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Matogrossense Wetlands National Park

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Avenida Republica do Libano s/n, Pocone, State of Mato Grosso 78070-100, Brazil
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For those who like to observe birds in their natural surroundings, this is the place. It is like... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hubert L
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Memorable nature viewing opportunities

July is the time to experience this area--it's the dry season, so the road is passable and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edge W
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Columbia, Missouri
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The Pantanal is one of the largest continuous wetland expanses of the planet and is located in the center of South America, in the basin of the Upper Paraguay. Its area is 150,000 square kilometers, with 65% of its territory in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and 35% in Mato Grosso. The Pantanal is formed by extensive wetlands that serve as shelter for many fish, such as painted, gold, pacu, and also for other animals, such as alligators, capybaras and otters, among other species. Many endangered animals in other parts of Brazil still have vigorous populations in the Pantanal region, such as the marsh deer, the capybara, the Jabiru and the alligator. The Pantanal fauna is very rich. There are 650 species of birds (over Brazil are cataloged about 1800). The most spectacular is the hyacinth macaw, an endangered species. There is still storks (the bird symbol of Pantanal), toucans, parakeets, egrets, hummingbirds (minors may weigh two grams), herons (species of heron brown color), jacanas, emus, seriemas, parrots, spoonbills, hawks, caracara and ibises. In the Pantanal have been cataloged more than 1,100 species of butterflies. They are more than 124 species of mammals, the main ones being the jaguar (reaching 1.2 m in length, 0.85 cm tall and weighs up to 150 kg), capybara, cub, pampas deer, veado- brocket, maned wolf, monkey, marsh deer, howler the marsh (monkey that makes a scary noise in the morning), tapir, peccary, giant anteater, dog-eating fox, tapir, silkworm sloth, otter, puma, coati, armadillo etc. The region is also extremely fishy, ​​having already been cataloged 263 species of fish: piranhas (carnivorous and extremely voracious fish), pacu, painted, gilded, cachara, curimbata, piraputanga, jau and piau are some of the species found. There are plenty of reptiles, the main one being alligator (alligator-swampland and smooth-fronted caiman), snake-mouth sapo (Jararaca), anaconda, Boa Constrictor, Snake moorhen, water-snakes and other ), lizards (iguana, lizard-green) and turtles (turtle and tortoise).
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Avenida Republica do Libano s/n, Pocone, State of Mato Grosso 78070-100, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who like to observe birds in their natural surroundings, this is the place. It is like going on a safari in Africa but this time to watch birds. A very nice place where you will be able to observe birds out of a...More

Thank Hubert L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

July is the time to experience this area--it's the dry season, so the road is passable and the conditions are pleasant. We watched jaguars, giant otter, several species of monkey, tapir, capybarra, broket, and agouti, often with long viewing periods. We also saw what seemed...More

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We enjoyed our 5 days stay in Porto Joffre area and the daily boat wildlife watching trips with our guide Julio. Needless to say we saw jaguars, tapirs, yellow anacondas, monkeys, wide variety of birds, otters, caught piranhas and enjoyed lunch with locals.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Pantanal Norte was just amazing. We were there beginning of March (wet season) and i loved it. We saw many jacaré (type of alligator) and could even touch one - just in the tail though. but that was very scary and exciting at the same...More

3  Thank Bettina_Di
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I am very fortunate to have traveled worldwide & still do, this place is truly amazing unspoilt & long may it stay that way. It's a long way from the UK but so so worth it. Stayed at 3 lodges whilst there. The wildlife is...More

Thank Lola008
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the Pantanal for 9 nights and it was fabulous for wildlife. Stayed at 3 different levels of accomodation, very basic lodge, Flotel & better apportioned lodge. Roads are pretty rough so takes a long time to travel & you need as dust mask...More

Thank jacqui3744
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Pantanal (Wetlands) is one of the most beautiful places in the planet. It's wildlife is so overwhelming that it makes you feel like you are in an open air zoo! It's tourist infrastructe has a long way to go yet, but the beautiful nature...More

Thank Caio M
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I went on a day trip from Cuiaba and although I enjoyed everything I experienced the trip was 4 hours in and 4 hours out. too long. So you must stay 2 or 3 days in one of the pousadas to fully immerse yourself and...More

3  Thank locosfc
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Amazing area, a animal kingdom in the center of South America, excellent for people traveling around the world, photographers and naturalists, where can observed the beauty of thousands of birds and of course the Jaguar, the Caiman and other species.

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