Brazil and within that the Pantanal is surely a dream destination for any nature enthusiast. It is close to legendary in the natural history world and especially famed as place to see Jaguars, Giant Otters, Giant Anteaters, Hyacinth Macaws and a huge range of exotic looking birds. There are more and more people who would like to visit, there are a few specialized tour companies who offer it, but almost all spending a few days at some lodges and a minimum days with visiting the nearest jaguar sighting spots which can be crowded by other tour groups.
There are only a handful options to make a full circle cruise on the huge river systems in the Southern Pantanal, crossing a vast area basically without seeing anyone else, but plenty of wildlife. Our tour is one of those, visiting Parque Estadual Encontro da Aguas, Parque Nacional Mato Grosso & Reserva Ecologia Taiama. If you have been in the Danube Delta on a floating hotel venturing out from your comfortable base daily to discover the wildlife alongside the river than you can easily imagine the style of the tour. Lush tropical environment, upclose encounters with rare mammals, birds and other wildlife, perfect photographic experience for amateurs and professionals alike, small group. Check the latest Pantanal Mammal tour itinerary here.
After Pantanal we also offer a week-long stay at another biological hotspot, the Atlantic Forest. This is one of the richest areas in the World for wildlife, especially in terms of birds, butterflies (more than 1000 species), moth (several thousand species) and dragonflies (70 species just at the lodge). There are close to 500 bird species at and in the vicinity of our lodge, including 180 (!!!) endemic birds. During a week long stay we can see easily 300 species out of which 30 or 40 endemics ranging from Giant Snipe through Frilled Coquette till Shrike-like Cotinga or Bare-throated Bellbird! Fantastic photo opportunities and amazing landscape.
Please check all details below or download the itinerary with the extension at the Atlantic Forest & Trip Reports from previous years at the bottom. Latest Atlantic Trip Report 2018 here
All pictures made during our tours.
- 12 wildlife watching days in the world-famous Pantanal area
- start and finish in Cuiaba, Brazil
- using the best Pantanal Lodges for 3nights with excellent on site birding & wildlife watching possibilities
- most of the holiday is on board of a super floating hotel with a panoramic restaurant and bar for 8 nights
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Our first priority is to save habitats & species.
Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.
We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.