A pair of toucans perched on a barren tree branch in the Pantanal tropical wetland region.

Pantanal Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
A pair of toucans perched on a barren tree branch in the Pantanal tropical wetland region.

Pantanal Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Observe the unique flora and fauna of the world’s largest tropical wetland with our private and small group Pantanal tours. Situated in Western Brazil and encompassing a mind-blowing 54,000 square miles (140,000 sq km), the Pantanal wildlife sanctuary is the country’s top wildlife tourism destination. Its marshy floodplains make up one of the most biologically rich habitats on earth. Home to a myriad of plant and animal life, the nearly untouched Pantanal wetlands are a must-see not just for birders, biologists and other specialists, but for any traveler wanting to experience unmatched wildlife diversity. Contact us to start planning your trip to this remarkable Brazil destination.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in Pantanal

Marvel at the unique flora and fauna of the world’s largest tropical wetland. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

Pink flamingos and other birds flying through the sky above the canopy along the Mutum River.

Visit the Mutum River


Take a boat ride along the Mutum River where you will be able to appreciate large otters, stingrays, and schools of fish. Various bird-life and small creatures can be observed at the legendary Chacorore Bay.

An aerial view of a floodplain in the Pantanal, an important ecosystem for many species of fish.

Observe Native Fish


Swimming the nutrient-rich waters of Pantanal floodplains are more than 400 fish species which are uniquely adapted to the oxygen-depleted waters of the Pantanal.

A jaguar sitting on a mud bank in front of a field of lush vegetation in the Pantanal.

Spot Native Wildlife


In the Pantanal you will have the opportunity to spot colorful butterflies, Capuchin monkeys, toucans, jaguars, and several reptiles including the yellow anaconda, the red-footed tortoise, the friendly green iguana, and the gold tegu.

Giant green and pink lily pads floating on a pond in the Pantanal wetlands region.

Admire the Flora


The Pantanal is a botanical paradise and is distinct in that it features a mixture of various plant communities from the Amazon region such as the dry chaco of Paraguay, tropical savanna, and the arid woodlands of north-east Brazil.

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A woman taking a photo of a relaxing jaguar from a boat traveling on a river in the Pantanal.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

A gaucho, a type of South American cowboy, on horseback lassoing a cow in the Pantanal.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

Several chaise longue pool chairs situated around a pool at the Mutum Lodge in the Pantanal.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A plate with a fried piranha fish, a side of rice, and vegetables at a restaurant in the Pantanal.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

A group of people going for a ride on horseback as the sun sets at a ranch in the Pantanal.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Brazil

With stunning beaches, lush tropical forests, fascinating history and unique culture, Brazil offers many attractive destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Brazil below.

Rio de Janeiro


Also known as “The Marvelous City,” Rio de Janeiro brims with color, sound, rhythm, and joy. This sparkling city boasts one of the most naturally spectacular settings.

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São Paulo


As Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo’s attraction lies in its diverse people and its vibrant culture. Senses are overwhelmed by the sheer size and cosmopolitan feel of the city.

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Bonito


Bonito is an eco-tourism Mecca blessed with caves, waterfalls, and crystal-clear rivers. It’s a haven for nature and adventure lovers with great snorkeling opportunities.

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Buzios


Sitting at the end of a long sandy peninsula, Rio’s most exclusive beach resort of Buzios offers surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, diving, or just simple relaxation.

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Florianopolis


Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina State, is a beautiful and bustling island city, and one of the few places in the world where antiquity and modernity unite in perfect harmony.

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Iguazu Falls


The name Iguazu comes from the Guarani phrase for “big waters,” although this can only begin to describe the majesty and magnificence of these gigantic waterfalls.

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Manaus


Lying on the Negro River a short distance upstream from the mighty Amazon, Manaus is a former rubber-boom port that is today the main jumping-off point for excursions into the Amazon.

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Ouro Preto


An 18th century gold-mining center, Ouro Preto is bursting with striking Baroque architecture and sacred art. It is the colonial jewel in the crown of Minas Gerais state.

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Paraty


Home to some of the world’s most spectacular Portuguese colonial architecture, Paraty is set on a shoreline of jutting peninsulas and secluded beaches.

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Praia do Forte


Praia do Forte is a charming coastal town blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and tropical reefs. It’s a great place for turtle-watching from December to March.

Recife


Recife boasts dazzling stretches of white sandy beaches, while the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Olinda is simply the largest and most beautiful site of colonial architecture in Brazil.

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Salvador de Bahia


Salvador de Bahia sits behind beautiful beaches and an island-studded bay. But the real draw is the vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture which is best seen through the region’s unique music.

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Pantanal Lodges

Discover the best places to stay in the Pantanal with our top pick Pantanal lodges.

A beautiful, spacious room with a porch area at the Araras Lodge in the Pantanal.

Araras Lodge

Transpantaneira, km 32, Pocone, Mato Grosso, Pantanal

Araras Lodge is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Hundreds of birds call the area surrounding the lodge home, and the Lodge actively promotes and participates in flora and fauna conservation. The Lodge itself consists of 19 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fans, and private bathrooms with hot water.

A cozy room with tile floors and wooden furniture at the Mutum Lodge in the Pantanal.

Mutum Lodge

Rodovia Mimoso-Capoeirinha, km 15, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pantanal

Twenty-two cottage style apartments are spread across Mutum Lodge’s 17 acres, each boasting air conditioning, ceiling fans, a minibar, and a private porch with a hammock. Activities include horseback riding, canoe trips, Jeep and boat safaris, fishing trips, bird watching, and photographic safaris.

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Malta


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