The Scarlet Ibis, one of South America's most iconic and eye-catching birds has finally returned to the Atlantic Rainforest of Paraná State after an absence of some 40 years. Pollution and destruction of the rainforest drove them away in the 60's but now following numerous conservation projects to restore the mangrove forests, they are back and over 150 individuals were recorded in August 2010.
Last Frontiers can offer a 12 day trip to Brazil for £2674 per person including a 3 night stay at Sebui Lodge, a unique rainforest retreat at the heart of Parana's Superagui National Park and the ideal base to observe these striking birds. Spend one night in Curitiba on arrival before you set off on the Serra Verde Express, one of the most spectacular train journeys in South America to reach the sleepy colonial village of Morretes. Guided tour of the village before you are driven to Antonina, a charming colonial town of crumbling colonial facades and spectacular views across the bay. Spend 2 nights in Antonina before you head off by boat into the national park for 3 nights at Sebui Lodge. Each day, you will head off on guided excursions into the forests and channels of the protected Mata Atlantica, an area more bioverse than the Amazon Jungle itself. The trip ends with a 3 night stay at the Pousada Grajagan on Ilha do Mel, a picture postcard island of long deserted beaches before you take a boat trip back to the mainland for your international flight out. Prices are based on two people travelling sharing a room and include international and internal flights with Tam Airlines, the Serra Verde train, 3* accommodation throughout with all breakfasts, full board and activities at Sebui Lodge and all relevant boat and land transfers. Please contact us for more information.