26 April 2021

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Price: From £6925/person

Explore the Avifauna of Chapada dos Guimaraes

Discover the Wildlife of the Pantanal

Private Jaguar Safari at Porto Jofre

Visit the Atlantic Forest & Explore its Avifauna

Private Birding Guide in the Pantanal and in the Atlantic Forest

Day 1: Arrive at Cuiaba & Discover Chapada dos Guimaraes


Arrive at Cuiaba and meet our team on arrival. Enjoy your lunch in the city and then travel to Chapada dos Guimarães (1 hour). Depending on the time, we can stop for a quick visit to the Véu de Noiva Waterfall and observe some birds around it. Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon and discover the different species of birds on the grounds.

Overnight at the Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Burrowing Owl in Chapada dos Guimaraes

Day 2 – 3: Birding at Chapada dos Guimaraes


Enjoy two full days of birding excursiona in some of the best hotspots of Chapada, where we can observe some extraordinary birds.

Overnight at the Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

White-eared Puffbird in Chapada dos Guimaraes

Day 4: Travel to the Northern Pantanal and Discover its Birdlife


Enjoy the last opportunity in the morning to observe the birds of Chapada, and then you will be transferred to the Pantanal (2h30m). Occupy your rooms and discover the birds around the lodge, such as Campo Flicker, Savanna Hawks, Buff-necked Ibis, Whistling Heron, Wattled Jacana and many others. After dinner, you will depart on a night safari looking for night birds, such as Nacunda nighthawk, Pauraque, Common and Great Potoos, Great Horned Owl Boat-billed Heron. You may also see some mammals on the way like the Crab-eating Fox, the Tapir, or the Giant Anteater.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Heron in the Pantanal

Day 5: Birding in the Pantanal


Wake-up early and start the day with a birding excursion looking for Hyacinth Macaws, Red-legger Seriema, Sunbittern, Plumbeous Ibis, Green Ibis, Bare-faced Ibis, Cocoi and Refuscent Tiger Herons, Jabiru Stork, Snail Kite, Southern Crested Caracara, Southern Lapwing, Blue-crowned Trogon, Pale-crested Woodpecker and many more. After lunch, we leave the lodge and drive to our next destination within the Pantanal. We will be making stops along the Transpantaneira road to spot Limpink, Little Blue Heron, Jabiru Stork, Wood Stork, Large-billed and Yellow-billed Terns, Ringed Kingfisher.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kingfisher in the Pantanal in Brazil

Day 6: Birding Tour & Transfer to Porto Jofre


Start the day with birding at the lodge. This location can offer a great variety of exotic birds. After lunch, we drive to Porto Jofre, making stops along the way.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Birds in the Pantanal

Day 7: Full-Day Boat Safari in Search of Jaguars, Birds and Other Mammals


Enjoy a full-day boat safari in search of jaguars, giant otters and many bird species.

Overnight at the Pantanal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hiding jaguar in the Pantanal

Day 8: Birding & Transfer to Rio Claro


Morning birding around the lodge, and after lunch, we drive to the Rio Claro area.

Overnight at the Rio Claro.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rhea in the Pantanal

Day 9: Birding at Rio Claro & Transfer to Cuiaba


Depart on a boat safari on the Rio Claro looking for gallery forest birds. After the boat trip, there will be time to observe some birds in the lodge’s garden like the  Chestnut-bellied Guan, Yellow-billed Cardinal, Nanday Parakeets, Scaly-headed Parrot, Turquoise-fronted Parrot, Shiny Cowbird, Giant Cowbird, Toco Toucan and others. In the afternoon we drive back to Cuiabá, with the chance to spot some missing birds along the Transpantaneira road. Accommodation in a hotel close to the airport.

Overnight at the Cuiaba.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

A heron in the Pantanal

Day 10: Fly to Sao Paulo & Transfer to the Atlantic Forest


Fly back to São Paulo and meet your guide at the airport. Drive to Jacu Birding Lodge (3 hours) which is located in the forests of Ubatuba. You can observe Green-headed-, Sayaca-, Palm- and Goldenchevroned Tanagers, Violaceus and Chestnut-bellied Euphonia, Blue Dacnis, Bananaquit and many others at the birdfeeders of the lodge.

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Brazilian Tanager in the Atlantic Forest

Day 11: Birding in the Atlantic Forest


Today you will visit a private hummingbird garden where we can see: Saw-billed Hermit, Festive Coquette, Brazilian Ruby, Sombre Hummingbird, Black Jacobin, Black-throated Mango, Violet-capped Woodnymph, Reddish hermit, but also Red-necked Tanager, Brazilian Tanager, Blue Dacnis, Green Honeycreeper and others.

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Humming bird in the Atlantic Forest

Day 12: Transfer to Itatiaia National Park


The transfer to Itatiaia NP can take over 4 hours. We stay here three nights in order to explore both the low and high park.

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Woodpecker in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil

Day 13 – 14: Full Day Birding at Itatiaia National Park


Enjoy 2 full days of birding at Itatiaia NP

Overnight at the Atlantic Forest.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Green-headed-tanager in the Atlantic Forest

Day 15: Departure Day


Drive back to São Paulo airport (3 hours), according to the scheduled flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

A bird at Guango Lodge

Chapada dos Guimaraes

Pousada do Parque (Classic)

This rustic Lodge is located within the Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. A 500-hectare private area surrounds it with trails and an observation tower. It is perfect for nature and bird-lovers. The Lodge provides quite an intimate feeling as it only has eight rooms.

Northern Pantanal

Pousada Piuval (Classic)

Pousada Piuval is a beautiful eco-lodge near the town Pocone. It offers 30 comfortable apartments, an outdoor pool and many exciting tours in the middle of the 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.


Slaviero Slim Hotel (Classic)

Slaviero Slim Hotel is a modern, 3-star hotel near Cuiaba Airport. It offers clean, comfortable rooms where you can rest after spending some busy days in the Pantanal.

Ubatuba (Atlantic Forest)

Jacu Birding Lodge (Classic)

Jacu Lodge is located in a private, protected reserve in the Atlantic Forest. The lodge owners have been protecting the area for over 30 years. The Lodge is exclusive to our guests. It is an excellent place to observe the birds of the Atlantic Forest and learn about the local culture.

Itatiaia (Atlantic Forest)

Hotel do Ype (Classic)

The Ype Hotel offers some unique looking villas in a beautiful setting on the hillside of Itatiaia National Park. Enjoy the outdoor pool and the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Forest. The rooms are a bit standard, but it is a great place to explore the National Park.

Prices & Inclusions

Travel Period

Holiday Price

Single Supplement

15th January 2023 – 31st December 2023

Based on 2 people travelling £6925/person £800/person
Based on 4 people travelling £5765/person £800/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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