Wild Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal Adventure

Iguazu, Amazon, Pantanal, Rio de Janeiro
13 nights private tour from $10,200 per person

Discover Brazil’s most wildlife-rich destinations on this epic safari-style adventure, observing playful monkeys, brightly coloured macaws and even a glimpse of the elusive jaguar. Perfect for nature and animal lovers of all ages, you’ll explore some of the world's most biodiverse areas, including the Amazon Rainforest and the Pantanal and marvel out gigantic waterfalls.

Wild Brazil Amazon Pantanal Adventure
At a glance
  • This carefully curated itinerary aims to showcase Brazil’s most spectacular natural scenery and iconic landmarks, whilst staying at exclusive properties hand-picked by our well-travelled consultants

  • Begin at the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls where thundering waterfalls and a watery mist emerge from a lush tropical rainforest

  • You’ll then head over to the Amazon where you’ll observe an incredible array of birdlife whilst monkeys swing overhead through the jungle canopy

  • On the Pantanal’s vast floodplains, you’ll kayak past rows of beady eyed caiman, head out on safari excursions across the savannah and join expert guides as you track jaguars in their natural habitat

Journey highlights
  • This carefully curated itinerary aims to showcase Brazil’s most spectacular natural scenery and iconic landmarks, whilst staying at exclusive properties hand-picked by our well-travelled consultants

  • Begin at the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls where thundering waterfalls and a watery mist emerge from a lush tropical rainforest

  • You’ll then head over to the Amazon where you’ll observe an incredible array of birdlife whilst monkeys swing overhead through the jungle canopy

  • On the Pantanal’s vast floodplains, you’ll kayak past rows of beady eyed caiman, head out on safari excursions across the savannah and join expert guides as you track jaguars in their natural habitat

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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All year round destination. The climate is hot and humid throughout the whole year. Between June and November, it rains less (although it is a tropical rainforest and therefore can rain at any time) and it is hotter. From December to May the rainfall is more intense and the water levels increase and large marshlands form both in the archipelago and on the mainland. The flooded land reaches the highest levels between March and April and the lowest between August and October. When the land is flooded, more areas can be accessed by boat however during the 'drier' season beaches are formed along the archipelago and there is more chance to see wildlife such as caiman and capybaras on the river banks.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $10,200 $2,600 plan your trip
June $10,200 $2,600 plan your trip
July $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
August $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
September $10,700 $2,700 plan your trip
October $10,700 $2,700 plan your trip
November $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
December $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
January $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
February $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
March $11,200 $2,800 plan your trip
April $10,700 $2,700 plan your trip
  • May
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,200
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    $2,600
  • June
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,700
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,700
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $11,200
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $10,700
    Deposit from*
    $2,700
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Itinerary

Fly to Iguacu, via Rio de Janeiro
Day 1-3

Iguassu

Your introduction to Brazil’s incredible natural scenery begins almost as soon as you touch down in Iguazu. Your base for the first few nights is the Hotel das Cataratas, which boasts an enviable location within the National Park, with unparalleled views of the mighty Iguazu Falls. Hotel guests have exclusive access to the walkways leading to the thunderous cascading falls, before and after the gates are open to the general public, meaning you watch the watch the sunrise over the surrounding rainforest before sitting down to a decadent breakfast in peace. Have your passport stamped when you pop over to the Argentine side of the park for an alternative and arguably more impressive view of the falls. Make sure you spend some time just relaxing beside the huge inviting swimming pool and wander around the hotel’s beautiful manicured gardens.

Accommodation: Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Alta Floresta, Brazil

The luxurious Cristalino Lodge offers elegant and comfortable accommodation within a huge private nature reserve in Brazil’s southern Amazon. Make sure you have your binoculars ready and camera in focus, it is the perfect base for extraordinary wildlife encounters. Clamber up the 50-metre canopy towers, strategically positioned at unique locations within the jungle, to observe wildlife residing at different levels of the canopy and enjoy spectacular sunsets and sunrises over the treetops.

Wildlife is in abundance here, the surrounding reserve is home to an astonishing 580 species of bird, along with an array of butterfly, monkeys, capybara, anteaters and river otters. You’ll need your walking boots to make the most of the extensive network of trails (with distances tailored to you), boats trips will take you to remote spots deep within the jungle and kayaks offer you the chance to explore narrow river channels whilst observing wildlife in complete silence. After a busy day exploring the rainforest, relax on the floating dock where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle whilst sipping on a refreshing fruity cocktail.

Accommodation: Cristalino Jungle Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 6-10

Pantanal

Your epic adventure continues as you journey to the spectacular wetlands of the Brazilian Pantanal. Even more biodiverse than the Amazon, it's an absolute must for curious travellers wanting to get off the beaten track and spot more wildlife. You'll be staying at one of our favourite lodges and days will be spent on fantastic jeep safaris in search of the elusive jaguar, horseback rides across the savannah as well as boat tours and good old-fashioned hikes. Although nothing is guaranteed, this is without doubt the best chance you’ll have anywhere in South America to observe a jaguar in its natural habitat. Also, the sunsets here are absolutely magical, the waters across the vast floodplains reflect the vibrant red and orange hues, so have your camera ready!

Accommodation: Araras Eco Lodge ( 4 nights )
Day 10-13

Rio de Janeiro

The trip concludes with a few days in Rio de Janeiro, with its instantly recognisable landmarks, where you’ll be staying on one of the world’s most famous beaches – Copacabana! Rio is a fantastic city with a lively atmosphere, plenty to see and do and miles of sun-drenched coastline to enjoy. Head up to one of Rio’s vantage points for an incredible bird’s eye view of the sweeping bay and to catch a glimpse of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Do as the locals do and potter along the beach boulevard stopping for an ice-cold drink and some bar snacks whilst the skilful kids play football in the sand and surfers ride the rolling waves, or just lounge poolside with your holiday read, soaking in the last of that famous Brazilian sunshine, perhaps with a Caipirinha.

Accommodation: Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel ( 3 nights )
Fly home from Rio de Janeiro
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

All year round destination. The climate is hot and humid throughout the whole year. Between June and November, it rains less (although it is a tropical rainforest and therefore can rain at any time) and it is hotter. From December to May the rainfall is more intense and the water levels increase and large marshlands form both in the archipelago and on the mainland. The flooded land reaches the highest levels between March and April and the lowest between August and October. When the land is flooded, more areas can be accessed by boat however during the 'drier' season beaches are formed along the archipelago and there is more chance to see wildlife such as caiman and capybaras on the river banks.

Wild Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal Adventure
Wild Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal Adventure

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

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  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
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  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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