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Backpacker Magazine – November 2013
The world’s largest contiguous wetland, the Pantanal, doesn’t get the attention afforded to its gigantic cousin to the north, the Amazon rainforest. But the Pantanal’s wide-open spaces make it a better place to spot the head-spinning variety of species that call this area home. Caiman, giant otters, and anacondas swim the rivers; capybara and ocelots roam the forests; and capuchin monkeys, hyacinch macaws, and ring-tailed coatis haunt the treetops.
Guide Canoe, hike, and row deep into the Pantanal (home base: lodge or floating hotel) on a multiday trip with Pantanal Nature; pantanalnature.com.br.