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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."

Dan Free
Operations Manager

 

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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

Overall an excellent trip. So far, the best area visited for wildlife, with excellent viewing from the open-sided trucks and especially the boats in the 'Jaguar Zone'. Marcos was one of the best local guides we have had. Excellent in the field and a clear communicator - good at sharing his knowledge with his group, and full of enthusiasm. The Pantanal is superb for getting involved in the day to day lives of the animals and birds and Naturetrek's itinerary and guides ensured we saw just about everything on offer.

Mr & Mrs S.
Gwent
Brazil - Just Jaguars!

Good mix of group, excellent leader who really knew his job. Bird spotting was really good and we were lucky enough to see Brazilian Porcupine, Tapir & Coati. We saw Giant River Otters almost everyday and Jaguar everyday while staying at the Flotel.
I wanted to see jaguars and any other mammals and was not disappointed. To sit on a boat and watch these marvellous big cats was the highlight of my holiday. The river otters were such fun and the icing on the cake was seeing ocelots. I also enjoyed being in such a small group of seven other travellers and we all got on together very well which assisted in making the holiday so much fun.