Wildlife Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and its biodiversity is second to none. This luxury trip covers Brazil’s eco-systems in search of South America’s most emblematic species.

Covering the northern and southern Amazon, the cerrado savannah, the eco-tourism hotspot of Bonito and the northern and southern Pantanal, this luxury three-week journey into wild Brazil covers radically different habitats and an astounding variety of unique flora and fauna. Beginning with the jungles of Manaus, you will have the opportunity to explore the region of the Anavilhanas river archipelago from your luxury lodge. At Caiman Lodge in the southern Pantanal, your specialist jaguar-spotting programme will bring you as close as possible to these majestic big cats in their natural habitat as you shadow the conservation team’s valiant efforts to increase the resident populations. In Bonito snorkel in crystal-clear rivers and observe sinkholes full of feeding macaws before travelling to the northern Pantanal for two further days of wildlife activities. Visit the remote forests of the southern Amazon from the charming Cristalino Lodge before finishing your tour searching for maned wolves in the dusty savannahs of the cerrado.

Trip highlights

  • 3 nights in the northern Amazon at Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge with all meals and activities

  • 4 nights in the southern Pantanal at Caiman Ecological Refuge with a jaguar safari included

  • 3 nights in Bonito at Pousada Boyra, exploring caves, rivers and sinkholes in the region

  • 3 nights in the northern Pantanal at Pousada Rio Mutum with all meals and activities

  • 3 nights in the southern Amazon at Cristalino Lodge with all meals and activities

  • 3 nights in the Brazilian savannah at Pousada Trijunção with all meals and activities.

Map of your holiday

 

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Anavilhanas Amazon Lodge - Luxury Amazon Lodge in Brazil

Arrive into the Amazon

Arrive into Manaus, the gateway to the northern Amazon, and transfer to your lodge in the Anavilhanas archipelago for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Anavilhanas Lodge

DAYS 2 & 3

Monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Explore the Amazon

Over the next two days you will participate in activities scheduled by the lodge exploring this magical eco-system through canoe tours, nocturnal safaris and jungle hikes.

DAY 4

View of the Pantanal

Travel to Campo Grande

Today you will fly from Manaus to Campo Grande and spend one night in the city.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Deville Prime

DAY 5

Caiman Ecological Refuge, Southern Pantanal, Brazil

Arrive at your lodge in the Pantanal

You will be picked up by your guide and transferred to your wildlife lodge in the southern Pantanal where you will spend the next four nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Caiman Ecological Refuge

DAYS 6 – 8

Caiman Ecological Refuge, Oncafari, Jaguar Project, Brazil Pantanal, luxury Brazil, luxury Pantanal, jaguar spotting

Search for the nearby wildlife at the lodge

During your time at Caiman, you will participate in a specialist jaguar observation programme and watch the jaguar conservation team at work while touring the region in search of interesting fauna.

DAY 9

Bonito, Brazil

Travel to Bonito

Today you will transfer to Bonito, and check-in to Pousada Boyrá for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Pousada Boyrá

DAY 10

Explore the surroundings of Bonito

Enjoy a full day tour of the Gruta Azul subterranean cave, the Buraco das Araras sinkhole and a snorkelling experience in the crystal-clear Rio da Prata.

DAY 11

Gruta Do Lago Azul, Bonito, Brazil

Free time to relax

Today you will have a free day to explore the region independently or relax at your hotel.

DAY 12

Fazenda Barranco Alto - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Travel to the northern Pantanal

Returning to the airport in Campo Grande, you will fly onward to Cuiabá in the northern Pantanal, where you will spend one night in the city.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Deville Prime Cuiabá

DAY 13

Pousada Rio Mutum - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Transfer to Pousada Rio Mutum

This morning you will transfer to Pousada Rio Mutum in the northern Pantanal for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Pousada Rio Mutum

DAYS 14 – 15

Pousada Rio Mutum - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Activities in the northern Pantanal

During this time you will enjoy a variety of activities set by the lodge to see the best of the landscapes and wildlife in this part of the vast Pantanal wetlands.

DAY 16

Cristalino Jungle Lodge - Luxury lodge in the southern Amazon in Brazil

Travel to your next wildlife lodge

Today you will fly from Cuiabá to Alta Floresta, tucked away in the remote southern Amazon, and transfer to Cristalino Lodge for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Cristalino Lodge

DAYS 17-18

Cristalino Jungle Lodge - Luxury lodge in the southern Amazon in Brazil

Enjoy another two days exploring the Amazon

Over the next two days, you can enjoy a programme of activities at Cristalino Lodge – situated in an area famous for its population giant river otters and plethora of exotic bird species.

DAY 19

B Hotel, Brasilia, Brazil

Travel to Brasília

This afternoon you will return to the airport and fly to Brasília, Brazil’s ultra-modern capital, where you will spend one night at Hotel B Brasília.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel B Brasília

DAY 20

Pousada Trijuncao, Luxury wildlife lodge in the Brazilian Cerrado

Travel to the Brazilian cerrado

Early this morning, you will catch a light aircraft flight to a remote luxury lodge in the Brazilian cerrado (savannah) where you will spend the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Pousada Trijunção

DAYS 21 – 22

Pousada Trijuncao, Luxury wildlife lodge in the Brazilian Cerrado

Enjoy activities in the cerrado

During your stay at Pousada Trijunção, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting activities in this off-the-beaten track eco-paradise. You can also learn more about the lodge’s maned wolf conservation project.

DAY 23

Aeroplane home

Fly home

Today you will return to the airport in Brasília for your flights home.

The price for this itinerary is $17,420.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 22 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

FEATURED HOTELS

Anavilhanas Amazon Lodge - Luxury Amazon Lodge in Brazil

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Anavilhanas is the place to stay if you are looking for a luxury holiday to the Amazon in Brazil. A gorgeous property with chalets and bungalows in the heart of the Anavilhanas archipelago, the lodge offers a haven of luxury amidst one of the worlds most fragile eco-systems. A truly stunning property in a stunning location.

Caiman Ecological Refuge - Wildlife Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Caiman Ecological Refuge

The Caiman Ecological Refuge offers real luxury within the Pantanal with two stunning properties amidst an incredible setting by the floodplains which provide a great mix of comfort and fabulous wildlife viewing opportunities. It’s the place to stay in the Pantanal.

Pousada Rio Mutum - Holidays to the Pantanal, Brazil

Pousada Rio Mutum

The Pousada Rio Mutum is a charming eco lodge in the north of the Pantanal surrounded by lakes, hills and grassy plains. It’s a delightful place to stay on holiday to the Pantanal. The surrounding forest and wetland area is world renowned for birds, wildlife and flora.

Cristalino Jungle Lodge - Luxury lodge in the southern Amazon in Brazil

Cristalino Jungle Lodge

A gorgeous property in one of the most amazing locations on earth. The incredible Cristalino Jungle lodge is an amazing property in a 29,000 acre private reserve, named by National Geographic as one of the best hotels in Brazil and certainly is the best hotel in Brazil for anyone who wants a birdwatching holiday to Brazil.

Pousada Trijuncao

Pousada Trijuncao

One of Brazil’s best kept secrets, the Brazilian cerrado, or savannah, is one of the most biodiverse eco-systems on earth. This natural paradise is a must see for those looking to enjoy a unique wildlife experience in Brazil.