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Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Toronto, Canada
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Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Hello! My husband and I (both fairly fit and active, in our 30s) are looking for an Amazon tour in Brazil that gives us the most exposure to fauna/wildlife possible. Your tips are appreciated!! Thanks.

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Philadelphia...
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1. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Truth be told, there is not a lot of wildlife to be seen in the Amazon. The place to see a lot of wildlife is the Pantanal.

Manaus in the Amazon:

http://bit.ly/1EN6VO9

Small ship cruising in the Brazilian Amazon:

rainforestcruises.com/clipper-amazon-cruise

rainforestcruises.com/brazil-amazon-tours/#b…

Amazon River by boat: 70 travel tips:

joaoleitao.com/boat/…

Plying the waters of the Amazon.

www.cruisecritic.com/amazon-river-cruises/ri/

Philadelphia...
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2. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Getting to and around the Pantanal, Brazil

http://bit.ly/1sgclMP

http://bit.ly/VbZccp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

The Pantanal is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and is accessible through three major gateways: Campo Grande in the south, Cuiabá in the North, and Corumbá in the west.

Map of Brazil:

http://bit.ly/14s2Df7

Pantanal Info:

braziltravelinformation.com/brazil_pantanal.…

Pantanal Nature Wildlife Tours:

http://bit.ly/1WddO5E

Pantanal Tours:

amazonadventures.com/brazil-tours/…

Pantanal Weather:

braziltravelinformation.com/brazil_weather_p…

Pantanal Escapes:

http://www.pantanalescapes.com/

pantanalescapes.com/wildlife/…anaconda.html

Pantanal Back Packer Hostel:

http://bit.ly/1FDQBGa

Pantanal: North or South?

amazonadventures.com/travel-to-south-america…

naturalworldsafaris.com/destinations/latin-a…

http://triplivin.com/north-vs-south-pantanal/

Map of major cities in Brazil:

http://bit.ly/XSyuAh

Philadelphia...
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3. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

I was on a four-day Amazon boat cruise, which was wonderful, but it’s important to know that, apart from a few caiman and pink river dolphins, one shouldn’t expect to see much wildlife in the Amazon. As I indicated in Post #1, you really have to go to the Pantanal for that.

We did a fair amount of canoeing and a couple of rainforest walks, mostly to observe the tropical flora. The Amazon canopy is rather high, however, making it hard to spot birds without binoculars (parrots and toucans).

Merida, Mexico
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4. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Pantanal is the way to go for wildlife, as MonteCD points out. I used a company called Pantanal Safaris. Contact Fabrizio there and he'll set you up. They work with pros fro Nat Geo and others. We went from Cuiabá and then on through Poconé. Incredible the amount of wildlife we saw on a 7 day trip.

Toronto, Canada
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5. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

Thank you all so much! We will switch from Amazon to Pantanal then. Unfortunately we are looking at travelling in February of 2018, which seems like the wet season and not the best for seeing wildlife. Does anyone have experience going at this time?

Merida, Mexico
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6. Re: Amazon tours with the most wildlife

I would contact Fabricio (above) and ask him. He'll tell you what it's like. And water levels don't affect the birds, of which you will see TONS. And crocs. Or gators or whatever they are. Anancondas are hard to see these days as the crocs eat them and they are now protected in the Pantanal. There are apparently over 30 million of them these days. We also saw tiny marmosets, monkeys of various shapes and sizes, giant anteater and a jaguar at the Porto Jofre end of the Pantaneira. You will have a fantastic trip!

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