Turismo no Pantanal do Mato Grosso do Sul.
Turismo no Pantanal do Mato Grosso do Sul.

Tourism in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul

The Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul is breathtaking, imposing and sovereign, a tangle of rivers, lakes, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and lots of greenery. Let’s meet this paradise?

The Pantanal is one of the greatest natural heritage sites of humanity by UNESCO, it is the largest floodplain in the world, its area covers 250,000 km². Therefore, 80% of its area is located in Brazil, between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Onça no Pantanal
Symbol of the Mato Grosso Pantanal, the jaguar ( Onça Pintada)

The smallest biome in terms of territorial extension in Brazil, this ecosystem maintains a good part of its native vegetation cover with a rich biodiversity. We can find more than 3,500 species of plants, 124 species of mammals, 656 species of birds, 98 reptiles and 325 species of fish.

Araras azuis no Pantanal.
Blue macaws in the Pantanal. Photo: Disclosure.

The main cities that comprise the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul are Aquidauana (MS), Corumbá (MS), Miranda (MS) and Porto Murtinho (MS). Since they have good hotel, gastronomic and cultural infrastructure.

Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul – Unmissable attractions

Serra do Amolar

Kayamã navegando pela região da Serra do Amolar
A luxury vessel, the Kayamã sails through the Serra do Amolar region. Photo: Disclosure.

The Serra do Amolador, located in the municipality of Corumbá, is the most isolated region in the Pantanal and one of the most important conservation areas in the entire Pantanal plain, in addition to being the only region in the Pantanal that is always full of water.

Horse riding in the Pantanal

Cavalgada no Pantanal no Mato Grosso do Sul
Horseback riding in the Pantanal in the flooded fields of Mato Grosso do Sul. Photo: Brazil Pantanal Tours.

An adventure on Pantanal horses is one of the main tourist attractions to do in the Pantanal, normally this tour lasts around 2 hours and is organized by the farms in the region.

Photo Safari

Safári fotográfico no Pantanal do Mato Grosso do Sul
Photographic safari in the Pantanal, here the weapons are cameras and binoculars. Photo: José Eribaldo Gois.

An unmissable tour that you cannot miss in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul are the photographic safaris. Using a vehicle adapted for observation, you will travel great distances to record the typical animals of the region. Mainly alligators, capybaras, deer, wolves, macaws, toucans, tuiuiús, anteaters and if you’re lucky even an anaconda or a jaguar (Onça).

Pantanal History Museum

Museu de História do Pantanal.
Pantanal History Museum. Photo: Disclosure.

If you also like History and Art, one option is to go to the Pantanal History Museum, which has a large collection consisting of pieces that portray the history of the first inhabitants of the Pantanal region.

During the visit, visitors check out exhibitions with photos, panels, various types of works of art and are also invited to go through a sensorial experience that refers to the unique biodiversity of the Pantanal.

Location: Rua Manoel Cavassa, 275 – Downtown, Corumbá / From Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 6pm.

Night Focus

Focagem Noturna no Pantanal Mato Grosso do Sul.
Night Focus. Pantanal Mato Grosso do Sul. Photo: Disclosure.

Either way, by boat or car, the tour with night focus on the Pantanal is highly appreciated by tourists, the purpose of this tour is to observe nocturnal animals.

Trail of the Vazante

Trilha do Vazante na Fazenda San Francisco.
Vazante trail at Fazenda San Francisco, in Miranda. Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul. Photo: Edir Alves.

After all, how about taking a walk of approximately 900 meters along a wooden trail through a forest reserve?

During the course of the Vazante Trail at Fazenda San Francisco, it is possible to observe the smallest details of the fauna and flora of the Pantanal region, and right after, at the very end of the trail, there is a lookout point of about 10 meters (32ft) high that presents tourists with a view indescribable.

Pantanal Park Road

Estrada Parque Pantanal
Estrada Parque is a practical and cheap option to get to know the Pantanal. Photo: Paula Ojeda.

The Estrada Parque Pantanal tour is a great place to experience the wildlife of the Pantanal in Mato Grosso do Sul. That is, on the BR-262 towards Porto da Manga, in Corumbá.

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