15-day trip

Rewilding Brazil

From 9365 PP


A conservation adventure

This two-week Brazilian adventure visits three fantastic lodges working to restore and protect three incredible ecosystems. Along the way, immerse yourself in traditional culture, meeting pioneering conservationists and encountering some of South America’s most incredible species.

After two nights in São Paulo, head into the Pantanal wetlands to Caiman Ecological Refuge, which has worked to rewild the landscape, making this the best place to see jaguars in the wild, along with giant anteaters, capybaras and more.

Then head to the Cerrado savanna to track maned wolves and spot macaws in a much-threatened ecosystem. End at a historic ranch in the Atlantic forests close to Rio, learning about an ambitious rewilding project and its harmonious ethos of traditional, sustainable hospitality.


Trip highlights

  • Full day with a jaguar research team

  • Safari and culture in the Patanal

  • Maned wolf tracking in the Cerrado

  • Waterfall wild swimming and delectable cuisine at Ibitipoca


What's included

  • 14 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and wildlife activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Caiman in the Pantanal
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    Jaguar cub
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    Cerrado landscape
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    Giant anteater
    Ecological research in Pantanal
    Paddling in the Pantanal
  • Ibitipoca drive
    Drive at Ibitipoca
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    Northern muriqui

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 3

São Paulo to start

Begin your Brazilian journey in São Paulo, getting an introduction to the sprawling city on community tour with a private local guide and getting time to venture out on your own.

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Days 3 — 7

Jaguar spotting in the Pantanal

Brazil’s Pantanal region is an immense mosaic of wetlands, grasslands and woodlands, and is home to many of South America’s most fascinating species. You’ll be staying at Caiman Ecological Refuge, a pioneering 53,000-hectare cattle ranch that works alongside conservationists to use ecotourism to protect them.

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Days 7 — 8

Overnight in Brasilia

Spend the night in Brazil’s federal capital, a fascinating city founded in 1960 in the centre of the country. It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning.

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Days 8 — 12

Explore the Cerrado savannah

The Cerrado is one Brazil’s largest, most important yet least explored ecosystems. From Pousada Trijunção, an intimate lodge in an oasis of 33,000 protected hectares, explore the extraordinary biodiversity of this great savannah with passionate guides on game drives, bike rides and boating trips, getting an insight into conservation success stories and challenges faced here.

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Cerrado Pousada Trijancou Brazil Maned Wolf

Days 12 — 16

Communal conservation in Ibitipoca

In the scenic green hills inland from Rio de Janeiro, Comuna de Ibitipoca is an inspiring conservation and sustainability initiative that's reforesting native flora species to recreate wildlife corridors, all with an overriding ethos of locality and harmony.

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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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