Brazil: The Pantanal and Amazon (2 spaces left!)

The Pantanal, the name given to the vast wetlands of southwest Brazil and eastern Bolivia, is famous for its congregations of massive numbers of birds and mammals, making for easy and amazing wildlife watching. We'll combine a week in the northern Pantanal with a visit to the southern Amazon, where the birding is a little more challenging, although the rewards are perhaps greater. the Cristalino Jungle Lodge has its own private reserve with a mind-boggling bird list of nearly 600 species! This tour, led by Tropical Birding’s Andres Vasquez, is timed for the end of the Pantanal's dry season, when birds are often concentrated in the few remaining wet areas and mosquito numbers are at their lowest. This itinerary includes looking for Jaguars deep in the Pantanal, offering a very real chance to see the most magnificent mammal in the new world. This comprehensive tour, which begins and ends in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, involves two full weeks of birding, is designed for intermediate to advanced birders and is limited to eight participants. Fee: $6,850.00 per person double occupancy; $790.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, internal flight from Cuiabá to Alta Florista, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leader. Not included are airfare from your city of departure to Cuiabá, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. A detailed itinerary is at http://s3.amazonaws.com/tas-website/comfy/cms/files/333/original_Brazil_-_Pantanal_and_Amazon_2018.pdf . Reservations are required; application and fee are due by December 31, 2017 E-mail Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator, at fieldtrips@tropicalaudubon.org to request an application.