Brazil: Central Amazonia

Seek out the endemics of Amazonas, birding around Manaus and along the mighty Amazon River right in the middle of the world's largest rainforest. Restricted-range specialties like Vareza Piculet, plus Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Guianan Red Cotinga, Crimson Fruitcrow, Crimson Topaz, and the unique Capuchinbird!

Next dates

1-15 August 2025

Tour length: 15 days

Group size limit: 6


Eduardo Patrial

Spaces available

Day 1: Arrivals into Manaus airport. Birding in the afternoon at Ramal Pedacinho do Céu, mainly after Capuchinbird. Overnight in Manaus.

Day 2: Morning at MUSA Tower in Manaus and more birding at Pedacinho do Céu or Ramal Pau Rosa, overnight in Manaus.

Day 3: Day at ZFII Tower north of Manaus. Lots of birds to look for here, including Black Curassow, the highly wanted Crimson Fruitcrow; Red-lored Amazon, Glossy-backed Becard and hopefully chances for Grey-winged Trumpeter, Spotted Antpitta, Guianan Red Cotinga among many others. Mid-afternoon transfer to Pousada Iracema Falls in Presidente Figueiredo for overnight.

Day 4: Full day of birding at Iracema Falls, looking for Crimson Topaz, Black Curassow, Painted Parakeet and many other possibilities, overnight at Iracema Falls.

Day 5: Morning at Iracema, lunch in Presidente Figueiredo and transfer to Pousada Mari-Mari for check in and birding. Birding at the lodge, Guianan Cock-of-the-rock lek. Overnight Mari Mari.

Day 6: Morning at Ramal Tucumanduba (full day if necessary). Amazing forest where we will be looking for rare birds like Black-throated Antshrike, Blue-backed Tanager, Dusky Purpletuft, cotingas and others. Overnight at Mari Mari.

Day 7: Birding at Mari Mari or another visit to Ramal Tucumanduba, overnight at Mari Mari.

Day 8: Morning transfer to Pousada Cirandeira Bela, south across the Rio Negro. Check in, birding in the afternoon and overnight.

Day 9: Full day of birding at Cirandeira Bela, looking for Fiery Topaz, Point-tailed Palmcreeper, Black-necked Red Cotinga, Spot-winged Antbird, Musician Wren and plenty more, overnight at Cirandeira Bela.

Day 10: Cirandeira Bela in the morning. Lunch and transfer to Novo Airão, check-in and birding terra firme forest in the afternoon. Overnight in Novo Airão.

Day 11: Full day boat trip at Anavilhanas National Park in Novo Airão. Day to look for Klages’s and Cherrie’s Antwrens and several other varzea specialists. Overnight at Novo Airão.

Day 12: Full day of birding in Novo Airão, terra firme forest with many species to look for, including White-plumed and Chestnut-crested Antbirds, Musician Wren, White-chested Puffbird, Chestnut-belted Gnateater, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Rufous and White-winged Potoo and others. Overnight in Novo Airão.

Day 13: Morning in Novo Airão, transfer back to Manaus, check in and overnight.

Day 14: Full day bot trip to Marchantaria Island for river island specialists, overnight in Manaus

Day 15: Transfer to Manaus Airport and end of tour.

Tour details

Cost: $ TBC
Deposit: $ 750
Single room supplement: $ TBC

Accommodation: TBC

Walking difficulty: TBC

Tour cost includes: All accommodation, main meals, drinking water, internal flights (as stated in itinerary), overland transport, tips to local drivers and guides, travel permits, entrance fees, and guide fees.

Tour cost excludes: Flights before and after the tour start/end, visa, travel insurance, tips to tour leaders, laundry, drinks and other items of a personal nature.