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.
Northeast Brazil is a land of outstanding contrast: from gorgeous white-sand beaches, to arid, cactus-topped plateaus, and the humid montane slopes in between. This region has all the beauty and diversity that any birder could ever hope for. Perhaps what this area is best known for, however, is the stunning array of beautiful endemics that flourish in the diverse habitats of Ceara, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia. With this in mind, our tour explores all the best sites in this fascinating region and offers an impressive bird list that includes Lear’s (Indigo) Macaw, the striking Araripe Manakin and near-mythical White-collared Kite! The immense state of Bahia is perhaps the most diverse in all of Brazil. We begin in the state of Ceara, visiting Serra de Baturite for Grey-breasted Parakeet, Ceara Gnateater and Buff-breasted Tody-Tyrant, before heading to Quixada for the rarely recorded Pygmy Nightjar. Chapada do Araripe outs us in position for the recently described Araripe Manakin and White-browed Antpitta in advance of our visit to Canudos for the Critically Endangered Lear’s Macaw! The birding continues apace, as we head to Murici Reserve for a plethora of sought after species; Alagoas Antwren, Scalloped Antbird and the incredibly adorned Seven-colored Tanager. White-collared Kite, Forbes’ Blackbird, Fringe-backed Fire-eye and Pinto’s Spinetail make up the target species near Tamandare before we head to one of the best birding sites in Brazil, Chapada Diamantina. Hailed as perhaps the most breathtakingly beautiful of all Brazilian National Parks, it host a number of localised endemics including Hooded Visorbearer the recently described Sincorá Antwren and Diamantina Tapaculo. As out tour draws to a close, we head further south to Boa Nova. Located in the southwest of Bahia state where the Montane Atlantic forests meets Caatinga, this diverse location hosts over 430 bird species. Here we shall search diligently for the recently discovered Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin, highly localised Slender Antbird, Boa Nova Tapaculo, Narrow-billed Antwren and Pin-tailed Manakin. Finally, we spend a few days in the delightful Serra Bonita Reserve, host to Pink-legged Graveteiro, Bahia Tyrannulet, White-winged Potoo, White-winged Cotinga and the extremely rare Banded Cotinga. There are few tours that can offer almost 100 endemics in a matter of 22 days, but this tour of North Eastern Brazil will do just that.
Hooded Visorbearer, Horned Sungem, Frilled Coquette, Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin, Rusty-margined & White-browed Guans, White-collared Kite, Harpy Eagle, White-necked & Mantled Hawks, Pernambuco Pygmy Owl, Lear’s (Indigo) & Blue-winged Macaws, Grey-breasted, Jandaya, Blue-throated, Plain, Golden-capped & Cactus (Caatinga) Parakeets, Red-browed & Scaly-headed Parrots, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Gould’s Toucanet, Red-legged Seriema, Spot-winged Wood Quail, Pygmy, Scissor-tailed, Little Nightjar and Rufous Nightjars, Ochraceous, Golden-spangled, Spotted & Tawny Piculet, Yellow-throated & Blond-crested Woodpeckers, Araripe, Band-tailed, Blue-backed, White-bearded, Red-headed, Blue & Eastern Striped Manakins, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, White-winged & Banded Cotingas, Spot-backed Puffbird, Buff-breasted, Stripe-necked & Hangnest Tody-Tyrants, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Ceara Gnateater, Lesser & Plain-brown (taunayi subspecies) Woodcreepers, Broad-tipped Hermit, Bahia, Diamantina & White-breasted Tapaculos, Hooded & Black-headed Berryeaters, Caatinga, Rufous-winged, Tufted, Silvery-cheeked, Sooretama Slaty, Rufous-capped, White-shouldered (distans subspecies) & Planalto Slaty Antshrikes, Willis’s, Stripe-backed, Slender, Rio de Janeiro, Ferruginous, Ochre-rumped, Scaled, White-bibbed & Scalloped Antbirds, Sincora, Streak-capped, Bahia, Rufous-winged, Band-tailed, Caatinga, Pectoral, Alagoas, Orange-bellied & Southern White-fringed Antwrens, White-browed Antpitta, Such’s Antthrush, Caatinga Cacholote, Collared Crescentchest, Eared & Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrants, Cinnamon-vented Piha, Bahia Tyrannulet, Velvety-black Tyrant, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, Grey-backed Tachuri, Greenish Schiffornis, Campo Oriole, Pale Baywing, Spix’s (Chicli), Grey-breasted, Bahia, Pallid, Ochre-cheeked, Red-shouldered, Sooty-fronted & Pinto’s Spinetails, Great Xenops, Ash-throated Casiornis, Smoky-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Forbes’ Blackbird, Bearded Bellbird, Pernambuco & White-collared Foliage-gleaners, Alagoas Tyrannulet, Hook-billed, Scale-throated, Broad-tipped & Margaretta’s Hermits, Long-tailed Woodnymph, Raquet-tailed Coquette, Black-bellied Thorntail, Fringe-backed, White-shouldered & White-backed (pernambucensis subspecies) Fire-eyes, Grey-eyed Greenlet, Silver-breasted, Brazilian, Scarlet-throated & Seven-colored Tanagers, Black-billed Scythebill, Striated Softtail, Sharpbill, Blue Finch, White-throated Seedeater, Grey Pileated Finch, Yellow-faced Siskin, Red-cowled Cardinal.
humid and semi-deciduous forests, Atlantic Rainforest, Chapada, cloud forest, lowland forest, lowland Atlantic Rainforest, dry forest, scrub, caatinga and cerrado
warm to hot and humid, cooler in the higher lying areas
Quick paced and intense, with regular long drives and mostly single night stays
Day 1: Arrival in Fortaleza and transfer to Icapui
After arriving in the Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceara, we shall board our transport for drive to the south east, reaching the coastal village of Icapui in the early afternoon. We make an initial foray into the surrounding mangroves for the prime target of the area, Little Wood Rail. Our afternoon won’t only be focussed on one species, the general area also hosts a number of other highlights, including Plain-bellied Emerald, Cactus Parakeet and Red-cowled Cardinal.
Day 2: Icapui to Serra de Baturite
We have the morning to search for Little Wood Rail again should we have missed it yesterday afternoon before heading further south to Serra de Baturité. The Baturite Mountain Range is host to a number of habitats, from humid forested slopes, deciduous forest and xeric caatinga in lower areas.
The semi humid, evergreen woodland is absolutely laden with birds, so we can expect to get cracking right from the get go. Many of the birds we will see here are isolated, sub-specific forms that are likely to attain full-species status in the near future. Of prime importance is the incredibly scarce Buff-breasted Tody-Tyrant, reported from only a small number of scattered nearby hilltops, the Critically Endangered Grey-breasted Parakeet and recently elevated, endemic Ceara Gnateater. After a thoroughly absorbing day, we shall retire for a well-deserved rest this evening.
Day 3: Serra de Baturite to Quixada
The cool misty mountains will bring some relief from the heat of the lowlands. An early start will see us birding along an excellent, wide cobblestone pathway. While we shall be being paying special attention to finding the aforementioned Buff-breasted Tody-Tyrant, Grey-breasted Parakeet or Ceara Gnateater if we missed them yesterday afternoon, we can expect to be inundated with many other species of interest including Cliff Flycatcher, Slender-footed Tyrannulet, Spot-winged Wood Quail, Rufous-breasted Leaftosser, Lesser Woodcreeper, Gould’s Toucanet, the stunning Band-tailed Manakin, Planalto Hermit, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Grey-headed and Ochre-cheeked Spinetails, Planalto Tyrannulet, Red-necked Tanager, White-fringed Antwren and Short-tailed Antthrush.
In the mid-afternoon we shall transfer to Quixada, an area characterized by inselbergs or monolitos. This area is typically very hot and dry, but hosts the sought after Pygmy Nightjar, which roosts and breeds among the rocks, cacti and terrestrial bromeliads.
Day 4: Quixada to Chapada do Araripe
We will use the cool, early morning hours to bird around Quixada for our first Caatinga Endemics such as Cactus Parakeet, Caatinga Cachalote, White-napped Jay, Ochre-backed Woodpecker and Ochraceus Piculet amongst others, and with a dose of good fortune on our Brazil birding tour, we may even happen across the rare White-browed Guan.
As the day begins to heat up, we shall transfer to the famous Chapada do Araripe, a plateau in the south of the state of Ceará. After settling in, we shall head out with plenty of time to focus our efforts on the first legendary bird of our Brazil birding tour, and perhaps one of the most striking birds on Earth, the Araripe Manakin! With luck, we’ll hopefully see several individuals of this truly magnificent creature!! The region is rich in birds due the diversity of habitats found here, covering moist forest along the slopes to cerrado and caatinga. There are several springs in the foothills, and the associated moist forest is the specific habitat for our primary target, Araripe Manakin.
Day 5: Chapada do Araripe.
Full day birding Chapada do Araripe. We have a full day of our Brazil birding tour devoted to scouring the Chapada do Araripe for many of the tour’s highlight and target species, many of which are endemic. Some of the more sought-after species for this portion of our expedition include the magnificent Great Xenops, the rare endemic White-browed Guan, endemic Grey-eyed Greenlet, Rusty-margined Guan, Rufous Nightjar, Broad-tipped Hermit, Spotted and Tawny Piculets, Caatinga and the showy Silvery-cheeked Antshrikes, Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Stripe-backed Antbird, the recently split Caatinga Antwren, localised endemic White-browed Antpitta, White-naped Jay, Sooty-fronted Spinetail, Ochre-cheeked, Red-shouldered and Grey-headed Spinetails, Ash-throated Casiornis, Grey Elaenia, Bearded Bellbird, Pale-bellied Tyrant-Manakin, White-throated Seedeater, Grey Pileated Finch and Red-cowled Cardinal – to name just some of the more special species!
Day 6: Chapada do Araripe to Lear’s Macaw Preserve
We have a few more hours to bird around Chapada do Araripe before transferring to the unique Lear’s Macaw Reserve near Canudos. Our accommodation is comfortable, if somewhat rustic – but perfectly located facing the Lear’s Macaw roosting area. We will spend the afternoon birding the Caatinga near the reserve for Red-shouldered Spinetail, the local sub-species of Lesser and Greater Wagtail-Tyrant, Least Nighthawk, Blue-crowned Parakeet, Spotted Piculet, Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, Black-bellied Antwren, Stripe-backed Antbird, Ash-throated Casiornis, White-throated Seedeater and Red-cowled Cardinal, amongst others.
Day 7: Canudos to Uniao de Palmares
We shall be out at dark, to be in position for the second legendary bird of our Brazil birding tour, Lear’s Macaw. Soon after the break of dawn, we can expect to be treated to the morning flight of a number of Lear’s Macaw, departing their palm roosts, as they set off to their preferred foraging sites. Little else can compare to viewing one of the world’s rarest and most spectacular macaws flocking to the trees around us! We will also easily understand the adopted name of Indigo Macaw, as we view these beautiful birds at our leisure. After absorbing as much as we can of this fine species, which few of us will ever see in the wild again – we shall return to our lodge for breakfast before transferring to Uniao de Palmares in the state of Alagoas. The drive to Uniao de Palmares is a long one – and most of the day will be dedicated to travel. We make take the opportunity to bird en route, netting the odd new addition to the list as we make our way towards the famed coastal Atlantic Rainforests.
Day 8: Murici Ecological Station
We will devote the entire day of our Brazil birding tour to birding the splendid rainforests of the Murici Ecological Station. Given the remote nature of these mountains, and the humid influence of onshore winds at the coast, this site hosts an incredible number of endemic and range-restricted species. In the early 1980’s, four new species to science were described here: Alagoas Foliage-gleaner, Alagoas Antwren, Alagoas Tyrannulet and Orange-bellied Antwren. Unfortunately, the Alagoas Foliage-gleaner has not been seen for some years now, and is probably extinct.
We will however dedicate our time to the other trip of local specialities whilst also appreciating the many other rare inhabitants of this bird-rich area, most of which are endemic, including the flashy Jandaya Parakeet, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Margaretta’s Hermit, beautiful Long-tailed Woodnymph, Tawny Piculet, Pernambuco Foliage-gleaner, Black-headed Berryeater, White-shouldered Antshrike, White-backed Fire-eye, Scalloped Antbird, dapper Black-cheeked Gnateater, Plain-brown Woodcreeper, Golden-spangled Piculet, Buff-throated Purpletuft, Sharpbill, scarce White-winged Cotinga, Blue-backed Manakin and the mind-blowing Seven-colored Tanager, among many others!
Day 9: Uniao de Palmares to Tamandare via Jaqueira (Frei Caneca Reserve)
This morning on our Brazil birding tour, we visit the nearby Jaqueira Preserve, before heading to the coast at Tamandare. Many of the species found here are similar to Murici, though some are certainly easier to view than elsewhere. Target birds this morning include the local subspecies of Golden-spangled Piculet, Long-tailed Woodnymph, an undescribed species of Pygmy-tyrant, Yellow-throated Woodpecker, endemic Pinto’s Spinetail and Willis’s Antbird. This afternoon we will then drive to Tamandare for some coastal birding later in the day.
Day 10: Tamandare area to Estancia
Recent discoveries in the Tamandare area have made two local preserves ‘must-stops’ for any Northeast Brazil birding tour. Both Pernambuco Pygmy Owl and breeding colonies of the critically endangered White-collared Kite have been located on these tracts of protected land. Due to constant pressure from local sugar cane operations, they provide crucial habitat for these two local endemics. We will spend the morning searching them out, along with other coastal rainforest specialists including White-necked Hawk, Pinto’s Spinetail, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Smoky-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, White-shouldered Antshrike, and two very rare denizens which we are unlikely to see elsewhere: Forbes’ Blackbird and Yellow-faced Siskin. We then have another long drive to reach the town of Estancia in the state of Sergipe.
Day 11: Crato Forest to Chapada de Diamantina
This morning on our Brazil birding tour, we head out early to bird the forest fragments near the coastal town of Crato. The primary target here is the rare Fringe-backed Fire-eye. Other specialties include Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Stripe-necked Tody-Tyrant and a further chance to find rare raptors such as White-collared Kite and Rufous Crab Hawk. After another excellent birding session, we are off on another long drive to Chapada Diamantina in the state of Bahia.
Day 12: Chapada de Diamantina
We have a full day of our Brazil birding tour to explore the interior of Chapada de Diamantina National Park. Amidst a stark, beautiful landscape, we will encounter more amazing species including the gorgeous Hooded Visorbearer, Horned Sungem and the recently described Sincora Antwren. Other highlights of the area include the feisty Grey-backed Tachuri, unforgettable Great Xenops, Sao Francisco Sparrow, White-eared Puffbird, Stripe-tailed Yellow-Finch, rarely seen Broad-tipped Hermit, Frilled Coquette, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Collared Crescentchest Rufous-sided Pygmy Tyrant, Velvety-black Tyrant, Blue and Serra Finches as we all as a host of Tyrannids, such as Highland, Lesser and Yellow-bellied Elaenias.
Birding the caatinga and cerrado habitats nearby should turn up Cactus Parakeet, Scaly-headed Parrot, Scissor-tailed, Little and Rufous Nightjars, Planalto Hermit, Stripe-breasted Starthroat, Blue-crowned and Surucua Trogons, Spotted Piculet, Red-billed Scythebill, Spix’s, Ochre-cheeked and Grey-breasted Spinetails, Caatinga Cacholote, Caatinga and Rufous-winged Antshrikes, Planalto Slaty Antshrike, Stripe-backed Antbird, Black-capped, Caatinga, Black-bellied, and Rusty-backed Antwrens, White-shouldered Fire-eye, White-browed Antpitta, Hangnest Tody-Tyrant, Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher, Crested Black Tyrant, Ash-throated Casiornis and many tanagers including Cinnamon, White-banded and the vibrant Scarlet-throated Tanager.
Day 13: Chapada de Diamantina to Boa Nova
We will spend the morning birding the environs of Chapada de Diamantina again for any species we may be missing. After breakfast we shall start our journey to Boa Nova, stopping en route to bird more Cerrado habitat for Diamantina Tapaculo should we still need it.
En route we shall make strategic stops to search for Minas Gerais Tyrannulet, Great Xenops, Grey-headed Spinetail, Scaled Woodcreeper (sometimes split as Wagler’s Woodcreeper), Sao Francisco Sparrow, White-browed Antpitta and range-restricted Narrow-billed Antwren
After another thoroughly entertaining morning, we shall set off for Boa Nova. Located in the southwest of Bahia state, it is here that the Montane Atlantic forests meets the Caatinga. The region is home to over 430 species of bird including the restricted Slender Antbird and Narrow-billed Antwren, both confined to a small area of eastern Brazil.
Days 14 & 16: Boa Nova area
Boa Nova has long been regarded as one of the best birding areas in this vast country. Being situated on the cusp of both and the drier interior forest, this area not only allows easy access to numerous habitat types, but hosts an avifauna particular to this mountain range. We will spend our days scouring the accessible forests and prime habitats spared from human disturbance. High on our priority list is the newly described (2014) Boa Nova Tapaculo, whose entire distribution falls within a 120km radius of this area. We will also be targeting a few tricky local specialities; Bahia Tyrannulet, Striated Softtail and Bahia Spinetail.
This is however Antbird heaven and we have plenty members of the family to search for here including; Silvery-cheeked, Rufous-winged and Tufted Antshrikes, Narrow-billed Antwren, rarely recorded Rio de Janeiro, Slender, Ferruginous, Ochre-rumped and Scaled Antbirds.
We will spend a day at a recently discovered site for some incredible species not normally associated with this area. When an 18 year old rural farmer, without binoculars claimed to have found some mega species, local specialists were a little dubious. However, it turns out the young man knows pretty much every bird in the forest! Here we should be able to find both Wied’s Tyrant-Manakin and Reiser’s Tyrannulet (nearest known territory 400 miles away) as well as some potentially undescribed species of Leaftosser and Hermit.
During our Brazil birding tour, we also hope to encounter Blue-winged Macaw, Pygmy Nightjar, Great Dusky Swift, Scale-throated Hermit, Frilled Coquette, Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Striated Softtail, Pallid Spinetail, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Black-billed Scythebill, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, Scaled Woodcreeper, Such’s Antthrush, White-breasted Tapaculo, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, White-collared Foliage-gleaner, Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper, Pin-tailed & Swallow-tailed Manakin, Greenish Schiffornis, Gilt-edged and Rufous-headed Tanagers, Cinnamon-vented Piha, Sharpbill and, with luck, Swallow-tailed Cotinga!
Day 17: Boa Nova to Serra Bonita Reserve
We have some more time to bird around Boa Nova before heading to out next destination of Serra Bonita. We will stop en route to try our luck for the rare Bahia Tapaculo in a small private reserve.
We expect to arrive in Serra Bonita this afternoon, where we shall transfer to 4×4 vehicles for the short ride up to our well-appointed jungle lodge. We don’t need to move all that much this afternoon, as the hummingbird and fruit feeders will keep us royally entertained with the scarce Brazilian Ruby, Sombre Hummingbird and Scale-throated Hermit making occasional appearances and Red-necked, Green-headed, Brazilian, Golden-chevroned and Azure-shouldered Tanagers squabbling at the fruit feeders.
Day 18: Serra Bonita Reserve
With a bird list including fantastic and rare species such as Pink-legged Gravateiro, Sombre Hummingbird, Brazilian Ruby, Star-throated and Salvadori’s Antwrens, Spot-breasted and Plumbeous Antvireos, Bahia Tyrannulet and the absolutely stunning Blue Manakin, we will seamlessly pass the day birding this beautiful preserve. This montane paradise is one of the few, easily accessible, cloud forests in the region.
Forays around the lodge and deeper into the surrounding forests are liable to turn up many of the aforementioned attractions, while we may also find the rare Atlantic race of Rufous-brown Solitaire (soon to be split), Eastern-striped Manakin, Spot-backed Antshrike, Spot-billed Toucanet, an undescribed sub-species of Sharp-billed Treehunter, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Grey-headed Tody-Flycatcher, Rufous-headed Tanager, Pallid Spinetail and Scaled Woodcreeper. Overhead, a number of raptors may make an appearance, with the likes of Black and Black-and-white Hawk-Eagles, Mantled Hawk and King Vulture being fairly regular.
Day 19: Serra Bonita Reserve to Estancia Veracel
This morning we have a few more hours to enjoy the outstanding birding of Serra Bonita Reserve.
With most of our main targets likely to have been seen over the past few days of our Brazil birding tour, we hope to clean up a few more widespread, yet nonetheless exciting species, including the handsome Crescent-chested Puffbird, Spot-backed Antshrike, Variegated Antpitta, rare Such’s Antthrush and localized Grey-headed Attila. The afternoon will be spent birding en route to Porto Seguro and the humid lowland rainforests that surround this quaint city.
Day 20 & 21: Estancia Veracel
Porto Seguro is situated amidst one of the few expanses of lowland Atlantic Rainforest left in the region. The town is surrounded by good habitat, but the Estancia Veracel is certain to be the focus of our birding efforts during our time here. With a full two days of our Brazil birding tour at Veracel and the environs of Porto Seguro, we can leisurely seek out the two headline birds of this site – White-winged and the exquisitely-coloured and rare Banded Cotinga. There is also the highly localised, endemic Bahia Antwren and recently split endemic Silvery-flanked Antwren to search for, while we will head out at night to find the near mythical White-winged Potoo.
We shall also pay close attention to another two possible future splits to be found here, involving the local populations of both Turquoise and Opal-rumped Tanagers. The gaudy birding shall continue with a host of exciting species to follow, with both Hooded and Black-headed Berryeaters calling this home, as do Red-browed Parrot, Ochre-marked Parakeet, White-bearded, Red-headed, Blue and Eastern Striped Manakins! Not that this is all: there are also many others – albeit fractionally less colourful species to look for here. These include Hook-billed and Margaretta’s Hermits, Raquet-tailed Coquette, Black-bellied Thorntail, Blue-throated Parakeet, Golden-tailed Parrotlet, Red-browed Parrot, Harpy Eagle, Least Pygmy Owl, Sooty and Biscutate Swifts, Golden-spangled Piculet, Ringed and Blonde-crested Woodpeckers, Black-billed Scythebill, Sooretama Slaty Antshrike, Streak-capped, Rufous-winged, White-flanked and Band-tailed Antwrens, Black-capped and White-eyed Foliage-gleaners Scaled and White-bibbed Antbirds, Black-cheeked Gnateater, Eared Pygmy Tyrant, and some beautiful tanagers including Brazilian, Gilt-edged and Brassy-breasted, amongst many others.
Day 22: Final departures from Porto Seguro
All good tours must come to an end, and after breakfast this morning we shall transfer to the local airport and bid farewell to good friends, fabulous birding experiences and North Eastern Brazil.
What our clients say about tours to Brazil
- SL, Brazil – Manaus
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.EL, Pantanal Cerrado and Amazon Rainforest Ext
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.JC, Brazil – Atlantic Coastal Forest
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! – PHPH, Serra dos Tucanos 2014