There are currently 2 Travel Helpers for Pantanal. Please remember that these Travel Helpers provide information on a volunteer basis and when they take the time to help you that a thank you is highly appreciated! They are listed below in order of their last activity on Travellerspoint.
We took a 5 day DIY trip into the Pantanal in July of 2016. This turned out to be significantly cheaper than any other option (less than half the price). Yes we also saw Jaguars, as it was the right time of year. Let me know if you have questions about a DIY trip to the Pantanal.
I've been there several times and have good contacts to locals. If you want to get a taste have a look at my travel blog: http://00somewhereinbrasil00.blogspot.com/
I grew up in Brazil that's why I speak perfectly portuguese and live between Brazil and Italy.
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Here are some other Travellerspoint pages to help you plan your trip to Pantanal!