Jaguar Houseboat

Location: The Pantanal | Brazil

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

From your base onboard the Jaguar House Boat, explore the beautiful, remote, wildlife-rich Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and go on memorable river safaris to spot the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat.   
Perfect forThose looking for accommodation with a difference, and wildlife (especially jaguar!) lovers.
In the know
  • A chance to stay on a house boat in a stunning setting
  • One of the best wildlife spots in South America – this is the place to see jaguars, as well as hundreds of other species of wildlife and birds, including capybaras, caiman, macaws and jabiru storks
  • Discover a remote and unexplored area of the Paraguay River in the Pantanal, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site
  • River trips on boats with silent motors, meaning a greater chance to see wildlife

Recommended for...

  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Setting & Views
  • Cruise

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Jaguar House Boat sits on the Paraguay River in the Pantanal’s Taiama Reserve, in the state of Mato Grosso. The boat is moored on the north side of Taiama Island.

Rooms at Jaguar House Boat

There are nine comfortable air-conditioned en suite cabins, with bunk beds.  Electricity from the mainland avoids the need for a noisy generator, ensuring a good night’s sleep on the river.

Food & Drink

After a day’s safari, refuel with local specialities in the restaurant, and enjoy tasty barbecues on deck, washed down with some cold beer – it’s on tap.

Activities at Jaguar House Boat

The smaller aluminium boats are ideal for exploring, with silent motors that increase the chances of spotting wildlife. After breakfast onboard, enjoy daily safari trips along the river and around the panoramic landscapes, including islands and lakes, accompanied by an English-speaking naturalist guide. Keep an eye out for jaguars - the Taiama Reserve has the biggest jaguar population in the Pantanal, and they can often be spotting along the riverbanks as they come to drink.
The Pantanal is also home to caiman, capybaras, tapirs, monkeys, anacondas, giant river otters and a wide variety of birds, including macaws and jabiru storks.
Back onboard the Jaguar House Boat, there is a TV and a DVD player, or relax on deck and take in the views.

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Hotel location

The Jaguar House Boat can be reached by car from Cuiaba airport, a journey of approximately 300km, followed by a 30-minute boat ride to Taiama Island.

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