Brazil, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, is a dream destination for any naturalist – and especially so for a birding tour! During this remarkable and thoroughly rewarding adventure we will be birding the celebrated Pantanal, the planet’s largest tropical wetland, encompassing 96,500 square miles (250,000 square kms) of emerald forests, savannas, swathing rivers and shallow lagoons; as well as exploring the scenic Chapada dos Guimarães with its Cerrado habitat full of local specialties. Our journey will expose you to the superb birding that this region is famous for, as well as some of the best mammal watching in South America! For those wishing to maximise their time spent in Brazil, we have also created an Amazon Rainforest extension set amongst thousands of acres of pristine forest and an extension to the incredible Iguazú Falls on the Brazil and Argentina border.

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Top Birds

Hyacinth, Red-and-green & Golden-collared Macaw; Bare-faced Currasow; Chestnut-bellied Guan; Chaco Chachalaca; Zigzag & Agami Herons; Red-legged Seriema; Greater Rhea; Southern Screamer; Jabiru; Maguari Stork; Sunbittern; Sungrebe; Black-collared Hawk; King Vulture; Nanday Parakeet; Yellow-faced Parrot; Nacunda Nighthawk; Horned Sungem; Swallow-tailed Hummingbird; White-eared & Caatinga Puffbirds; Toco Toucan; Campo Flicker; Pale-crested Woodpecker; Great Rufous Woodcreeper; Grey-crested Cacholote; White-lored & Chotoy Spinetails; Black-bellied Antwren; Mato Grosso Antbird; White-rumped Monjita; Rufous Casiornis; White-naped Xenopsaris; Chapada Flycatcher; Band-tailed & Helmeted Manakins; Collared Crescentchest; Purplish & Curl-crested Jay; Fawn-breasted Wren; Shrike-like Tanager; Coal-crested Finch; Scarlet-headed Blackbird; Black-throated Saltator; Blue Finch.

Top Mammals

Jaguar; Giant Anteater; Giant River Otter; South American Tapir; Capybara; Marsh Deer; Grey Brocket; Black Howler Monkey; Bearded Capuchin; Black-tailed Marmoset; Tapeti; Azara's Agouti; Yellow-toothed Cavy; Crab-eating Fox; South American Coati; Greater Bulldog Bat.

Habitats Covered

forest trails, grasslands, rivers and Pantanal wetlands, dry Cerrado scrub, deciduous forest.

Expected Climate

warm to hot and humid

Max Group Size

12 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader

Tour Pace & Walking

moderate pace, undemanding walks

Accommodation

comfortable lodges

Ease of Birding

easy but with numerous challenging species

Number of Species Expected

+-300

Other Attractions

Jaguar search by cruising the waterways of the Pantanal, night spotting for birds and mammals, scenic waterfall, visiting the Geodesic centre of South America.

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

Tuomas Seimola
IS - Manaus 2022

Guides - in addition to Tuomas we a great local guide - whose bird-finding skills were fully up to Rockjumper standards, so had all the resources needed to get us onto the birds. Highlight of the trip was undoubtedly birding in comfort and style on the river cruise section. Being paddled in a canoe through flooded varzea forest must be the height of birding luxury. Land-based sections of the tour were also rewarding despite the inevitable heat and chiggers (fortunately minimal rain). Overall a very satisfying tour, with more lifers for me than on a longer trip to Colombia in 2019 that also included Amazonian habitat on the Vaupes River. A great bunch of people too.

Tuomas Seimola
RB - Manaus Ext 2022

WOW – this was an entirely different trip than the main trip. The Pousada facility was a little more rustic than some of the other accommodations but nothing we couldn’t handle. It was certainly better than a hammock at the guard headquarters which Bradley indicated was the only thing available prior to Pousada. This portion required what seemed like a lot more walking and climbing over tree falls than anywhere else on the trip. It seemed that more of the birds were skulkers but then we were focusing on “ant-somethings” which are notoriously secretive. Again, it was disappointing there was not a single ant swarm and the mixed flocks were generally small and moved away from the trails fairly quickly. It was also frustrating that the best of the three trails (Capelinha) in the park was not available to us due to an on-going mammal-use survey. But, none of these things were within the control of Tuomas, Bradley, or our local guide. They were pros at adapting and modifying to take advantage of the trails that were available to us. By my count the main trip list was about 446 and we gained 81 sp on the extension, however, 40% of those were lifers, so worth the effort and expense, in my opinion. Our local guide, Gilberto, was indispensable. His recent knowledge was invaluable to know where to go for the target species.

Tuomas Seimola
RB - Manaus 2022

Overall we were very pleased with the trip. We have been to the tropics in various places in SA but hadn’t really experienced the heat of the Amazon. At first I was concerned about the siesta in early afternoon and the loss of bird time but by the third day I looked forward to it!! The lack of ant swarms, foliage-gleaners and mixed foraging flocks was disappointing. Some of the key target species had not been seen by local guides for several months to over a year. We hope it is not an on-going trend due to climate change but it may be. We felt fortunate to have had the opportunity and hope that others can continue to have this experience. We were pleased with the “tag-team effort” by Tuomas and Bradley. They worked well together with making sure the logistics flowed, everyone had their needs met as much as possible, and kept the pace moving. We were fortunate to have 8 people that had all travelled in groups before and were tolerant of various personalities and their strengths and weaknesses. Both Tuomas and Bradley were patient and talented in getting everyone (usually) in the group to see the target species. I will be giving a presentation to the local Audubon Chapter in November and will be recommending Rockjumper and their various trips to the group.

Carlos Sanchez
JK - Pantanal 2022

"The whole tour was perfectly organised: the transportation to the lodge, the accommodation itself, and of course the different trips incl the local guide. Our tour guide Carlos was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Everything went perfect. As this was my first experience with Rockjumper, I was pleasantly surprised about how effortless the whole trip was. I will for sure travel with you again!"

Robert Williams
LM & JM, Brazil 2018

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.

Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife I 2024

02 Aug 2024 - 11 Aug 2024 (10 days)

BRL23,995 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Wilcox

Tour price (Per person): BRL23,995 * USD4,474 * GBP3,517 * EUR4,184 * AUD6,765

Single Supplement: BRL3,550 * USD662 * GBP520 * EUR619 * AUD1,001

Can be linked with: Brazil - Amazon Rainforest Extension I 2024

Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife II 2024

22 Aug 2024 - 31 Aug 2024 (10 days)

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Tour Leader: Robert Wilcox

Tour price (Per person): BRL23,995 * USD4,474 * GBP3,517 * EUR4,184 * AUD6,765

Single Supplement: BRL3,550 * USD662 * GBP520 * EUR619 * AUD1,001

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Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife (Small Group) 2024

05 Sep 2024 - 14 Sep 2024 (10 days)

BRL30,995 - No Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Carlos Sanchez

Tour price (Per person): BRL30,995 * USD5,779 * GBP4,543 * EUR5,405 * AUD8,739

Single Supplement: BRL3,550 * USD662 * GBP520 * EUR619 * AUD1,001

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Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife I 2025

01 Aug 2025 - 10 Aug 2025 (10 days)

BRL25,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: David Hoddinott

Tour price (Per person): BRL25,995 * USD4,847 * GBP3,810 * EUR4,533 * AUD7,329

Single Supplement: BRL4,200 * USD783 * GBP616 * EUR732 * AUD1,184

Can be linked with: Argentina - Iguazú Extension I 2025

Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife II 2025

21 Aug 2025 - 30 Aug 2025 (10 days)

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Tour Leader: David Hoddinott

Tour price (Per person): BRL25,995 * USD4,847 * GBP3,810 * EUR4,533 * AUD7,329

Single Supplement: BRL4,200 * USD783 * GBP616 * EUR732 * AUD1,184

Can be linked with: Argentina - Iguazú Extension II 2025

Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife (Small Group) 2025

04 Sep 2025 - 13 Sep 2025 (10 days)

BRL32,995 - 4 Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Tour price (Per person): BRL32,995 * USD6,152 * GBP4,836 * EUR5,754 * AUD9,303

Single Supplement: BRL4,200 * USD783 * GBP616 * EUR732 * AUD1,184

Can be linked with: Argentina - Iguazú Extension (Small Group) 2025

Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife I 2026

31 Jul 2026 - 09 Aug 2026 (10 days)

BRL27,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

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Tour price (Per person): BRL27,000 * USD5,034 * GBP3,957 * EUR4,708 * AUD7,613

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Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife II 2026

20 Aug 2026 - 29 Aug 2026 (10 days)

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

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Tour price (Per person): BRL27,000 * USD5,034 * GBP3,957 * EUR4,708 * AUD7,613

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Brazil - Pantanal: Birds & Wildlife (Small Group) 2026

03 Sep 2026 - 12 Sep 2026 (10 days)

BRL34,300 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Paul Varney

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Tour price (Per person): BRL34,300 * USD6,395 * GBP5,027 * EUR5,982 * AUD9,671

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