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The striking scenery at Chapada dos Guimaraes, by guide Bret Whitney
A week of exciting birding in climax rainforest on the beautiful Rio Cristalino while comfortably accommodated at the Cristalino Jungle Lodge.

For an informative overview of all our current itineraries to this country--and how to choose among them--see Field Guides Brazil Tours.

Over the years, some of the features of birding tours that clients have told us they enjoy most include staying for several days in a single place rich in birds and other wildlife; spending most of the day on foot instead of in vehicles; taking time to learn about the natural history and behavior of the birds they see; having regular afternoon periods for rest, a dip in the river, or birding a little on their own; and (often mentioned last but almost never forgotten) great food. It is relatively rare that a tour destination provides the special setting required for the ultimate combination of these activities. This tour travels to such a place.

Hours after arrival at Alta Floresta and the Cristalino Jungle Lodge, you will know that you have landed in a different world, with nothing to do but bird, eat, and sleep for six full days! And this is our tour that spends the greatest amount of time at the lodge. By staying longer at this popular lodge in order to provide fuller coverage of this one extremely rich site, we'll have more opportunities to find those seldom encountered species (some of which don't begin to sing until the rainy season starts in October), those unpredictable antswarms, those elusive trumpeters, and those pesky Snow-capped Manakins, as well as to take full advantage of the new 50-meter tower! If you've been daydreaming about Kawall's Parrot, Tooth-billed Wren, or Cryptic Forest-Falcon, this is the place to realize that dream.

If you would like to include a visit to the Pantanal in your Brazil trip, see our slightly longer Alta Floresta & the Northern Pantanal tour.

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2018 Departures
Nov 19-30 ($5350)



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Marcelo Padua

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy terrain, warm to cool climate.

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