13 days from £4520pp plus international flights.
Live it up in Rio over 3 nights including one full day tour. See Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ the Redeemer, the various stunning beaches, and the city's many colonial buildings.
On day 4 you fly inland to explore the teeming and exotic wildlife of the southern Amazon staying at the remote and fabulous Cristalino Lodge. See the rainforest from the canopy tower, walk the forest trails to see a huge array of birds, and don't miss the mammal clay lick where you might come across tapirs and other wildlife.
You're right, it's not a cheap trip, but this is a very special adventure with that rare chance of spotting jaguars in the wild which very few people get to experience. Combining jaguar spotting with Rio and an Amazon adventure makes this a truly fabulous trip. Definitely one for real wildlife lovers.
Fly from Rio to the Amazon and transfer by road and river to Cristalino Lodge. The lodge has many trails for your to explore and two 50 metre observation towers giving you views high above the forest canopy.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £4520 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp sharing from : £4520
All accommodation in double/twin room; all transfers; private guided tour of Rio including all entrance fees; all activities in the rainforest in a small group led by naturalist guide; all activities in the Pantanal, including jaguar-spotting boat rides on the Cuiaba River with shared guide; meals as specified.
International and domestic flights; insurance; visas; meals not specified; drinks; tips.
The holiday starts in Rio de Janeiro and ends in Sao Paolo. International and domestic (Rio to Cuiaba, Cuiaba to Alta Floresta return and Cuiaba to Sao Paulo) flights from the UK start from around £1300 per person.
Departure dates: This is a private trip which can be arranged at any time to suit you.
Offers charming, rustic accommodation in the Pantanal, Brazil's primary wildlife destination.
Castelinho38 is a small guesthouse set in pretty gardens in the charming Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro.
Eco-friendly lodge on the Cristalino River in Brazil's southern Amazon. Great wildlife and birding.
Hotel Deville is a modern hotel conveniently situated for the city of Cuiaba.
How this holiday helps
This superb Brazilian holiday gives you a wonderful insight into Rio plus the flora and fauna of the Pantanal and the Amazon. The lodges you’re staying at are owned and run by some great people who do a lot for their environments, local wildlife and communities. They are special places which we know will greatly add to your Brazilian experience.
On each lodge page, you can read more about how the lodges help.
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Time: GMT -3 hours
Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Visas: Not required for British nationals.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.