I have recently developed a relationship with International Expeditions, and will be the Photography Guide for their trip to Brazil's Pantanal from Nov. 1 - 10, 2008. You can find all the information and details you need at these pages on their website:
About International Expeditions
General Info about Brazil's Pantanal & Iguazú Falls
Itinerary for the Nov. 2008 trip to Brazil's Pantanal
The following are quotes from International Expedition's website, and should give you a good idea about them and this trip:
The Pantanal is a holy grail destination for people who love wildlife. Located in a remote region of southwestern Brazil, this region is a wilderness of pristine wetlands, tranquil rivers and lakes, lush gallery forests and vast savannahs punctuated by tropical palms. The wildlife is so abundant and so easily seen that we often refer to the Pantanal as our South American safari.
On your International Expeditions journey you'll see giant anteaters, marsh deer, black howler monkeys, tapirs, and perhaps the elusive jaguar, which still roams these savannahs. Toco toucans, greater rheas, jabiru storks and more than a dozen species of colorful parrots, including the endangered hyacinth macaw, are on the list of spectacular birds youre apt to find. To see a pair of hyacinth macaws or a flock of ibis against a blazing sun is something that stands out in your mind for a long time.
While the Pantanal alone is worth a trip to Brazil, we also explore Iguazú Falls, one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world, with thrillingly close views of its cascades from every bend of the trail. This World Heritage Site also protects an astounding diversity of tropical wildlife: red-breasted toucans, capuchin monkeys, colorful tanagers and tropical butterflies, among many other creatures.
From the day you arrive, you will feel right at home. Our guides and expedition leader are passionate about the region and they know a great deal about it. They combine a breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm with a warmth youre sure to enjoy.
Extraordinary Journeys...The IE Way
When you travel with International Expeditions, you travel with a company that not only shows you some of the most remarkable places in the world but does so in a way thats as enriching as we can make it. Our journeys, planned and continuously refined over more than two decades, include many elements that would be next to impossible to do otherwise. In the rainforest, for example, well take you further into the reserves than anyone else, so that you have the chance for some exceptional sightings. And as you learn, youll also have a lot of fun and laughter the joy that comes from making new discoveries in the company of friends who share in the excitement. Our journeys are companionable adventures.
International Expeditions is proud to be included on Travel + Leisure magazines list of Worlds Best tour operators and safari outfitters for the fourth consecutive year (2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007). And recently Travel + Leisure rated our 10-day Galapagos cruise aboard the M/V Evolution as one of the 50 most romantic places on Earth. Our Amazon River tour was recognized in National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the 25 Greatest Adventures in the World, and by renowned writer Patricia Schultz as one of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die. These and other honors are a testament to our mission of providing guests with the very best experiences we possibly can, and to the passion and dedication that our staff members bring to their work.
If you're interested in this trip, you can email me with any questions, or get in touch with the good people at International Expeditions, using their contact page here. You can aslo call them directly at (800) 633-4734 (ask for Jill Stanley), or email Charlie Weaver.