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southern muriqui

Atlantic Forest

Southern Muriqui

Conservation Reserve

wild brazil muriqui expedition

Atlantic Rainforest: Southern Muriqui expedition!

The southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides - family: Atelidae), is a species of primate and is the largest monkeys in the Americas. The conservation status is CR= Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1).

The southern muriqui, native to the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil, exhibits a complex social structure within large groups. Adult males, larger than females, share intricate social relationships characterized by cooperation. This primate species has a distinctive appearance, featuring a dark brown to black coat, hairless face, and a prehensile tail used for grasping objects.

Unfortunately, the southern muriqui is endangered, facing habitat loss from deforestation and fragmentation in the Atlantic Forest. Conservation efforts involve the establishment of protected areas, reforestation projects, and educational programs to raise awareness.

Participate in this expedition to engage in wildlife photography of these remarkable animals within a protected forest. Additionally, gain valuable knowledge about ongoing conservation efforts and related programs.

Why book this tour

  • Observe and photograph families of southern muriquis in their natural environment
  • Gain a high level of primate fauna endemism
  • Support conservation efforts in the Atlantic Rainforest


  • Departure from: São Paulo
  • When: From April to November
  • Duration: min. 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Difficulty:
  • When to book: at least 3 months in advance
  • Private Guided Tour
  • By booking this tour you contribute to the conservation of the Southern Muriqui

This tour includes

  • Private transportation
  • Exclusive, English-speaking Wildlife Guide
  • Exclusive, local trackers
  • Private walking safaris
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees



A mandatory Yellow Fever Vaccination is required for entry into the conservation forest. While there's no infection risk for visitors, this precaution is crucial to safeguard the tamarins.

You can extend this tour to see:

black lion tamarin
Black Lion Tamarin
(Leontopithecus chrysopygus)
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Tour extension (from Rio):

golden lion tamarin
Golden Lion Tamarin
(Leontopithecus rosalia)

Tour extension (from Sao Paulo):

wild brazil Callithrix aurita
Buffy-tufted marmoset
(Callithrix aurita)
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