Rio de Janeiro: 2 days
Pantanal: 7 days
Bonito: 3 days
Endangered Wildlife Safari (see photos)

More than a safari tour, this trip is a unique opportunity to visit and support 3 different conservation projects that work with the protection of some of the most beautiful and endangered species of the Brazilian fauna.

Our trip begins in Rio, the wonderful city, where we’ll make a full-day tour to the Poço das Antas Reserve to visit the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project. This strikingly beautiful primate is one of the most endangered mammals in the world. All of the approximately 1000 remaining individuals in the wild are found in the lowlands of the Atlantic Rainforest in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Then we fly to Cuiabá, where we’ll start a 7-day adventure exploring the best of Pantanal, the largest flooded plain on Earth. The region is home to more than 650 species of birds, 124 mammals, 177 reptiles and over 1,100 species of butterflies. Here we will stay in all-inclusive farm-lodges and join numerous safaris, searching some of the rarest animals in Brazil, such as the Brazilian Jaguar and the Giant Otters, with the company of local naturalist bilingual guides.

After 4 days exploring the North Pantanal, we’ll fly southwards to Campo Grande, from where we’ll start a 3-day exploration of South Pantanal. Besides land and boat safaris, horseback rides and birding tours, we’ll also have a unique opportunity to visit and experience the field activities of some of the most important environmental projects in the region: the Gadonça, a Jaguar Conservation Project, and the Hyacinth Macaw Project.

We’ll finally spend the last days of this trip in the city of Bonito, a unique region full of natural attractions, which became the Mecca of ecotourism in Brazil. There we’ll be able to visit outstanding grottos with blue lakes, walk on trails surrounded by monkeys and snorkel on crystal clear rivers whose waters are among the most transparent in the world.



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ATTRACTIONS

The program offers a big variety of tours and attractions
Rio de Janeiro
Poço das Antas Reserve
Sugar Loaf
Statue of Christ
Ipanema beach
Copacacabana beach
Pantanal
Hyacinth Macaw Project
Jaguar Conservation Project
Photo Safari
Canoe Ride
Nocturnal Safari
Bonito
Blue Lajke Grotto
Natural Aquarium
Snorkeling at Rio da Prata
Macaw’s Crater

ACCOMMODATIONS

The program contemplates the best quality on accommodation

Comfort (see photos)
Orla Copacabana
Fazenda Santa Tereza
Jaguar Lodge
Fazenda San Francisco
Pousada Olho D’Agua

TRANSPORTATION


Biosfera Brasil is very selective in the choice of the vehicles within each destination.

We understand that the mode of transportation must be not only comfortable but also permit a good observation of the wildlife and panorama around you.

All domestic fights are made in jets by TAM airline in the economic class, as follow. Please check flights' codes at Details section of this page.

From

To

Duration *

Rio de Janeiro

Cuiabá

3h 20min

Cuiabá

Campo Grande

1 hour

Campo Grande

Rio de Janeiro

3h 15min

All ground transportation is made on air-conditioned cars or vans (depending on the number of passengers), as follow

From

To

Duration*

Rio de Janeiro

Poço das Antas

3hs

Cuiabá

Pantanal

2hs

Pantanal

Bonito 

3hs

Bonito

Campo Grande

3hs

 

 

 

* Estimate duration, including airport connections

On river tours, we utilize canoes or small boats during the exploration of small rivers at the Pantanal.


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Endangered Wildlife Safari



Scheduled departure:
Our next scheuled departure is: July 1st, 2007 This expedition is also available for individuals and groups (minimun 4 passengers) all over the year. Please contact us.


Features that make the difference:
- Visitation to the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project

- Visitation to the Hyacinth Macaw Project

- Visitation to the Jaguar Conservation Project

- Snorkeling Bonitos rivers

- The astonishing Blue Lake Grotto


Do you know?
- The Hyacinth Macaw is the largest psitacidae in the world, measuring up to one meter and weighing 1.3 kg. Its current status is endangered, by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

- In 1967 it seemed that the Golden Lion Tamarin´s extinction was inevitable there were less than 150 individuals in the area around Pocas das Antas. Currently, this number exceed 1400 individuals.

- Originally found from Southwest USA to Northern Argentina. the Jaguar is now officially extinct in the USA, it is very rare in Mexico.


The Brazilian Jaguar
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