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Walking above the treeline at Picos das Agulhas
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Watching the Maned Wolf at Caraça
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Sitting on the porch of our lodge as a pair of Hyacinth Macaws preen each other above
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Watching a family of Giant Otters eating freshly caught fish
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Floating just a few metres away, while a Jaguar grooms itself on the beach

Brazil: Pantanal, Atlantic Forest & Cerrado

Oct 04-17, 2020

14 days | Brazil | Quest Nature Tours

We’ve designed this tour to provide the essential experience of the most interesting central and southern Brazilian habitats. We start with a jaunt in the savanna-like cerrado and montane habitats at Caraça, a heavenly setting where we have the best chance in Brazil of seeing the Maned Wolf, South America’s signature canine.

At the heart of our tour will be the Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater wetland complex. Here we’ll find what may be the greatest concentration of conspicuous wildlife on the continent. We’ll visit both the northern and southern Pantanal. Each day we’ll take drives and boat rides with the hope of seeing more of Brazil’s “Big Five” mammals including the Giant Otter, Giant Anteater, and – although a sighting can’t be guaranteed – Jaguar, which we’ve seen and photographed regularly on recent trips and we think we have an excellent chance of observing again! We’ll also be able to appreciate a wealth of bird life include the emblematic Hyacinth Macaw and the Greater Rhea, South America’s answer to Africa’s ostrich.

We’ll end in the Atlantic Forest at the fantastic Itatiaia National Park near Rio. Here we’ll explore luxuriant habitats and be on the lookout for monkeys and the over 350 bird species amidst wonderful tree ferns and orchids.

To augment the experiences on this tour, we are offering a post-trip extension to the fabulous Iguazu Falls where more great discoveries await. Our October 2018 sold out. Mark your calendars to join Chris Earley in 2020 for what promises to be an experience of a lifetime!

 
Read leader Pete Read's blog on the successful 2016 tour here.
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Tour Cost (per person):
US$6345 (Incl. US$350 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 12 participants
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What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, all domestic flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$350 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Belo Horizonte
2To Caraça
3Trails of Caraça
4Fly Belo Horizonte to Cuiabá
5 - 6North Pantanal
7Drive to Cuiabá
8To South Pantanal
9South Pantanal
10Fly to Rio
11 - 12Itatiaia National Park
13Itatiaia National Park, the higher elevations
14Depart São Paulo
Optional Extension: Iguazu Falls
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Your Tour Leader

Chris Earley is the University of Guelph Arboretum’s Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator and a self-proclaimed 'nature geek'. He teaches workshops at the Arboretum, and participates in research around the world. Chris has led many previous Quest trips, including several to Africa.

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Tour Cost (per person):
US$6345 (Incl. US$350 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 12 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, all domestic flights, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader. Taxes and gratuities of US$350 are included.

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