The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland, and a massive habitat for thousands of species of exotic plants and animals. Nearly 10 times the size of the Everglades the Panatanal is teeming wildlife that practically blankets the bog, and flood plains of this enormous and complex mix of eco-systems . With the biggest concentration of large animals in the New World, the Pantanal counts jaguars, giant otters, anacondas, caimans, hawks, Macaws, Marsh deer, Tapirs, egrets, herons, monkeys, and ibis as a few of its many species of inhabitants.
Heavy, seasonal rainfalls and flooding characterize the region and allow for the thriving growth of wildlife. And thrive it does; the Pantanal is home to over 700 species of birds (and is also an important migratory area for North American birds), 100 species of mammals, 260 species of fish and 80 reptile species. This environment sets the stage for one of the best bird and wildlife-spotting experiences imaginable.
Our preferred accommodations in Pantanal will immerse you in this astounding eco-system amongst the black-waterways, floodplains. Where you will witness the the profusion of wildlife up close and personal, maybe even see an elusive jaguar while living in the comfort of a traditional Pantanal house savoring local cusine, and observing live the day-to-day life of the local inhabitants.
Pantanal is an unforgettable experience and a perfect compliment to Brazil's exciting cities and magnificent beach destinations. Our flexible itineraries can help you link Pantanal with the reset of this spectacular country, and its most remarkable attractions.