The Amazon gets the press coverage, but the Pantanal is a better place to see wildlife. The dense foliage of the Amazon makes it difficult to observe the animals, but in the open marshes of the Pantanal, wildlife is much easier to spot. If you like to see animals in their natural environment, the Pantanal should not be missed.
Chapada Dos Guimarães
The area around Chapada dos Guimarães is as little known as it is spectacular, reminiscent of the American Southwest and surprisingly different from the typical Mato Grosso terrain. The town is 800m above state capital Cuiabá and provides a cool and convenient base for exploring the surrounding areas. It is also home to one of the lushest central squares in Brazil.
Parque Nacional Da Chapada Dos Guimarães
Only receiving national park status in 1989, the outstanding Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães remains under the mass tourism radar in the context of Brazil’s most impressive national parks. Let us pray for status quo. There is a visitors center at the park entrance, but note that access to the attractions is controlled to avoid congestion.