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Atlantic Rainforest


The Atlantic Rainforest

The Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil (in Portuguese: Mata Atlântica) extend along the Atlantic Ocean cost for about 3,000 km.
Although it survives around just the 10% of the original Atlantic Forest, the protected areas represent one of the richest biomes in the world with high biodiversity and endemism, second only to the Amazon.

An about 8% of the world's plant species occur in the Atlantic forest most of them are endemic, including the pau brasil (Caesalpinia echinata). More than 900 bird species are found here, with many threatened and 180 endemics (highest number of endemics in the world). Around 260 mammal species have been recorded, including endemics such as the golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia), the northern muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) and southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides). Amphibian diversity is also very high, with 60% of Brazil species.

The Atlantic forest is divided in several habitat types. In the lowlands we can found Mangrove forests, the Restinga (sandy soils) and Tropical moist broadleaf forest. Further inland, deciduous and semi-deciduous forests, Araucaria forest (Araucaria angustifolia) and the Campo Rupestre (high-altitude grasslands).

The Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, in the Brazilian states of Paraná and São Paulo, contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. These 25 protected areas, covering some 470,000ha, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some higlights you can see during our tours include: Atlantic Royal Flycatcher, Red-tailed Parrot, Black-backed Tanager, Saw-billed Hermit, Festive Coquette Long-tailed Tyrant, Crescent-chested Puffbird, Tropical pewee, Spot-breasted Antvireo, Tufted Antshrike, Scaled Antbird, Calyptura Cristata, Unicolored Antwren, Spotted Bamboowren, Buff-throated Purpletuft, White-bearded Manakin, Blue-manakin, Pin-tailed Manakin Slaty Bristlefront, Saffron Toucanet, Red-breasted Toucan, Green-crowned Plovercrest, Surucua Trogon, Blond-crested Woodpecker, Itatiaia Spinetail, Slaty Bristlefront, Shrike-like and Black-and-Gold Cotinga and many more.

Birding Tours:

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Birding / Photography

Itatiaia National Park

4 days / 3 nights

Itatiaia is the oldest national park in Brazil with an incredible range of forest habitats and lot of endemic bird [..]

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Birding / Photography

Ubatuba & Itatiaia

6 days / 5 nights

Birding tour in the places of the South-east Atlantic Forest. Lot of endemics and rare at different altitudes [..]

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Intervales State Park

4 days / 3 nights

Private guideing birding tour at Intervales State Park, many birds and southern Muriqui [..]

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Birding / Photography

Serra do Caraça

4 days / 3 nights

Birding in the trails of the Private Natural Heritage Reserve of the Caraça's Sanctuary [..]

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São Paulo Marsh Antwren

Daily tour

A daily tour to observe the endemic and Critically Endangered São Paulo Marsh Antwren (Formicivora paludicola)

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Birding / Photography

São Paulo Daily Birding

Daily tour

Long connection at São Paulo airport? Take advantage for a daily birding or photography close to the city!

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Photography Lodges:

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Photography Lodge

Trilha dos Tucanos

DayUse / 1 / 2 nights

Bird photography at Trilha dos Tucanos lodge, several fruit feeders attract many colorful birds [..]

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Photography Lodge

Espinheiro Negro Lodge

DayUse / 1 night

Bird photography at the Espinheiro Negro lodge, fruit feeders and easy trails allow to photograph lot of birds [..]

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Bird Photography Lodges

Check out our bird photography lodges, where you can easily take amazing pictures of colorful birds.

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Primates Tours:

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Golden Lion Tamarin

The Golden Lion Tamarin, endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest, is one of the world's most endangered mammals, with a population of about 3,200 individuals. Conservation status: EN= Endangered

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Southern Muriqui

The Southern Muriqui is a wolly spider monkey endemic of the Atlantic Rainforest. It's the largest monkey in the Americas, with an extimated population of 1,300 individuals, it's considered CR= Critically Endangered

Herping Tours:

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Intervales State Park

4 days / 3 nights

This is a private tour for travelers wanting to discover a wealth of reptiles and amphibians in a small amount of time. You will do day and night herping activities in the magnificent Intervales State Park that boasts with herpetological delicacies.

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Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station

4 days / 3 nights

Join this herping tour to discover the Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station, acclaimed for being one the most biologically diverse reserve in the southern Atlantic Rainforest. The Juréia-Itatins Ecological Station is home to extraordinary, very diverse plant-life and thrives with herpetological gems.

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Nature Tours:

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Nature / Photography

Iguazu Falls

3 days to 4 days

The most spectacular waterfall in the world, consists of up to 300 separate falls in two levels, creating an an amazing spectacle of the Nature!

Trip Reports

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Bird Photography

Are you looking for amazing pictures of colorful birds? Check it out!

Long connection at São Paulo airport?

Take advantage to explore the Atlantic Forest and photograph its beautiful creatures, even for just few hours!

Tailor-made Birding Tours

Please send us your wished bird list and we will mount the best tour for you!