Whilst the Amazon is the poster boy of Brazilian ecotourism, the Pantanal is where the wildlife is best seen. This vast tropical wetland spans 75,000 square miles, boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world and is home to a fantastic array of wildlife including caiman and anacondas, rare species such as bob-cats, and over 650 species of birds.
It is also the best place to spot wild jaguars and the capybara – the world’s largest rodent! Although a year-round destination, water levels vary by up to five metres seasonally, dramatically altering the landscape through the year. Nov- Mar is the wet season with high water reached typically Jan-Feb.