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 some 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 excellent for snorkelling in. 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.
Spot turtles lay their eggs
Hidden behind a small seaside church in Praia do Forte, you’ll find the TAMAR sea turtle project which is open to visitors. The beaches of Praia do Forte are popular for sea turtles to lay their eggs, hatching between January and April with February the best month to see the hatchlings.
Explore coral reefs and shipwrecks
The coral reefs and shipwrecks in the waters of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago are home to dolphins, sharks, sting rays, 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!
Jeremy spent six weeks travelling around Brazil and now he's sharing his top tips for the ultimate Brazil trip, including Rio, the Amazon and Iguazu falls!
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