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Brazil Safaris

Easily one of the world’s most captivating destinations, Brazil is a country of staggering natural beauty. From gleaming stretches of sugar-white sand beaches to cascading waterfalls, verdant rainforests to the world's largest freshwater wetlands, these rich and diverse landscapes provide a sanctuary for Earth's greatest collection of plant and animal species.

Undeniably immense, and not only in the geographical sense, Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and largest in the continent, dominating South America. It consists of the largest portion of the Amazon Jungle and River, and an Atlantic coastline spanning a staggering 7,500 kilometres. But what Brazil flaunts in size she equals in personality, and whilst it is true that each of the Latin American countries differs considerably, she is arguably the one with the most individual identity and iconic culture, one whose images are most evocative and celebrated.

Here, jaguars, giant anteaters, capybara, scarlet macaws, pink dolphins and thousands of other unique creatures form Brazil’s unparalleled biodiversity. With a perfect combination of coast, wildlife havens, vast wetlands and thriving metropolises, Brazil’s travel opportunities are as endless as the surrounding beauty. Combining kaleidoscopic culture with legendary landscapes and a bounty of iconic species. Now is the time to discover biodiversity at its finest.

Why Natural World Safaris for your Brazil Safari?

As specialists in travel to Brazil, our wildlife expertise has ensured a 100% jaguar sighting success rate over the last few years in each of our Brazil jaguar safaris.Our considerable wealth of experience and knowledge of this country provides you with nothing but the best access and highly experienced wildlife trackers and guides. Trekking through wild, steamy jungles, past wildlife rich waters and past tall, vividly green trees brimming with bright coloured birds, or floating down dark rivers; this is how you watch for these wild and elusive cats. We guarantee you will be placed in the right place at the right time to maximise the quality of your encounters with outstanding South American wildlife.

Our carefully selected safaris can take you to the heart and soul of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, letting you experience the bustling city before you adventure into the remote waterways of the Pantanal in search of unique South American wildlife. Fully immerse yourself in the land of the jaguar with our specialist-led jaguar photography safari whilst aiding researchers in understanding these uniquely adapted big cats, and take breath-taking guided tours of the stunning Iguassu Falls as you learn from expert guides who can teach you all about the creatures that call this region home.

How much does Brazil Cost?

Typically, expect to budget around £8000 per person for a 12-day safari in Brazil. This will generally include domestic flights, meals and excursions, and accommodation at four different safari lodges during your stay. For a shorter 8-day experience expect to budget £5000 per person. With lodgings on land and on the rivers itself, you'll be well placed to make sightings of the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere.

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The Brazil Safari Experience

Brazil is a land of variety and adventure, your journey through rainforests and jungles may not be luxurious, but it will put you in the right place at the right time to experience the best of this fascinating countrY.

  • Discover the Pantanal - Make sightings of the Pantanal’s other wildlife, including eagles, macaws, jabiru storks, howler monkeys, tapirs, capybaras and giant river otters.
  • Jaguar Tracking - track Brazil's elusive jaguars through the Pantanal.
  • Boat Safaris - Embark on boat safaris down the winding Amazon.
  • Conservation - Help researchers place camera traps, study jaguar blood samples and track the cats using their GPS collars.
  • Incredible Lodges - Make yourself at home within a floating lodge in the heart of the Amazon.
  • City Exploration - Discover the fascinating city of Rio de Janeiro; including the historical old centre, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Waterfall Hikes - Witness the thundering Iguassu Falls, including ‘The Devil’s Throat’ – optional speed boat and helicopter rides as well.
  • Wildlife Photography - Embark on photography assignments with specialist photographers in the natural world and receive expert photography advice on the way.

Where to stay in Brazil?

Brazil is home to a full range of accommodation types from homely pousadas to large-scale hotels, and the options will depend on the areas you are visiting.In the popular wetlands of the Pantanal you can enjoy floating eco lodges set within the heart of wildlife refuges, whilst in the Amazon you can enjoy remote bungalows and suites. General standards of accommodation in Brazil are high with many luxury options available. Read more on where to stay.

When to go to Brazil?

The temperate climate of the country means it is more than possible to travel at any time of the year but some of our itineraries, for example in the Amazon and Pantanal, are best experienced at certain times to maximise wildlife sightings.The best time to see jaguars is during the drier months between late May and early November when the jaguars prey congregates around the diminishing water.Other considerations include the peak season months around December to February where beach areas can be exceptionally busy and at their hottest, and some may prefer the more relaxed months between April and November. Read more about when to go to Brazil.

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Brazil Safaris FAQs

When to travel to Brazil?

The best time to travel to Brazil depends on your destinations and preferences. Generally, Brazil's summer (December to March) is ideal for beach destinations like Rio de Janeiro and the northeast, as well as vibrant Carnival festivities. The dry season (June to November) is great for Amazon rainforest exploration and wildlife spotting in the Pantanal, while the months of July to November offer a favourable time for visiting Iguazu Falls. Southern Brazil is pleasant in its summer (December to March). Research the specific regions you plan to visit to align your trip with the most suitable weather and activities.

How many days should I spend in Brazil?

The ideal number of days for a trip to Brazil can vary based on your interests and the regions you plan to explore. A well-rounded visit to Brazil typically spans around 10 to 14 days, allowing you to experience some of the country's highlights. This duration would enable you to explore cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, relax on beautiful beaches, visit the Amazon rainforest or Pantanal wetlands for Brazilian wildlife experiences, and see iconic sites like Iguazu Falls.

However, if you have specific interests or want to focus on certain regions, you might adjust your itinerary accordingly. For example, a beach-focused trip could be shorter, while a more in-depth exploration of the Amazon or Pantanal might require more time. Ultimately, the duration of your trip depends on how much you want to see and do, so consider your preferences and plan accordingly.

What are some of the best outdoor activities in Brazil?

Discover the best of Brazil's outdoor adventures, from hiking through lush rainforests and exploring vibrant coral reefs while snorkelling or diving along its stunning coastlines, to wildlife spotting in the Pantanal wetlands and encountering iconic waterfalls like Iguazu Falls. Embark on thrilling activities such as hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro's iconic landscapes, white-water rafting down exhilarating rivers, and rock climbing in picturesque settings. Immerse yourself in eco-tourism experiences, cycling through diverse terrains, and engaging with local communities for an authentic and dynamic outdoor exploration of Brazil's breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures.