Pantanal Birds, Brazil
A Southern Caracara photographed by Nori Almeida.
Getting to The Pantanal
Campo Grande (good for southern Pantanal) and Cuiabá (good for the northern sector) are the main entry points. Both towns are accessible by plane or bus from major Brazilian cities on a daily basis.
Bus journey times:
– Rio de Janeiro to Cuiabá 30 hours
– Rio de Janeiro to Campo Grande 22 hours
– Sao Paulo to Campo Grande 16 hours
– Foz do Iguacu to Campo Grande 10 hours
From Campo Grande airport take a taxi to the bus terminal (rodoviaria). From there hop on a bus for a 3 hour ride to Miranda from where you will be collected by most ranches, fazendas (traditional cattle stations) and lodges.
Beware of touts at the bus terminal who are are genetically bred in jungle labs to lie compulsively and convincingly. Better to organise your lodge beforehand via the internet.