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Our Latin America specialist Grant tells us why his heart lies in Brazil, a country defined by its natural beauty, exotic wildlife, spectacular landscapes and legendary beach hot spots. Brazil is simply made for travel and has something to offer even the most discerning traveller.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Brazil’s teeming flora and fauna make it one of the world’s best destinations for nature lovers. Dominated by the Amazon basin and home to the world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal – as well as numerous national parks, Brazil is bursting with biodiversity, making it the perfect destination for anyone with a love of wildlife. The list is endless, but the Imagine Latin America team has put together a guide to some of the wildlife you can expect to see during a trip to Brazil.
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Wildlife of Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal Adventure
Iguazu, Amazon, Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro
Best for: Beach, Wildlife, Imagine Favourites
Discover Brazil's iconic wildlife on this epic safari-style adventure, observing jaguars, monkeys, macaws and everything in between. Taking you to some of the world's most bio-diverse areas, including the Amazon Rainforest and the Pantanal, this trip is the perfect fit for nature and animal lovers of all ages.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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This itinerary has been carefully created to give guests the best experience for spotting Brazil's wildlife and each hotel has been hand-picked by our Brazil specialists who have visited each one first hand. Begin at the thundering Iguazu Falls which is immersed in the Atlantic Rainforest before flying to the Amazon proper where you can observe an incredible array of birdlife and monkey species in the jungle canopy. Next it's onto the Pantanal wetlands, an area of vast biodiversity and home to the elusive jaguar. Once you've caught a glimpse of alligators, macaws, toucans, monkeys, cabybara and lowland tapirs (just to name a few!) you'll be heading to Rio de Janeiro for a few days of relaxation or partying on the coast, staying on iconic Copacabana Beach.
Days 1 - 3 : Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas for 2 nights
Fly directly into Iguazu to start with an introduction to the incredible nature of Brazil, marvelling at the vast and powerful Iguazu Falls which sit amongst the Atlantic rainforest, a haven for an array of colourful bird species. Base yourself at the beautiful Hotel das Cataratas which boasts an enviable location within the National park and offers its guests exclusive access to the walkways leading to the falls before anyone else can enter the park. Enjoy a full day guided tour of the Argentine side of the park and be sure to spend some time relaxing in the beautiful gardens at your hotel if time permits.
Day 3 - 4 : Cuiaba, Brazil
Fly to Cuiaba on route to the Amazon and stay for one night at the conveniently located Deville Prime Cuiaba before connecting north to Alta Floresta.
Days 4 - 7 : Alta Floresta, Brazil
Stay at Cristalino Jungle Lodge for 3 nights
Cristalino Lodge is a perfect base for extraordinary bird watching experiences in Brazil's southern Amazon. This luxurious lodge has its own 50-metre canopy tower from which you can observe the wildlife which resides in the treetops, as well as a floating dock where you can unwind and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle, as well as a swim if you're feeling brave!
The surrounding reserve is home to an astonishing 580 species of bird, along with an array of butterfly species, monkeys, capybara, anteaters and river otters. Experiences included in your stay are centred around wildlife viewing and include canoeing, walking along forest trails and exploring the river by boat.
Days 7 - 11 : The Pantanal, Brazil
Stay at Araras Ecolodge for 4 nights
Continue your journey to the spectacular wetlands of the Brazilian Pantanal. As the most biodiverse area in the country, it's an absolute must for travellers venturing to Brazil to spot curious wildlife. You'll be staying at one of our favourite lodges and spend your days on fantastic jeep safaris in search of the elusive jaguar as well as the region's other wildlife. There are also some opportunities for trekking to spot wildlife on dry land, horseback safaris, canoeing and focussed jaguar safaris.
4 days gives you enough time to add on the full-day Jaguar Express tour which gives you the opportunity to discover one of the region's best jaguar viewing spots.
Days 11 - 14 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stay at Belmond Copacabana Palace for 3 nights
Fly to Rio de Janeiro for the final few days of your trip, staying on iconic Copacabana Beach for the ultimate way to end your Brazil holiday. Rio is a fantastic city with a party atmosphere, plenty to see and do and miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy. Get out and explore with a guide to take in the highlights or choose to lounge poolside, soaking in that famous Brazilian sunshine before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Day 14 - 15 : Flight Home.
Overnight flight back to the UK.
When to go
All year round destination. The climate is hot and humid throughout the whole year. Between June and November, it rains less (although it is a tropical rainforest and therefore can rain at any time) and it is hotter. From December to May the rainfall is more intense and the water levels increase and large marshlands form both in the archipelago and on the mainland. The flooded land reaches the highest levels between March and April and the lowest between August and October. When the land is flooded, more areas can be accessed by boat however during the 'drier' season beaches are formed along the archipelago and there is more chance to see wildlife such as caiman and capybaras on the river banks.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $8461 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All-inclusive accommodation in the Pantanal and Amazon
Bed and Breakfast in Rio and Iguazu
Transfers with baggage assistance
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.