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Brazil - Northeast Endemics II: Bahia and Beyond

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 10 people
Destination(s): Brazil  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3140 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)

The immense state of Bahia is perhaps the most diverse in all of Brazil. On this tour, which can be taken in conjunction with our fabulous Brazil: North-eastern Endemics I – Alagoas & Beyond tour, we will explore all of the special habitats of this fascinating region.
We begin in the Atlantic Rainforests and humid mountain slopes of southeast Bahia, and work our way north and west. As we do so we will visit the best birding sites en route to the famed Chapada
Diamantina, which is hailed as perhaps the most breath-takingly beautiful of all Brazilian National Parks. From the endangered Bahia Tapaculo and gorgeous Banded Cotinga in the humid forests of the east, to the recently described Sincora Antwren and Diamantina Tapculo of the west, we will enjoy the best in both birding and hospitality that Bahia has to offer!

Tour Dates: 3rd to 16th November (14 days)

Tour Price: US$4,875 * £3,140 * €3,920 * ZAR39,800 per person sharing (See below), with US$300 discount if continuing from North-eastern Brazil I (Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Tour Size:Limited to 10 participants with 1 leader & local birding leader.

THE ITINERARY
2nd November- Pre-tour arrival day: Salvador to Itacare
3rd November- Itacare to Serra Bonita
4th November- Serra Bonita area
5th November- Serra Bonita to Porto Seguro
6th & 7th November- Porto Seguro and Veracel area
8th November- Porto Seguro to Boa Nova
9th & 10th November- Boa Nova area
11th November- Boa Nova to Mucuge
12th November- Mucuge area (Chapada Diamantina)
13th November- Mucuge to Lencois
14th November- Lencois area (Chapada Diamantina)
15th November- Lencois to Salvador
16th November- Salvador and depart

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
The fee for this Brazil - Northeast Endemics II tour is US$4,875 * £3,140 * €3,920 * ZAR39,800 per
person sharing.
A single supplement of US$560 will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will
become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.

This tour fee includes:
All meals from dinner on the pre-tour arrival day (2nd November) to dinner on day 13;
Bottled drinking water;
All lodgings;
Ground transportation;
Reserve entrance fees; and
All guiding services (including tips for local guides and services).

The tour fee does not include:
ANY airfares (See above);
Visa fees;
Any drinks;
Special gratuities; and
Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US dollars), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate movements.
b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 7 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to major foreign exchange fluctuations and unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader/s at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will
attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping:
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, porters, restaurants etc) are included on this tour.However, this does not include your leader/s. If, therefore, you feel that he/they have given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip them.

Special Notes:
In some areas, it can be quite hot depending upon local weather conditions. On most mornings, we will be up and out early to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and wildlife activity.
This Brazil tour does not require a high level of fitness but participants should be in good general health as some of the forest birding will be done on foot and may require walking for
several hours at a time (always at a slow pace). There will also be a few lengthy drives. Should you have any physical limitations or medical conditions please notify us in advance of
departure. The vehicles we use are comfortable although we should expect some bumpy roads depending upon local road conditions.
Accommodation is generally comfortable throughout the tour although air conditioning is not available in some areas.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will depart from Salvador International Airport on the pre-tour arrival day (2nd November). Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will officially conclude at Salvador on day 14, though guests may well opt for evening flights out of Salvador on the night of day 13. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.

FLIGHTS:
Salvador International Airport in Northeast Brazil is the primary port of entry for this tour and is well serviced by several airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. HOWEVER: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price: US$4,875 * £3,140 * €3,920 * ZAR39,800 per person sharing (See below), with US$300 discount if continuing from North-eastern Brazil I (Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Please feel free to contact our offices for more detailed information.

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