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February 1st to March 3rd 2008

A journey with Dragoman.  Starting in Rio de Janeiro and traveling overland to Manaus.

The journey is split up as follows.

Rio and the Carnival

Ouro Preto


Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

The Pantanal

Amazon Houseboat trip

Amazon Jungle trip


Wildlife of Brazil

Bird List

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Rio and the Carnival 

Apart from enjoying the Parade in the Sambadrome and the Gay Ball visits were made to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado (The statue of Christ), to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Favela where the cities poor live, Tijuca forest, Niteroi and Santa Cruz.

Rio de Janeiro  

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Fortress of Santa Cruz
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Contemporary Art museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer

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Carnival                                                                                                                             Click here             

Ouro Preto

This town is famous for the now unused Gold mines under the houses.

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Built in four years between 1956 and 1960.  Some interesting architecture but not to everyone's taste.  The Cathedral and Blue Church were worth visiting.

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Chapa dos Veadeiros National Park

This park is situated on the highest plain in Brazil and contains a number of impressive waterfalls.  The rock crystals found in the park are plentiful and the light reflection can be seen from the moon.

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The Pantanal

This vast area of wetland harbors a great amount of wildlife. 


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of the wildlife can be viewed in the Wildlife of Brazil section.

Amazon Houseboat

This trip was only taken by Annastina, Tobias and myself.  The two nights spent on the river gave us a great opportunity to see how people live and to enjoy the wildlife of the area.

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Many of the photos of the wildlife can be viewed in the Wildlife of Brazil section.

Amazon trip

The group spent two nights in the Amazon.  One night in hammocks in the jungle.

Many of the photos of the wildlife can be viewed in the Wildlife of Brazil section.



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Wildlife of Brazil


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Bird List

Photographed Birds

Amazon Kingfisher
Bare-faced Tiger-heron
Bay-winged Cowbird
Black Vulture
Black-bellied Whistling Duck
Black-collard Hawk
Blue and white Swallow
Blue and Yellow Macaw
Blue-headed Parrot
Buff-necked Ibis
Campo Flicker
Cattle Tyrant
Channel-billed Toucan
Cocoi Heron
Common Black Hawk
Creasted Oropendola
Crested carcara
Crested Carcara
Ferruginous Pygmy-owl
Great Antshrike
Great Black Hawk
Great Egret
Great Frigatebird
Great Kiskadee
Greater Ani
Guira Cuckoo
Hyacinth Macaws
Jabiru Stork
Laughing Falcon
Lesser Elaenia
Little Blue Heron
Neotropic Cormorant
Pale-creasted Woodpecker
Red-billed Toucan
Red-creasted Cardinal
Road-side hawk
Rufescent Tiger-heron
Rufous Hornero
Savanna Hawk
Scarlet macaw
Smooth-billed Ani
Snail Kite
Snowy Egret
Southern Lapwing
Southern Screamer
Squirrel Cuckoo
Striated Heron
Toco Toucan
Turkey Vulture
Wattled Jacana
White Woodpecker
White-eared Puffbird
White-eyed Parakeet
Yellow-billed Cardinal
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Yellow-headed Caracara
Yellow-headed Parrot
Yellow-rumped Cacique