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Pantanal Photography Tour, Brazil - 8 Days

Pantanal Photography Tour, Brazil
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Pantanal Wildlife Photography Tour in Brazil

Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. It is located in the Mato Grosso state in southern Brazil. A large part of the territory is flooded during the rainy season (November through March), allowing the ecosystem to sustain a high diversity of wildlife. The Pantanal ecosystem is also thought to be home to 1000 species of birds, 300 species of mammals, and 480 species of reptiles. This high wildlife diversity makes Pantanal the prime destination for a wildlife photography tour in Brazil, especially for birds and mammals.

Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. It is located in the Mato Grosso state in southern Brazil. A large part of the territory is flooded during the rainy season (November through March), allowing the ecosystem to sustain a high diversity of wildlife. The Pantanal ecosystem is also thought to be home to 1000 species of birds, 300 species of mammals, and 480 species of reptiles. This high wildlife diversity makes Pantanal the prime destination for a wildlife photography tour in Brazil, especially for birds and mammals.

Our Pantanal Photography tour  to Pantanal focuses on providing guests with the best conditions for wildlife photography by taking them to the best-known spots. Also, our tour provides you with the best and most highly experienced tour guides in the area.

The wildlife photography adventure begins near the town of Poconé. The first part of the trip will be looking for Pantanal icons like Yacaré Caimans, Greater Rhea and Red-legged Seriema. We will spend two nights at the comfortable Piuval Lodge looking for specialties like Hyacinth Macaw and Giant Anteater.

Then, we will move to Pantanal Norte Lodge for two nights where the main targets are Brazilian Tapir, Marsh Deer, Giant Anteater, Red-brocket Deer among others.

After that, we move to the Aymara Lodge where we will spend additional nights looking for Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, Zigzag Heron and more.

Finally, we head to Chapada dos Guimarães where we'll spend two more nights. This is a unique destination for wildlife and especially for bird photography. Here we will have more chances to photograph Jaguars and Giant River Otters. Interesting birds to photograph in the area also include Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Maguari Stork, White-headed Marsh-Tyrant, Great Potoo, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Great Horned Owl and many others.

From Chapada dos Guimarães we will drive back to Cuibá, for the flight back to Sao Paolo.

Day 1
Day 1 - Sao Paolo - Cuiba

Arrival to Cuiba airport. Transfer to the lodge.Overnight at Piuval Lodge.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Day 2 - Piuval Lodge

Early expedition in a wonderful lake covered by water hyacinths for special bird rarities like Yellow-breasted Crake, Grey-breasted Crake, Rufous-sided Crake, Azure Gallinulle, Least Bittern, Pinnated Bittern and few others. Transfer back to the lodge to have breakfast.The target birds for the rest of this morning are: Blue-and-yellow Macaw, Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Rufous Casiornis, Saffron-billed Sparrow, Hyacinth Macaw, Helmeted Manakin, Blue-throated Piping-Guan, Flavescent Warbler. Quick rest after lunch and special search for White-fronted Woodpecker and Giant Anteater in the afternoon. Owling on the way back.

Overnight at Piuval Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3
Day 3 - Pantanal Lodge, Pixaim River

Full day exploring the forest by the Pixaim River. In the morning we will be looking for birds like Mato Grosso Antbird, Blue-crowned Trogon, Chestnut-bellied Seedfinch, Ashy-headed Greenlet, Stripe-necked Tody-tyrant, Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Large-billed Antwren and many others. After lunch we will focus on birds like White-naped Xenopsaris, Green-backed Becard, Long-tailed Ground-dve, Greater Thornbird, Rusty-backed Antwren and few others.

Overnight at Mato Grosso Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 4
Day 4 - Pantanal Norte Lodge

Two full days exploring the rivers using a speed boat. After an early breakfast we will have boat rides up/down stream, searching for Jaguars, Anacondas, Giant River Otters, and some birds that we could have missed the days before. The special target is always a good sighting of a jaguar hunting along the river bank.

Overnight at Pantanal Norte Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 5
Day 5 - Pantanal Norte Lodge - Aymara Lodge

Morning expedition for jaguars. Birding along Transpantaneira Road in the afternoon.

Overnight Aymara Lodge.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 6
Day 6 - Aymara Lodge - Chapada dos Guimarães

Early transfer to Chapada dos Guimarães. Right after arriving to Pousada Vento Sul we will spend the full day briding and photographing around the lodge.

Overnight at Pousada Vento Sul.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 7
Day 7 - Chapada dos Guimarães

Full day briding and photographing around the lodge.

Overnight at Pousada Vento Sul.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 8
Day 8 - Chapada dos Guimarães - Cuiba

Morning birding around the lodge, then transfer back to the Cuiba airport.

Yacaré Caimans, Greater Rhea,Red-legged Seriema, Hyacinth Macaw, Brazilian Tapir, Marsh Deer, Giant Anteater, Red-brocket Deer, Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, Zigzag Heron.

What is included?

  • Lodging as described above (some lodges, hotels, might changed depending on room's availabilty)
  • Ground transportation and driver throughout the tour
  • Boat trips
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees for nature reserves
  • Meals as mentioned in the program, it includes: starter, main course, dessert, fruit juice
  • Drinking water supply and snacks available in the car during the whole ground trip
  • Applicable taxes, fees, and licenses

What is not included?

  • International or domestic airfares
  • Airport departure taxes or visa fees
  • Any kind of travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of personal use
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights
  • Tips
  • Anything mentioned in the itinerary and inclusion

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Why book with Green Tours?

Green Tours, the trade name of Cheqa Peru SRL, is a Peruvian tour operator company stablished in 2006 with the objective to offer high quality ground services for tourism operations in Peru with innovation, comfort, safety, and commitment with our social and environmental responsibilities. The last few years Green Tours has established itself as an important Peruvian tour operator, providing ground logistics for American, Canadian and British birding companies like Wings, Paradise Birding, Sunrise Birding, Worldwide Birding Tours, Sierra Club, Avocet Tours, and Heatherlea. Green Tours is part of a Carbon Neutral partnership to offset the carbon footprint for its operations, with this partnership we are helping to improve the conservation efforts in the Tambopata National Reserve. Also, since 2016 we are supporting small conservation efforts in north western Peru for the conservation of the habitat of the tropical dry forest, specially the habitat of the Peruvian Plantcutter. Currently, our General Manager is the executive director of APTAE (the Peruvian Association for Eco and Adventure Tourism). Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Wilson Díaz, is an active birder and has been travelling with birding groups since 2001 providing logistic support for several companies. Also, we have created “Asociación Green Tours”, a non-profit organization aimed to support conservation initiatives for endangered species like Grey-bellied Comet and Peruvian Plantcutter.

What sort of accommodation and vehicles do you supply?

We use 9 or 28 seats vehicles, depending on the size of the group. Also, we use 3 and 4 stars hotels, and the best available ecolodges.

Do you include internal flight costs?

No, but we can book the fligts for you if requested.

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, the aiport pick up/drop off is included in the regular price.

Can you book accommodation for us prior to the start of the tour?

Yes we can, jsut send us an email with the details of your request.

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Tour Facts

  • Pantanal, Brazil
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 4 to 6 pax
  • 8 days
  • Leisurely
  • English
  • Sao Paolo international airport
  • Sao Paolo international airport