Go wildlife crazy in the Pantanal
Guy Marks, from our supplier Tribes Travel, explains how to choose your Pantanal tour: “The Pantanal is a bit like the jungle without the trees; there are lots and lots of different species, and you can see them without them being hidden by the jungle. There are anteaters, deer, lots of different birds, capybara, caiman... wild boar of different sorts, white-lipped peccaries, hyacinth macaws... lots and lots of stuff!
The Northern and the Southern Pantanal are divided by a river – you visit one or the other. The Southern Pantanal ties in well with Bonito, which has a lot of other things to do such as caves, adventure activities and “fish floats”, where you float down the warm water of the river looking at tropical fish underneath you – it’s amazing. It’s close to the Southern Amazon too. The Northern Pantanal is better for pure wildlife fans as it’s actually the best place in the world to see jaguars. At Porto Jofre, the jaguars have been habituated and there’s a very good chance of seeing them on the riverbanks during the day, without them running off. It’s very expensive to go to it, but well worth it.”