With tours near the International Airport, good accommodations and meals, all tours will provide you with the best itinerary for you to enjoy, watch and photograph many animals of the Atlantic Rain Forest, with focus on birds. The suggestions of tours are to minimize driving to have more time to enjoy this beautiful area.
Come with me to the Atlantic Rain Forest, discover a new world, the nature is waiting for you!
- Tapiraí + Peruíbe (3 to 5 nights)
- Ubatuba + São Luiz do Paraitinga (3 to 5 nights)
- Tapiraí + Ribeirão Grande (5 to 7 nights)
- Tapiraí + Monte Alegre do Sul (5 to 7 nights)
- Peruíbe + Tapiraí + Miracatu (5 to 9 nights)
- Ubatuba + São Luiz do Paraitinga + Itatiaia (5 to 14 nights)
- Ribeirão Grande + Tapiraí + Peruíbe (5 to 14 nights)
- Peruíbe + Miracatu + Tapirai + Monte Alegre do Sul (7 to 14 nights)
Located in the heart of Atlantic Rain Forest, Trilha dos Tucanos is a Private Reserve and one of the best places for birdwatching in Sao Paulo state. The feeders get very busy, especially during the winter. It is possible to see more than 20 species of birds including, tanagers, toucans, toucanets, woodcreepers, antpittas, antbirds, mankins, hummingbirds, and many more.
Beautiful trails, rivers, endemic and endangered birds, a fantastic place for people who love nature. Around the area it is possible to drive in dirt roads and see other kinds of birds found in altitudes ranging from 1000 to 250 m.
Peruíbe – SP
Guaraú is a neighborhood of Peruíbe city, located in the Ecologic Station of Juréia Itatins, where the streets are full of wildlife and its forest is home for many birds. In Guaraú it is possible to see shore and forest birds. You can take pictures of many endemic and endangered birds in the feeders or on the streets. Near there is a place where the Red-tailed Parrot roosts and it is a wonderful experience to observe so many parrots coming to this place to spend the night.
São Luiz do Paraitinga – SP
In State Park of Serra do Mar, we can enjoy a simple place in the forest with many birds and wild life. In the dirt roads of State Park it is possible to see areas of Atlantic Rain Forest as well rural areas with a vast biodiversity. At 900 meter of elevation (and with access to private reserves at 1600 m and higher) the area is very interesting, especially in the mornings and evenings. Throughout the day we can look for tanagers, mankins, bellbird, antbirds, toucans and when it gets dark we go search for, owls, nightjars, nigthawks and sometimes we can also find mammals and some other creatures.
Ribeirão Grande – SP
Intervales State Park is a very famous place in Brazil for its caves, waterfalls and of course, birds. With 40.649,05 hectares of area, it is possible to find many kinds of birds because of its high biodiversity. The many dirt roads crossing the park provide a good birding site and it is possible to find some very interesting birds like the Solitary Tinamou, Helmeted Woodpecker, Russet-winged Spadebill, Swallow-tailed Cotinga, and if we are lucky, the Creasted Eagle.
Ubatuba – SP
Ubatuba is a coastal city very popular with birders and nature lovers because there are many natural areas excellent for birdwatching. Sítio Folha Seca is very famous for its hummingbird feeders where it is also possible to see birds like Buff-throated Purpletuft, White-thight Swallow, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet, and about 15 species of hummingbirds. Itamambuca Eco Resort is a good hotel where many birds can be found around the hotel property. There are feeders and many well-kept trails. A boat ride on the river is an excellent way to see several birds on the banks of the river, making is a memorable tour.
Itatiaia – RJ
The first National Park of Brazil, Itatiaia is a place where we can go birding in high elevation (2.500 meters), to look for unique birds. We can stay in a lodge inside the park, which is very convenient and go birding very early in the mornimg. Many species of tanagers, toucanets, toucans, antbirds, woodpeckers, cotingas, antshrikes are found there. Other interesting birds we can see there are the Black-and-Gold Cotinga, Black-capped Piprites, Itatiaia Spinetail, Green-crowned Plovercrest and many more…
Monte Alegre do Sul – SP
An old coffee farm, Pousada da Fazenda is a very beautiful place where we can enjoy the cozy lodge and see many species of birds, not only there but also around the town of Monte Alegre do Sul. More than 15 species of hummingbirds can be found at the feeders and in the dirt road you can see other birds such as the Red-legged Seriema, Hooded Tanager, Orange-headed Tanager, Rufous-headed Tanager, Crescent-chested Puffbird, King Vulture and many more.
Miracatu – SP
The Private Reserve Espinheiro Negro is a beautiful place with good trails and special birds to see. During the winter the feeders get very busy, providing very good opportunities for pictures of birds like the Red-necked Tanager, Brassy-breasted Tanager, Violation Euphonia. On the trails it is possible to find other birds like White-browed Warbler, Black-headed Berryeater, Blue-bellied Parrot and many more..