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BRAZIL'S TAPAJÓS & BELÉM: THE LOWER AMAZON

Saturday 1st September — Sunday 9th September 2018
(9 days)


Leader: Eduardo Patrial

Group Size Limit: 8

Tour Category: Easy walking for the most part. Mostly simple accommodations.

A splendid tour targeting some very special birds that few have ever seen, and all the while seeing a fantastic array of birds of the lower reaches of the mighty Amazon.

During this exciting adventure there will be the opportunity to visit the rarely-explored Tapajós (or Amazonia) National Park, situated on the west bank of the mighty Tapajós River in the southwest of the state of Pará.

From the remote town of Itutaiba we will drive about two hours along the river’s west bank to reach Tapajós (or Amazonia) National Park, where we will stay for six nights. This national park protects a huge area of pristine Amazonian forest between the rivers Madeira and Tapajós and holds several amazing range-restricted birds. The system of trails in the national park should allow us to find most of them, together with a huge number of more widespread species that comprise an extremely rich local avifauna.

Our efforts will be concentrated on finding treasures like White-crested Guan, Golden Parakeet, Vulturine and Bald Parrots, Kawall’s Amazon, Dark-winged Trumpeter, Tapajos Hermit, Brown-chested Barbet, Harlequin Antbird and, with luck, Pale-faced Bare-eye and Hoffmann’s Woodcreeper.

A boat trip will take us to the east bank of Tapajós to look for the rare, enigmatic and threatened endemic Golden-crowned Manakin. Also on this side of the river we will be hoping to find some special targets that occur in the area between the Tapajós and Xingu Rivers such as Black-girdled Barbet, Bare-eyed Antbird and Alta Floresta Antpitta.

We will also have time for some birding around Belém, where targets will include Hooded Gnateater, Opal-crowned Manakin and the nominate race of Willis’s Antbird.

Accommodation & Road Transport: The hotel in Belém is of good standard. At Tapajós National Park we will stay at a simple pousada (guesthouse), the only accommodation in the area. Road transport is by minibus and roads are good.

Walking: The walking effort is mostly easy, but there are some moderate grade walks.

Climate: It is generally hot and humid. Periods of sunshine alternate with overcast spells and there is regular rainfall.

Bird Photography: Opportunities are worthwhile.

Can be taken together with: BRAZIL'S CARAJÁS & MARANHÃO

Tour Price: £2570, €3040, $3370 Belém/Belém. Single Room Supplement: £120, €141, $157. Deposit: £350, €420, $460.

Includes surface transportation, accommodations, meals, water, entrance fees and tips/gratuities.

Also includes these flights: Belém-Itaituba-Belém.

The Tapajos National Park & Belém single room supplement refers only to Belém. There are only a limited number of rooms at the pousada at Tapajós. A limited amount of single accommodation may be available here on arrival at no extra charge.

Base prices for this tour are in US Dollars. The exchange rates applied at the time of costing were: £1 = $1.310 and €1 = $1.110.

Air Travel To & From The Tour: Our in-house IATA ticket agency will be pleased to arrange your air travel on request, or you may arrange this yourself if you prefer.

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