January weather & where to go
The ‘high’ season in Brazil is considered to be from December to March, coinciding with the winter in the northern hemisphere. So January is mid-summer, and you can expect warm temperatures throughout the country. With festival season fast approaching in February, January can be quite busy in the cities, such as Rio de Janeiro.
Although we generally say most wildlife in the Pantanal and Amazon is best between July and October, the dry season, you can see wildlife year round. The birding is excellent year round, with everything from toucans and hyacinth macaws, to jabiru storks. With lots of water sources around, there is plenty for the animals to drink, meaning they don’t necessarily have to congregate around the rivers, hence they can be harder to find. But jaguar mating season is year round, so sightings are possible.
For wildlife, this can be a great time to head to the amazon or the Pantanal, but be aware, January can be the start of the rains…