The Pantanal, the world’s largest inland freshwater wetland, is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, and photographers alike. Situated in the heart of Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso, this internationally-acclaimed ecosystem teems with wildlife, hosting a stunning variety of birds, mammals and reptiles within a diverse, lush landscape.
Our trip is timed for the dry season, when animals congregate around shrinking waters, providing excellent up-close experiences and photographic opportunities. Herons, ibis, and jabirus feed in shallow pools, just yards away from partially-submerged caiman too numerous to count.
Starting from Cuiaba, we’ll head south through cerrado scrub habitat, where colorful Hyacinth Macaws, Toco Toucans, and Chestnut-eared Aracaris captivate cameras. We’ll traverse the famed Transpantaneira highway at a relaxed pace, stopping to observe waders, raptors, capybara, and myriad creatures that attract attention. Multiple boat rides will bring us close to kingfishers, sunbitterns, and giant river otters diving for catfish.
Jaguar, the largest New World cat, is the highlight of the trip. We’ll spend ample time exploring rivers where these impressive beauties stalk riverbanks. Join us for a spectacular wildlife experience not to be missed.
Focus: Photography, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Butterflies