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Pantanal vs Amazon

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pantanal vs Amazon

How would you compare the two? I hear amazing things about Pantanal, but hear lots of good things about amazon river. I am un decided on where to go. Besides the chance at jaguar, what would the differences be? Wildlife photography and adventure we are into. We have a total of 9 nights.

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1. Re: Pantanal vs Amazon

Apart from a few caiman and pink river dolphins, one shouldn’t expect to see much wildlife in the Amazon. You really have to go to the Pantanal for that.

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2. Re: Pantanal vs Amazon

The Amazon canopy is rather high, making it hard to spot birds without binoculars (parrots and toucans).

Silver Spring, MD
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3. Re: Pantanal vs Amazon

Let me second what Monte sai d, The wildlife in the Pantanal is amazing. In addition to jaguars, there are Caimans, capybaras, giant river otters and a huge variety of birds. I haven't been to the Amazon in Brazil, but I have been in Peru. The jungle and river is impressive but any wildlife was high up in the canopy and hard to see.

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4. Re: Pantanal vs Amazon

Getting to and around the Pantanal, Brazil




The Pantanal is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul and is accessible through three major gateways: Campo Grande in the south, Cuiabá in the North, and Corumbá in the west.

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5. Re: Pantanal vs Amazon

Great information above Monte

Thanks for the post

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