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Brazil Wildlife Holiday: Amazon, Pantanal & Iguaçu

The Pantanal by safari; the Amazon lesser-explored; Iguaçu after hours. This trip brings you closer to nature, with all the comforts that make it a holiday.

Sunrise with howler monkeys in the Amazon; exotic bird calls above the crash of Iguaçu's cascades at sundown; a glimpse of a jaguar on a Pantanal night safari - nature sets the schedule on this immersion into the tropical wildlife wonders of Brazil. Our job is to help you be in the right place, at the right time, to enjoy them to their fullest.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro

On arrival today you are met as you arrive in the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is a beautiful bolthole up in the lively, artistic Santa Teresa quarter of the city.
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Day 2 - Private guided tour of Rio

Spend the day with your guide seeing the astonishing views from the top of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf as well as day to day life and the things that make the 'Cariocas' tick.
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Day 3 - Reach the Amazon as night falls

Leave the city behind to travel into the heart of the southern Amazon. A boat ride along a river will get you to your beautiful hidden lodge in time to listen to the rainforest come to life as the sun sets.
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Day 4 - Guided wildlife walks into the rainforest

Explore the forest in the company of your guide, with a dawn walk to an observation tower and an afternoon walk to a high viewpoint. The wildlife is extraordinary in its variety and abundance.
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Day 5 - Explore the trails of the Cristalino Reserve

The lodge has 30km of trails within its reserve, passing through different types of vegetation, such as terra firma forest, flooded forest, tropical campinarana and upland deciduous forests.
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Day 6 - Guided exploration by boat, and kayak

Boat, or kayak, trips along the Cristalino River alongside experienced guides are a fundamental part of your visit, not least because many of the trails are only accessible by boat.
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Day 7 - Swap the Amazon for the Pantanal

Travel back out of the Amazon to catch your early afternoon flight south to Cuiaba and the northern Pantanal. Set off to cross the wetlands to stay in on the waters edge, a prime place for wildlife watching.
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Day 8 - Guided wildlife safari into the Pantanal

Your lodge guides help you to explore the wetlands, from macaws to capybara, jaguar to caiman, marsh deer to tarantula. The Pantanal is regarded as one of the best wildlife regions in the world.
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Day 9 - Explore the wetlands by canoe

Taking a canoe trip at dawn or dusk, paddling silently along a forested stream is an incredible experience as you spot birds, monkeys and even giant otters.
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Day 10 - Night time wildlife safari

Your lodge has open topped safari style vehicles from which you can explore further. Nighttime tours are always fun as you look out for eyes reflecting back at you from the forest.
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Day 11 - Arrive at the spectacular Iguacu Falls

End your Brazilian trip in style, staying next to the incredible Iguacu Falls in a beautiful hotel with privileged access to the National Park when the day's visitors have left.
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Day 12 - Get up close to the falls and wildlife

Spend today exploring the falls at your own pace. There are great opportunities to see anteaters, tapir, toucan and harpy eagle, and all this before you have spent time at the falls themselves!
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Day 13 - Time to say goodbye to Brazil, or stay longer...

Travel back up to Sao Paolo, or Rio, to connect with your international flights home. Note that you can also cross into Argentina at the falls so you might like to head down to Buenos Aires instead.
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1 of 13

Day 1 - Arrive in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro

On arrival today you are met as you arrive in the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is a beautiful bolthole up in the lively, artistic Santa Teresa quarter of the city.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil rio de janeiro cablecar up sugarloaf mountain

2 of 13

Day 2 - Private guided tour of Rio

Spend the day with your guide seeing the astonishing views from the top of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf as well as day to day life and the things that make the 'Cariocas' tick.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge giant river otter copyright thomas power pura aventura

3 of 13

Day 3 - Reach the Amazon as night falls

Leave the city behind to travel into the heart of the southern Amazon. A boat ride along a river will get you to your beautiful hidden lodge in time to listen to the rainforest come to life as the sun sets.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge observation tower person copyright thomas power pura aventura

4 of 13

Day 4 - Guided wildlife walks into the rainforest

Explore the forest in the company of your guide, with a dawn walk to an observation tower and an afternoon walk to a high viewpoint. The wildlife is extraordinary in its variety and abundance.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge red handed howler monkey copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 5 - Explore the trails of the Cristalino Reserve

The lodge has 30km of trails within its reserve, passing through different types of vegetation, such as terra firma forest, flooded forest, tropical campinarana and upland deciduous forests.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil amazon cristalino lodge paddling the cristalino river copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 6 - Guided exploration by boat, and kayak

Boat, or kayak, trips along the Cristalino River alongside experienced guides are a fundamental part of your visit, not least because many of the trails are only accessible by boat.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge marsh deer single copyright thomas power pura aventura

7 of 13

Day 7 - Swap the Amazon for the Pantanal

Travel back out of the Amazon to catch your early afternoon flight south to Cuiaba and the northern Pantanal. Set off to cross the wetlands to stay in on the waters edge, a prime place for wildlife watching.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge capybara wth cattle tyrant copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 8 - Guided wildlife safari into the Pantanal

Your lodge guides help you to explore the wetlands, from macaws to capybara, jaguar to caiman, marsh deer to tarantula. The Pantanal is regarded as one of the best wildlife regions in the world.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal birds eating at pantanal pocone mato grosso brazil

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Day 9 - Explore the wetlands by canoe

Taking a canoe trip at dawn or dusk, paddling silently along a forested stream is an incredible experience as you spot birds, monkeys and even giant otters.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil pantanal caiman lodge jaguar at night two copyright thomas power pura aventura

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Day 10 - Night time wildlife safari

Your lodge has open topped safari style vehicles from which you can explore further. Nighttime tours are always fun as you look out for eyes reflecting back at you from the forest.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil iguazu falls view 2

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Day 11 - Arrive at the spectacular Iguacu Falls

End your Brazilian trip in style, staying next to the incredible Iguacu Falls in a beautiful hotel with privileged access to the National Park when the day's visitors have left.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero brazil iguassu toco toucan c chris bladon

12 of 13

Day 12 - Get up close to the falls and wildlife

Spend today exploring the falls at your own pace. There are great opportunities to see anteaters, tapir, toucan and harpy eagle, and all this before you have spent time at the falls themselves!
Cdn pura aventura com images hero argentina iguazu devils throat chris bladon

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Day 13 - Time to say goodbye to Brazil, or stay longer...

Travel back up to Sao Paolo, or Rio, to connect with your international flights home. Note that you can also cross into Argentina at the falls so you might like to head down to Buenos Aires instead.

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