Wildlife Photography Tour in Pantanal, Brazil
Pantanal photography tour is an eight-day wildlife photo tour in Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. It is located in the Mato Grosso state in southern Brazil. A large part of the territory is flooded during the rainy season (November through March), allowing the ecosystem to sustain a high diversity of wildlife. The Pantanal ecosystem is also thought to be home to 1000 species of birds, 300 species of mammals, and 480 species of reptiles. This high wildlife diversity makes Pantanal the prime destination for a Pantanal photography tour in Brazil, especially for birds and mammals.
Our Pantanal photography tour to Pantanal focuses on providing guests with the best conditions for wildlife photography by taking them to the best-known spots. Also, our tour provides you with the best and most highly experienced tour guides in the area.
The wildlife photography adventure begins near the town of Poconé. The first part of the trip will be looking for Pantanal icons like Yacaré Caimans, Greater Rhea and Red-legged Seriema. We will spend two nights at the comfortable Piuval Lodge looking for specialties like Hyacinth Macaw and Giant Anteater.
Then, we will move to Pantanal Norte Lodge for two nights where the main targets are Brazilian Tapir, Marsh Deer, Giant Anteater, Red-brocket Deer among others.
After that, we move to the Aymara Lodge where we will spend additional nights looking for Jaguar, Giant River Otter, Toco Toucan, Agami Heron, Helmeted Manakin, Zigzag Heron and more.
To finish the Pantanal photography tour, we head to Chapada dos Guimarães where we'll spend two more nights. This is a unique destination for wildlife and especially for bird photography. Here we will have more chances to photograph Jaguars and Giant River Otters. Interesting birds to photograph in the area also include Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Maguari Stork, White-headed Marsh-Tyrant, Great Potoo, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Great Horned Owl and many others.
From Chapada dos Guimarães we will drive back to Cuibá, for the flight back to Sao Paolo.
Top 5 reasons to visit Pantanal:
- Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world.
- It is the most reliable place to see Jaguars, Anacondas, and Giant Anteaters.
- The bird and mammals diversity is astonishing: more than 1000 species of birds, and more than 300 species of mammals.
- Great chances to photograph Hyacinth Macaws.
- Excellent lodging and food.
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