More than the Amazon – The Pantanal Wetlands

Wildlife Holidays in Brazil are synonymous with the luscious Amazonian rainforest, whilst it is a stunning area to visit there is an expansive, biologically rich wetland that seems to be omitted from many visitor’s itinerary. The Pantanal wetlands are 10 times the size of the Florida Everglades, it encompasses large parts of the Mato Grosso district and even stretches in to Paraguay and Bolivia. Not only is the Pantanal impressive in size but large swathes of it are undisturbed by human presence meaning that there is a strong concentration of wildlife that is easier to spot in the open surroundings. The Pantanal is also one of the best places in the world to see wild Jaguar and three days of this trip are aimed specifically at finding this elusive predator. With a huge diversity of wildlife and with a chance to see one of the most prized big cats on the planet, there really is more to wildlife watching in Brazil than the Amazon.

Why we love this trip

  • One of the best places in the world to photograph Jaguar.
  • Fantastic opportunities to see Hyacinth Macaw, the world’s largest parrot.
  • The spectacle of large numbers of Caiman coming together in the dry season.
  • Boat and car safaris allow you to explore deeper in to the Pantanal.
  • Night safaris provide you with the chance of seeing the nocturnal inhabitants of the wetlands including Crab-eating Racoon, Ocelots, Giant Anteater, Potoos, Owls and many more.
  • This tour takes place in an area far off the beaten track with few tourists for a more personal experience.
  • An option to book an extension to your adventure and explore more of Brazil is available.


Pantanal Wetlands, South-West Brazil


For 7-days in May to September (The dry season is recommended as there is a greater concentration of wildlife around the dwindling water resources)

What to look for

Jaguar, Caiman, Brazilian Tapir, Giant River Otter, Brown Capuchin Monkey, Coatimundi, Crab-eating Fox, Marsh Deer, Capybara, Jabiru, Toco Toucan, Snail Kite, Hyacinth Macaw, Caracara, Rhea and much more.

Please contact us for further details.

Reference: TOC-MTA1, Supplement Codes: AT, F, SPS