Travel guide to Pantanal

Facts

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Local name
Pantanal

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

It's best to go to Pantanal during the dry season from April to September, as too much rain will make the terrain impassable. It's also difficult to spot the wild animals if it's pouring down.

Literature

The Pantanal of Mato Grosso

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12 noon in Denmak, it is 6 am in Pantanal.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In Cuiabá and Corumbá there are hotels in all categories. Along the Transpantaneira highway there are also hotels, pousadas and ranches with guest rooms, but they are all expensive. If you visit during July, which is when the Brazilians are on holiday and flock to Pantanal, it is necessary to book in advance. Book your hotel in Pantanal here

Local transport

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Taxi

A few taxi drivers can be talked into taking you to Transpantaneira, and they will charge you a good deal of money for it. There are taxies in the cities of Corumbá and Cuiabá at reasonable fares, but most keep inside the city limit.

Special conditions

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Some of the snakes and frogs, which crawl around in Pantanal, are deadly poisonous. If you go on a trip, make sure that your guide brings and knows about antidotes. Poachers have long haunted Pantanal. These poachers are armed and very aggressive to people who reveal them. If you see a poacher, be sure to know that your life is at stake if you try to stop them.
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