It has been said that there are but two kinds of people: forest people and savanna people. With that wisdom in mind, and certainly not wanting to leave anyone out, we aim to take you all birding in two of our very favorite places in Brazil: Alta Floresta, for non-stop forest and sparkling rivers, and the northern Pantanal, a vast savanna/wetland without equal on the continent of South America. In the rainforest, we'll walk trails beneath enormous trees, take boat trips on dark rivers, and scan the treetops from two canopy towers. We'll make a special effort to find raiding army ant swarms and mixed-species flocks and get good views of a remarkable variety of fancy manakins and parrots. And the food at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge is worth the visit in itself!

Click our heels three times and we'll enter a different world, birding at four lodges along the fabled Transpantaneira highway as we explore the wilds of the northern Pantanal. This is the home of the highly prized Hyacinth Macaw, largest (and surely the loudest!) parrot in the world. As we roll across the landscape, the action is non-stop as Jabirus, jacanas, several species of ibises, storks, herons, toucans, thornbirds, woodpeckers, and raptors seem to have been stationed along the way. We'll spot numerous mammals, too, perhaps even Giant Anteater, Giant Otter, and Jaguar. We're sure to have a blast birding these two very different yet equally exciting habitats, with several days at each to ensure an unhurried pace--our birdlist will be staggering!

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Client comment
"I'd always heard good things about Field Guides and was looking for a tour to the Pantanal at this time. It was excellent. Guides Marcelo Padua and Marcelo Barreiros were superb. Perfectly fitted for their positions. Always courteous. Extremely talented! I appreciated the detailed upfront information and the quick response from the office to all questions before the tour." R.W., ALTA FLORESTA & THE NORTHERN PANTANAL 2019

Combo Tours
If you would like a longer birding holiday, some departures of this tour may be combined with:
BRAZIL'S RIO ROOSEVELT: Birding the River of Doubt