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Discover the Pantanal on a Tailormade Private Tour

Pantanal Wildlife Holidays

Explore the world's largest tropical wetland, teeming with diverse wildlife and offering unparalleled opportunities for eco-adventure and wildlife encounters in south central Brazil. Explore the world's largest tropical wetland, teeming with diverse wildlife and offering unparalleled opportunities for eco-adventure and wildlife encounters in south central Brazil.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round

The Pantanal is superb all year but if you're looking for peak wildlife viewing, July to September is a great time to visit.

Ideal Duration
3 to 5 nights

Five to six days in the Pantanal will allow you to explore both the northern and southern area and increase your chance of spotting jaguars.

Why Visit The Pantanal?

The Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland, stretching across the borders between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. It may remind you of parts of Africa when you venture out on a safari through its marshes, rivers, gallery forests and savannas, you are likely to encounter capybara, caiman, giant otter, coati, anteater, and perhaps even the Pantanal jaguar.

The phenomenal diversity of life is much easier to spot in this relatively open environment in comparison with Brazil’s rainforest, making it the ideal place for a luxury wildlife tour. The Pantanal is also home to hardy pioneering people who have traditionally used the region for cattle ranching. If you spend time getting to know the inhabitants of The Pantanal, you’ll discover their resilience and skills, and they will show you the wildlife wonders with which they coexist.

Slightly higher in elevation, the northern Pantanal (accessed via Cuiaba) is somewhat drier than the southern region (accessed via Campo Grande), which was so wet when Portuguese explorers discovered it that they assumed it was the sea.

  • Amazing wildlife encounters in the diverse habitats of this open environment are guaranteed.
  • Animals include giant anteater, giant otter, and the Pantanal jaguar.
  • A boat safari will put you in close quarters with caiman and the legendary piranha fish.
  • The Pantanal is a great place to spend time with rugged, adventurous and adaptable farmers. They are the best people to take you on a horseback safari.
  • Even the journey to your accommodation is likely to be an adventure. The Transpantaneira Highway is a route for people and animals alike.
  • Accommodation in the Pantanal is authentic and remote, which is part of the experience.
  • This is one of the best locations in the world for birdwatching. Get up early and be amazed.
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