Pantanal Pantanal tour



The Pantanal is the largest inland wetland in the world, covering an area of around 210,000 sq km. It extends through the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso in central-western Brazil before spilling into Bolivia and Paraguay. It is both a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is home to the highest concentration of species in South Africa. The Pantanal transforms from a grassland savannah during the dry season into vast lagoons dotted with vegetation-covered islands. 159 species of animals, 325 fish species, 656 bird species, 98 reptile species, and 53 amphibian species can be found in the Pantanal Conservation Area. The area’s main draw and top tourist destinations are the jaguars, macaws, and anacondas. You will see the most breathtaking sights of your life while seeing this wildlife paradise.


Location: Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso states of Brazil

Nearest International Airport: Florianopolis Airport

How to reach: By Road, By Air

Famous for: Jaguars, Anacondas

Best time to visit: July to October


Birds: Pink Spoonbills, Herons, Storks, Ibis, Hyacinth Macaw

Animals: Anacondas, Caimans, Jaguars, Capybaras, Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys


The stunning wildlife at The Pantanal

The Pantanal Conservation Area is well known for seeing various wildlife such as capybaras, capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, tapirs, and toucans. The Pantanal is famed for its jaguars and anacondas. The caiman is the other well-known reptile present in the region besides anacondas. Animals like the huge otter, piranha, ocelot, marsh deer, ring-tailed coatis, giant anteater, and many others use it as a lush habitat. Your trip to the Pantanal will become legendary if you catch a glimpse of all these famous animals!

The beautiful birds found in The Pantanal

The Pantanal, known for its incredible biodiversity, is a sanctuary for birds. The magnificent birds seen in the Pantanal region will astound you, whether it’s the exquisite Brazilian teal swimming across freshwater lakes or the extraordinary buff-necked ibis building its nest in the marshes. The capped heron, chaco chachalaca, huge potoo, greater rhea, guira cuckoo, jabiru stork, laughing falcon, monk parakeet, plush-chested jay, famous hyacinth macaw, and many others are just a few of the unusual species that may be found in the protected area.

How to spot wildlife at the Pantanal?

There are numerous jaguar safaris inside the conservation area because the majority of visitors come to look for jaguars. A female jaguar chasing lizards or a male jaguar murdering a caiman can be seen up close on a boat safari along the Cuiba River and its tributaries. In addition to the jaguar boat safaris, you may go birdwatching on foot to see the many local birds. The well-known hyacinth macaw and the other fifteen other parrot species will be visible to you. In addition, you will see birds like ibis, herons, storks, and pink spoonbills among many others.

Different Regions of The Pantanal

The remote interiors of the Pantanal, which are divided into the Northern and Southern Pantanal, will astound you! Visit the Hyacinth Macaw Research Project to see the stunning and vivid blue macaws, see the jaguars in the Porto Jofre wetlands, go on a walking, boat, and night safari in the Southern Pantanal, stay on a gorgeous houseboat in Taiama Ecological Reserve, and see the entertaining wildlife along the Transpantaneira Highway as some of the best highlights of your trip to the breathtaking Pantanal. You’ll get closer to the natural world if you visit the breathtaking Pantanal!

Hotels in The Pantanal

There are several lovely hotels inside the conservation area that serve as an excellent base for bird watchers and nature lovers who want to unwind in a tranquil setting because being amidst the beauty of nature is undoubtedly wonderful. The Araras Eco Lodge, which is a great place to stay and is located in the North Pantanal, is made up of a number of cottages connected by verandas where guests may unwind in hammocks. Additionally, it provides 15 bedrooms with air conditioning and private bathrooms with hot water. In addition, The SouthWild Pantanal Lodge provides outstanding lodging and a breathtaking setting that can be explored on foot, by boat, or by horseback. Piuval Lodge, Jaguar Lodge Pantanal, Posada Rio Claro, Barra Mansa Lodge, and Baia das Pedras, etc are a few further lodging options in the vicinity.