May weather & where to go
Although still considered a shoulder month, May can be an excellent time to travel, and is the start of the ‘dry’ season in the Pantanal Wetlands, meaning the wildlife is starting to come out into the open more. Temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 25 degrees Celsius, similar to Iguassu Falls which is usually around 24 degrees Celsius in the day. Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon is about 31 degrees Celsius at this time of year, in fact it is rarely below 31 at any time of year there.
May is the start of the dry season in the Pantanal, so wildlife is more prominent, and you can expect less rain during your journey.