Is the largest swamp on the Earth, the Pantanal covers extensive areas of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Arara Vermelha em vôo no Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil (Red Macaw in flight at Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil)

At dusk, you can distinguish the figure of giant jabiru storks, about 1.5 meters high, whoes making his way to the water’s edge. When the northern course of the Paraguay river, flows and flood fields, the Pantanal is converting in a gigantic aquatic garden, where you can boat to see and hear a lot of water birds feeding on fish and shellfish. You can climb, ride a horse, on the higher terrain, where is the refuge land of many mammals. Throughout the year, the 210,000 km square of the Pantanal area is a true haven of flora and fauna. In the dry season, you will find drained ponds with full of fish, which provides a rich feast for the Ibis. We could see the bush dog, the marsh deer, the tapir, the butterflies dancing in the air. Trips over the night is a special occasion, you can capture the glowing eyes of a jaguar, lurking in the dark.

 Giant jabiru storks

Giant jabiru storks

Capybaras

Capybaras

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You can admire the amazing creatures throughout all the year. In the dry season (April to September), the focus is more on trips made on foot and jeep safaris. In the wet season (October-March), some interesting areas are accessible only by boat or light aircraft. Four days are enough to see all interesting things. Accommodation varies from rudimentary conditions (hammocks), to cozy cottages at cattle ranches. For the simplest terms, bring a sleeping bag and a spray for the mosquitoes.

For more information: www.pantanal.org, www.caiman.com.br

Attractions

When you walk rider, at dusk, you might meet with a family of capybaras, the largest rodent in the world. The unusual animals look like oversized guinea pigs and can reach a weight of 80 kg. Hyacinth macaw, one meter long, is the largest parrot in the world. It’s an endangered species, parrot eggs are stolen and sold for thousands of dollars, but still can be seen quite often in the region. The giant anteater, is unmistakable figure. You may see toucans that come hungry at sunrise and pick berries with their strange beak.

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Marsh deer of Pantanal

Marsh deer of Pantanal

Hyacinth macaw

Hyacinth macaw

 Giant anteater

Giant anteater