perfect base for exploring the Puma’s realm and the stunning Torres del Paine National Park. 

Room Details:

Panoramic Views: Rooms open to sprawling mountain vistas or the quaint charm of the surrounding town.

Comfort Redefined: The 22 specially-curated rooms come with central heating, ensuring a snug haven against the temperamental weather. Private, ensuite bathrooms, complete with complimentary toiletries and a handy hair dryer, add to the comfort quotient.

Hotel Features:

Gastronomic Delights: Embark on a culinary journey each morning with a hearty buffet breakfast at our in-house restaurant. Relish local flavors, crafted to perfection, setting the tone for your day of exploration.

Connectivity and Convenience: Whether you’re sharing your adventures online or researching your next day’s itinerary, our complimentary high-speed WiFi ensures you’re always connected. Photographers can find solace knowing there are ample charging points to rejuvenate their camera batteries, ensuring they’re ready to capture the next day’s magic.

Relax and Recharge: After a day of trekking and tracking, the hotel serves as an oasis of relaxation. Unwind, reflect on the day’s adventures, and rest up for the morrow’s promises.

Assistance at Hand: Our attentive front desk, available from 7 a.m. to midnight, is poised to assist with your every need. Additional amenities include a simply spectacular library of books about southern Chile, a delightful gift shop to pick up souvenirs, efficient laundry services for fresh attire, and spacious free private parking.

Pantanal Accommodation:

Jaguar Suites

Floating Luxury Amidst the Wild

Full Board: Experience dining aboard the Flotel & Jaguar Suites boat, where meals are a fusion of luxury and local flavors, served thrice a day.

English-Speaking Naturalist Guide: Dive deeper into the Pantanal’s secrets with our guides, ensuring every moment is an enlightening experience.

Boats with Extra-Cushioned Seats: Explore the waterways in comfort. Our boats, equipped with plush, extra-cushioned seats, ensure every ride is a pleasure.

Free 24-Hour Wifi: Even amidst the wild, you’re never too far from home. Share your moments, as they happen, with our round-the-clock Wifi.

Unlimited Filtered Water: Fresh, clean water anytime you need, ensuring you’re refreshed every step of the way.

Snacks: From cookies that melt in your mouth to fruits bursting with flavor, our snacks are the perfect companion for your explorations.

Unparalleled Luxury in the Wild: Dive into the Jaguar Suites rooms, the epitome of grandeur. As the world’s largest rooms on any floating hotel, they span a lavish 29 square meters, crowned with a porch overlooking the majestic 270,000-acre Meeting-of-the-Waters State Park. Experience nature, redefined.

Tailored for the Nature Enthusiast and Tech-Savvy Traveler: Our Jaguar Suites rooms cater to those who carry the Pantanal in one hand and their tech in the other. With an unmatched 24 electric outlets, we’ve set a new benchmark in hospitality. Above spacious desks, these outlets await your laptops, camera chargers and hard drives. Every corner is meticulously designed, ensuring your wildlife gear and tech gadgets find their perfect spot.

Experience the Pantanal, Mosquito-Free: With our strategic location, meticulous room design, and state-of-the-art mosquito netting, the Jaguar Suites rooms promise an undisturbed encounter with the wilderness.

SouthWild Pantanal Lodge

Full Board: Relish in a culinary journey with three meals a day, crafted to perfection, showcasing the flavors of the region.

English-Speaking Naturalist Guide: Navigate the wonders of the Pantanal with our expert guides, fluent in English and passionate about the region’s biodiversity.

Ground Transfers: Seamless transfers ensuring your journey is as smooth as the experiences that await.

Free 24-Hour Wifi: Stay connected with the world, sharing your experiences in real-time.

Unlimited Bottled Mineral Water: Stay hydrated with our pure, mineral water available at your beck and call.

Snacks: Indulge in delightful snacks, from freshly baked cookies to the juiciest of fruits, ensuring you’re energized throughout your adventure.

Prices

Last vacancies available at the Better value than ever before & still protected by our Twin Predators Guarantee

11-night,12-day Pumas & Jaguars program

Your Ultimate Assurance:  Witness Jaguars and Pumas or It's On Us

Embarking on the Ultimate Predator Safari with SouthWild, you join a journey with an unparalleled track record in wildlife sightings. Here’s our commitment to you for this extraordinary adventure:

 

In the lush realms of the Pantanal, our Jaguar sighting success rate is exceptional. In fact, since September 2010, every guest on a three-day tour has spotted Jaguars. Typically, our guests don’t just glimpse these majestic creatures; they witness them for hours, often during both of our daily outings.

 

Our Puma sightings are equally impressive, boasting a staggering 99% daily success rate. Typically, our guests encounter between 2.5 to 5 Pumas each day. Thanks to our expert tracking methods, over the past 12 years, every guest has departed having observed these elusive cats for a total of 8-20 hours throughout their trip.

 

Should the rare occasion arise where you don’t spot a Jaguar or a Puma, we offer a full refund of your tour cost. Alternatively, if you prefer another chance, we invite you to relive the Ultimate Predator Safari within two years, absolutely free. This is our testament to our confidence and a personal commitment to your extraordinary experience.

With SouthWild, your journey to witness the South America’s two most majestic predators isn’t just a promise; it’s a proven track record of wildlife encounters.

Plan it now: Exclusive October-November Slots for the Ultimate Predator Encounter!

This unique dual-region adventure is tailored for the most optimal sightings during October and November, the prime months to spot these big cats!

In the Pantanal, the dry season unveils the majestic Jaguars in their full glory, while the spring awakening in Patagonia brings the elusive Pumas into view.

But here’s a crucial point: This unparalleled experience is limited. SouthWild prioritizes intimate, quality encounters, ensuring every guest has a profound connection with nature.

Our small group sizes are essential for this but also mean that availability is extremely limited, especially during these peak months.

This is your moment to seize the unparalleled opportunity to traverse two of Earth’s most extraordinary ecosystems.

However, with the best viewing window in October and November, spots fill up rapidly. Delaying could mean missing out on this unparalleled experience.

Take action now to secure your place in this exclusive Ultimate Predator Safari.

Voices from the wild!

The Visionary Behind SouthWild's Ultimate Predator Safari: Dr. Charles Munn

Dr. Charles Munn stands as a paragon in the realm of eco-tourism and wildlife conservation, his career an inspiring blend of academic excellence and hands-on ecological exploration. With a PHD in evolution and ecology from Princeton, Charles has ventured far beyond the theoretical, immersing himself in the diverse ecosystems of Earth.

In the Pantanal and the Amazon, Charles’s groundbreaking fieldwork has yielded transformative conservation efforts and innovative approaches to rainforest ecotourism. His collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society in enhancing macaw habitats and park development has set a global standard in applied conservation.

His fervent dedication to wildlife conservation has also led him to the stark yet stunning landscapes of Patagonia, where he has conducted pivotal research on Pumas.

All the visionary efforts have culminated in the protection of over 15 million acres across Amazonian Peru and Bolivia. This monumental achievement in habitat conservation, combined with his trailblazing predator-viewing systems, has not only redefined wildlife tourism but also spurred significant job creation in conservation.

Celebrated globally, Charles has been featured in three National Geographic cover issues and recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 future leaders of the world, alongside influential figures like Bill Gates. Condé Nast Traveller has hailed him as one of the world’s top experts in wildlife tourism.

The Ultimate Predator Safari embodies Charles’s comprehensive understanding of the Pantanal’s and Patagonia’s distinct ecosystems. This unique safari integrates his extensive field experiences, offering a singularly immersive wildlife observation adventure.

Joining the Ultimate Predator Safari is more than a wildlife excursion; it’s an exploration steeped in a deep commitment to conservation and community. This journey is about engaging in a narrative of ecological preservation, guided by a visionary dedicated to the marvels of the natural world.

Guided by the Best:
Trained Hands of Charles's Legacy

As you venture into the realms of the Pantanal and Patagonia on the Ultimate Predator Safari, you’re accompanied not just by guides, but by stewards of Dr. Charles Munn’s profound legacy. These experts, trained directly under Charles’s tutelage, bring an unparalleled depth of knowledge to your journey.

Each guide, an expert in their specific ecosystem – be it the mountainous terrains of Patagonia or the lush wetlands of the Pantanal – transforms every excursion into a focused masterclass in ecology and conservation, imparting their deep understanding and passion for their native land.

They are here to immerse you in the intricacies of two of the world’s most fascinating ecosystems. It’s their expertise that elevates your experience from a mere wildlife sighting to a profound engagement with nature.

With SouthWild, your journey transcends the conventional. You’re an explorer stepping into a legacy of conservation and adventure, guided by the best in the field.

Our Mission:
Preservation through Exploration

At SouthWild, our tours are about witnessing the majesty of wildlife, and engaging ourselves in the vital task of preservation. Each element of this unique tour, spanning the diverse ecosystems of Pantanal and Patagonia, is a step towards safeguarding these magnificent habitats.

By choosing us as your operators, you’re opting for an extraordinary wildlife experience, aligning yourself with our mission of conservation. This journey contributes significantly to sustaining the ecological integrity of both the Pantanal and Patagonia, while also supporting the local communities that are integral to these regions.

Our commitment is profound and multifaceted. We advocate for a harmonious coexistence between humans and nature. Each traveler who joins us on this safari amplifies our efforts towards a vision where the wild realms of the Jaguar and Puma thrive, communities grow in harmony with nature, and the enchantment of these untouched wildernesses is preserved for future generations.

Moreover, our dedication extends beyond mere conservation efforts. We take pride in our eco-friendly practices, including the operation of carbon-neutral lodges. This approach ensures that our passion for wildlife exploration leaves a positive, lasting impact on the environment.

Join us on the Ultimate Predator Safari. Be a part of this transformative journey. Together, let’s forge a legacy of preservation and experience the unparalleled wonders of nature in a responsible, sustainable way.

An Experience Beyond Imitation

In the dynamic world of eco-tourism, many expeditions offer glimpses of nature, but only SouthWild’s Ultimate Predator Safari promises a profound, authentic journey through both the Pantanal and Patagonian wilderness. This unique safari, blending the allure of the Jaguar and the mystique of the Puma is a culmination of extensive research, passion, and a profound commitment to wildlife and nature.

Every path in the lush Pantanal and each trail in the rugged Patagonian terrain has been meticulously curated, ensuring an experience that is unmatched, unspoiled by commercialization, and singular in its approach to wildlife observation.

Yet, the raw, untamed beauty of these natural habitats waits for no one. The Ultimate Predator Safari is an exclusive opportunity, available only for a limited period and to a select few who yearn to delve into the depths of these two extraordinary ecosystems.

Are you prepared to embark on this unparalleled adventure, to witness the majestic dance of the Jaguar and Puma in their natural realms? This is your invitation to a journey that transcends the ordinary and ventures into the heart of the wild.

Why Choose SouthWild as your operator for the Ultimate Predator Safari?

Unparalleled Predator Viewing:

Dive into a rare experience of observing both Jaguars in the Pantanal and Pumas in Patagonia, ensuring thrilling wildlife encounters in diverse ecosystems.

Ethical Wildlife Practices:

Committed to ethical observation, we ensure minimal human impact on these majestic creatures, allowing you to witness them in their natural, undisturbed habitats.

Strategic Locations for Optimal Viewing:

Our lodges are strategically positioned in both the Pantanal and Patagonia, maximizing your opportunities for high-quality sightings and immersive experiences in each biome.

Luxurious Accommodations with Breathtaking Views:

Stay in comfort with stunning views, where luxury meets wilderness, providing an unmatched base for your exploration.



Exceptional Culinary Experiences:

Savor gourmet dishes crafted from local ingredients, offering a culinary journey that complements your safari adventures.

Authentic Biome Experiences:

Each location is meticulously designed to highlight the unique qualities of its ecosystem, offering an authentic immersion into the Pantanal and Patagonia.

Transparent and Honest Communication:

We value transparency, providing clear and direct information to help you plan your ideal safari experience.

Conservation Driven:

Our tours contribute to conservation efforts, helping protect the diverse ecosystems and wildlife of South America.

Expertise and Legacy of Dr. Charles Munn:

Benefit from the insights and experience of Dr. Charles Munn, a pioneer in wildlife tourism and conservation.

Quality-Focused Adventures:

We prioritize enriching, high-quality experiences, ensuring a memorable and impactful journey through two of South America’s most iconic ecosystems.

 

Start your journey with SouthWild’s Ultimate Predator Safari, where the thrill of adventure meets the heart of conservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Best Time to Visit for the Ultimate Predator Safari?

The prime months are October and November, offering the best conditions for predator sightings in both Patagonia and Pantanal.

Is the Safari Suitable for Children?

It’s ideal for ages 12 and above. We offer private tours for families with younger children to ensure comfort and enjoyment for all.

What is the Physical Intensity of the Tour?

The tour is comfortably paced with minimal walking, accessible to a range of physical abilities.

What Should I Pack for the Safari?

A detailed list is provided post-booking, typically including variable weather clothing, walking shoes, and camera equipment.

How Does SouthWild Cater to Dietary Restrictions?

We accommodate all dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Please inform us in advance.

What Conservation Efforts Does SouthWild Support?

A significant portion of revenue goes to conservation in both regions. We engage in community support and practice sustainable tourism.

How Large are the Safari Groups?

Groups are typically 4-8 guests, ensuring a personalized experience and minimal ecological impact.

Is Wi-Fi Available During the Safari?

Yes, complimentary 24-hour Wi-Fi is available at our lodges.

What's Included in the Dual Predator Guarantee?

Our unique guarantee assures sightings of both Jaguars and Pumas. We offer refunds or repeat tours if sightings do not occur.

How Do I Reach the Starting Points of the Tour?

The tour begins in Punta Arenas for Patagonia and Cuiabá for Pantanal, with included ground transfers.

Can I Extend My Safari?

Yes, various extension options include additional days in Torres del Paine, exploring other parts of Chile and Argentina, and more. These extensions can include wildlife sightings like flamingos, condors, and various bird species.

What Additional Experiences Can Be Added to the Tour?

Extend your adventure with additional days in Torres del Paine, SouthWild Pantanal, Bonito, Campo Grande, Iguassu Falls, Rio, São Paulo’s Atlantic Forest, or Manaus. Each offers unique wildlife sightings like golden lion tamarin, black-tailed marmosets, and stunning natural landscapes.

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