Accessed via the town of Cuiaba, the northern Pantanal is home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant river otter. Many of the lodges here are still functioning cattle ranches, offering day and night trips by boat, vehicle, on foot and on horseback, accompanied by local naturalist guides.
- Where: Pantanal
- Ideal for viewing: capybara, giant anteater, giant river otter, jaguar, spectacled caiman
- Excellent for: Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, River safaris, Birdwatching