Amazon & Pantanal Holidays
Home to an abundance of flora and fauna, diverse ecosystems and spectacular landscapes, the Amazon and the Pantanal are the world’s largest rainforest and wetlands area respectively and a paradise for nature lovers, each offering a unique wildlife experience, as well as soft adventure aplenty. Keep a lookout for the elusive jaguar, along with monkeys, pink river dolphins and vibrant birdlife.
The Amazon basin, with its tributaries and mighty Amazon River, occupies half of Brazil’s territory. Sounds of the native wildlife fill the forest creating a soothing chorus, although many of the creatures remain hidden amongst the dense foliage. Caiman can be seen at night with the aid of a flashlight and you may be lucky enough to spot one of the beautiful and very unusual pink river dolphins. Experienced guides are available to take you on excursions through the forest, and those feeling intrepid can try their hand at piranha fishing!
The contrasting Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area, is a paradise for soft adventure enthusiasts. Riding, hiking and 4WD excursions are some of the best ways to explore this fascinating part of Brazil, home to an array of wildlife, from anteaters and jaguars to monkeys and more than 600 species of bird.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is one of the most comfortable lodges in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, nestled within a vast stretch of untouched jungle, adjacent to the Anavilhanas Archipelago on Brazil's Rio Negro. Offers wonderfully varied excursions.
Caiman Ecological Refuge
Caiman Ecological Refuge is a 53,000-hectare ranch located in the heart of the southern Pantanal region of Brazil, one of the world’s most important wetlands, hosting one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in the Americas.
Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Alta Floresta, Brazil
Cristalino Jungle Lodge is a magical wildlife destination and conservation project nestled in a pristine private reserve in the Alta Floresta region in the Southern Brazilian Amazon rainforest state of Mato Grosso. Cristalino is only accessible by boat.
Araras Eco Lodge
Built in harmony with the environment without renouncing comfort, the Araras Eco Lodge is set in the preserved surroundings of the northern Pantanal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the hyacinth macaw.
Manaus, Amazon, Brazil
A converted historic mansion which is centred around a courtyard garden with a beautiful pool, Villa Amazonia is an ideal jumping off point on route to Brazil's Amazon, with a convenient location in the historical heart of Manaus.