4 days

Two of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world: the Cerrado and the Atlantic Forest

Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve includes two of the most important ecorregions in the world: the savannah ecosystems of the Cerrado and the humid Atlantic Forest. These two habitats have high levels of biodiversity as well as very high levels of species endemism. Unfortunately, they are also amongst the most threatened.

Mbaracayú offers the chance of seeing endangered bird species such as White- winged Nightjar, Black-fronted Piping-Guan (Yacutinga), Bare-throated Bellbird, Marsh Seedeater, Chestnut Seedeater together with mammals such as Jaguar, Azara`s Agouti, Tayra and Maned Wolf.

Tour price per person:

From USD 850 (minimum of four participants)
For less than 4 people, the price per person is:

1 person1.7001.900
2 people9801.100
3 people850950


all accommodations on a sharing basis at hotels, lodges or other establishments of a reasonable standard (or best available in the area);
all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from day 1 (only dinner) to 3 (breakfast and lunch)
drinking water and one soft drink/beer per meal;
all ground transportation from first day to final day of tour;
all costs of local guides;
all excursions and activities mentioned in the itinerary unless specifically stated as optional in which case they will be charged for at cost with prior consent from participants;
all entrance fees for reserves, parks, museums that are part of the itinerary
International airfare and any airport taxes;
travel and medical insurance;
visa, passport and vaccination costs;
beverages over those stated as included.
optional excursions as defined by the itinerary or excursions not included in the itinerary;
Telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.
Gratuities to Tour leader and local guides.
Gratuities for hotel/restaurant staff, porters, drivers.


Day 1:

Pick up from the hotel early in the morning. During the journey we will stop for bird watching in Arroyos y Esteros, an interesting grassland area that usually contains very high numbers of birds. We

will arrive at Jejui Mi, the main station of Mbaracayú, during the afternoon and do a short walk along the nearest trail.


Day 2

All-day birding and wildlife watching in the surrounds of Jejui Mí. Here there is an option of renting bicycles for any keen cyclists in the party. After midday, we will leave for Lagunitas, a very interesting marshland in the middle of Mbaracayú with clear water irrigated by small streams, bird watching here and the surrounding forest. This area provides an optional extra 2-hour boat trip. Then we return to to Jejui Mi looking for nocturnal birds and mammals on the way.

Day 3

Early departure for Aguara Ñu, east of Mbaracayú, that has Cerrado. Birding and wildlife watching all day until nightfall at Aguara Ñu with the aim of seeing White-winged Nightjar.

Day 4

All morning birding at Jejui Mi. After lunch we will return to Asunción.

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