Hyacinth-MacawThe Pantanal is one of the largest wetlands in the world, encompassing approximately 210.000 km² spread over Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. During the rainy season from the end of October through March this area floods and plant life explodes. Then in April as the waters recede, the birds return in vast numbers and variety. Due to the wide-open areas between patches of forest, birds can be easily seen.
There are around 600 species of birds, 95 of mammals, and 50 of reptiles within this ecosystem.
In the early morning and evening visitors can enjoy the magnificent spectacle of thousands of birds flying.
The Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) is commonly seen here and has become the animal symbol of the Pantanal.
Macaws abound within this area. This is one of the last places where the largest hook bill, the endangered Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) can be seen daily.

Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard, as with all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required.

JabiruWe have carefully chosen 4 different locations to observe the wonders of this magnificent destination. We will visit the Serra das Araras where we hope to see the Harpy Eagle and several other wonderful species. The Pantaneiro (a sandy track with many wooden bridges) is the only road into the real Pantanal. All lodges are situated along this road. We have selected 3 different places with different habitats to have the best chance to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. We have included Porto Jofre to give us the best options to see the magnificent Jaguar

We offer the possibility to extend this trip with a visit to the remaining parts of the Atlantic Forest, visiting the part close to the ever expanding city of Sao Paulo. The forests are under intense pressure from development and is disappearing. It is therefore no surprise that many of the forest's birds are rare and endangered. A visit is still very rewarding with many endemic's to be seen. We will stay in 2 different lodges with an important difference in altitude and habitats.


All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding/plant viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...


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Main Tour - Pantanal

  • Tour dates
    15th - 26th October 2017
  • Price
    US$ 5.375 p.p.
    US$ 700 Single supplement
  • Deposit
    20% of the tour price
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Nature reserve entrance fees, and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    International and connecting domestic flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 6, maximum 8 persons
  • Your flight planning: Arrival on the 15th of October before 16.00 at Cuiaba Airport. Departure on 26th of October after midday from Cuiaba Airport. Both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro do have many connecting flights to Cuiaba

Extension - Atlantic Forest

  • Tour dates
    26th - 2nd November 2017
  • Price
    US$ 3.900 p.p.
    US$ 475 Single supplement.
  • Your flight planning: Choose for Sao Paulo to enter Brazil. Contact us to coordinate domestic flights and connecting international flights

Brazil Itinerary at a Glance

Main tour - Pantanal

  • Day 1 - Currupira das Araras Lodge - Arrival at Cuiaba, transfer to the hotel
  • Day 2 - Currupira das Araras Lodge - Full day birding at Serra das Araras
  • Day 3 - Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel - Transfer to Pantanal, birding during transfer
  • Day 4 - Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel - Full day birding/wildlife viewing
  • Day 5 - Pantanal Mato Grosso Hotel - Full day birding/wildlife viewing
  • Day 6 - Porto Jofre - Transfer to Porto Jofre, Birding and wildlife viewing
  • Day 7 - Porto Jofre - Birding and wildlife viewing
  • Day 8 - Porto Jofre - Birding and wildlife viewing
  • Day 9 - Rio Claro Lodge - Transfer to Porto Jofre, Birding and wildlife viewing
  • Day 10 - Rio Claro Lodge - Boat-ride and walks
  • Day 11 - Rio Claro Lodge - Boat-ride and walks
  • Day 12 - Transfer to Cuiaba Airport - Departure

For those who booked the extension

  • Day 12 = Hotel Sao Paulo - Transfer to Sao Paulo, transfer to hotel with shuttle service

Extension - Atlantic Forest

  • Day 1 - Hotel do Ype - Transfer to lodge, birding around the hotel
  • Day 2 - Hotel do Ype - birding in the area
  • Day 3 - Hotel do Ype - birding in the area
  • Day 4 - Ubatuba Palace Hotel - Transfer to Ubatuba Palace Hotel
  • Day 5 - Ubatuba Palace Hotel - birding in the area
  • Day 6 - Ubatuba Palace Hotel - birding in the area
  • Day 7 - Departure home

Latest Trip Report Brazil

Ringed-KingfisherThis Trip Report tells you our experiences of our first visit to Pantanal - Brazil. We made this "Recce Tour" in October 2011, accompanied by 7 brave fellow travellers

Tour Leader : Pieter Verheij
Local Guide : Helder Freitas

We arrived at the airport of Cuiaba, where we met with our guide for this trip. We went to our hotel in to rest after a long journey from Europe. The next morning we wanted to start early because a long trip was waiting us, first to Caceres by car and after that by boat on the Paraquay river to reach our first .....

Read about our experiences


Meet your Tour Guide for Brazil

ricardocasarinRicardo Casarin was born in Dourados, South Mato Grosso state. He has been engaged with natural tourism activity since 1998, offering Mountain Bike rental service to the tourists in Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso satate. As a Guide, Ricardo has been leading tours in the Cerrado and Pantanal since late 90's. Nowadays his abrangence area has extended to other Mato Grosso's destinations such as South of Amazon in Alta Floresta. Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) Certified Guide, Ricardo is one of the best Birdwatching and Natural History guides in Brazil. To achieve that, he is always aprimorate his knowledge and techniques, by taking courses and participating of meetings and conferences of the subject. He has a great experience guiding wild life photographers bringing the best spot s and angles.   He is coauthor of the book, MANUAL DO GUIA DE TURISMO EM AREA NATURAL with Leila Cunha. Ricardo lives in Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso state, with his wife and 2 children.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail, and fullfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.