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.

Tour Facts Top Birds
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
Top Mammals
Jaguar, Puma, White-lipped Peccary, Gray Brocket Deer, Giant Otter, numerous monkeys
Habitats Covered
primary, terra firme, varzea, riparian, bamboo and white sand forests, rivers, cerrado scrub
Expected Climate
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
Photographic Opportunities
average to good
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Rob Williams was knowledgeable about all kinds of animals, and went out of his way to point out lizards he spotted that I would otherwise have missed. I greatly appreciate that. Some of the best moments on the trip for me included sightings of Jaguars, otters, Crab-eating Fox, agoutis, Guinea Pigs, Capybaras and Tegu Lizards. Iguazú Falls was spectacular.

I had the very best time on tour with Stephan. He is an excellent leader and a lovely, kind human being. In terms of his technical ability as a birding leader, his eyesight and hearing skills are excellent, which coupled with his first class fieldcraft and ID skills, meant that we saw/heard over 500 species during our tour. He also gelled well with the local guide Caio , so that in terms of finding, IDing and showing the birds to the group, we were treated to splendid views of our target species plus many many 'bonus birds' too. Stephan was also very patient with group members, some of whom for a variety of personal reasons, were less able to see the birds than the majority of the group-so that wherever possible-every group member who wanted to, had the opportunity to see every bird.

A fantastic inaugural tour of the Manaus area. As usual, rainforest birding presented its challenges, especially all those skulkers, the names of which invariably begin with ant-! However, our brilliant leader, Forrest Rowland, and his equally brilliant offsider and local guide, Brad, showed endless patience trying to get everyone to see as many species as possible - with almost 500 spp seen in 17 days! We visited a variety of habitats in addition to terra firme forest, including varzea, campinarana and riverine islands, each with a different suite of birds. The trip went off without a hitch with efficient van and boat transport, comfortable accommodation and delicious local food.

Rich Lindie was excellent and very helpful.  His knowledge of the birds & wildlife of Brazil was phenomenal; in addition he told us much about other areas of the world. [W]e had a great time.

The trip was excellent, and there is no praise too high for Stephan Lorenz!

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