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Maned Wolves Extension

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Brazil

Maned Wolves Extension

Destinations

  • Emas National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Highlights

  • Maned Wolf Safari in Emas National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known for its bioluminescent savannah.
  • Local Naturalist and Biologist Guides

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Campo Grande
  • DAY 2-4 Emas National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site: Maned wolves and ocelot. Seasonal bioluminescence in the savannah (Sept-Oct)
  • DAY 5 Return to Campo Grande from Emas in Time for Flight Home.

Extension: Iguassu Falls

See one of the most spectacular waterfalls on earth from parks on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Enjoy the Macuco safari by boat, and close up views of Devil's Throat and the main and upper cataracts.

Extension: Amazon River Cruises

Our fleet of Amazon cruises allows you to immerse yourself in the Amazon, surrounded by the rainforest as you explore "Meeting of the Waters", Anavilhanas National Park and more. See pink dolphins, meet natives and explore the world's greatest river and rainforest.

Maned Wolves Extension

Emas National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for the Cerrado biome, a treeless savannah with tall termite mounds that is one of the oldest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. Emas is extremely remote and rarely visited, despite large populations of giant anteater, giant armadillo, jaguar, puma, ocelot, peccaries, howler monkeys, pampas deer and rhea, as well as Blue-winged, Red-shouldered and Red-bellied Macaws and the greatest concentration of Blue-and-Yellow Macaws outside Amazonia.

However, Emas’ star attraction are the beautiful, long-legged maned wolves, which are frequently seen hunting tinamou and small mammals. Their hunting strategies are delightfully intoxicating to watch. The maned wolves will be our primary target on safari in Emas, as they are extremely rare to spot outside the Cerrado. We will also hope to see ocelot, however, these cats are amongst the most elusive felines in the world.

The Cerrado also hides a secret of exceptional beauty. In Sept & Oct, just after a rain shower, the termite mounds come alive with the bioluminescent larvae of a beetle, who use their glow to attract the termites, which are attracted to the light. Each mound may have a hundred or more larvae, and mounds sit side by side for miles, turning the Cerrado into an otherworldly, glowing spectacle of nature.

Morning and afternoon safaris to track the wildlife of the Cerrado by jeep and foot.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Campo Grande

Upon arrival in Campo Grande overnight.

Day 2-4 Emas National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site:

On the morning of Day 2, transfer to Pousada do Gloria by air-conditioned vehicle the next morning. Enjoy a wildlife safari in the afternoon along with night drive for nocturnal animals. Days 3 and 4, visit Emas National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to track beautiful, long-legged maned wolves, with luck as they hunt. Remote and rarely visited, Emas is also home to giant anteater, armadillo, puma, ocelot, peccaries, howler monkeys, pampas deer, rhea, and 4 species of macaws. Morning and afternoon safaris to track the wildlife of the Cerrado by jeep and foot.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive!

Maned Wolf Excursions We will target the elegant, long-legged maned wolves, and with luck see them hunt.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive!

Bioluminescent Savannah Walk - (Sept & Oct only, weather conditions permitting.) If rain occurs, we will walk the savannah at night to see the bioluminescent glow, a breathtaking natural phenomenon.

DAY 5 Emas National Park / Campo Grande / USA

Breakfast and full morning of activities in the National Park. After lunch checkout and transfer back to Campo Grande to catch onward flight. Depending on the time of your departing flights, overnight in Campo Grande (at extra cost).

EXTENSIONS

Iguassu Falls

See one of the most spectacular waterfalls on earth from parks on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Enjoy the Macuco safari by boat, and close up views of Devil's Throat and the main and upper cataracts.

Amazon River Cruises

Our fleet of Amazon cruises allows you to emerse yourself in the Amazon, surrounded by the rainforest as you explore "Meeting of the Waters", Anavilhanas National Park and more. See pink dolphins, meet natives and explore the world's greatest river and rainforest.

 

Brazil Activities

At a Glance

We know you've chosen to travel with us for our wildlife emphasis, so we've included a wide variety of adventure activities designed to educate, inspire, and bring out the wonder in you. All of our activities are flexibly designed to accommodate different skill levels and interests, while exposing you to a variety of unique eco-systems in order to see the most amount of wildlife. And did we mention fun?

  • Exclusive Maned Wolf Excursions
  • Bioluminescent Savanah Walk (Sept & Oct Only, Weather Permitting)

Exclusive Wildlife Activities

Maned Wolf Excursions

We will target the elegant, long-legged maned wolves, and with luck see them hunt - a Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive!

Bioluminescent Savannah Walk

(Sept & Oct Only, Weather Permitting) If rain occurs, we will walk the savannah at night to see the bioluminescent glow, a breathtaking natural phenomenon - a Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive!

Other Activities

Safari by Horseback, Jeep, Foot & Boat

In three distinct regions to for up-close wildlife encounters with jaguars, giant otters, tapirs and more.

View the Amazon from Atop a Canopy Tower

Hike with expert naturalist guides to a canopy tower where you can see the rainforest canopy from above, and look for monkeys, macaws and other birds.

Kayak or Canoe the Cristalino River in the Amazon

Magnificent boating through the Amazon rainforest. The crystalline river water is the life-blood for many birds and animals.

Cultural Interaction

Option to interact with natives in the Amazon

 

Brazil Wildlife

Prolific Sightings

Wild Planet's wildlife eco-tours and safaris are designed for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. We take care to seek out wildlife that is rare, off the beaten path, and in greater numbers than you will see on conventional tours. Our expert naturalist and biologist guides will educate you in the field so your experience is intimate and unparalleled. Still, wildlife viewing can unpredictable and requires patience and sensory awareness.

Primates: Brown Capuchin Monkey, Black Howler Monkey, Duski Titi Monkey, White-Whiskered Spider Monkey
Other Animals: Giant Otter, Neotropical Otter, Black Caiman, Spectacled Caiman, Collared Peccary, White-Lipped Peccary, Marsh Deer, Red Brocket Deer, Brown Brocket Deer, Brazilian Rabbit, Brazilian Porcupine, Short-Tailed Possum

Likely Sightings

Primates: Gold & Black Howler Monkey, Black-Tailed Marmoset, Silvery marmoset, Emilia's Marmoset, Red-Handed Howler Monkey, Duski Titi, Brown Capuchin, White-whiskered spider monkey
Other Animals: Jaguar, Brazilian Tapir, South American Coati, Capybara Paca, Giant Anteater, Southern Tamandua (lesser anteater), Crab-Eating Fox, Pantanal Cat, Crab-Eating Raccoon, Tayra, Margay, Oncilla, Pampas Deer, Nine-Banded Long-Nosed Armadillo, Six-Banded Armadillo, Giant Armadillo, Hyacinth Macaw

Rare or Endangered Possible Sightings

Primates: Bare Ear Marmoset, Feline Night Monkey, Red-Nosed Bearded Saki Monkey, Emilae's marmoset
Other Animals: Maned Wolf, Harpy Eagle, Ocelot, Puma, Azara's Agouti, Punare, Colocolo

 

Brazil Guides

Stephen Boddington

Stephen Boddington started watching the birds in his parents' garden at the age of 5 and hasn't stopped since! Originally from England, he lived in France, Germany, and the Netherlands before settling in Belgium, where he regularly guides visiting birdwatchers, and has also led birdwalks in California, Lapland, and Costa Rica.He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, with a European list of 400 species, and has taken part in raptor migration surveys in both Israel and Mexico. He is also interested in butterflies and dragonflies, and has recently taken up digital photography. Stephen speaks five languages and is no happier than when he is able to share his passion and knowledge with others, helping them to enjoy birds and the natural world in general.

Joelson Toledo

Naturalist Guide
Joelson has extensive experience guiding in the Peruvian Amazon and the Pantanal in Brazil, including many important conservation projects. While in Peru, he worked as a field assistant for Project Guacamayo Tambopata National Reserve, where he led groups monitoring macaw nests. There he observed the behavior between mothers and pups with micro cameras inside the nest.

As the leading field guide for the Caiman Ecological Refuge, Joelson was responsible for groups of up to 16 people specializing in birdwatching and horses. During this time he also used traps to capture herpetofauna with identification chips, made a chemical analysis of the water supply, and monitored the fish species in the Pantanal Rio Negro area.

Douglas Braga Rocha

Biologist & Pantanal Tour Guide
Douglas is a Brazilian naturalist with a degree in Biology from the State University in Rio de Janeiro, and a Masters Degree in Ecology and Conservation at Federal University of Mato Grosso. He started guiding nature trips in the Chapada dos Guimaraes before guiding nature & wildlife tours throughout the diverse Pantanal eco-systems. He is an expert in the Pantanal's many biodiversity hot spots. As a guide he enjoys sharing with our guests his knowledge of Pantanal's natural history, ecology, wildlife and culture. His detailed knowledge of Brazil economics, politics and history are remarkable and he speaks excellent English.

Karen Arine Souza

Ecologist & Pantanal Tour Guide
Karen is native of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and has a degree in Ecology at the UNI BH (Centro Universitario de Belo Horizonte). She is a naturalist tour guide, and enjoys sharing with our guests her knowledge of the Pantanal's natural history, ecology, wildlife and culture. Karen studied English for two years in London and has excellent English. When not guiding, Karen participates in scouting trips & expeditions to expand her knowledge of the Pantanal.

Mota

Jaguar Tracker
Mota was born in Caceres, a small city along the Paraguay River about 220 km from Cuiaba. He grew up in the surrounding Pantanal region and learned much of the Pantanal water ways and its wildlife from his father. Because of his experience on the water he is an expert jaguar spotter. His specialty is guiding for wildlife photographers as he knows the best spots and angles for beautiful photos. Mota is an expert at handling the boats and approaching jaguars with minimal disturbance. He takes excellent care of all our travelers on our expeditions and contributes greatly to the quality of the tour.

 

Brazil FAQ

Brazil Facts for Visitors

Location

Brazil is located in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

Size

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a total of 8,514,877 sq km

Language

The official and most widely spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese. Other languages include Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages.

Religion

Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Other 11%

Currency

The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real.

This Trip's Exclusive Wildlife Features:

Choose Your Brazil Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
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We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • Maned Wolf Safari in Emas National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known for its bioluminescent savannah.
  • Remote & Non-Commercial Destinations - Our Jaguar Photo Safari is in the virtually unknown Taiama Ecological Station, a protected area that is not open to the public. No traveler is allowed on the reserve, but we can circumnavigate it by boat. We average 1.5 jaguar sightings per day here.
  • Sustainable & Responsible Jaguar Safaris - Our expert biologist & naturalist guides use strict protocols: we limit jaguar sightings to one small boat, for a limited time, using authentic radio-free tracking, and have access to a crowd-free habitat that requires special logistics to access.
  • Exclusive Wildlife Activities - track jaguar, anaconda & giant otters.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • Maned Wolf Safari in Emas National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also known for its bioluminescent savannah.
  • Remote & Non-Commercial Destinations - Our Jaguar Photo Safari is in the virtually unknown Taiama Ecological Station, a protected area that is not open to the public. No traveler is allowed on the reserve, but we can circumnavigate it by boat. We average 1.5 jaguar sightings per day here.
  • Sustainable & Responsible Jaguar Safaris - Our expert biologist & naturalist guides use strict protocols: we limit jaguar sightings to one small boat, for a limited time, using authentic radio-free tracking, and have access to a crowd-free habitat that requires special logistics to access.
  • Exclusive Wildlife Activities - track jaguar, anaconda & giant otters.
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