Brazil: Chapada dos Guiamaraes National Park

Before you go all the way south from Cuiaba to explore the world-renown wildlife destination of Pantanal wetlands, you should go north to see the amazing Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. A sandstone plateau, vaguely reminiscent of the the American Southwest and very similar in geological history, it is replete with huge plateaus with massive waterfalls and insane panoramic views. It does feel like Utah or Arizona at times, but this is deep in the heart of Brazil.