Brazil: Conserving the fauna and flora of Latin America’s greatest forests

Date: 
06 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
Price: 
From £4,950
Trip destination: 
Brazil

Journey from colonial Paraty, a charming coastal town whose cobbled centre has been declared a national historic monument, to iconic Rio de Janeiro. Professor Speight will guide the exploration of the Atlantic rainforest that cloaks this verdant stretch of coast with visits to forest reserves and Rio itself. Learn about the fascinating imperial, colonial and industrial history of this area, and discuss the efforts being made to conserve it. Fly north to Manaus, Brazil’s gateway to the Amazon, and journey along the river aboard the charming Tucano riverboat. Navigate remote creeks and admire macaws, parrots, caimans, monkeys and colourful butterflies. Professor Speight and the local guides will discuss the relationship between the forest, its plants and wildlife, and the remote communities who depend on it for their survival.

Highlights

Visit Rio’s fascinating and beautiful botanic gardens
Spend four nights exploring the Amazon aboard a traditional riverboat, looking for pink river dolphins and giant river otters
Visit Manaus Opera House, built during the rubber boom of the 19th-century
See Rio’s Statue of Christ and ascend the famous Sugar Loaf mountain

Trip scholar

Professor Martin Speight, Emeritus Professor in Zoology and Tropical Ecology, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

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