|Visa||American, Canadian and Australian citizens need a Visa to enter Brazil. Check the expiration date of your passport. It is recommend to use an passport valid for, at least, six months.|
|Payment Policy||It would be requested 50% of the total amount of the tour , upon confirmation. The remaining 50% until 16 days before tour starts.|
|Refund Policy||Any tour cancellation should be done by e-mail to Boute Expeditions. For cancellations made prior to 70 days of departure, all payments will be refunded in 90%. For cancellations made between 69 to 40 days of departure, 50% of the any payment will be refunded. Any cancellation made 39 days or less than that ,before tour starts, qualify for no refund. Once the tour has started, no refunds will be given for unused service.|
|Travel Insurance||It is, highly, recommended trip cancellation / interruption insurance.
|The Itineraries||We always aim to offer you everything it is described in your itinerary. However, we count on your understanding when occur some alterations due to weather conditions or changes in river levels.|
|Weather conditions and clothing||The weather has been changing a lot around the world, and Brazil is not an exception. So, before packing your clothes be sure to check the five-day weather forecast for the region you are going to visit, using the Weather Channel or CNN.|
|Mato Grosso||Because this region is extremely close to the Equator, we only have two seasons – a dry season (from April to October) and a rainy season (from November to March). In both seasons, the temperature will center around 35°C (95°F). Cottons clothes are highly recommended. Also bring bathing suits and short pants in case you might want to use them at lunch time… A raincoat is welcome, but bring also a small umbrella which can protect you from the rain and the sun. An umbrella is also better when you are walking on a trail as it will help you avoid sweating.|
|Atlantic Forest||Here we experience all the four Seasons. They are, exactly, the opposite time of year as those in the Northern Hemisphere. For example, when it is Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, here it will be Winter!|
|Temperature||In most areas the temperature will be pleasant, around 25°C (77°F). However up in the mountains of Itatiaia it can drop to 5°C (41°F). So if you are coming to this area bring gloves and a nice warm coat.
In Ubatuba, we will be along the Coast. Bathing suits will be a good idea if, you like swimming.
|Rubber Boots||If you have a favorite pair that you always bring with you, you can make good use of them. They will keep you safe from any chiggers and will make you less worried about thorns.
However, in case you don’t own a pair we have a good number of spare boots which we will be pleased to offer you. Just let us know in advance that you will want them and give us your shoe size. Thanks!
|Field Equipment|| Successful trips require the best and most appropriate gear. Our guides are perfectly prepared to find all of the birds you want to see. For example, they are equipped with 6.000.000 (six million) candle power spotlights to endure you get great looks at all of the nightlife that Brazil has to offer.Here’s a list of just some of our guides’ great gear:
– Ipod with about 4000 bird songs
– Professional tape recorder & shotgun microphone
– High quality binoculars (mostly LEICA)
– At least, three spotlights – rechargeable and car battery-powered.
* Of course our guides will always use the spotlights so they cause minimal harassment to birds and animals, for example, avoiding focusing directly on their eyes.
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