Brazil is one of the world’s 10 ‘megadiversity’ countries, and an essential destination for any serious birder or wildlife enthusiast. Our Brazil - Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal & Cerrado tour is a birding and wildlife safari that takes in three significant locations; deciduous Amazonian forests, where we will visit the nesting site of a Harpy Eagle, the bird rich Cerrado woodlands, and the celebrated Pantanal – the planet’s largest wetland, encompassing 80,000 square miles of emerald forests, savannas, rivers and lagoons. Here we will find ourselves privy to an incredible range of fauna. With over 650 bird species and a staggering 200 mammals, this region is unlikely to disappoint. To boot, this is also the most reliable place for sighting the magnificent Jaguar.
Day 1: Sao Paulo to Serra Das Araras via Cuiaba.
Day 2: Serra Das Araras area.
Day 3: Serra Das Araras to Rio Pixaim and the Pantanal.
Day 4 to 5: October Pantanal Area.
Day 6: Pantanal to Chapada dos Guimaraes.
Day 7: Chapada dos Guimaraes Area.
Day 8: Chapada dos Guimaraes to Sao Paulo via Cuiaba.
Our exciting Atlantic Rainforest Extension takes us to the productive Intervales State Park. Situated on the high Serra do Mar escarpment, the pristine forests in this area harbor a number of endangered and sought-after species, including Helmeted Woodpecker, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, Atlantic Royal Flycatcher and Spotted Bamboowren.
Day 1: Sao Paulo to Intervales State Park.
Day 2 to 4: Intervales State Park.
Day 5: Transfer to Sao Paulo.
The verdant Amazon, replete with a diversity of avifauna rivaled nowhere else on our planet, forms the focus of our post-tour Amazon Rainforest Birding Extension. As a base we have selected a wonderful lodge that boasts well over 500 species, and offers 20 km of well-maintained trails and a high platform that exposes you to the hidden world of the forest canopy. Whilst on trail we will look for the likes of Cryptic Forest Falcon, nunlets, jacamars and a horde of antbirds, antpittas, antwrens and ant-thrushes! The mammals here are not neglected, and we may encounter lethargic sloths, Lesser Anteater and primates including the endemic Red-nosed Spider and Bearded Saki Monkey.
Day 1: Sao Paulo to Cristalino via Alta Floresta.
Days 2 to 5: October Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Day 6: Cristalino to Cuiaba and transfer to Sao Paolo.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Atlantic Rainforest Extension: 1 - 5 October 2012 (5 days):
- US$1,750 * £1,100 * €1,250 * ZAR12,000 per person sharing (see below)
- Single Supplement: US$130.
Birds and Wildlife of the Pantanal and Cerrado: 6 - 14 October 2012 (9 days):
- US$3,500 * £2,210 * €2,500 * ZAR24,000 per person sharing (see below)
- Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$585
- Single Supplement: US$650.
Amazon Rainforest Birding Extension: 14 - 19 October 2012 (6 days):
US$2,250 * £1,420 * €1,610 * ZAR15,400 per person sharing (see below)
- Approximate cost of domestic flights: US$390
- Single Supplement: US$280.
Note: Tour prices fixed in US Dollars, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
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