The Pantanal was named by UNESCO both a World Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage of Humanity site. Beyond being the world's largest wetlands, it also contains the greatest biodiversity of animal species in the Americas to the extent that it shelters an abundance of wildlife far surpassing that found throughout the entire Amazon. This region, and unique ecosystem, is home to approximately 670 species of birds, 242 fish species, 110 different mammals and 50 reptiles, in addition to 1,500 plant species. The Pantanal can be accessed through the cities of Cuiaba and Campo Grande, from where overland transfers take visitors to lodges strategically situated throughout the region.
Three to five nights.
When to go
Anytime of the year is good to visit Pantanal as different species of animals may be seen during different seasons. As a reference, rainy season extends from November through the beginning of April with the dry season extending from May to October, a perfect time for bird watching as lakes dry out and food becomes plentiful.