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Brazil "On the Jaguar's Trail-From the Pantanal to the Amazon" Awarded National Geographic Traveler "Tour of a Lifetime"

Created: 17 April 2014

We're thrilled that our "Brazil - On the Jaguar's Trail, Pantanal to Amazon" safari has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the "World's 50 Best Trips" in their annual "Tours of a Lifetime" issue. This marks our the fifth time receiving this coveted award from the editors of National Geographic Traveler.

Wild Planet has now won this top honor for an unprecedented five out of our nine destinations!

"On the Jaguar's Trail" is featured in the magazine's May 2014 issue and listed on a special Tours of a Lifetime page on National Geographic Traveler's website. The magazine's selection process looked for 2014's most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided and most sustainable tours offered worldwide.

See: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/tours/

"This year marks the 30thanniversary of National Geographic Traveler, which has always looked at the world through the lens of culture, nature, and history. The tours we selected go beyond destination to add meaning and context,"said Norie Quintos, executive editor. "They open the mind to new possibilities, new connections, and new ways of thinking-- all critically important given the world's complex issues.

The way we design trips especially for wildlife lovers is what sets us apart, and our Brazil Jaguar's Trail is no different. The big cats, such as the jaguars in Brazil, are among the most elusive of animals, yet we're averaging a whopping 1.5 jaguar sightings each day for the jaguar safari segment at Taiama Ecological Reserve.

Our track record for seeing the world's rarest and most elusive animals may well be the most comprehensive of any wild animal specialists leading tours today. We try to avoid unnecessary intrusion into an animal's personal space or habitat to get a great photo. Instead, we rely on the tracking skills and wildlife expertise of some of the industry's best guides and best practices. We take every precaution we know of to limit our impact so that when our guests witness, for example, a clouded leopard, the sighting is real and authentic.

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