24 April 2021

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Price: From £6825/person

Explore & Photograph the Incredible Avifauna of the Atlantic Forest

Stay at Photography-Specific Lodges

Enjoy Photographing the Wildlife of the Northern Pantanal

3 Full Day of Private Jaguar Photography Safaris

Day 1: Arrive at Sao Paulo


Arrival at Sao Paulo Airport, meet your driver, and shuttle to your hotel.

Overnight in Sao Paulo.

Meals Included: None

The Centre of Sao Paulo

Day 2: Travel to the Atlantic Forest & Bird Photography 


After breakfast, you will leave Sao Paulo to photograph the colourful birds of the Atlantic Rainforest (3-hour transfer). The lodge is specialised for birdwatching and bird photography. There are several feeders in the gardens which attracts many beautiful species. You will have the chance to walk between the feeders in order to take your favourite pictures. At night you may choose to go searching for owls or do some herping in the forest.

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Red-rumped cacique in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Day 3: Bird Photography in the Atlantic Forest


Enjoy two full days at Trilha dos Tucanos lodge. Discover the trails around the lodge and photograph the birds by the feeders.

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Creamy-bellied Thrush in the Atlantic forest of Brazil

Day 4: Bird Photography & Transfer to Sao Paulo


Enjoy the last morning at the lodge before we head back to Sao Paulo after lunch. You will be transferred near the airport and stay there overnight.

Overnight at Sao Paulo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rio Celeste waterfall in Costa Rica

Day 5: Fly to Cuiaba & Discover the Northern Pantanal


Catch your flight to Cuiaba in the morning and meet your guide on arrival. Lunch will be served in a restaurant in the city, and then you will be driven to the Pantanal. On the way to the Pantanal, you will make stops to photograph the wildlife concentrated in the water ponds. After arrival at the lodge, you have free time to discover the grounds and photograph birds. After dark, attend on a night safari and look for mammals and birds like Tapirs, Ocelots, Giant Anteaters, Crab-eating Foxes and Raccoons, Potoos, Owls and many more.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fox in the Pantanal

Day 6: Wildlife Photography at the Northern Pantanal


Spend the whole day around the lodge. You will explore water ponds with your guide where caimans and birds concentrate, which will offer some great photo opportunities. The feeders around the lodge will also provide some excellent opportunities photographing Toco Toucans, Chestnut-eared Aracaris, Crested Oropendolas, Purplish Jays and others. In the trails close to the accommodation you can photograph Hyacinth Macaws, and jeep safaris will provide the perfect opportunity to take pictures of Giant Anteaters and other mammals.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Giant Anteater in the Pantanal.

Day 7: Morning Photography & Transfer to Porto Jofre


Early morning photography at a water hole to take advantage of the best light. Back to the lodge for breakfast and leave to Porto Jofre. Along the road, we can find a lot of animals. Stop for lunch at a lodge en route, where the feeders can offer some new bird photos, such as the Orange-backed Troupial. Continue to Porto Jofre where your accommodation, dinner will be for the next days.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cayman in the Pantanal.

Day 8-10: Jaguar Photography Safaris


Today is the first day of your jaguar safari on the rivers of Cuiabá, Tres Irmaos, Piquiri and other canals.

While searching for wild jaguars, we can also spot giant river otters, caimans, capybara, and birds! We will have a lunch stop at the lodge and then continue on safari in the afternoon until the end of the day.

Note: for the next days you can choose to have a packed lunch and stay on safari the full time.

Overnight in Porto Jofre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Jaguar in the Pantanal

Day 11: Transfer to Rio Claro & Explore the Area


After breakfast, we drive back on the Transpantaneira road until the Rio Claro area (3 hours). Lunch will be served at the lodge on arrival. Enjoy a boat safari on the Claro river to search for wildlife in the afternoon.  You will have the chance seeing Ringed kingfishers, Green and Amazon Kingfishers, Pigmy Kingfishers and Agami Herons.

Overnight in Rio Claro.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kingfisher in the Pantanal in Brazil

Day 12: Final Boat Safari & Departure


Today will start with a final boat safari. You will also have the chance to see hawks who grab piranhas launched from the boatman. This is an excellent experience for photographers. Alternatively, the nearby forest can also be explored in search of birds and mammals (capybara, otters, tapir, jaguar). After lunch, we drive back to Cuiabá Airport, where the trip will end.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Giant River Otter in the Pantanal

Sao Paulo

Hampton by Hilton Guarulhos (Classic)

This 3-star hotel is right next to Sao Paulo’s International Airport. It is located at a convenient place for our itineraries. It is clean and offers comfortable rooms, complimentary breakfast and a business centre.

Atlantic Forest

Trilha dos Tucanos Lodge (Classic)

The Trilha dos Tucanos Lodge is a lovely, small Lodge in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, in the middle of a 10-hectare private forest reserve. It is perfect for bird-lovers and photographers. The Lodge has excellent bird feeders that attract the local avifauna.

Northern Pantanal

Pouso Alegre Lodge (Basic)

Enjoy the wonders of the Pantanal from this rustic Lodge from an authentic 11,000-hectare cattle farm. Get the feel of the pantaneiro lifestyle and discover the local flora and fauna. The farm offers 24 apartments with AC, fans, and bathrooms with hot showers.

Porto Jofre

Hotel Santa Rosa (Classic)

The Hotel Santa Rosa is another excellent accommodation in the heart of the Pantanal. The hotel was built in a modern architectural style. A 10,000-hectare private reserve surrounds the Lodge, and it offers 23 exclusive suites and an outdoor pool.

Rio Claro

Pousada Rio Claro (Classic)

The Lodge is located 42km away from the town Pocone, on the bank of the River Claro. It is an excellent place to enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the river and discover the local wildlife by boat. The Pousada offers 28 comfortable standard and premium rooms.

Prices & Inclusions

Travel Period

Holiday Price

Single Supplement

15th January 2024 – 31st December 2024

Based on 2 people travelling £6825/person £900/person
Based on 4 people travelling £4805/person £900/person




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Brazil is the fifth largest country in the World, it occupies approximately half of the land of South America. Discover the colourful city of Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches, the magical Iguassu Falls, the lush Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal with its incredible wildlife or the explore the Atlantic Forest with its abundant birdlife.  

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