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.

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

6 with 1 Rockjumper 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

Stephan Lorenz
EA - Brazil

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

Lev Frid
PJ - Pantanal 2022

Lev was a well kept secret from Rock Jumper ....incredible birder , bird guide, and overall naturalist . Would book another trip with Lev

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!"

Dušan Brinkhuizen
PE, Brazil 2023

This was my second trip with Dusan and like the first trip, he made sure everyone was looked after to the best of his abilities and was always attentive to peoples differing needs. He worked extremely well with our local guide, who himself was attentive to everyone, and they both tried hard to get everyone onto the birds. No complaints to them whatsoever. I would be very happy to bird with Dusan again and probably will.

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.

Brazil - Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal & Cerrado (Small Group) 2024

05 Sep 2024 - 14 Sep 2024 (10 days)

BRL30,995 - 1 Space Available

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Tour Leader: Carlos Sanchez

Tour price (Per person): BRL30,995 * USD6,205 * GBP4,892 * EUR5,732 * AUD9,459

Single Supplement: BRL3,550 * USD711 * GBP560 * EUR657 * AUD1,083

Brazil - Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal & Cerrado (Small Group) 2025

04 Sep 2025 - 13 Sep 2025 (10 days)

BRL33,000 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Pricing notes : *Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour price (Per person): BRL33,000 * USD6,606 * GBP5,208 * EUR6,103 * AUD10,071

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