The Transpantaneira park-road – an epic project of integration of the most important city in the Centre West of Brazil and the capital of Mato Grosso state - has its more than 10 years of building ended on the banks of the Cuiabá river, at a place known as Porto Jofre. The Cuiabá is the second most important river in Pantanal and, about 6 hours down from this place it meets the biggest one – the Paraguay river, where there is the Caracara National Park. On the 70th, coincidently with the division of the state and the automatically division of the Pantanal in North and South, they finally decided not to cross the river for ending the road and stopped there. Favored by the strategic location, the traditional inhabitant of the banks of the river started, since that time, a modest project of a camp originally for welcoming fishermen. With time, the simple structure with a restaurant with mosquito nets, toilets, and kiosks were enlarged with the building of some rental homes, where the travelers have at their disposition some houses with two or three bedrooms with one or two bathrooms. Some houses have kitchen as well. Those houses are now attending the Natureco clients for the Jaguar seeking program as a modest but decent and safe accommodation, avoiding the dangers (insects, snakes and hit) from the options of tents or the impact and lack of personality of big hotels or even the obligation of driving too long time to reach the river for taking boats for seeking Jaguars.

location

               Since Porto Jofre Camp the Natureco travelers are at about 30 minutes to the end of the Piquiri river and, 15 minutes more, of the Three Brothers river, both protected into the Meeting of Water State Park, which was created to protect the territory of the largest cat in Americas and third in the World – the Jaguar, that were endangered and now is recovering its population also because of the positive impact of tourism. With a dense forest in the river banks, there is the scenario for observing many other species of the rich Pantanal fauna, such as the Hyacinth Macaws and aquatic birds. The river is the environment of the Giant river otters – the ‘wolves of the rivers’ as they are locally known. The morning is open by the noise of the many primates such as the Black-howler monkey, while the night is closed with the presence of the Great horned Owls. Deers, Anteaters, Manned wolves, Anaconda and other snakes, the Black-skimmer and the colorful Spoonbill or the enormous Jabiru storks… they are all there, greeting the majesty of the king of the food chain – the Jaguars, who are resting or playing on the river banks. A minimum stay of 03 nights is suggested for enlarge the chances and guarantee the encounter to the Jaguar on the centre of its territory.