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Brazil Photo Tour / Workshop

A Unique Jaguar & Wildlife Experience

October 21-30, 2024

Experience an international wildlife photography workshop that journeys into the heart of Jaguar country in the midst of the Pantanal. Stay at a beautiful lodge for the next several days that includes all meals. The search for these magnificent cats won’t be difficult as we will take part in daily boat excursions to search for jaguars that line the rivers here. Jaguars will not avoid the water and are quite good at swimming. So be prepared to capture beautiful images of South America’s most beautiful cats both on land and in the water on the Brazil photo tour. Macaws, herons and a host of bird species, large and small, reside deep in the Pantanal, which is home to over 1,000 species.

Join Christopher Balmer as he hosts this workshop and takes you on a photographic journey through Brazil, with a special emphasis on jaguars. Christopher will also be instructing on how to master your camera throughout the workshop.



2024 Dates: Registration CLOSED: Cancelled Due to Drought

October 21-30, 2024 - CANCELLED Due to Drought $5,995 per person (based on Double Occupancy) $900 Single Supplement $1,500 Non-Refundable Deposit at Registration (Card or Check).

(Airfare not included from USA to Cuiaba)

Final payment due 90 days before trip departure and final payment must be made with check. (Credit card fee of additional 3.5% if card is used for final payment)

Balance Due: July 20, 2024

Check Out the Schedule at the LINK Below:

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October 20-29, 2022 - Sold Out!



Skill Level

Beginner to Pro

Great Trip for Non-Photographers

Your Photographers/Guides

Christopher Balmer

What's Included

  • Inner-Brazil flights

  • Lodging throughout the workshop as outlined

  • Lodging 1 night near airport

  • Lodging at lodge in the heart of the Pantanal

  • English speaking guide to assist the group

  • All meals included at lodge (B,L, D)

  • All ground transportation per itinerary

Lodging throughout the photo tour workshops as outlined above. If you arrive early you may be able to stay earlier or later but your package only includes the nights for the workshop.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare Not Included in Price

  • Gratuities

  • Airline Fees / Insurance / Passports / Personal Expenses

  • Brazil Visa - As of June 2019, no Visa is required

What Should I Wear?

  • Waterproof shoes

  • Sandals

  • Swimming suit

  • Lightweight clothing

  • Rain jacket

Suggested Photo Gear

  • 1 or 2 Camera bodies

  • Wide angle, low aperture lens

  • Telephoto Lens

  • Midrange zoom

  • Extra batteries

  • Battery charger

  • Multiple memory cards

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Rainsleeves

  • Small flash

  • Card reader

  • 4 Stop Neutral Density for widest lens

  • Moose Filter for widest lens (optional)

  • Graduated Neutral Density Kit (optional)

  • Lens cleaning cloths

  • Rain jacket/garbage bag to protect camera bag from rain

  • BlackRapid Strap

Suggested Non-Photography Gear

  • Bose (or other noise cancelling) headphones

  • Sanitary Wipes

  • Disposable toothbrushes

  • Passport (A Visa is needed for this trip)

  • Type N power plug adapter/converter

  • Emergen-C

  • Medications

Travel Advisory to Brazil

Please take note that as of October 2023:

A COVID test is not required when arriving in Brazil when fully vaccinated. Non-vaccinated arrivals must present a COVID test, RT-PCR, or an antigen test, no older than 1 day before arriving in Brazil.

I recommend anyone considering this trip check the CDC Brazil entry requirements often...especially if not vaccinated.

Home to over a 1,000 species of birds, Brazil provides a wonderland of opportunities for even the most enthusiastic of birders! Macaws, herons, and over 1,000 species of birds make their home in the Pantanal of Brazil.

The cuisine served here never disappoints with local dishes highlighting the flavors of Brazil. An abundance of wildlife scurries about, stopping just long enough as if to pose for a photo shoot. Float down the waterways and capture world class stunning photographs of jaguars, ever on the hunt!

The tropical warmth here is a blanket that surrounds and comforts as you become more and more immersed into South Americas largest concentration of wildlife. The wind itself carries with it the scent of wildness and the rawness of an untouched and undefiled land. Life is ever present in the Pantanal and the circle of life endures here.

Truly, this journey holds a plethora of both landscape and wildlife photography opportunities to capture the best of both worlds. You have one life, so make the most of the journey and join us in Brazil for a photo adventure of a lifetime.


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