Brazil Photography Tours
The world’s fifth largest country and most biodiverse in the world, Brazil is home to four million plant and animal species. A Brazilian adventure tour that traverses what is an immense bio-geographic melting pot—the Pantanal– containing elements of the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforests, the Brazilian Savannah, and the Paraguayan Chaco.
Essence of Brazil
- Tours and activities specifically calibrated to needs of photographers, prioritizing the hours of best light, including sunrise and sunset
- Opportunity to photograph unique regional wildlife such as jaguars, caiman, capybaras, howler monkeys, and giant river otters
- Explore the Pantanal, a sanctuary for birds hosting almost a thousand species, including the beautiful Hyacinth Macaw and the toco toucan
- Accommodation at simple working fazendas, chosen for their cleanliness, coziness and fantastic food
- Quality modern radio-linked boats with powerful engines for quick tracking of jaguars
- One expert local guide with experience in spotting regional wildlife and jaguar
Culture of Brazil. The culture of Brazil is primarily Western, but presents a very diverse nature showing that an ethnic and cultural mixing occurred in the colonial period involving mostly Indigenous peoples of the coastal and most accessible riverine areas, Portuguese people and African people.
You can delve into the past on a stroll through Brazil’s magnificent colonial centers, some of which are Unesco World Heritage sites or head off the beaten path and find Pre-Colombian rock art, deserted beaches, end-of-the-earth fishing villages. But, of course Brazil is home to a staggering array of plant and animal species, with memorable wildlife watching in the rainforests, wetlands and along the coast.
Food & Wine
Brazilian food is an exuberant, colorful mix of Portuguese, African and native foods, including some from the Amazon. The native Indians developed ways of preserving meats by smoking and drying them; they also cooked corn porridge, cassava meal and sweet potatoes, and discovered delicious ingredients such as hearts of palm. Brazilians love their savory snacks (salgadinhos), which they eat along with strong, black coffee or the caipirinha cocktails that are considered Brazil’s national drink (made with cachaça sugar cane rum, sugar and lime juice). On most street corners you can also find pao de queijo, bite-sized cheese breads.
One of the world’s most captivating places, Brazil is a country of powdery white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and wild, rhythm-filled metropolises. Brazil’s attractions extend from frozen-in-time colonial towns to otherworldly landscapes of red-rock canyons, thundering waterfalls and coral-fringed tropical islands. Add to that, Brazil’s biodiversity: legendary in scope, its diverse ecosystems boast the greatest collection of plant and animal species found anywhere on earth.