Brazil: The big, the beautiful and the bold
With riches beyond measure from rainforests to rivers, birds to beaches, wildlife to waterfalls, where to start? It’s a dilemma facing anyone wanting an ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ adventure in this extraordinary country. Let us suggest a solution. When you can’t do it all, settle for the best you can do. That’s what we’ll be doing on our Best of Brazil small group tour. Take a look.
First stop – the Pantanal. Not only is this giant maze of waterways the world’s largest tropical wetland, but it is also South America’s biodiversity star. Not one to be boastful, the Pantanal quietly outshines the Amazon rainforest with the highest concentration of wildlife in the Americas. And here in this wide, exposed environment, the main ‘actors’ are on an open stage, especially in the dry season. The cast is impressive: 1,000 bird species, 300 mammal species, 480 reptile species, 400 fish species. There’s keen competition for top billing: the magnificent jaguar that has the Pantanal as its world stronghold; the haughty hyacinth macaw; the rollicking giant river otter; the square-nosed capybara; the shaggy giant anteater; the calculating caiman. Whichever way you look at it, this is one show you really should see.
One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the astonishing 275 falls of Iguaçu form the world’s largest waterfall system that stretches 3km along the Brazil-Argentina border. Imagine, if you can, standing on a walkway above the Iguaçu River as unfathomable volumes of water crash down onto the rocks a short distance upstream from you. Now imagine the misty spray from that collision as it hits your face and showers you – or, hopefully, your raincoat! Feel the magic. Whether Brazil or Argentina – we’ll visit both sides – it will feel the same.
But don’t leave it just to your imagination. Explore the Best of Brazil with us and feel that magic for real.
What You Can Experience In Brazil
Birdlife, Wildlife, Plant-life
Rio de Janeiro
DEPART AUSTRALIA (BRISBANE/SYDNEY/MELBOURNE)
*price subject to change due to airfare and exchange rate increases
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