Home to an abundance of flora and fauna, diverse ecosystems and spectacular landscapes, the Amazon and the Pantanal are the world’s largest rainforest and wetlands area respectively and a paradise for nature lovers, each offering a unique wildlife experience, as well as soft adventure aplenty. Keep a lookout for the elusive jaguar, along with monkeys, pink river dolphins and vibrant birdlife.
The Amazon basin, with its tributaries and mighty Amazon River, occupies half of Brazil’s territory. Sounds of the native wildlife fill the forest creating a soothing chorus, although many of the creatures remain hidden amongst the dense foliage. Caiman can be seen at night with the aid of a flashlight and you may be lucky enough to spot one of the beautiful and very unusual pink river dolphins. Experienced guides are available to take you on excursions through the forest, and those feeling intrepid can try their hand at piranha fishing!
The contrasting Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland area, is a paradise for soft adventure enthusiasts. Riding, hiking and 4WD excursions are some of the best ways to explore this fascinating part of Brazil, home to an array of wildlife, from anteaters and jaguars to monkeys and more than 600 species of bird.