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The Hotel Baiazinha is located on the banks of the Paraguay River, close to the Taiama Ecological Reserve - one of the best areas for spotting jaguar and the rest of the Pantanal’s wildlife.

With its own private jetty and a small fleet of specialist boats, the Hotel Baiazinha is the perfect place to stay when exploring the various waterways of the Northern Pantanal and enjoying the abundant wildlife. The six rooms are all en suite and fitted with air conditioning, as well as all the other amenities you need for a comfortable stay. There is a restaurant on site and even Wi-Fi is available. The hotel also has a network of trails and can also organise fishing and horse-riding excursions. 

Taiama Ecological Reserve is a huge island in the Paraguay River and is extremely remote. No development is allowed within the reserve, so the Hotel Baiazinha provides the ideal solution; it is the closest you can get to the reserve, which can only maximise the wildlife watching opportunities.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

The Pantanal: Brazil’s Wetland Wonder

Join acclaimed award-winning photographer Nick Garbutt, to watch and photograph wildlife in the Pantanal. This immense landlocked delta in the heart of South America offers some tremendous habitats and the finest opportunity to see the elusive jaguar, as well as other iconic and rare animals, often up close.

  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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Northern Pantanal

Accessed via the town of Cuiaba, the northern Pantanal is home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant river otter. Many of the lodges here are still functioning cattle ranches, offering day and night trips by boat, vehicle, on foot and on horseback, accompanied by local naturalist guides.

  • Where: Mato Grosso
  • Ideal for viewing: capybara, giant anteater, giant river otter, jaguar, spectacled caiman
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, River safaris, Jaguar watching