Four days in the Pantanal, the world's largest wetlands area. It covers an area of 140,000 sq. kilometers with most of it in Brazil and parts in Paraguay and Bolivia. Its name comes from the Portuguese word "pantano" which means "swamp". Woooah, what an educated pig I am.
Why did we come here? Well, I came here to meet up with a bunch of wild pigs. They live here in big masses and are rank among the most dangerous animals around here. This will add some authority to my character. Eeeeyak!
Humans mainly come here for the birds, especially the rare kinds of Macaws or the huge Storchs. You can also see tons of alligators hanging out at the river banks. And if you are lucky (like us) you will also see a Giant Anteater or Armadillos. The only thing from my travel mates' wish lists that we didn't see (fortunately if you ask me) was an Anaconda. The only snake was a Water Boa during a horse back ride. My buddies can be lucky that their horses did not throw them right on them.
The climate at this time of the year was perfect: Mild in temperature and only few mosquitos around plus plenty of wild life. If you have a choice of time go there during the Brazilian winter as well.