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Join us for a Wildlife & Birding Safari in Brazil!

Brazil’s Pantanal: A place of superlatives. Home to the world’s largest fresh-water wetlands, the Pantanal is ten times the size of the Everglades, draining into a single channel: the Paraguay River. We venture deep into this world-class wildlife hotspot on a long road that bisects the Transpantaneira wilderness, in search of an adventure that can’t be missed.

In this famed region, we discover wildlife thriving in a mix of savanna, forest, and wetland habitats. Even a relaxed day can yield more than 100 species of birds and dozens of mammals — Capybara are everywhere! Brazilian Tapir, Maned Wolf, Giant Anteater, Giant Otter, and yes, Jaguar (we saw many on our past trips!), are five of many incredible mammals we seek, while Greater Rhea, Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan , Red Legged Seriema, and Helmeted Manakin top the list of impressive bird sightings. Rare Green Anaconda, the world’s largest snake, may be a lucky find, while the small crocodilian Yacaré can be seen by the thousands. For many, it is the sheer number and variety of species that leaves the most lasting impression.

Charming (and working) cattle ranches serve as our accommodations, each with its own impressive and distinctive wildlife community.

Space is limited so sign up soon for this unique and exotic trip!

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Photo 1: Hyacinth Macaw (the biggest parrot in the world), Photo 3: Jabiru (a type of wood stork)

Brazil 2020 Eco-travel Details

When:

August 22 - September 1, 2020

Highlights: 

  • Try for South America’s “Big Five” Brazilian Tapir, Maned Wolf, Giant Anteater, Giant Otter, and Jaguar
  • Witness the “Big Five” of birds: Red Legged Seriema, Greater Rhea, Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan, and Helmeted Manakin. Add Southern Screamer,
    Sunbittern, Scarlet- headed Blackbird, and so many more!
  • Explore both sides of the Transpantaneira wilderness — by boat and road on safari-like excursions
  • Find five species of kingfisher
  • Enjoy local cuisine and hospitality at fazendas (working cattle ranches) at several stages along the road
  • Boat the Cuiabá River for an excellent chance at a Jaguar sighting
  • See water birds in mass congregation — like those of the Everglades, but magnified!
  • Find at least four species of monkeys and several hundred species of birds
  • Scan for night birds under intense southern sky constellations; spotlight for mammals, too!
  • Enjoy optional fishing at two locations (additional cost for local boat and guide)

Itinerary: 

You can download a draft of our itinerary here!

Cost: 

TBA.

A $500 deposit secures your spot on this adventure.

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Photo credits: Carlos Roberto ChavarrÍa

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