We are Fernanda and Junior from ciatrip.com. We are a Brazilian couple who met on a dating app and have been together since 2016. Ciatrip is a travel agency that offers both domestic and international journeys. This venture began in April 2020. On our website, we sell trips to amazing places like Europe, Egypt and locations in Brazil such as the Pantanal.
The Pantanal is one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. It has the highest concentration of animals per square kilometer and it’s the largest wetland on earth – declared by UNESCO in 2000 as a World Biosphere Reserve. We have visited this area three times now and we love it more after each new trip. The Pantanal has an unparalleled beauty. It’s one of those places that you become enchanted by without actually having to set foot on it.
The Pantanal is situated in the midwest of Brazil in Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. There are 42 million acres to discover, with 60% of the territory belonging to Brazil and the other parts stretching into Bolivia and Paraguay. The Pantanal is so big that it would take joining four European countries together – such as Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and Holland – to reach its size. Here you have the chance to see many animals and plants.
Best Things To Do in the Pantanal, Brazil
Our favorite activity in the Pantanal is the river safari. We had the opportunity to see many alligators up close, swim in the waters and see other wildlife species like the famous jaguar. Other experiences to enjoy at this wetland include a land safari, horse riding, night safari and fishing. What makes these activities incredible is the contact that you have with nature, breathing in the fresh air and the feeling of being truly alive.
We recommend staying in the Pantanal for 3-5 days or more. Here is our package which includes things like accommodation, tours and meals: https://ciatrip.com/produto/pacote-pantanal-3-dias-e-2-noites/. The best way to get there is to take a flight to Campo Grande International Airport and stay in the city before your entry and return to the nature reserve.
You can then make stops and arrive in the city of Corumba. From Corumba there are many tours which you can join. Our customers enjoy an all-inclusive package which organizes everything for the start, middle and end. This takes all the stress out of visiting the Pantanal – so you can focus on the experience itself rather than the detailed logistics and itinerary.
Tips for Visiting the Largest Wetland on Earth
The Pantanal has a tropical climate with two well defined seasons. Winter occurs from April to September and is characterized by the absence of rain and high temperatures. The average is 25ºC and this is the best time for fishing. The summer spans from October to March and there is regular rain with high temperatures averaging around 30ºC. Summer is ideal for seeing animals. Lastly, here are some tips on what to pack for your Pantanal trip:
- Cap or hat
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable pants
- Light t-shirts and clothing
- Beach towel and swimwear
- Long-sleeved shirts with UV protection
- Flip flops, sneakers and trekking boots.