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+ Pantanal 2019

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+ Minas Gerais 2019

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+ Iguazu 2019

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+ Campo Grande 2019

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+ Sao Paulo 2019

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The Trip Itinerary: July 18, 2019 Thursday - August 7, 2019 Wednesday - under construction

+ July 18, 2019 Thursday - SFO to Sao Paulo
Wendy dropped me off at SFO
Overnight on the plane

+ July 19, 2019 Friday - SFO to São Paulo
Arrive São Paulo
Uber to Clovis' place
Natalia cam by and we went for a walking tour
Walk through park - Parque Trianon - Tenente Siqueira Campos
SESC Building - Avenida Paulista
Sebastião Salgado Exhibit - Gold: Mina de Ouro Serra Pelada (Serra Pelada Mine)
Take elevator to the top of the building for the view
Lunch
Japan House
Ikebana - Japanese flower arranging demonstration
Dinner with the Manczyk clan at a pizza restaurant
Drinks at the bar - caipirinha
Collect ecological sugar packets
Overnight at Clovis'

+ July 20, 2019 Saturday - São Paulo to Campo Grande
Breakfast with Clovis at his flat
Uber to airport
Meet up with Elizabeth and others
Meet at the airport and transported to hotel
Lunch meeting with staff at hotel including Jan, Ged, Marcos, Elizabeth and me
Photo of lapwings across from hotel
Walk to the Parque das Nações Indigenas, photos of the spaceship building, stone tower
Meet and walk with various students
Herd of capybara
Art museum in park - MARCO - Museu de Art Contemporãnea
Welcome reception at hotel - Restaurant Sal do Parque
Opening dinner at Vermelho Grill - walk to and from restaurant as a group
Overnight at Grand Park Hotel

+ July 21, 2019 Sunday - Campo Grande to Pousada Aguapé
Breakfast at the hotel
First Lecture
Vehicles to Pousada Aguapé
Stop at various giant anteater sightings
Lunch at Pousada Aguapé
First game drive
Dinner at Pousada Aguapé at 8 pm
Overnight at Pousada Aguapé

+ July 22, 2019 Monday - Pousada Aguapé
Overnight at Pousada Aguapé

+ July 23, 2019 Tuesday - Pousada Aguapé
Talk by Joao Murano - the owner of Pousada Aguape
Overnight at Pousada Aguapé

+ July 24, 2019 Wednesday - Pousada Aguapé to Porto Jofre
Early morning boat drive with Gill and Mark
Breakfast at the Pousada
Walk around the grounds
Fly by 5 small planes - I was in second group
Third lecture - at Porto Jofre
Lunch
Game drive by boat
Jaguar encounters
Giant waterlilies at hotel lake
Springbok shots with Marcus
Dinner at hotel
Talk on jaguar preservation by Rafael Hoogesteijn from Panthera
Overnight at Hotel Pantanal Norte

+ July 25, 2019 Thursday - Porto Jofre
Game drive by boat
Jaguar encounters
Lunch at the hotel
Giant waterlilies at hotel lake Sunset on the cat-walk at the lake
Springbok shots with Marcus
Dinner at the hotel
Overnight at Hotel Pantanal Norte, Porto Jofre
Overnight at Hotel Pantanal Norte

+ July 26, 2019 Friday - Porto Jofre
Game drive by boat
Jaguar encounters
Sunset on the cat-walk at the lake
Dinner at the hotel
Overnight at Hotel Pantanal Norte, Porto Jofre

+ July 27, 2019 Friday - Porto Jofre to Cuiaba
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive the extent of the Transpantaneira Highway
Stop to see great horned owls
Stop for lunch
Stop for cattle drive, caiman lizard
Closing dinner - toasts
Overnight at Hotel Deville

+ July 28, 2019 Saturday - Cuiaba to Iguazu
Extremely early morning departure
Fly to Iguazu via São Paulo
Walk to the falls
Sunset at the tower
Dinner at the Hotel bar with EPJ, Ged, Pat and Gill
Overnight at Hotel Das Cataratas

+ July 29, 2019 Sunday - Iguazu
Breakfast at the Hotel
Tour of Itaipu Dam
Late lunch at Bufalo Branco Churrascaria in city of Foz do Iguaçu (after leaving the scheduled restaurant)
Wet boat tour of the Falls with Jennifer and James - very wet
Closing dinner at Itaipú Restaurant at Hotel Das Cataratas - beef tenderloin in herbal crust
Overnight at Hotel Das Cataratas

+ July 30, 2019 Monday - Iguazu to Belo Horizonte
Walk to the falls
Shuttle to airport with Elizabeth, Pat, and Eduardo
Miss flight
Starbuck in Sao Paulo - waiting for flight 15.40R for cappuccino
Rent car at airport Localiza
Drive to hotel
Overnight at Royal Savassi Express in Belo Horizonte

+ July 31, 2019 Tuesday - Belo Horizonte to Santuário do Caraça, , Minas Gerais
Drive to Santuário do Caraça,
Orientation by Junior
Dinner with Christiane and his son
Feeding of the maned wolf
Overnight at Santuário do Caraça,

+ August 1, 2019 Tuesday - Santuário do Caraça, , Minas Gerais
Breakfast at the monastery
Lunch at the monastery
Dinner at the monastery with Christiane and his son, and Andrew, Sarah, and Ben
Feeding of the maned wolf
Overnight at Santuário do Caraça,

+ August 2, 2019 Tuesday - Santuário do Caraça, to Caratinga
Titi monkeys with Andrew, Sarah, and Ben
Breakfast at the monastery
Walk around grounds
Drive to Caratinga
Walk around Caratinga - self-serve ice cream, street juggles, Bob's
Dinner at Pizza Parlour with Andrew, Sarah, and Ben
Overnight in Caratinga - Vind's Plaza Hotel

+ August 3, 2019 Wednesday - Caratinga
Breakfast at the hotel
Drive to the Feliciano Miguel Abdala Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN)
Meet guide Roberto at 9:30 am
Say goodbye to Andrew and Ben
Muriqui
Lunch at Roberto's house
Drive back to Caratinga
Walk around Caratinga - self-serve ice cream, street juggles, Bob's - repeat from previous night :D
Overnight in Caratinga - Vind's Plaza Hotel

+ August 4, 2019 Thursday - Caratinga to Ouro Preto
Drive to Ouro Preto
Check in
Walk around town
Walk to the top of a hill with a park in town
Overnight in Ouro Preto - Pousada Grande

+ August 5, 2019 Thursday - Ouro Preto to Brumadinho
Walk around Ouro Preto
Pay for entrance to church - Igreja Nossa Senhora Do Carmo - constructed 1766 / 1772
Drive to Gandarela National Park
Drive to Brumadinho
Overnight in Brumadinho - Casa de Horta

+ August 6, 2019 Thursday - Brumadinho to SFO
Breakfast at Casa de Horta
Inhotim
Lunch at Inhotim
Drive to Airport
Get gas enroute
Return car
Confins Airport - Bela Horizonte to Guarulhos - Sao Paulo on Gol
Sao Palo to Atlanta on Delta
Overnight on plane

+ August 7, 2019 Thursday - Brazil to SFO
Clear customs in Atlanta
Atlanta to Palo Alto on Delta
Lyft home
Overnight - Arcadia Place

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Acknowledgements:

I offer my profound thanks to the many friends, colleagues, fellow travelers, guides, and complete strangers who contributed to the success of this amazing trip!
For each of the separate legs of this trip, I hope to include more specific acknowledgements.
For now, let me offer particular thanks to Stanford Travel-Study, to the Manczyks, and to Ethan Shirley.

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Other Brazil related pages

+ Brazil 2019
+ Brazil 2011
+ Pantanal 2019
+ Pantanal 2014
+ Pantanal 2011
+ Iguazú 2019
+ Iguazú 2011
+ São Paulo 2019
+ Minas Gerais 2019
+ Rio 2011
+ The Manczyks
+ Birds of Brazil
+ Capybara

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