2021 Prices are an estimate, dates are not confirmed and may change.
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.
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
moderate, with much time spent on trails
What our clients say about tours to Brazil
A Fantastic experience!! Considerably better than I had expected. Guides were fantastic!! And the inclusion of local Brazilian guide – Leo – was a real plus. He worked great together with Forrest Rowland, and his knowledge of the country and the vegetation was a real plus. The mammals and other critters were a real plus…
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.…
Andy Foster was one of the best bird guides I’ve ever had. His knowledge of the birds is extensive, and his skills in finding them and getting his group onto them are excellent. Couple this with seemingly inexhaustible energy and unfailing good humour, and you have a close to ideal bird guide.
Rockjumper Birding Tours again handled everything with professionalism. Serra dos Tucanos Lodge and its setting were beautiful. Andy was an expert guide and helped everyone see the birds, and yet he had a great sense of humour so that every outing and checklist session was fun. I also enjoyed hearing him answer questions about other aspects of living in Brazil as we travelled to our hiking spots. Super tour! – PH
Rob Williams was helpful above and beyond the call by going out of his way to make it an enjoyable tour.
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…
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.