top of page

Amazon, Pantanal & Cerrado

pompador cotinga male
helmeted manakin

This tour is the dream of every birdwatcher, three different ecosystems fully packed with birds and what is very important and most of our clients like it, we stay in only three different accommodations, with plenty of time to bird in the grounds or just have that feeling of open the door and pick up your binoculars or camera and walk around.  

We start in the southern Amazon rainforest at the Cunhataí-Porã Reserve with over six thousands acres of preserved forest, surrounded by another ten thousand acres of pristine forest. Several trails, hides and a canopy tower allow us to find a good array of bird specialties such as dot-eared coquette, pale-bellied mourner, Natterer´s slaty, fasciated, amazonian, white-shouldered &plain-winged antshrikes, Gould's toucanet, pompadour & spangled cotingas, white-browed purpletuft, bare-necked fruitcrow, paradise, blue-necked, masked, yellow-backed, flame-crested & dotted tanagers, fiery-capped, white-bearded, snow-capped, blue-backed, red-headed & black manakins, rufous-capped nunlet, pied puffbird, southern & ringed antpipits, Rondonia warbling, black-throated, blackish, common scale-backed, southern chestnut-tailed & gray antbirds, and many  but many more. 
The Pantanal is unique by its own (we have an entire week tour there) and this tour is nearly scratching the surface deep enough to clean up all the specialties from the region. Among some of the birds we are going to seek are hyacinth macaw, Mato Grosso antbird, white-lored spinetail, zigzag heron, agami heron, greater rhea, jabiru,  great rufous woodcreeper, pale-crested woodpecker, sunbittern, sungrebe, white-fronted woodpecker, yellow-billed cardinal, golden-collared macaw, red-billed scythebill, plumbeous ibis and many, many more. 

Chapada dos Guimaraes NP is situated near the western rim of Brazil's Planalto Central – a land of beautifully eroded and fractured red rim rock formations, drained by spectacular waterfalls and dissected by deep ravines containing fingers of Amazonian forest. The surrounding countryside is cerrado. Birds that could be seen here are red-legged seriema, yellow-faced amazon, peach-fronted parakeet, pale-breasted & sooty-fronted spinetails, rufous-winged antshrike, collared crescent-chest, white-rumped & white-banded tanager, chapada flycatcher, yellow-billed blue finch, plumbeous seedeater,  large-billed antwren, plain antvireo, gray-backed sparrow, flavescent warbler, sepia-capped flycatcher, rufous casiornis, guira tanager, thick-billed euphonia, pale-breasted thrush, and many more. 
Most birding in-and-out of our vehicle, with short walks along roads, trails in gallery forest, or into grasslands; easy terrain; full mornings in the field, usually returning to lodge for lunch and midday break, followed by late afternoons back in the field; some night drives; moderate to warm temperatures and relatively dry climate. 



Guide and driver team

During our 3 ecosystens tours, we always use a team of two people, despite the number of participants. Each one has an important role during the Safari. The driver is paying attention on the road and condition of the bridges while the guide is spotting birds and wildlife for your enjoyment. Each one working at their best and doing what they are supposed to do better.


Quality of our guides

Our tour leaders are experienced and fully trained professionals who host our guest in a variety of diverse areas. These dedicated people transform an already great safari into one that is out of this world! A guide that hosts you for the duration of your safari provides a consistent, detailed interpretation that is tailored to your specific interests. Our safaris are led by our local naturalist tour leaders, they are equipped with 20-60X spotting telescope for seeing distant animals, recording equipment, shotgun microphone and voice library for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call bringing them into view, a spotlight for nocturnal viewing, and the appropriate bird, mammal identification books and updated checklist for your enjoyment.


Good accommodations

Our tour uses hotels which serve early breakfast and then we can go birding.  All lodges offer rooms with private facilities and air-conditioning. We try to use lodges operated by locals because we firmly believe your money must to go to local hands because are those hands who hold the future of the region.


Open safari vehicle in the Pantanal and at the Amazon

When it comes to wildlife viewing, open vehicles are the way to go. When on safari in an open vehicle there is nothing between you and the Pantanal’s wilderness and wildlife. Sounds are more easily heard, smells are easier to pick up, and most importantly it is far easier to take photos and follow animals as they move around. Closed vehicles are not ideal for wildlife viewing. When quoting for a safari with some other company, ask if they will provide a full time open vehicle privately for your safari.


25 years of Experience

Nearly three decades dedicated to show Brazil to different travelers from all over the world! We know Mato Grosso as we know our backyard.

bottom of page