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No wildlife lover will leave the Pantanal feeling disappointed. The world's largest freshwater wetland, it is home to thousands of species of exotic plants, over 700 species of birds, 260 species of fish and 80 reptile. It also boasts the biggest concentration of large animals in the New World, including jaguars, giant otters, anacondas, caimans, hawks, macaws, marsh deer, tapirs, egrets, herons, monkeys, and ibis. In short, it is an animal lover's paradise.
Heavy, seasonal rainfalls and flooding characterize the region and allow for the thriving growth of wildlife, and this environment sets the stage for one of the best bird and wildlife-spotting experiences imaginable.