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Wildlife holidays in Brazil with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Brazil

Tell me about Brazil …

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. It was a Portuguese colony from 1500 until its independence in 1822.

In the north, low dry woodland, damp grasslands and gallery forest along the banks of a meandering river system create a mixed variety of habitats. Further south the woodland is relieved by broad expanses of swamp and marsh which are recognised as one of the most important wetland areas in the Neotropics.

The vast empty lowlands of the Pantanal extend southwards from the plateau of the Mato Grosso in Brazil to the borders with Paraguay and Bolivia. This area is roughly the size of France and sparsely populated.

Our Brazil specialist recommends..

"Our ‘Brazil – Just Jaguars’ holiday is a spectacular way to spend 12 days in Brazil with the Jaguar being the obvious highlight with many other such as the Hyacinth Macaw and the Giant River Otter. Explore the Pantanal by foot, boat and by vehicle."

Tom Mabbett
Operations Manager

 

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Mother and CubSunset while on Night DriveGiant River OttersToco ToucansHoatzinHoatzinIvory-billed AracariKing Vulture AmazonChestnut-eared Aracari (Mike Galtry)Back Howler Monkey (Mike Galtry)Nacunda NighthawkGreater Rhea (Mike Galtry)Swallow-tailed HummingbirdSaffron ToucanetBlond-Crested WoodpeckerBananquit (Dani Free)Roseate Spoonbill

Whats special about the wildlife?

Brazils vast area comprises a number of different ecosystems, including the Amazon, which is recognised as having the greatest biodiversity in the world. New species are regularly found in the Amazon, and scientists estimate that the total number of plant and animal species found here is about 4 million!

The relative lack of human disturbance in the Brazilian Pantanal and the open nature of the habitat mean that wildlife is often easier to observe than elsewhere in South America.

Naturetrek tours to Brazil

Naturetrek offers various bird watching and wildlife holidays to Brazil. From birds and mammals in the Pantanal and Iguazu Falls, to a bargain bird watching tour exploring Brazils endemic rich Atlantic rainforests.

Some highlights of a Brazil wildlife tour:

  • Rare Marsh Deer at the edge of the Pantanal wetland & herds of Red Brocket Deer in the adjoining woodlands
  • Brown Capuchin Monkeys & Black Howler Monkeys
  • Endangered Giant River Otters, which often approach to within a few metres of observers
  • The stunning Iguazu Falls
  • A fantastic variety of bird life from Jabiru Storks & trogons to hummingbirds & toucans
  • Herds of Capybara, the world’s largest rodent, plus Caimans (New World crocodiles)

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Brazil HOLIDAYS

Excellent guide and wonderful sightings of birds and animals in the Pantanal.

V.M.
Hertfordshire
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Marcos is an amazing man with an astonishing ability to find wildlife. He is extremely conscientious, thoughtful and tries his best to give his guests the best experience possible.
Our guide was superb. He had excellent knowledge, found all sorts of rare animals, was really enthusiastic and always positioned our boat really well when viewing the jaguars. He also looked after the smallest details and cared really well for us.