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Wildlife in Brazil

Caiman Amazon wildlife spotting Brazil

Brazil is home to some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. From brightly coloured macaws and toucans, schools of piranha and dolphin, the unique capybara, caiman and the illusive jaguar, Brazil has plenty to offer wildlife enthusiasts. So if you’re after a bit of animal spotting during your travels then Brazil is the place for you.

Brazil Iguazu wildlife toucan
Brazil Amazon activity piranha fish

Wildlife spotting in the Amazon

No trip to Brazil would be complete without visiting the mighty Amazon, the largest and most species-rich stretch of tropical rainforest in the world. During your time here you will fish for piranha, go trekking through the jungle in search of wildlife and canoe down the river to spot caimans. You will be sleeping in a riverside lodge, where you can fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle.

Experience the outback in the Pantanal Wetlands

The Pantanal Wetlands is a natural habitat half the size of France, which has the highest density of wildlife in the whole of the American continent. Explore the caves, creeks, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers that are excellent for snorkelling. In this area you will also find many cattle farms, and you can go on a horseback ride through the Pantanal and experience the cowboy way of life.

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Brazil Fernando de Noronha island spinner dolphins

Explore coral reefs and shipwrecks

The coral reefs and shipwrecks in the waters of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago are home to dolphins, sharks, stingrays, barracudas, sea turtles and moray eels. On top of this you also have the opportunity to spot endless colourful, tropical fish swimming in these waters. If diving isn’t your thing, you can still take a sailing trip to dolphin bay where hundreds of bottlenose dolphins appear at the same time each day to hunt for fish – all year long!

Suggested bite-sized trips & itineraries for wildlife watching

Simply pick and choose your favourite bite-sized trips or ready-made itineraries, add them to your Travel Plan and request a quote. It’s easy. Our Travel Specialists will then put together a holiday that’s right for you. Plus you’ll have the same team for the life of your booking & support from our local partners on the ground 24/7.


A Taste of Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls - Manaus - Amazon - Salvador - Praia das Ondas - Salvador
  • 16 days / 15 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 2,979.- per person (excluding flights)
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Brazil Glaciers with mountainous backdrop

Journey from Shimmering Glaciers to the Mighty Amazon

  • Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Glaciers - Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side) - Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side) - Manaus - Amazon - Salvador de Bahia - Rio de Janeiro
  • 22 days / 21 nights (flexible)
  • From £ 2,785.- per person (excluding flights)
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Brazil Pantanal wetlands canyon ranches and rivers
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Pantanal Ranches and Rivers

  • Campo Grande - Bonito - Pantanal - Campo Grande
  • 6 days / 5 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 639.- per person (excluding flights)
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Brazil Amazon wildlife toucan
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Welcome to the Jungle – Amazon Lodge

  • Manaus - The Amazon - Manaus
  • 5 days / 4 nights (flexible)
  • from £ 585.- per person (excluding flights)
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