Jaguars of the Pantanal

A wild experience in this incredible biome

Kayapo's Territory

An amazing ethno experience amidst untouched wildlife

Amazon Rainforest

An unforgettable adventure through the mystical jungle

Lençóis Maranhenses

White Sand Dunes and Crystalline Water Lagoons

Wild Puma Tracking

The ultimate adventure through Chilean Patagonia

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SouthQuest Safaris is proud to be recognized as one of the most specialized companies in tailor-made adventures in Brazil and other regions of Latin America. Our staff across our featured destinations guarantees that we have the expertise, skill and insight to take our guests on a journey that is inspiring and creative, yet carefully planned, tightly controlled, managed and executed.

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We design the most amazing private and group adventures focused on Natural History, Birdwatching, Photo Tours and more…

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Jaguars of the Pantanal

Jaguars of the Pantanal

  • Northern Pantanal, Brazil
  • May to October
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The Brazilian Caatinga

The Brazilian Caatinga

  • Bahia, Brazil
  • February to September
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Best of the Pantanal

Best of the Pantanal

  • Northern and Southern Pantanal, Brazil
  • May to October
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The Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife of Costa Rica

  • Caribbean portion of Costa Rica
  • December to September
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Patagonia Puma Tracking

Patagonia Puma Tracking

  • Torres del Paine, Chile
  • September to May
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Colors of Bolivia

Colors of Bolivia

  • La Paz & Highlands, Bolivia
  • April to November
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Jaguars of the Pantanal – June and October
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Jaguars of the Pantanal – June and October

  • 09-16 June, 2023
  • 10-17 October, 2023
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Jaguars of the Pantanal – August
FIXED DEPARTURE

Jaguars of the Pantanal – August

  • 01-08 August, 2023
  • Northern Pantanal, Brazil
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Kayapo’s Territory

Kayapo’s Territory

  • Kayapo Indigenous Territory, Brazil
  • May to December
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Pristine waterways of the Amazon

Pristine waterways of the Amazon

  • Anavilhanas and Jau National Park, Brazil
  • January to August
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Jaguars of the Pantanal

Jaguars of the Pantanal

  • Northern Pantanal, Brazil
  • May to October
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Best of the Pantanal

Best of the Pantanal

  • Northern and Southern Pantanal, Brazil
  • May to October
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Testimonials

People who enjoyed the experience with us.

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Marlon du Toit

South Africa

What can I say, this place, the Pantanal, is on a whole different level. Every day holds something special in store & there’s seldom a moment where nothing happens. Beauty is all around you, don’t have to look far. We managed 31 different Jaguar sightings across 7 nights. This was made up of 19 different individual cats! What an experience! Thank you SouthQuest Safaris and Ricardo Casarin for another incredible adventure! Can’t wait to see you again!

Kevin Richardson (The Lion Whisperer)

United Kingdom

I think everyone wanting to see jaguars in the wild would be mistaken if they went anywhere else. I mean Pantanal with the professionalism of SouthQuest Safaris and the naturalist guide Ricardo Casarin. I’ve been to many places around the planet and when you are in good hands you just know it. So, you can’t fool me easily and I was super impressed with SouthQuest due to their professionalism with everything just running like clockwork.

David Plummer

United Kindgom

I have worked with Ricardo Casarin now for nearly 10 years and must say that he is now the only guide I work with in Brazil.  He doesn’t just try beyond all expectations to find wildlife for you, he actually ‘wants’ to find it as badly as you, whether this is common birds or elusive jaguars.  His knowledge and passion for Brazil’s wildlife is excellent and he will pay as much attention to the ‘beginners’ in a group as he will with experienced birders.  Whatever your wish, be it ocelot or passion fruit mousse for desert, Ricardo will make it happen in his friendly, genial way.  If you are deliberating over which guide or tour company to lead you through a wildlife paradise, you cannot go wrong by choosing Ricardo Casarin and SouthQuest Safaris.

Cameron Scott

South Africa

This has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life as a naturalist, guide and nature lover. Coming to the Pantanal just blow my mind every single day. As a luxury tour operator from Africa, dealing with high end clientele, you know this is the place you have to come and visit. Royal Ngala Safaris which is my company only works with the very best in every single country that we visit, and the best in Brazil is SouthQuest Safaris. You will be working with Ricardo Casarin, one of the best guides I’ve ever worked with. You will be in the best hands from start to finish and cannot go wrong.

Eberhard Hummel

Germany

To photograph the diversity of the different life zones in Brazil has been a longtime dream for me. In the Northern or Southern Pantanal, besides the immense variety of birds, mammals were a particular photographic interest to me. Such as jaguars, giant otters, giant anteaters, ocelots, peccaries or black-howler monkeys. Ricardo Casarin knew always the best chances where to find them. The same applies to our photographic trips to the Amazon basin to photograph harpy-eagles, several species of tamarin-monkeys, among them the very attractive emperor-tamarin. His ornithological knowledge of bird-calls and bird-identification was very helpful in finding and identifying this immense variety of birds. SouthQuest’s team assistance has greatly added to the success of my voyages and I will not hesitate to contact them again to guide me when returning to Brazil and explore the Atlantic Rainforest.

Manuela Seifert

Switzerland

Ricardo Casarin’s guiding is not simply showing you species of wonderful Northern and Southern Pantanal, he is able to transmit this sense of place, letting you understand more about the ecosystems and their rich fauna and flora. Thanks to his good knowledge and spotting many of our bird wishes were fulfilled. His friendly and helpful way let the group feel very much at ease.

Andrea Goldschmidt

Brazil

Traveling with the photographer João Marcos Rosa is always a pleasure. He’s super dedicated (he never tires!) and also excited by each species seen. Very generous, João is always willing to provide the best photo spot, important tips and be super happy when the travelers shot good images. Ricardo Casarin was an amazing naturalist guide during our Pantanal tour. I knew his reputation, but I haven’t met him personally before. He knows a lot about the species, their habits, their scientific names and peculiarities. Super talkative and lively, Ricardo has always something fun to add and make the trip very informative and relaxed. An expedition full of good surprises: very competent professionals, always concerned in creating the best experiences for the travelers. I hope to make other trips with SouthQuest Safaris soon!

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