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Brazil: Photography tour in search of the elusive jaguar

Brazil: Photography tour in search of the elusive jaguar
Ciclismo Classico's wildlife photography tour in Brazil provides close-up views of regional fauna, including -- if you're lucky -- the stealthy jaguar. (Ossian Lindholm)

Ciclismo Classico is offering a new wildlife photography tour of Brazil's Pantanal Wilderness, which includes sections of the Amazon rainforest and the Brazilian savanna.

The nine-day tour offers participants up-close opportunities to photograph unusual animals such as howler monkeys, caiman, giant river otters, hyacinth macaws and toucans.

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Other highlights include two full days devoted to searching for the elusive jaguar, a canoe tour of the Rio Clarinho and (maybe) fishing for piranha. Photographer Ossian Lindholm will offer on-site instruction and tips on technique.

Dates: Aug. 28-Sept. 7

Price: From $6,790 per person, double occupancy; single supplement $900. Includes transportation to and from Cuiabá, all accommodations at working plantations known as fazendas, meals, gratuities and local taxes. International airfare not included.

Info: Ciclismo Classico,  (800) 866-7314

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