The Pantanal and Southern Amazon
The largest tropical wetlands and rainforest areas in the world, home to a wonderful diversity of wildlife.
The Pantanal is a huge natural catchment basin between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay where 80% of the land mass floods during the wet season. The extent of flooding varies from year to year combining freshwater lakes, savannah grasslands and tropical rainforest to provide a unique and beautiful habitat.
You do not have to be a committed bird watcher to really enjoy spotting some of the 650 species of bird that live in the Pantanal, including the huge Jabiru Storks, red billed Toco Toucans or eye-catching Hyacinth Macaws, which make this area the most important bird watching locations in South America.
On the ground you will be close to Giant Anteaters, Capybaras and Caimans, and on night drives you may well see Jaguars, Ocelots and Armadillos. After a day out walking, on horseback or on a vehicle safari, visitors will return to a comfortable lodge and be surrounded by the amazing sounds of the birds and frogs setting up chorus as the night falls.
The Southern Amazon
The vast tropical rainforest of the Amazon lies just to the the north of the Pantanal and this is a logical ‘add-on’ for nature lovers keen to visit the extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna. This southern part of the Amazon is quite easily accessible from the Panatanal but is less visited and therefore less subject to the tourist pressures that are evident around Manaus.
Whether you visit these areas independently or as part of a single trip you will encounter some the most diverse and fascinating wildlife habitats in South America.
To discover more about the Pantanal and Amazon and its incredible wildlife, flora and fauna give us a call or send us a message.
Places we love to stay
Caiman Ecological Refuge
Top end wildlife lodges in heart of Southern Pantanal, dedicated to conservation of this famous Jaguar habitat.View details about Caiman Ecological Refuge
The 60 foot Tupaiu is a regional yacht based on the Tapajos River. Comfortable, without being luxurious, the Tupaiu is the perfect type of vessel for exploring this unspoiled regionView details about Tupaiú Yacht
Cristalino Jungle Lodge
Tastefully restored Ecolodge and Private Forestry Reserve the banks of the Cristalino River in Brazil's Southern Amazon.View details about Cristalino Jungle Lodge