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Brazil 16-24.10.2022

Brazil 16-24.10.2022

10-11 participants $3100 USD

       9 participants $3300 USD

    6-8 participants $3500 USD

 

 

LAND OF JAGUARS

 
Far, far away, thousands of kilometers from European capitals stretches the National Park Encontro das Aguas which is even more often called the Land of Jaguars!
 
Founded on a swampy area, on the junction of several rivers, the park has become home to hundreds of species of mammals, reptiles and birds: caimans and deer, omnivorous capybara and slow anteaters, tapirs and giant river otters. Hyacinth macaws and curious toucans fly up to our lodge in the morning in search of various treats and a chance to chat with each other.
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
But the real king of the jungle in these places is, of course, the jaguar.
Adult jaguar specimens reach 2 meters in length and grow up to 120 kilograms in weight. Being incredibly agile by nature, the jaguar hunts all jungle inhabitants, with the exception of bottom fish, perhaps.
However, the most desirable prey of the local King of the Jungle remains the caiman.
 
Lying in ambush by steep riverbanks or skirting the winding beds of streams along the water's edge, the jaguar finds his prey, sneaks up to it and at the right moment takes a jump from above, breaking up the backbone of the reptile with its body weight. The further outcome of the hunt depends more on the agility of the jaguar and the luck of the caiman.
This kind of hunt allows the jaguar to provide himself with food for several days, and hunting scenes become a desired trophy for tourists and photographers from all over the world.
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
We will not reveal all secrets of the preparation for our expedition. We will just say that our accommodation will be taken care of by the best lodge located in the heart of the national park, and the best local guide who has been working with groups from Europe and the USA for more than ten years will be responsible for our travelling by boats along the threads of rivers and streams in search of the best views and locations.
 
At dawn we will go out on boats into the web of winding river arms and channels that surround the park. Our journeys will not have a strict plan or route. Our main purpose will be to inhale the aroma and sounds of the awakening spring jungle. And those of you who bring photo equipment will find themselves face to face with unique and dramatic scenes of life of virgin nature and its inhabitants.
 
But even if you haven’t ever been really keen in photography, you will never feel bored with us. Leave along “feeling bored”!  You will feel v-e-e-e-ry excited staying with us.
To see the landscapes of the Brazilian Amazon, to hand-feed hyacinth macaws, or to get close to a curious toucan... Haven't you been dreaming of such an adventure before?
 
A most beautiful two-minute video will show the diversity of the animal world of the Brazilian jungle, colours and sounds of the awaking nature and, of course, scenes of a jaguar hunting for a caiman!
Enjoy the video.
 

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PROGRAM
 
Day 0. 16.10  Your departure from Europe to Brazil. All flights to Cuiaba (CGB) arrive from Sao Paulo (GRU). (//)
 
Day 1. 17.10  Meeting  at the airport of Cuiaba at 11:00-11:30 AM. Our private bus will first take us along the asphalt, and then along the unpaved road to our hotel. At dinner we will discuss what awaits us in the next 5 days of safari.(//D)
 
Day 2-6. 18-22.10 Early breakfast (at 5 a m), and at 5.30 am our boats start from the hotel pier in search of the main characters of our stories. Return to the hotel for lunch at 12 o'clock. After lunch and a rest, at 2 p m we will set off again in search of the local king of the jungle. Return to the hotel by 5-6 pm. (B/L/D)
 
Day 7. 23.10  Breakfast and transfer to Cuiaba. All flights to the mainland depart from Cuiaba in the morning. Overnight in Cuiaba (on this day hotel and meals are paid for by participants). (B//)
 
Day 8. 24.10 Morning transfer to the airport and departure home. (/)
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
        
 
 
 
        
 
 
WEATHER
 
October is the peak of spring in the Southern hemisphere. You should be prepared for temperatures of +25+35 C in the daytime. A hat to protect the face, a scarf or a bandana to protect the neck, and sun protecting lotion with a high SPF are mandatory!!!
 

 

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The cost of participation in the expedition includes:
 
  • Group guidance by a professional guide-photographer with many years of experience on the route;
  • Group transfer from Cuiaba and back on the day of arrival and the day before departure;
  • Accommodation in double rooms;
  • Meals according to the program (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner);
  • Payments and registration of permits for staying on the territory of the National Park;
  • Accompanying of the group by a guide on each of the days spent in the park;
  • High-speed motor boat service (4 participants in a boat).
 
The cost does not include:
 
  • Flight from Europe to Cuiaba (airport code CGB);
  • Accommodation  and meals in Cuiaba on the last day before departure;
  • Meals not specified in the program;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Single room accommodation ($900 USD);
  • Tips to the local guide and boat drivers ($5 USD per person per day to the boat driver and $5-10 USD per person per day to the local guide);
  • Alcoholic beverages.

  

The cost of participation   $3900 USD
 
Group of 8 people; 
 
 
Payment terms:
 
A deposit of $2000 USD will reserve your place in the program. The second payment of $1900 USD is due by August, 17, 2022. If you book after August, 17, 2022 the full cost of participation is paid.
 
Cancellation of Booking:
 
If you are unable to participate in the program, or if you cancel, provided that the group is full, we will refund the full amount you have paid. If, after your cancellation, the group is still incomplete, we will refund the price you have paid in accordance with the following schedule based on 100% of the tour price:
>180 days before the start of the tour: full refund;
>90 days: 75% refund;
>60 days: 50% refund;
<60 days: non-refundable.
 

        

 

 

Tour Leader 

   

 
Vladimir Kushnarev
 
Professional photographer and guide, mastermind and organizer of a travel project for keen photographers and photo enthusiasts. Works with groups from the USA, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries.
Travel photographer of the year by the TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 19, 21.
Articles and publications in the following magazines: Aeroflot, Aeroflot Premium, Siberia, the Evening Moscow.
 
Contest-winner and prize-winner of international competitions:
 
  • First place, National Geographic 2017, Night Landscape section;
  • First place, National Geographic 2017, Planet Summer Competition;
  • First place, 35PhotoAwards, Daytime Landscape section;
  • Third place, PSA Arctic Awards, 2016;
  • Second place, Epson International Pano Awards, 2017;
  • Winner of the RGO international contest "The Most Beautiful Country", in the section “Indigenous Peoples of Russia”, 2018;
  • Gold Medal, TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT, 2019;
  • Third place, 35PhotoAwards, 2020, in the section of serial works “Everyday Life of People”.
  • Gold Medal, TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT, 2020;

 

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