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Brazil's Big 3 Safari

Cerrado, Amazon & Pantanal

On this safari you will visit 3 different biomes: the vast Pantanal, mighty Amazon and little-known Cerrado and have a good chance to spot iconic wildlife such as jaguars, maned wolves, giant river otters, tapir and giant anteaters. Discover Brazil's Big Five.

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Experience Brazil's iconic wildlife, including jaguars, wolves, tapirs, anteaters, macaws, toucans, and jabiru storks, in their natural habitats.

Explore Caiman Ecological Refuge, a key jaguar conservation project, for wildlife viewing, activities like photographic safaris, guided walks, canoeing, and night safaris, showcasing their vital conservation efforts. Pousada Trijunção offers eco-friendly, comfortable accommodations in the Cerrado landscape, while Cristalino Lodge offers stylish, natural-inspired accommodation.

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Day 1: Brasilia - Cerrado

On arrival into Brasilia, you will be met and transferred to your lodge, about 5 hours away. Possible sightings on the dirt road include mammals such as tapir, coati, foxes, and even elusive wild cats. On arrival, settle down for dinner and enjoy your first evening in the Cerrado.

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Days 2 - 3: Cerrado

Spend the next 2 days exploring the extraordinary biodiversity of Brazil’s great savannah. You'll be led on included bike and 4x4 tours to see wildlife in their wild natural habitat, such as jaguar, ocelot, armadillo, anteater, and maned wolf all under the threat of habitat loss in this area.

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Day 4: Cerrado - Southern Amazon

Enjoy an early morning excursion for an hour or two before being transferred back to Brasilia airport for your scheduled flight to Cuaiba. On arrival, transfer to your centrally located hotel for the night before your Pantanal adventure starts tomorrow.

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Day 5: Cuiaba - Southern Amazon

This morning after breakfast you will transfer to the airport, to catch a short flight to Alta Floresta deep in the Amazon Rainforest. Met at the airport, you will be transferred by first by car for an hour a half and then a further half an hour by boat to Cristalino Lodge in the Southern Amazon.

Days 6 - 7: Southern Amazon (Cristalino Reserve)

Spend the next 2 days experiencing the sights and the sounds of jungle. You might want to visit the 50-metre canopy tower, which gives you a bird’s eye view of this mighty rainforest. It is common to spot, monkeys, macaws and several species of birds. There are many trails that snake through various forests and habitats and over 500 species of birds and over 1800 different types of butterfly. Boat rides, or canoeing along the Cristalino River give another opportunity to spot animals in the canopy and a floating deck above the river is great for swimming or resting when you’re not out looking for wildlife. The guides at Cristalino have a tremendous amount of knowledge and will ensure you make the most of all these wildlife opportunities.

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Day 8: Alta Floresta - Cuiaba - Campo Grande

After a final morning in the jungle, you'll be transferred by boat and road back to Alta Floresta's small airport, where you'll fly to Campo Grande with a change in Cuiaba. Arrive in the capital city of Mato Grosso do Sul and transfer to your hotel in town.

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Day 9: Campo Grande - Caiman Ecological Refuge

This morning you will be transferred to the lodge, a journey of approximately 3,5 hours. Arrive in time for lunch, before checking in at 15:00 and going on your first exciting excursion into the south Pantanal.

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Days 10 - 12: Caiman Ecological Refuge

Over the next 3 days you will explore the Caiman Ecological Refuge. A well-respected jaguar conservation project is based here and you will get the chance to see their work from up-close. Activities include photographic safaris, guided walks, canoeing and night safaris.

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Day 13: Southern Pantanal - Campo Grande - Sao Paolo

This morning you enjoy you final morning in the Pantanal. After breakfast you will be transferred back to Campo Grande Airport for your flight to Sao Paolo, in time to connect with your international flight home.

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Wildlife Specialists

Wildlife remains our primary focus and we ensure accommodation is carefully selected as the very best places to stay for front-row wildlife spectacles for the time of the year you are travelling.

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Wealth of Experience

Our considerable wealth of experience and knowledge of Brazil has ensured a 100% jaguar sighting success rate over the last few years in each of our Brazil jaguar safaris.

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Tailored Safaris

Share your interests with our Destination Specialists and we will match you to the in-country experts, providing you with nothing but the best access and highly experienced wildlife trackers and guides.