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Brazil: The Pantanal and Atlantic Rainforest

If you want to see a Jaguar in the wild, this is a trip for you! The odds are really high as we will be staying deep in the Pantanal for several days. Our first stop is Rio de Janeiro where we will visit the Christ The Redeemer statue on a city tour on our first day in Brazil before we will transfer to our lodge at the Reserva Ecologica de Guapiacu (also called Regua) in the afternoon. The lodge is only 2 hours away from Rio.

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The habitat in the Atlantic Rain forest is quickly disappearing, so it is one of those places needs to be visited now, not in 10 years. Specialties near the lodge include Shrike-like Cotinga, Giant Snipe, Russet-winged Spadebill, Black-legged Dacnis, but we will also be looking for endemics like the rare Three-toed Jacamar, several species of antbirds, the Gray-winged and Black-and-gold Cotinga and hummingbirds like the Plovercrest.

Our next and final stop is the Pantanal, one of the largest wetlands and most amazing places in the world. We’ll spend a good week exploring this vast wetland in search of Hyacinth Macaw, Greater Rhea, Sunbittern and Sungrebe, Red-legged Seriema and Jabiruto name just a few of the larger birds. Among the endemics are Spot-backed Puffbird, the vulnerable Chestnut-bellied Guan and Planalto Slaty Antshrike. The odds are excellent to see Jaguar with Giant OtterYacare Caiman, Capybara and Crab-eating Fox all virtually guaranteed. We will wrap up with a visit to an area known as Chapada dos Guimaraes, a drier habitat with its own different array of bird species like the Horned Sungem and Collared Crescentchest and home to the rare Maned Wolf.

This tour is designed to cover several of Brazil’s major habitats and provide the opportunity to build a healthy bird list while providing chances to see other iconic animals of the region.

Trip Details

  • Trip Leaders: Stefan Schlick and local guides
  • Fee: $5,295 members* / $5,595 non-members*
  • Deposit: $2,500 required to secure your place
  • Single supplement: $650
  • Group size: Limited to 12 participants

*Unless otherwise noted, trip fees cover all ground transportation, 15 nights double-occupancy lodging, all meals, local guides, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Fees do not include alcoholic beverages or airfare to and from your destination.

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Start:
August 15
End:
August 30
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