Located primarily in Brazil, the Pantanal UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, one of the world’s largest tropical wetland areas, also expands into parts of Bolivia and Paraguay. While the Amazon is more famous than Pantanal, the wide open spaces of the wetland provide better opportunities for wildlife viewing on a Brazil vacation package.
Pantanal is twenty times the size of the Florida Everglades and is a sanctuary for wildlife. The various watering holes and grasslands are thought to host over 600 bird species, 400 fish, 300 mammals and 480 reptile species. Many endangered species call Pantanal home including a healthy and relatively large jaguar population. There are two protected areas located in Pantanal: Pantanal Matogrossense National Park established in September 1981 and SESC Pantanal Private Natural Heritage Reserve established in 1998.
With few people and no towns, most transport in Pantanal is done by boat or small planes. Fishing is a popular attraction and enthusiasts come from around the world to fish the river systems and take part in the annual International Fishing Festival. Boat trips and safaris (on foot and horseback) are some of the best ways to experience the immense wildlife available in Pantanal. Visitors on Brazil tours will be able to see rare marsh deers and giant river otters, various waterbirds, hyacinth macaws, caiman, giant anteaters and more making it a must-see destination for nature lovers travelling to Brazil.
Brazil Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Brazil. vacations
Learn about the history and culture of Brazil, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brazil's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brazil for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Brazil tours today!
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After your Brazil tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours among many others.
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