Region: Brazil

Caiman

A 5,600 hectare private reserve which supports a variety of research and management projects

Santuario do Caraca

Basic accommodation in the unique atmosphere of the gothic monastery and wildlife attractions

San Martin Hotel

English colonial style hotel amid 130,000 square metres of Atlantic rainforest

Cristalino Lodge

One of the top locations in Brazil to see an excellent variety of Amazonian flora and fauna

Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park

Consisting of one main island and a few small islets far out in the Atlantic Ocean, exclusive Fernando de Noronha is regarded by Brazilians as the perfect island destination. Its limited accommodation, high prices and status as a marine national park have conspired to keep it uncrowded and largely unspoilt. The best diving in all … Continued

Amazonia

Brazil contains the vast majority of the forest and rivers of Amazonia. The sheer scale of the Amazon basin is truly awesome, yet good wildlife viewing is only found in a few choice locations. Around Manaus and in many other parts of Amazonia, it is very difficult to spot wildlife satisfactorily, often due to hunting … Continued

SouthWild Wolf Valley Camps

Camp provides reliable sightings and photographic opportunities of maned wolves, hyacinth and green winged macaws

Pousada do Parque

Located on the border of the park with pleasant views over an impressive canyon

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Absolutely Marvellous

Absolutely loved everything about the Jaguar Research Centre. The tented accommodation was great and good fun. The cook was large and jolly and looked after T well- the food was excellent here, and she had the most difficult conditions to contend with… 4 jaguar sightings. The first was at night, a fisherman called in so … Continued

Pousada Aguape

Situated on a bank of the Aquidauana River in the southern Pantanal

Bonito and Jardim

Found to the south of the Pantanal, the busy Bonito area is famous for its lively town, clear springs, limestone caves and snorkelling in limpid rivers full of fish. A little further south, Jardim, a sleepier town, is a bit closer to the sites of interest for the serious naturalist. Those attractions include plentiful giant … Continued

Fazenda San Francisco

Available activities include trail hikes, canoeing, horse riding, boat tours, night drives and photo safaris

Copacabana Palace

South America’s first luxury hotel and is still, one of the Continent’s top hotels

Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbau

This beautiful, isolated boutique hotel is a perfect location to enjoy a taste of wild southern Bahia in contemporary luxury

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Outstanding Experience

The experience at the Pantanal Wildlife Centre & Jaguar Research Centre was outstanding. Our guide Benedicto was first class – he knew all the fauna, especially the birds and clearly loved them and could not wait to show us everything he knew. We saw the Tapirs at the mango tree (twice), coati, too many birds … Continued

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: 3 jaguars on two separate days!

3 jaguars!! on two separate days. On the first sightings, guide driver and self sat in the boat from 12.35 till 6am watching Geoff [the jaguar] and his sister Estelle. On the second, two days later, I was able to sit on the opposite bank with my tripod and got perfectly steady film.

Mata Atlantica

Mata Atlantica is the name given to the extensive rainforest which once stretched along most of Brazil’s Atlantic coast: sadly there is little left now. However, significant pockets do remain, and are well worth visiting for their unusual fauna and wild beaches.

Brazil’s wolves and jaguars

Certainly one of the best wildlife holidays I have been on, and I have done quite a few with various organisations.

M/Y Tucano

One of the most comfortable expeditonary vessels in the Brazilian Amazon

South America

A cornucopia of new sights, sounds and experiences

Villa Amazonia

A charming choice for those looking to experience the heart of Manaus in comfort and style.

Iguacu Falls

In our opinion the most impressive falls in the world, Iguacu is not one but a full series of cascades. Shared by Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the falls stretch a good distance along the Rio Iguacu, along which boat rides can be taken to the base of some cascades (warning: you will get very wet). … Continued

SouthWild Pantanal

Comfortable accommodation for serious wildlife enthusiasts and photographers

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Such a memorable holiday

A somewhat belated letter, but I thought I’d just send you a quick note to say thank you for all your work in putting together our honeymoon. We had a really great time, in great comfort, throughout our stay, and saw a huge range of different wildlife and landscapes over what was really quite a … Continued

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Brazil was breathtaking

We have again had a wonderful wildlife holiday due in large measure to your expert guidance in putting the itinerary together. Brazil was breathtaking in all its different guises and every part of the trip was a holiday in miniature.

Hotel Cabanas

Situated on the banks of the crystal-clear Formoso River

Fazenda Barranco Alto

Excursions include game drives, boat trips on the Rio Negro, horse riding, hikes and kayaking

Guesthouse Bianca

Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of the bohemian Santa Teresa district of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Enjoyed every aspect

We really enjoyed every aspect [of the Jaguar Research Centre]… highlights included jaguar attacking giant otters near the camp (we have a couple of photos of this amazing behaviour!). Harpy eagle chick at Hotel Amazonica and adult at Cristalino. Total of 6 jaguar sightings. Total of nearly 300 spp. Birds including 5 spp. Macaws. Seeing … Continued

Guapi Assu Bird Lodge

Situated on a small hill at the edge of the restored wetlands, overlooking the forested Serra dos Orgaos Mountains

Northern Pantanal

From Cuiaba, capital of Mato Grosso state, the Transpantaneira Highway penetrates through the top third of the Pantanal south to the Cuiaba River border with Mato Grosso do Sul state. Apart from containing all the species for which the Pantanal wetlands are famed, this is the area with the highest chance of seeing jaguar in … Continued

Southern Pantanal

Accessed from Corumba and Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul state, the southern Pantanal has an extensive river system including the Miranda, Aquidauana and Negro Rivers (tributaries of the Rio Paraguay) and a vast interior of cattle ranches extending to hundreds of thousands of acres each. Compared to the north, the south remains wetter … Continued

Minas Gerais

The southern state of Minas Gerais contains some extraordinary natural history treats, including the best chance of seeing the maned wolf in South America and the continent’s largest primate, the muriqui monkey. It also boasts Ouro Preto, a beautifully preserved colonial town and popular visitor attraction.

Praia do Rosa

Blessed with over a mile of beach and a laid back atmosphere, Praia do Rosa is one of the best places in Brazil for whale watching. Between the months of July and November dozens of southern right whales come here to breed and can be seen from the shore or on special boat trips. Further … Continued

Hotel das Cataratas

The only hotel located within the Brazilian section of the Iguacu National Park, only a few hundred metres from the first set of cascades

Pousada Abracadabra

Stylish Pousada Abracadabra is surrounded by lush gardens overlooking a beautiful bay and next to the famous Rua das Pedras

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: A memorable holiday

Well planned itinerary giving appropriate time at each venue…. 7 sightings of 4 different jaguars including one for over an hour in the open with excellent light [at the Jaguar Research Centre] exceeded our expectations. Thank you very much for your helpful organisation throughout. It proved a memorable holiday.

Fazenda Baia das Pedras

Set in an area is known for its large congregations of rhea, pampas deer, peccaries, and coatis

Pouso Alegre Lodge

A great stopover for those travelling further south or back up north along the Transpantaneira

Diverse Brazil On a Budget

An opportunity to experience much of what makes Brazil such a wonderfully enthralling country, in an affordable way

Pernambuco

A small coastal state in the northeast, Pernambuco’s capital Recife is a modern city overlooked by the well-preserved colonial town of Olinda. It makes a pleasant stop-off before flying out to one of the most desirable offshore locations in the whole of Brazil: the island of Fernando de Noronha. Brazilians regard the island as the … Continued

Uakari Lodge

Located in the remote Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, this community-run lodge is a floating wooden structure with only five guest bungalows

Caraca National Park

Within Caraca National Park, an old seminary has become a popular hotel for wildlife lovers while the park itself has attracted the interest of ornithologists over the past decade for its many avian highlights. Night time holds the hope of witnessing a mammalian spectacle that has made Caraca famous: each evening for many years the … Continued

Hotel Pantanal Norte

Situated on the banks of the Cuiaba River at the end of the Transpantaneira Highway

Hotel Porto Bay Rio de Janeiro

The idyllic hotel option in Rio De Janeiro that boasts some of the best coastline views and stylish rooms

Chez Les Rois

Located in a quiet residential part of Manaus, the main city of Para state, in Amazonia

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Wonderful memories

Yes, I am back from a wonderfully amazing realisation of a dream to see a jaguar. Too good to put into words. Everything went like clockwork – Sao Paulo airport is a bit of a maze. I landed up pretty well having a one to one trip with my guides. Cristalino was magical with American … Continued

Brazil Tailor-made Tours: Brazil was fabulous

Brazil was fabulous…. The pantanal was also a successful trip and we were well rewarded at the Jaguar Research Centre with jaguar sightings and good pics. We would happily recommend the holiday to hard core wildlife enthusiasts. Many thanks for your help making this all possible.

The Marau Peninsula

The Marau Peninsula, south of Salvador de Bahia, is sandwiched between Camamu Bay (Brazil’s third largest) and the Atlantic Ocean. This wild, unspoilt, beautiful peninsula offers vast beaches, small patches of Atlantic rainforest and crystal clear rock pools with good snorkelling. The leeward bay is dotted with small islands, local fishing villages and serene, palm-fringed … Continued

Caratinga

Near the eponymous town in Minas Gerais is the Caratinga Biological Station. The private reserve is a research centre for primates and home to a species of woolly spider monkey called the muriqui; the largest primate in South America. Three other rare primates can also be found here: brown capuchin, brown howler monkey and buffy-headed … Continued

Pousada Lagoa do Cassange

Set in a beautiful unspoilt landscape characterised by pristine, palm-fringed sandy beaches and Atlantic rainforest

Serra da Canastra National Park

With a cool climate due to its altitude (900-1500m above sea level), many waterfalls and rivers, and two important massifs, the park is scenic and pleasant to visit and contains a large number of species in its grasslands and woods. These include giant anteater, maned wolf, rhea, armadillo and deer.

Bahia

The large north eastern state of Bahia displays a strong African influence and holds an abundance of attractions. Serious trekkers will appreciate the scenery and trails of the Chapada Diamantina National Park; lovers of Latin colonial architecture can marvel at the perfectly preserved Historic Centre of Salvador, once the country’s capital and a UNESCO World … Continued

Brazil

Brazil is so blessed with diverse landscapes, culture and wildlife that is has something for everyone, especially the discerning traveller in search of jaguar

Serra do Mar Natural Reserve

Situated almost halfway between Rio and Sao Paulo, Serra do Mar is one of the last major Mata Atlantica tracts remaining, covering a large area of rainforested hills and palm-fringed beaches. The pretty colonial seaside town of Paraty is nearby and easily visited.

Pousada Naturalia

Situated within Ilha Grande’s main settlement, Abraão village, just off the coast between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

Rio de Janeiro

Rio needs no introduction, being one of the world’s great cities and a popular tourist destination since the 1950s. Most will have heard of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Christ’s statue on Corcovado and the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. Less well-known would be the restored colonial districts, the Botanical Gardens and Tijuca National Park on … Continued