Nature Travel in Brazil
Join us to experience fascinating nature tours and animal observation expeditions. Immerse yourself in Brazil's unique flora and fauna and enjoy personalized experiences in the heart of nature. Our nature tours in Brazil are ideal for animal and plant lovers. With luck, you will have the chance to spot jaguars, hyacinth macaws, pink river dolphins, maned wolves, anteaters, ocelots, and many more, all in their natural habitat. You will also have the opportunity to learn about Brazil's unique ecosystems from your knowledgeable English-speaking guides.
Below You Will Find Our Most Popular Nature and Wildlife Observation Tours in Brazil:
This journey will take you to the most beautiful places in Brazil: the tropical metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, the spectacular waterfalls of Foz do Iguacu and the exceptional nature of the Amazon Rainforest. Many different and individual day trips and excursions are on the program. You will gain distinct impressions of Brazil's diversity, visit the most famous sights, and get to know the breathtaking variety of animals and plants of the jungle. Our local English-speaking guides will make sure that you have a great time and show you the best of Brazil.
Experience the unique and breathtaking nature and amazing variety of flora and fauna in the Amazon and the Pantanal in Brazil. On many different excursions you will explore the equatorial rainforest and one of the largest wetlands on earth by boat, jeep, and on foot. On this tour, wildlife observation and the experience of nature are in the foreground. Apart from exotic plants and giant trees, you will have the chance to see countless bird species, different monkeys, caimans, anteaters, tapirs, and even jaguars. Immerse yourself in the dense foliage of the Amazon Rainforest, explore the waterways of the Pantanal, and let yourself be enchanted by the wonders of Brazil's nature.
Uakari Lodge is about a one-hour flight west of Manaus in the Brazilian Amazon region. The local airport in Tefe is 1.5 hours away from the Mamiraua Reserve, where Uakari Lodge is located. This last part of the transfer is made by boat.
The Millennium Yacht offers a familiar yet luxurious ambiance and promises exciting days immersed in nature. Unlike other river accommodations, the yacht is not moored directly at the port of Porto Jofre, but on one of the river’s remote tributaries, far away from civilization and in the heart of jaguar territory.
Pousada Aguape is located in the middle of the unique landscape of the southern Pantanal. The accommodation is a typical farm, the fazenda has been family-owned for over 150 years and now also accommodates tourists in addition to the traditional cattle breeding. On various excursions and safari tours by boat, horse or on foot, travelers can experience the unique nature of the Pantanal.
On this trip to the South Pantanal you will visit the Caiman Ecological Refuge, which is part of the largest wetlands in the world. This area is a nature reserve full of many different species, offering impressive flora and fauna as well as numerous rivers and freshwater lakes. To discover this natural paradise, you will be staying in the magnificent Caiman Lodge which offers a luxurious ambiance. On various excursions you will have the opportunity to explore this unique environment and to observe different kinds of animals such as caimans, monkeys, anteaters, and tapirs.
Enjoy the Atlantic Rainforest with its impressive flora and fauna on this tour. From Rio de Janeiro we will bring you to the Organ Mountains near Nova Friburgo, where you will stay at Eco Lodge Itororo. You can look forward to doing several guided hikes in the wonderful, fresh mountain air so close and yet so far from Rio de Janeiro.
On this tour you will experience the Brazilian Pantanal and enjoy all of its beautiful nature. It is the biggest swamp in the world and, with more than 700 species of birds, it is not only an unforgettable experience for bird lovers and ornithologists but for all nature lovers. The Pantanal is a habitat for many types of animals such as monkeys, large otters, tapirs, capybaras, anacondas, wolves, pumas, and jaguars. You will be impressed by all of the biodiversity and the unique landscapes that the Pantanal has to offer.
This tour is a nature lover's dream. Together with your expert English-speaking guide you will explore the Pantanal and go deep into the heart of jaguar territory. Besides observing and photographing the majestic jaguar, you might also be able to spot other animals such as monkeys, sloths, caimans, otters, capybaras, anteaters, and many more during this trip into the Pantanal. For bird watchers, the Pantanal is a great spot to see macaws, herons, toucans, or hawks in their natural habitat.
The most famous regions for nature tours in Brazil are the stunning Amazon and Pantanal regions. However, many more areas offer wonderful opportunities for nature and wildlife observation, such as Minas Gerais, the Cocoa coast in Bahia, Fernando de Noronha, or the state of Rio de Janeiro. Please contact us directly for a non-binding personal consultation. We will be happy to put together a bespoke itinerary just for you.
The focus of our Brazil nature tours is the opportunity to observe and photograph animals in their natural habitat and to discover the country’s unique nature. If you are interested in discovering Brazil in a more athletic way, then our active tours are just right for you.
Animal Watching in the Pantanal in Brazil
The Pantanal, which is divided into the North and South Pantanal, is one of the largest inland wetlands in the world. This is a true natural paradise, with countless opportunities for wildlife observation. With luck, you may spot jaguars, ocelots, hyacinth macaws, anteaters, and giant otters. You can experience the Pantanal’s fascinating nature on boat or jeep excursions, as well as on horseback or on foot. A particular highlight is jaguar safaris, where you may be able to spot and photograph this magnificent big cat in its natural habitat. A great combination is a trip through the South Pantanal ending up in Bonito, where you can explore the Pantanal’s extraordinary underwater world.
Nature Tours in the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon is an excellent choice for nature tours in Brazil, with starting points in Manaus, Tefe, or Alta Floresta. Experience the abundant variety of flora and fauna, try your hand at piranha fishing, and observe animals such as pink river dolphins, sloths, monkeys, or various bird species on a trip in a motorized canoe. You will also have the opportunity to visit a Native Brazilian village and learn more about the Amazonas people and their culture.
More Destinations for Nature Tours and Wildlife Observation
The Cocoa coast in Bahia
A special insider tip takes you to the Cocoa coast in Bahia, where the endemic golden lion tamarin monkey and other unique animals can be found in the Atlantic Rainforest. Explore the mangrove forests by boat or learn more about organic cocoa farming in Brazil.
The Organ Mountains near Rio de Janeiro
Discover the Atlantic Rainforest on guided hikes or visit one of Brazil’s great conservation projects. On a nature trip to the Organ Mountains near Rio de Janeiro, you can fully immerse yourself in nature. The area is ideal for wildlife watching, as there is an even greater variety of species than in the Amazon. Birdwatchers are especially spoiled by the area’s 800 plus different bird species.
All over Brazil, you can expect spontaneous encounters with exotic animals: almost anywhere small monkeys may appear on your hotel terrace; majestic macaws soar above the Chapada dos Veaderos; and manatees bask in the shallow waters of the Alagoas coastline. There are surely few better countries in the world for nature lovers to explore.
FAQs about Nature Tours in Brazil:
When is the best time to visit the Pantanal?
The best time to travel to the Pantanal is from April/May to October/November. Trips in January, February and March are not recommended as this is the rainy season and mosquitoes are abundant!
What is the best time to travel to the Amazon Rainforest?
Brazil's Amazon Rainforest can be visited all year round. However, from December to August the water levels are higher, and you can venture further into the flooded forest by boat. This provides a better chance to observe animals in the depths of the Amazon forest.
What is the difference between North Pantanal and South Pantanal?
The North Pantanal is a little more accessible to visitors, and there are several pousadas and lodges along the Transpantaneira that are quite easy to reach. Many guides also report more animal sightings in this area. Jaguar safaris are offered from Porto Jofre in the North Pantanal.
In the South Pantanal, the journey to the lodges is longer. However, this off-the-beaten-track option means highly personalized experiences are possible.
Do I need special equipment for animal observation?
Special equipment is usually not necessary for wildlife observation in the Pantanal and the Amazon. However, it is advisable to wear clothes in discreet or camouflage colors, as well as sturdy shoes and light pants and shirts with long sleeves to protect against insects.
Can children participate in nature tours?
Yes, children can usually participate in our nature and wildlife observation tours. However, there are some lodges and cruises that only allow older children.