Brazil is a nature lover’s paradise! If you love the natural world, surely a trip to the Amazon is in your bucket list as places to visit. The world’s largest tropical forest is covers much of northwestern Brazil and extends into other Latin American countries including Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Famed for its biodiversity, it is crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the powerful Amazon, the world’s longest river containing 20% of the planet’s fresh water. Most of this massive ecosystem is found in Brazil and a visit is must if you care about nature and its preservation. You can either stay in cozy and comfortable lodges or you can do Amazon cruises. No matter how you prefer to travel, the city of Manaus is the gateway to Amazon explorations.
But whilst in the Amazon the wildlife can be hidden by the thick forest, it is in the Pantanal where you can come up and close to a great variety of animal species! Split between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, the Pantanal’s open marshes are home to an immense variety of life, making it an unmissable destination if you want to see animals in their natural environment, including the elusive jaguar.