What to Bring

You can’t buy much in the Pantanal, so come prepared. The dry season is also the cooler season, though it can still get pretty hot. Don't forget the following:

  • Quick-dry, light-colored long-sleeved shirts; leave behind red (it scares animals), yellow (mosquitoes love it) and black clothing (it’s too hot and mosquitoes love it too)
  • Neutral-colored long pants
  • Sneakers or hiking boots
  • Rain poncho
  • Flip-flops or water sandals
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Fleece or sweater
  • Day pack
  • Mosquito repellent with plenty of DEET
  • Sunscreeen
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Strong flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera with good zoom lens
  • Flask or reusable water bottle