The Pantanal is home to the world's largest freshwater wetlands, ten times the size of the Florida Everglades and draining into a single channel: the Paraguay River. Join us, July 2-12, 2020 on a tour to explore this world-class wildlife hotspot. We will travel, safari-like, along the Transpantaneira Highway that bisects the wilderness. Our itinerary also includes a cruise on the famous Cuiabá River for an excellent chance at sighting a Jaguar.
On this Brazil nature tour, we'll observe wildlife thriving in a mix of savanna, forest, and wetland habitats. Even a relaxed day can yield 100 species of birds and dozens of mammals—Capybaras, the world's largest rodent, are everywhere! In addition to Jaguar, we'll be looking for some of the fantastic local mammals, including Brazilian Tapir, Giant Anteater, Maned Wolf, and Giant Otter. Harpy Eagle, Greater Rhea, Toco Toucan, Hyacinth Macaw, and Helmeted Manakin top the list of impressive birds. The Green Anaconda, the world's largest snake, would be a lucky find, while the small crocodilian Yacaré can be seen by the hundreds. For many travelers, it is the sheer number and variety of species that leaves the most lasting impression. Join us in July 2020.