Well, there is that. But, even more enthralling are Brazil’s vast tracts of unspoiled rainforests. In the Southern Amazon they are home to jaguars, Harpy eagles, giant otters, capybara and agouti. Not to mention a whole array of bizarre birds.
In the Northern Pantanal you’re likely to see anacondas and hyacinth macaws, caiman, armadillos, monkeys and anteaters. In Iguazu you’ll be surrounded by deep jungle and, of course, see the astounding Iguazu Falls.
Fly to Sao Paulo, where you’ll be met and taken to your hotel.
Stay: One night in an executive room at L’Hotel.
You’ll fly to a 46 sq mile private reserve – a pristine forest area with a variety of natural habitats for creatures like jaguars, giant otters, capybara and agouti. Avid birdwatchers will be delighted to see Harpy eagles, as well as a continual parade of noisy, colourful birds. You’ll stay near the confluence of two rivers, where there is a rich display of trees, orchids and bromeliads, attracting monkeys, bats, birds, fish and reptiles in abundance.
Stay: Three nights in a double bungalow at Cristalino Jungle Lodge.
Your next adventure is a trip along the Trans-Pantaneira Highway into the seasonal wetlands, the savannah and unending forest that is The Pantanal. And you will not be alone. The region is full of creatures like monkeys, anteaters, anaconda, capybara, armadillo, giant river otters and spectacular birds ranging from hyacinth macaw to jabiru stork and American rhea. Experienced guides may even be able to show you jaguar on either night or day excursions.
Stay: Four nights in a standard room at Araras Lodge.
Now you fly from Cuiaba Airport to Iguassu to stay in an exceptional hotel just 30 minutes from the natural wonder that is the world famous Iguazu Falls – a soaring cascade of dashing water crashing down from an immense height. Both awesome and incredibly beautiful at one and the same time. But there’s more. You’ll be surrounded by over 380 hectares of deep jungle; the natural habitat of a fine array of wildlife, plants and birds.
Stay: Three nights in a superior room at Posada Puerto Bemberg.
You’ll be transferred to the local airport for your flight home.