Focus on Brazil

Brazil is a vast country with several distinctly different biomes. Discover them all with Focus Tours: Brazil

Focus on Argentina

The 8th largest country in the world, Argentina offers a wealth of experiences. From the subtropical rain forests of Iguazú Falls to the high Andes. Discover more with Focus Tours: Argentina 

Focus on Bolivia

Bolivia, nestled between Brazil, Peru, Chile and Paraguay, is the poorest and least developed country in South America, but also biologically and culturally the richest, safest and friendliest. Discover more with Focus Tours: Bolivia

Focus on Chile

Chile is the only truly temperate country in the Neotropics, and occupies more degrees of latitude than any other nation worldwide. Perhaps it is not surprising that Chile offers several extremes of the natural world. Discover more with Focus Tours: Chile

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Jaguar Tours

The northern Pantanal is the richest area in the world for spotting Jaguars in the wild and, our naturalist guides are some of the best. Together with our boatmen we can take you into the best areas for jaguars and many other creatures. Read more about Jaguar Tours.

Bird Watching Tours

Douglas Trent is a scientist, bird watcher and wildlife photographer and his be operating Bird Watcing Tours for around two decades now. The tour possibilities in South America are many. Read more about Bird Watching Tours.

Wildlife Photography Tours

Douglas Trent is a wildlife photographer and guides groups of professional, or enthusiastc amateur, photographers and film crews on focused wildlife tours. Read more about Wildlife Photography Tours 

Funding Conservation


A percentage of our profits has been funding in-country conservation projects since 1981. They directly benefit the local communities we visit and, when possible, are self-sustable, generating benefits long after our initial donation. Your visit will benefit you, the environment and your hosts.

BEST OF BRAZIL - Rain Forests, Wetlands, Cerrado & Highlands 

18 Days & 15 Nights

This is the combination of destinations we'd recommend before visiting the others, unless you have a special interest. This tour concentrates on several of the richest habitats in the country; in fact, some of the richest on the continent. For 16 full days we'll search for a great variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in Brazil's Atlantic rain forests, the world's largest wetlands, the grasslands of central Brazil often likened to Africa's savannas, and the unique mountainous habitats above the rain forest. Our Best of Brazil tour combines our Pantanal & Chapada, Caraça & Caratinga and Iguaçu Falls itineraries with an additional reserve near Caraça. You can refer to the descriptions for the first three tours, and below read about the previously undescribed national park.

On the eastern edge of the Planalto Central, rocky high ridges above 4,500 feet present a strange and exciting biome. Serra do Cipó National Park is composed of high mountainous grasslands marked with areas of rough rocky outcroppings. It creates a surreal backdrop for black and orange grasshoppers, carnivorous plants and birds found here and no where else. Serra do Cipó National Park was created to protect a number of odd and endemic plants, insects, frogs and birds, including the recently described Cipó Canestero, endemic to this park. We should have stunning views of the Black Tufted-eared Marmoset, an endemic primate that is common in the lower reaches of the park.

Your naturalist guide is equipped with a spotting telescope for seeing distant or hard to see animals, microphone and tape recorder for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call, and the appropriate bird and mammal identification books for your enjoyment. By the end of the tour, participants will have an intimate knowledge of six distinctly different biomes and many more micro-ecosystems. We will likely have seen at least six if not all nine possible primate species and races, several other mammal, reptile and amphibian species, hundreds of bird species, numerous flowering trees and other spectacular plants. An extraordinary number of the flora and fauna species we'll see are found here and only here.

Join us on an unforgettable journey into some of the richest and most beautiful areas on earth... the Best of Brazil.