Rio Cristalino Amazon Basin Extension Tour Pricing
2023 and 2024 Pricing: $5,690 to $5,990 US Dollars, or £4,550 to £4,790 GBP*
for 8 Days and 7 Nights
Note on Pricing: The lower price assumes a discount for combining it with another Brazil birding tour.
The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites.
Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. We often use Lelis Navarrete on these trips.
Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Brazil, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.
Transport and Airport Transfers:
o Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van (and/or jeep as needed) for most of the trip.
o We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.
Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.
Small-Group Pricing: All the above prices are for tour groups of seven or eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than seven participants.
Possible Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:
With Lelis Navarrete as Lead Guide: Add $100 (80 GBP*) to the basic trip price for the additional costs of using South America's top birding guide.
*Pricing Notes and More Details:
US Dollar Pricing: The US Dollar has been fairly strong against the Brazilian Real in the last few years. Most pricing for the trip has been in US Dollars with most lodges switching to US Dollar pricing in recent years. Thus, we use US Dollars as the currency for pricing this trip.
Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2024 (and late 2023) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on May 8, 2023). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions here.
Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.
Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does not have any meals, as most flights arrive after 7 PM. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.
Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Breakfast usually includes coffee or tea and/or juice (as provided by the lodge), and box lunches include either bottled water or juice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.
Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.
Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:
Single Room Supplement: $1,100 USD (or £880 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room.
Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions:
You will need to pay your international flight cost for getting from your local airport to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo in Brazil. From either of these major cities, you can fly to Cuiaba.
We will figure out the least expensive internal flight plans for the group, and book the internal flights to Brazil. We do charge actual costs for flights. Booking flights in Brazil can be a bit of fine art, generally budgeting about $110 to $150 (£90 to £120 GBP*) per leg of flight after arrival in one of the major cities (most clients fly into Sao Paulo for this tour). We booked the flights from Cuiaba to Alta Floresta round-trip this last year for under $260 per person. Flights round-trip from Sao Paulo to Cuiaba ran between $240 and $300 in 2023.
The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.
Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price. You can choose to pre-pay trips to meal service and housekeeping staff.
Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?
Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).
Like to Book these Trips:
Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.
Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)
Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on June 12, 2023, for all 2024 tour dates.
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