Accessed via the town of Cuiaba, the northern Pantanal is home to some of Brazil’s rarest wildlife, such as jaguar and giant otter. Many lodges 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 Province
- Ideal for viewing: capybara, giant anteater, giant river otter, jaguar, spectacled caiman
- Excellent for: River safaris, Birdwatching