Amazing Flora and Fauna of Brazil in 3 Weeks

If you want to have the opportunity to experience the diversity and variety of Brazil’s incredible ecological offerings, this trip is for you. It is especially suited to purchase of one of TAM or Gol’s four to nine flight airpasses, which will make transportation significantly cheaper than buying the flights individually. Be prepared for some of the most incredible plant life, birds, insects, butterflies, wildlife observation, as well as a visit to the world’s most spectacular waterfall.

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Day 1, 2: Rio de Janeiro
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Tijuca JungleMost itineraries inevitably begin and end in Rio. Skip the more touristy areas, and get a cozy bed and breakfast in Santa Teresa. You can check out the Tijuca rainforest with a guided tour with Rio Hiking. Then head over toPraia Vermelha to see birdlife and the marmosets that live on the hillside.

www.riohiking.com.br

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Day 3, 4, 5 & 6: Fernando de Noronha
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You are sure to love this semi-desert tropical island, with its world class scuba-diving, spinner dolphins, and sea turtles. The water temperature is a constant 28 degrees, and you’re guaranteed to see some of the best sea life around: rays, clownfish, anthias, surgeonfish, and parrotfish abound. Make a reservation with Atlantis Divers, the best company on the archipelago.

www.atlantisnoronha.com.br

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Day 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12: The Amazon and Manaus
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Catch a flight to Manaus and enjoy the monkeys, parrots, and spectacular pink river dolphins.  Take an ecological kayak trip with Amazon Mystery Tours. Also, take the opportunity to stay in a jungle lodge, in place of a hotel.

www.amazon-outdoor.com

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Day 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17: The Pantanal
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Jaguar in the Pantanal

Hop on a flight to Cuiaba, and take the Transpantaneira Highway out into the Pantanal. Thisextensive wetland offers a truly breathtaking variety of bird species, as well as jaguars and giant river otters. Book a room at the impressive Fazenda Barranco Alto.

www.fazendabarrancoalto.com.br

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Day 18 & 19: Iguazu
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The Iguazu falls, while not the world’s tallest, are arguably the world’s most impressive. Additionally, it is a great spot for observing swifts, toucans, and an impressive variety of butterfly species.

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Day 20 & 21: Return to Rio
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Now that you’ve seen the best of the flora and fauna in Brazil, head back to Rio and enjoy some much deserved time on the beach before heading home.
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