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Birding Brazil Atlantic Rainforest Tour - 8 Days

Birding Brazil Atlantic Rainforest Tour
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Birdwatching Tour in Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil

An 8-Day Birding Brazil Atlantic Rainforest Tour which is moderately paced and available on request offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the fantastic birdlife that this threatened habitat supports.

Historically, the Atlantic Rainforest used to cover an extensive area of over 1.2 million square kilometres, but after much deforestation and destruction, there now remains approximately just 12% of the original forest cover. Thankfully, the vast majority of this remaining forest is now protected in designated reserves and National Parks, one of which, Itororo Lodge, our base for this 8-day tour is located.

For the duration of the tour, you will be staying at the lovely Itororo Eco-Lodge. The lodge is located just 2.5 hours from Rio de Janeiro within the 58,790 ha Três Picos State Park tucked away in its own beautiful 20 ha private valley at an altitude of 1,150 m. Surrounded by forest, the lodge sits in a truly privileged and quiet location and has its own trail network, providing guests with the opportunity of seeing many bird species within a short distance. The lodge offers accommodation for up to 14 people, making it small enough not to interfere with the surrounding environment and to be managed in such a way that guests feel like they are staying at a true home from home.

We will take daily excursions out to various habitats and different altitudes, covering the whole elevational range of the Serra do Mar Mountains range from just above sea level to the towering higher peaks at over 2200 meters in altitude.

What’s so nice about this tour is that we stay at the same lodge throughout, which enables us to unpack and return to the same comfortable surroundings every day. The bird feeding stations at the lodge provide excellent photographic opportunities (especially during the winter months of June-September) as dozens of tanagers descend from the surrounding forest to feed on the various fruits on offer. These tanagers are joined by Dusky-legged Guans, both Plain and Reddish-bellied Parakeets, Saffron and Spot-billed Toucanets, and the stunning Blond-crested Woodpecker.

Birding Brazil Atlantic Rainforest Tour highlights include:

  • Staying at one wonderful Eco-lodge for the duration of the tour, no need to keep packing and moving on!
  • Expertly guided tour.
  • Expected 250-300 species of birds during the tour.
  • 100+ Atlantic forest endemics!
  • Some great photographic opportunities.
  • Cool climate at the lodge.

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Pantanal Birding and Jaguar Tour, Brazil has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Atlantic Forest Birding

Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival & Rio de Janeiro

Upon your arrival into Rio de Janeiro one of our drivers will collect you for the 2.5 hour transfer up to Itororo Lodge. As you leave the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro behind and slowly make your way out of the suburbs you will start to see some of the remnants of lowland Atlantic rain forest.

About 1.5 hours into the journey you will start to climb in altitude as you pass the entrance to the Tres Picos State Park. For the next 30 minutes you will drive through some spectacular Atlantic forest as you drive to an altitude of 1100m and then head towards the town of Nova Friburgo. Shortly before Nova Friburgo we will take a turning and start heading up towards Itororo Lodge, just some 20 minutes further along the track.

Upon arrival at the lodge we will quickly settle into our comfortable rooms and spend the remainder of the day birding around the lodge grounds and trails. To date we have recorded some 220 species within the lodge grounds, during the week ahead we have a chance of seeing approximately 300 species, of which approximately 100 will be Atlantic forest endemics!

Species we hope to see during the rest of the day will include Black Hawk-Eagle, Black and White Hawk Eagle, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Scale-throated Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, White-throated Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Black-throated trogon, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Pallid Spinetail, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, White-throated Woodcreeper, Planalto Woodcreeper, Scaled Woodcreeper, Black-billed Scythebill, Bertoni’s Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Brazilian Antthrush, Such’s Antthrush, Blue Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, White-rimmed Warbler, Fawn-breasted, Golden-chevroned Azure shouldered, Ruby-crowned, Gilt-edged and Brassy-breasted Tanagers, Uniform Finch and Green-winged Saltator. The feeding stations at Itororo Lodge are now well known for the spectacular number of colourful species they attract, these together with the hummingbird feeders making for excellent photographic opportunities.

Day 2
Day 2 - High Altitude Excursion to Pico de Caladonia

This full day excursion is aimed at seeing the small number of endemics that exist above 1500 metres. Our day begins with a 40 minute drive to get as high as possible towards 2000 metres in altitude. This depends heavily upon the weather and road conditions. Once at our destination we leave the transport behind for the remainder of the day and start our days birding.

As we gain altitude and continue our walk up a steep road we see a change in the habitat, small stunted trees surrounded by bamboo and other low vegetation provide the first areas in which we hope to see Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Diademed Tanager, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Thick-billed Saltator, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Blue-billed Black Tyrant and Rufous-tailed Antbird. As we walk further uphill we begin to enter the habitat where we stand a good chance of seeing the rare and endemic Grey-winged Cotinga, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Swallow-tailed Cotinga and Black and Gold Cotinga.

We shall also try in this area for Brazilian Antthrush and Mouse-colored Tapaculo. Almost at the summit we hope to encounter the rare and endemic Itatiaia Thistletail together with Velvety-black Tyrant, Rufous-capped Antshrike and Large-tailed Antshrike. We will then take the long walk back down to the minibus looking out for any other new species or trying to improve on views of species seen earlier in the day. Please note that 4x4 transportation up to an altitude of 2000m can be arranged if required, we will then walk down from the top birding along the way. Arriving back at Itororo Lodge there will be fresh tea, coffee and homemade cake available.

Day 3
Day 3 - Lodge Grounds Full Day

Today we will spend a full day in the Lodge grounds walking the Blue Circular Trail and the Orchid Garden Trail. These two trails offer fantastic birding through native bamboo, primary and secondary forest giving us the chance of seeing many Atlantic forest endemics without even leaving the Lodge grounds!

Today we hope to see some of the following species: Brown Tinamou, Dusky-legged Guan, Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Black Hawk-Eagle, Black and White Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Scale-throated Hermit, White-throated Hummingbird, Plovercrest, Brazilian Ruby, Surucua and Black-throated Trogon, Saffron and Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-eared and Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-capped, Pallid, Grey-bellied and Chicli Spinetail, White-browed, White-collared, Buff-browed and Buff-fronted Foliage-Gleaner, White-throated, Lesser, Scaled and Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Black-billed Scythebill, Giant and Variable Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, Bertonis, Ochre-rumped and Dusky-tailed Antbird, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Cryptic Antthrush, Rufous Gnateater, Spotted Bamboowren, Mouse-colored Tapaculo, White-breasted Tapaculo, Gray-capped Tyrannulet, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, Gray-hooded Attila, Bare-throated Bellbird (absent April - July), Sharpbill, Greenish Schiffornis, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Yellow-legged Thrush, White-rimmed Warbler, Half-collared Sparrow, Chestnut-headed, Black-goggled, Ruby-crowned, Azure-shouldered, Golden-chevroned, Fawn-breasted, Brassy-breasted and Burnished-buff Tanager, Uniform Finch and Green-winged Saltator. A cooked lunch will be served at the lodge today.

Day 4
Day 4 - REGUA Wetlands and Lowland Forest Excursion

Today we will take a drive of just over an hour to the Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Acu where we will spend a full day exploring the wetland areas together with the lowland forest. Species we expect to see here amongst others include Whistling and Capped Heron, Brazilian Teal, Masked Duck, Grey-headed Kite, Savanna Hawk, Limpkin, Brazilian Tanager, Yellow-chinned Spinetail, White-headed Marsh Tyrant and Chestnut-capped Blackbird. Surrounding the wetland is lowland forest, a habitat very difficult to encounter as much of this habitat has been destroyed in the past, we venture into this forest in the hope of finding species such as Reddish Hermit, Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Unicolored Antwren, Brazilian Laniisoma (Shrike-like Cotinga), Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, White-bellied Tanager, Yellow-backed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager and Long-billed Wren.

Day 5
Day 5 - Three-toed Jacamar and open country birding

Many birders who visit south-east Brazil go in search of the endemic Three-toed Jacamar. On this full day excursion we visit several sites where this bird is regularly found. Along the way we pass through a variety of habitats and cover a fair distance (140 km) stopping regularly en-route to look for other species.

Our target bird is the Three-toed Jacamar (!), however... other birds we could encounter include Whistling and Capped Heron, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Savanna Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, Laughing Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Red-legged Seriema, Blue-winged Macaw, White-eyed Parakeet, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Striped Cuckoo, Planalto Hermit, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Amethyst Woodstar, White-eared Puffbird, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Black-necked Aracari, White Woodpecker, Band-tailed Hornero, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Gray and White-rumped Monjita, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Yellow-browed Tyrant, Long-tailed Tyrant, White-rumped and Tawny-headed Swallow, Black-capped Donacobius, Curl-crested Jay, Magpie, Hooded, Hepatic, Brazilian and Gilt-edged Tanagers and Hooded Siskin.

Day 6
Day 6 - Cedae and Theodoro Trails full day

After a 40 minute drive from the lodge we arrive at the beginning of the Cedae Trail. We will spend the morning birding this great trail that starts at approximately 600m in altitude.

Our targets for this morning include Plain Parakeet, Saw-billed Hermit, Black-throated Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Saffron and Spot-billed Toucanet, Channel-billed Toucan, White-barred Piculet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Pale-browed Treehunter, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Spot-backed Antshrike, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Spot-breasted and Plain Antvireo, Star-throated Antwren, Ferruginous Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, White-shouldered Fire-Eye, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Blue Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Oustalet's Tyrannulet, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Black-tailed Tityra, Rufous-headed, Yellow-backed, Olive-green, Flame-crested, Green-headed and Red-necked Tanagers and Black-throated Grosbeak.

After birding this trail we will then take a short drive to the beginning of the Theodoro Trail where we will have our packed lunch. Commencing at 1100m in altitude this path offers superb birding. Birds that can be seen include Mantled Hawk, Plain Parakeet, Scale-throated Hermit, White-throated Hummingbird, Surucua Trogon, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Streaked Xenops, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Buff-fronted Foliage Gleaner, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, White-throated Woodcreeper, Variable Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Slaty Bristlefront, Brazilian Antthrush, Variegated Antpitta, Sharpbill, Gray-hooded Atilla and Brazilian Laniisoma.

Day 7
Day 7 - Macae de Cima and Lodge Trails full day

After a 30 minute drive from the lodge we arrive at the beginning of the track towards Macae de Cima. We will spend the remainder of the day driving along this fantastic track that runs through some excellent primary and secondary rain forest.

We will have many stops throughout the day looking for species such as Plumbeous Pigeon, Scale-throated Hermit, Green-crowned Plovercrest, White-throated Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Pallid Spinetail, Orange-eyed Thornbird, White-collared Foliage-Gleaner, Giant Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike, Bertonis Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Rufous Gnateater, Black and Gold Cotinga, Bare-throated Bellbird, Pin-tailed Manakin, Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, White-rimmed Warbler, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, White-bibbed Antbird and Green-winged Saltator. We will have a packed lunch along the way and continue our birding until mid afternoon when we start to make the drive back to the lodge.

Day 8
Day 8 - Birding the lodge grounds and departure

If time allows the morning will be spent birding the lodges grounds and trails in search of any new species before departure back to Rio de Janeiro.

Night Birding: Within the Itororo Lodge grounds we are lucky enough to have Long-trained Nightjars, Pauraque, Short-tailed Nighthawk, Tropical Screech-Owl, Rusty-barred Owl, Striped Owl and various other night birds yet to be discovered! During the course of the week we will go out searching for various species on 2 or 3 nights.

End of tour.

Some of the Wildlife species expected to see:

Black Hawk-Eagle, Black and White Hawk Eagle, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Plain Parakeet, Scale-throated Hermit, Violet-capped Woodnymph, White-throated Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Black-throated trogon, Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Pallid Spinetail, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, White-throated Woodcreeper, Planalto Woodcreeper, Scaled Woodcreeper, Black-billed Scythebill, Bertoni’s Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Brazilian Antthrush, Such’s Antthrush, Blue Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, White-rimmed Warbler, Fawn-breasted, Golden-chevroned Azure shouldered, Ruby-crowned, Gilt-edged and Brassy-breasted Tanagers, Uniform Finch and Green-winged Saltator, Bay-chested Warbling Finch, Diademed Tanager, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Thick-billed Saltator, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Blue-billed Black Tyrant, Rufous-tailed Antbird, Grey-winged Cotinga, Serra do Mar Tyrannulet, Swallow-tailed Cotinga and Black and Gold Cotinga, Mouse-colored Tapaculo, Velvety-black Tyrant, Rufous-capped Antshrike, Large-tailed Antshrike, Brown Tinamou, Dusky-legged Guan, Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Black Hawk-Eagle, Black and White Hawk-Eagle, Barred Forest-Falcon, Maroon-bellied Parakeet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Scale-throated Hermit, White-throated Hummingbird, Plovercrest, Brazilian Ruby, Surucua and Black-throated Trogon, Saffron and Spot-billed Toucanet, Yellow-eared and Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-capped, Pallid, Grey-bellied and Chicli Spinetail, White-browed, White-collared, Buff-browed and Buff-fronted Foliage-Gleaner, White-throated, Lesser, Scaled and Olivaceous Woodcreeper, Black-billed Scythebill, Giant and Variable Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, Bertonis, Ochre-rumped and Dusky-tailed Antbird, Rufous-backed Antvireo, Rufous-tailed Antthrush, Cryptic Antthrush, Rufous Gnateater, Spotted Bamboowren, Mouse-colored Tapaculo, White-breasted Tapaculo, Gray-capped Tyrannulet, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, Gray-hooded Attila, Bare-throated Bellbird (absent April – July), Sharpbill, Greenish Schiffornis, Rufous-crowned Greenlet, Yellow-legged Thrush, White-rimmed Warbler, Half-collared Sparrow, Chestnut-headed, Black-goggled, Ruby-crowned, Azure-shouldered, Golden-chevroned, Fawn-breasted, Brassy-breasted and Burnished-buff Tanager, Uniform Finch and Green-winged Saltator, Whistling and Capped Heron, Brazilian Teal, Masked Duck, Grey-headed Kite, Savanna Hawk, Limpkin, Brazilian Tanager, Yellow-chinned Spinetail, White-headed Marsh Tyrant and Chestnut-capped Blackbird, Reddish Hermit, Eye-ringed Tody Tyrant, White-chinned Sapphire, Rufous-capped Motmot, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Antshrike, White-flanked Antwren, Unicolored Antwren, Brazilian Laniisoma (Shrike-like Cotinga), Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, White-bellied Tanager, Yellow-backed Tanager, Flame-crested Tanager and Long-billed Wren, Capped Heron, Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Savanna Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, Laughing Falcon, Aplomado Falcon, Red-legged Seriema, Blue-winged Macaw, White-eyed Parakeet, Blue-winged Parrotlet, Striped Cuckoo, Planalto Hermit, Glittering-bellied Emerald, Sapphire-spangled Emerald, Amethyst Woodstar, White-eared Puffbird, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Black-necked Aracari, White Woodpecker, Band-tailed Hornero, Orange-eyed Thornbird, Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Gray and White-rumped Monjita, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Yellow-browed Tyrant, Long-tailed Tyrant, White-rumped and Tawny-headed Swallow, Black-capped Donacobius, Curl-crested Jay, Magpie, Hooded, Hepatic, Brazilian and Gilt-edged Tanagers and Hooded Siskin, Parakeet, Saw-billed Hermit, Black-throated Trogon, Rufous-capped Motmot, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Saffron and Spot-billed Toucanet, Channel-billed Toucan, White-barred Piculet, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Pale-browed Treehunter, Black-capped Foliage Gleaner, White-eyed Foliage Gleaner, Plain-winged Woodcreeper, Lesser Woodcreeper, Spot-backed Antshrike, Rufous-capped Antthrush, Spot-breasted and Plain Antvireo, Star-throated Antwren, Ferruginous Antbird, Streak-capped Antwren, White-shouldered Fire-Eye, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Blue Manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin, Gray-hooded Flycatcher, Oustalet’s Tyrannulet, Eared Pygmy-Tyrant, Black-tailed Tityra, Rufous-headed, Yellow-backed, Olive-green, Flame-crested, Green-headed and Red-necked Tanagers and Black-throated Grosbeak, Mantled Hawk, Plain Parakeet, Scale-throated Hermit, White-throated Hummingbird, Surucua Trogon, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Streaked Xenops, White-browed Foliage Gleaner, Buff-fronted Foliage Gleaner, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, White-throated Woodcreeper, Variable Antshrike, Star-throated Antwren, White-shouldered Fire-eye, Slaty Bristlefront, Variegated Antpitta, Sharpbill, Gray-hooded Atilla and Brazilian Laniisoma, Plumbeous Pigeon, Scale-throated Hermit, Green-crowned Plovercrest, White-throated Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Yellow-browed Woodpecker, Rufous-capped Spinetail, Pallid Spinetail, Orange-eyed Thornbird, White-collared Foliage-Gleaner, Giant Antshrike, Tufted Antshrike, White-bearded Antshrike, Bertonis Antbird, Ochre-rumped Antbird, Rufous Gnateater, Black and Gold Cotinga, Bare-throated Bellbird, Pin-tailed Manakin, Serra do Mar Tyrant-Manakin, Drab-breasted Bamboo-Tyrant, White-rimmed Warbler, Chestnut-headed Tanager, Azure-shouldered Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, White-bibbed Antbird and Green-winged Saltator

What is included?

  • Full board accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Single occupancy available for an additional charge
  • Professional bi-lingual birding guide(s)
  • Local transfers and all ground transport throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • All meals
  • Water throughout the tour
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • WiFi at the lodge
  • Personalised checklists
  • All Applicable Taxes

What is not included?

  • All international or domestic airfares
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • If providing binoculars and telescopes then add within above
  • Laundry & telephone Charges
  • Optional tour extensions where applicable
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”

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Why book with Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours?

Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours has been offering Brazil Bird Watching and Wildlife Tours since 2002, specialising in birding trips in the Atlantic Forest. We also go to the Pantanal, North-East Brazil, Iguazu Falls and Cristalino Jungle Lodge in the Amazon.

When is the best time to visit?

A trip to South-East Brazil is good all year long! It all depends on what kind of birds you want to see and what kind of temperature and weather you like to go birding in. It all comes down to what you want! From late October to the end of March is our summer. Many of the birds are breeding, which means there is more noise, more territory marking, and some nest sites have been staked out, as well as more birds. Some species are easier to find because they are calling more often. There is less evidence of mixed flocks at this time of year. You can see more mixed flocks in April and September, but sometimes you don't know where to start. Many birds don't call during this time.

What is the climate like?

The climate in the Serra do Mar mountains can be un-predictable, however, the following is meant as a guide to expected weather conditions. From late October – March we are in summer time, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 40+ degrees centigrade. From April through until October the climate is much fresher, especially June, July and August when temperatures at night can drop to around 2 degrees centigrade. Most rainfall is during the summer (November – March) with heavy downpours from late afternoon into the early evening. But we can’t guarantee any dry periods… even in the dry season!

What are the passport and visa requirements?

It is Brazilian law that you carry your passport with you at all times whilst in Brazil, this includes going out on excursions. You may wish to take a photocopy before arriving in Brazil to carry with you on a daily basis. Please note that depending upon your home country you may need a VISA to visit Brazil. Please check before booking with your Brazilian Embassy if this is a requirement.

How do I get to the lodge?

Despite the fact that we offer airport transfers, some people prefer to travel on their own. The bus from the centre of Rio de Janeiro to the town of Nova Friburgo costs about R$60.00 each way for people who want to go. If you want to take the bus to Rio from the airport, you will need to get a taxi or take a bus to the bus station. To get to the lodge, you'll then take a taxi. If you'd like more information, let us know and we'll give you more. From Rio, we'll send you directions on how to get to the lodge. This is for people who have hired a car.

Are there internet and telephone facilities available?

We have free WiFi for our guests, but keep in mind that we are a long way from the main service provider, so the signal can be weak and we may not be able to get the internet at all. This is very rare, though. The speed of the internet is good enough to check e-mails and other things like that. You will need to bring your own laptop or smartphone to use this service. Most phones with international roaming will be able to get a signal at Itororo Lodge.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Payments at Itororo lodge can be made using your Visa or Mastercard, we also accept cash in Brazilian R$, Euros, and US$ at the end of your stay with us. You can pay for drinks and other things in these currencies.

What drinks are available?

Water is supplied directly to the lodge from a natural spring. We provide mineral water free of charge, please help yourselves from the machine in the dining area. We provide three bottles of water upon arrival, after using these for the first time please re-fill them from the machine and take them on the excursions with you, this helps us cut down on throwing away hundreds of plastic bottles each year. We also offer available for purchase: beer, wine, fruit juices, Coca Cola, Guarana, Sprite and a collection of spirits. Drinks prices range from R$6.00 for a beer or Coca Cola to R$65.00 for a bottle of house wine to R$ 95.00 for various other quality wines. Please note that drinks purchased outside the lodge may not be consumed on the premises. For those of you that like coffee or tea outside of lodge catering hours or on the excursions we suggest that you bring a thermos flask or similar that can be topped up from our machine.

What power is there available?

To charge your camera or other things, you'll need a two-pin plug adapter for southern Europe. The power at the lodge is 220 volts. Some of the plug sockets there have flat pins and the rest have round ones. You'll need a variety of adapters to use them.

What vaccinations do I need?

We recommend that you contact your local doctor or travel clinic for up to date advice.

What clothing will I need?

We recommend that you bring lightweight clothing for your visits into the forest, quick dry trousers together with a long sleeved shirt is advisable, lightweight waterproof jacket for sudden showers together with an umbrella and walking boots or other comfortable footwear suitable for walking on trails within the forest. The trails can sometimes become slippery after prolonged rain. For the evening we suggest jeans / lightweight trousers or shorts and maybe a sweater as some evenings can be cooler. In the winter months a fleece or similar is highly recommended. Swimwear if you are going to use the natural pool and flip flops or sandals can be useful.

Is there a laundry service available at the lodge?

We offer a laundry service at the lodge. The cost per item of main clothes is R$7,00, this includes washing and sun drying. Please note that due to our tropical climate it can take some time to sun dry any piece of clothing.

Are there books and field guides available?

We have a lot of books for our guests to use at the lodge.

Will I need insect repellent?

Make sure you have enough insect repellent for this trip. There are no mosquitos around the lodge, but there can be some on the day trips into the lowlands and on most of the forest trails.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Yes, we do cater for vegetarians and other special dietary requirements, but we will need to know in advance of your trip.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


8 Days

Price & Availability

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USD3,480 / per person
Single Supplement USD 400
This tour is operated by: Serra dos Tucanos Birding Tours

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Tour Facts

  • Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil
  • On Request
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 2 to 8 pax (Tour for 1 person is available, please enquire, group discounts for 3+ pax available)
  • 8 Days
  • All year
  • +15 Years
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Rio de Janeiro International (GIG) or Domestic airport (SDU)
  • Rio de Janeiro International (GIG) or Domestic airport (SDU)