Brazil – Pantanal and Atlantic Forest
The Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world, encompassing approximately 210.000 km² spread over Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. During the rainy season from the end of October through March this area floods and plant life explodes. Then in April as the waters recede, the birds return in vast numbers and variety. Due to the wide-open areas between patches of forest, birds can be easily seen.
There are around 600 species of birds, 95 of mammals, and 50 of reptiles within this ecosystem.
In the early morning and evening visitors can enjoy the magnificent spectacle of thousands of birds flying.
The Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) is commonly seen here and has become the animal symbol of the Pantanal.
Macaws abound within this area. This is one of the last places where the largest hook bill, the endangered Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) can be seen daily.
We have carefully chosen 4 different locations to observe the wonders of this magnificent destination. We will visit the Serra das Araras where we hope to see the Harpy Eagle and several other wonderful species. The Pantaneiro (a sandy track with many wooden bridges) is the only road into the real Pantanal. All lodges are situated along this road. We have selected 3 different places with different habitats to have the best chance to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. We have included Porto Jofre to give us the best options to see the magnificent Jaguar.
We offer the possibility to extend this trip with a visit to the remaining parts of the Atlantic Forest, visiting the part close to the ever expanding city of Sao Paulo. The forests are under intense pressure from development and is disappearing. It is therefore no surprise that many of the forest’s birds are rare and endangered. A visit is still very rewarding with many endemic’s to be seen. We will stay in 2 different lodges with an important difference in altitude and habitats.
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive!
Main Tour Info
Main Tour – Pantanal
- Tour dates
15th – 26th October 2019
US$ 5.375 p.p.
US$ 700 Single supplement
20% of the tour price
All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers
International and connecting domestic flights, insurance and personal costs.
- Tour party
Minimum 6, maximum 8 persons
- Your flight planning: Arrival on the 15th of October before 16.00 at Cuiaba Airport. Departure on 26th of October after midday from Cuiaba Airport. Both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro do have many connecting flights to Cuiaba
Extension – Atlantic Forest
- Tour dates
26th – 2nd November 2019
US$ 3.900 p.p.
US$ 475 Single supplement.
- Your flight planning: Choose for Sao Paulo to enter Brazil. Contact us to coordinate domestic flights and connecting international flights
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