Brazil - one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, is a dream destination for general naturalists, photographers and birders alike. Home to swathes of Amazon Rainforest, the vast majority of the continent's savannah, endemic-rich Atlantic Rainforest, and the highly celebrated Pantanal, few destinations can offer such great variety and abundance in such a short space of time.
Our 11 day tour of the pristine Amazon rainforests surrounding Alta Floresta focus on three primary lodges in the heart of the verdant southern Amazon basin - each boasting in excess of 500 species each! From the crystal clear waters of the Rio Sao Benedito II that flows through Rio Azul to the Rondonia specialists of Sao Nicolau and the canopy tower of the fishing lodge of Pousada Thaimacu – good accommodation and excellent food will supplement our bird filled days at each step of our journey. Unlike many forays to Alta Floresta, this is no mere extension, but an in-depth tour focussing on both the common and rarely searched for.
2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.
Black-chested Tyrant, Tapajos Hermit, Crimson Topaz, Peacock Coquette (rare), Crested and Harpy Eagles, Slate-colored, White & White-browed Hawks, Cryptic and Slaty-backed Forest Falcons (rare), Crestless (Lesser Razor-billed) & Bare-faced Curassows, Spix’s & Red-throated Piping Guans, Scarlet, Red-and-Green, Red-bellied, Blue-winged, Blue-and-Yellow & Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Bald, Red-fan & White-bellied Parrots, Kawall’s Amazon, Santarem & Crimson-bellied Parakeets, Bronzy, Blue-cheeked & Paradise Jacamars, Tapajos, Alta Floresta (rare) & Amazonian Antpittas, Pompadour & Spangled Cotingas, Green-tailed Goldenthroat, Sungrebe, Sunbittern, Black, Snow-capped, Flame-crowned, Fiery-capped & Red-headed Manakins, Pavonine Quetzal, Black-tailed, Black-throated, Green-backed, Amazonian & Blue-crowned Trogons, Blackish Nightjar, Tawny-bellied Screech Owl, Ocellated Poorwill, Spectacled & Crested Owls, Amazonian Pygmy Owl, Curl-crested & Red-necked Aracaris, Gould’s Toucanet, Collared and Rufous-necked Puffbirds, Hoatzin, Dark-winged Trumpeter, Cream-colored, Chestnut, Yellow-throated & Golden-green Woodpeckers, Glossy, Plain-winged, Saturnine & Natterer’s Slaty Antshrikes, Yellow-browed, White-breasted, Rufous-faced, Striated, Manu, Grey, Band-tailed, Rufous-faced, Chestnut-tailed, Rondonia Warbling, Xingu Scale-backed & Bare-eyed Antbirds, Plain-throated, White-eyed, Pygmy, Sclater’s, Long-winged, Grey, Ash-winged, Ornate & Rufous-winged Antwrens, Hoffman’s & Rondonia Woodcreepers, Para Foliage-gleaner, Zimmer’s Tody-Tyrant, Para Gnatcatcher, Dotted Tanager
Jaguar, Puma, White-lipped Peccary, Gray Brocket Deer, Giant Otter, numerous monkeys
primary, terra firme, varzea, riparian, bamboo and white sand forests, rivers, cerrado scrub
warm to hot with high humidity
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate, with much time spent on trails
good to excellent
Ease of Birding
moderate with many tricky species
average to good