Mostly located within the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso but also extending into parts of Bolivia and Paraguay, the Pantanal is the largest area of fresh water wetland in the world. Although not as well known as the Amazon, the Pantanal is undoubtedly one of the best places in the whole of Latin America for spotting wildlife. People taking Brazil tours
in Pantanal can expect to see herds of capybara, three species of monkey, giant otters, peccaries, crab eating fox, marsh deer, caiman, tapir, the hyacinth macaw and abundant birdlife. Porto Jofre at the end of the transpantaneira highway is also the best place in the world to see jaguar, although sightings are never guaranteed.