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Caraça & Caratinga Wildlife
 

 

5  nights   Children Friendly Featured, pleasant property Each City Package includes transfers and the must-do-tours and was carefully selected and negotiated for you. All participating service providers have been chosen for their quality service. So, unless you have specific plans, trust us. It's all prepared. Should you stay extra nights, book the city package and add hotel. Price Busters

Interest:
Adventure
National Park
Trekking
Birdwatching
Hidden Treasures
Wildlife





Proposal
 
 
 
This tour offers a great opportunity to see 6 different species of primates, the Giant Anteater, the Manned Wolf and a bunch of fantastic birds. You can experience Caraça’s atmosphere and the fantastic rainforest’s richness in Caratinga Biological Station. This tour is recommended for nature lovers and especially interested in primates and general wildlife.
We will stay and eat in the best available places and accommodations always inside or at least very close to the best birding spots. Our transportation is always in air-conditioned vehicles with lots of space for luggage in equipments.
You will visit the unique Caraça Natural Reserve with the 18th century Sanctuary and School. Besides the historical attractions, Caraça ia a place surrounded by natural wonders. Rivers, mountains and waterfalls everywhere. The place is an intersection area of two great ecosystems. The Cerrado, with its rich flora, and the Atlantic Forest with its unique fauna an lush vegetation frame the landscape. This is the reason Caraça is such a great place for bird watching. Species from both ecosystems live in the area. The main attraction in Caraça is the "Meet and Feed the Wolves". The Caraça priests have fed the manned wolves for years, so then they come to the Sanctuary at night to eat.
Caratinga Biological Station is a hidden treasure for wildlife lovers. The place is very unkown and we will keep it this way. Once an old farm, its owners decided to creat a private preservation area. With large area of a rare preserved Atlantic Forest, this is the place for the wild life and birdwatcher lovers. It is a research camp for primates, many species lives here including the largest in South America, the Muriqui. Also a very wide variety of endemic species of birds and animals can be observed.
 
Proposal
 
1 Day - Belo Horizonte/Caraça Reserve

Meet and greet at Belo Horizonte airport and transfer in vans to the Caraça Natural Reserve. Check-in at Caraça Monastery. After lunch, we will begin our wildlife activities in Caraça. After dinner, we go to the church’s patio to wait for the Manned Wolf. We wait for the big animal gently walks up the stairs of the sanctuary and feed himself. It’s an unforgettable experience.
All meals at Caraça’s restaurant.
Overnight.
 
2 Day - Caraça Reserve

All day at Caraça Natural Reserve exploring the area.
All meals at Caraça’s restaurant.
Overnight.
 
3 Day - Caraça / Caratinga Station

After breakfast, we will have more time to enjoy and observe the local flora and bird life in the unique ecosystems around the sanctuary. Before lunch, check-out and transfer to Caratinga arriving in the end of afternoon.
Check-into Vind´s Hotel.
Lunch on the road and dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Overnight.
 
4 Day - Caratinga Station

For the next 2 days, we will concentrate on the Caratinga Biological Station. We will plan our itinerary according to the wildlife. The researchers of the Biological Station know where the animals are more concentrate what increases our chances of seeing the primates. Here in this Conservation Program, we can observe, and get more information about habits and the interesting facts about the species of flora and fauna. Return to Caratinga in the end of each afternoon.
Trail lunch at the Biological Station and dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Overnights in Caratinga.
 
5 Day - Caratinga Station

We will concentrate on the Caratinga Biological Station. We will plan our itinerary according to the wildlife. The researchers of the Biological Station know where the animals are more concentrate what increases our chances of seeing the primates. Here in this Conservation Program, we can observe, and get more information about habits and the interesting facts about the species of flora and fauna. Return to Caratinga in the end of each afternoon.
Trail lunch at the Biological Station and dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Overnights in Caratinga.
 
6 Day - Caratinga / Belo Horizonte

In the morning, we check-out and depart to Belo Horizonte. Transfer to the airport or to the final destination.
We will have lunch on the road to Belo Horizonte.
 
 
Observation
The package includes:
* Transportation in private vehicle;
* Accommodation in lodges during 5 nights;
* Meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinner) as mentioned in the program;
* Activities and entrance fee as described (including the support fee for the Muriqui project);
* Well trained bilingual expedition leaders equipped with first aid supplies;
* Personal Accidents Insurance.

Not included in the package:
* Airport taxes and air tickets;
* Personal expenses or extras;
* Drinks;
* Non mentioned meals; and
* Any other services not mentioned.

Important remarks:
1. This package is valid until December 2010, except during holidays, Christmas and New Years.
2. The above mentioned rates are per person.
3. The best season to do this trip is from March till October.
4. This trip is recommended for those who are apt to Ecoadventures of level 1-Active (Active exploration with optional day hikes, easy walking, leisurely bicycling or light canoeing. Comfortable travel by vehicle. Good health is necessary.)