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WILD BRAZIL, a Tour Operator and DMC, specializes in Wilderness Photo Safaris, Wildlife Expeditions, Birding Tours, and Natural History Tours. Our primary focus is on the Pantanal and the Atlantic Rainforest, and also other stunning destinations.

We are based in São Paulo and Mato Grosso States. Our tailor-made tours provide travelers with high-quality nature and wildlife experiences in Brazil.

Why choose Wild Brazil


We possess extensive knowledge of Brazil, and over a decade of experience to deliver the best to our customers.


We take you where wildlife watching is the best, accross a variety of wild places.

Custom Tours

We can arrange any tours or activities you would like to experience in Brazil.

Private Guiding

Our tours include private guiding, private transport, and private safaris.


You can join one of our small-group photography workshops if you want to receive the highest level of attention and get insight from award-winning photographers.

Photography skills

Photographers can expect personal, close-up wildlife encounters while being on a tour. Our guides are highly qualified professionals and know where to position the speedboats or the Safari vehicles to get you the right angles for wildlife photography.

Responsible tourism

We take pride in minimizing environmental impacts and animal disturbance during our tours.


Our staff is availaible to respond any emergencies that may arise during your trip to Brazil.


Our goal is to ensure that our guests will have the best travel experience possible. We continuously seek ways to provide wildlife enthusiasts with memorable trips throughout Brazil.

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Our Team

Riccardo Boschetti

Riccardo Boschetti

Director and Founder of Wild Brazil

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For over a decade, Ric has been immersed in the world of wildlife, leading and organizing safaris throughout Brazil. Cultivating a passion for nature since childhood amidst rural fields, Ric is passionate about wetlands and tropical forests, as well as wildlife photography and the art of nature and geographic illustration. Ric is dedicated to delivering the finest safaris in the Pantanal, specializing in Jaguar Safaris and developing new itineraries and photographic destinations in Brazil, particularly in the Atlantic Rainforest.

Ric is the author of Field Guide to Wildlife of the Pantanal.


Samuel Betkowski

Tour Leader, Mammalogist and top bird/mammal watching Guide. Professional Wildlife Photographer

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Samuel Betkowski has aspired to be a Wildlife Veterinarian since he was 8 years old. Today, in addition to being a veterinarian, he is a professional wildlife photographer and a guide specializing in birding and mammal watching. His extensive knowledge of wildlife behavior and ecosystems enhances the experiences of those who embark on nature expeditions under his guidance.

Furthermore, Samuel has made significant contributions as a mammologist. For thirteen years, he led scientific inventories dedicated to conserving mammal species in the lush landscapes of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.

Marcos Ardevino

Marcos Ardevino

Tour Leader, Biologist and top bird/mammal photography Guide.

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Born and raised in the city of Cáceres, a small town on the banks of the Paraguay River, in the north Pantanal of Brazil, and spent all his spare time surrounded by nature, and whether it was horse riding or fishing, his interest in wildlife was ignited.

Influenced by a childhood immersed in nature, Marcos made a natural progression to a degree in biology at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT). He also had the opportunity to conclude, in his final essay, a project about the biodiversity of reptiles and amphibians in the northern Pantanal. His interest in herpetology and understanding of natural systems was ever increasing until in 2010 he entered the post-graduate Management and Environmental Expertise Course, which allowed him to work with mitigation of impacts in an area of riparian vegetation. In 2011, Marcos was able to register for a Master's degree in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, where he worked with environmental variables influencing the biodiversity of amphibians.

His gentle nature and exceptional knowledge of The Pantanal ecosystems make him an asset on any tour to the region. Aside from his activities as a Naturalist tour guide, Marcos also worked as a singer and actor in a group of male voices known as Alma de Gato, and also as a photographer in his spare time.

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Jorge Lucas Moreira

Tour Leader, top bird/mammal photography Guide.

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Jorge Lucas, hails from the Serra da Mantiqueira, home to Brazil's first National Park, where he cultivated his passion for nature. About 8 years ago, he specialized as a bird photography guide. Currently, he develops itineraries aimed at photographing wildlife and has a specialty in capturing birds in motion/flight. In addition, he teaches courses, classes, and lectures on the subject.

Over the years, he has developed a sensitivity to guide photographers who wish to uncover the beauty of the lush Atlantic Forest of Southeast Brazil.

Carlos Gussoni

Carlos Gussoni

Tour Leader, Ornithologist and top bird/butterfly watching Guide

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Carlos Gussoni has a Ph.D. in Zoology. For almost 10 years, he studied biology with a focus on the Natural History of the Restinga Tyrannulet in the Brazilian states of São Paulo and Paraná.

In addition to being an ornithologist and a birding guide in Brazil, he is a serious butterfly watcher.
Carlos has a passion for birding – his interests in birds developed when he was 11 years old. His field works have taken him to 21 of the 26 states in Brazil.

Carlos is a São Paulo resident. When he is not busy leading nature tours in the Eastern region of Brazil, he dedicates his spare time studying the behavior of some of the Atlantic Rainforest and Cerrado species. Currently, Carlos serves as regional editor for ebird. He is also a regular reviewer for 20 Ornithological scientific journals.

Sergio Pitamitz

Sergio Pitamitz

Tour Leader and National Geographic Image Collection Photographer

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Sergio Pitamitz is a National Geographic Image Collection contract, represented by NatGeo Creative and by the leading photo agency Getty Images. On assignments, he has travelled in more than 80 countries in all the seven continents, from Americas to Australia, from Arctic to Antarctica, from Africa to Asia and Middle East.

Sergio Pitamitz is involved in raising funds for the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative through lectures and the traveling exhibition Wild Africa, which shows a selection of the best images of the book.

In addition, Sergio conducts photography expeditions in the southern and northern regions of the Pantanal.

Pantanal guides

Local Guides

We hand pick professional, local experts to guide you throughout Brazil. All our guides are genuinely passionate about their native ecosystems and have extensive knowledge of the Brazilian fauna and flora. They make it easier to spot animals as they have a wealth of experience in tracking and identifying wildlife accurately.

Our staff is willing to help if you need anything.


We just returned from the 11 days in Brazil and we can say it was one of the best tours our group had ever been on. Ric and his team of guides, drivers and lodge hook ups went as smooth as possible with no complaints from any of us.... We really cant say enough about our experience and how well things ran. Ric also completely booked our Iguazu falls adventure as well as setting us up completely with Rio hotels and drivers as well as one of the best guides we have ever had [..]

Roy, USA

Spent a great 14 days in the area with Wild Brazil. My guide Flavio was exceptional in spotting birds and wildlife. Saw 8 separate jaguars including a hunting sequence and interaction with giant otters in 4 days. Saw 6 tapirs in two nights and walked with the anteaters in broad daylight...Amazing experience and hope to come back again. [..]

Srinath, USA

A big Thank you for making our trip to Pantanal an amazing experience, the three brother lodge is fantastic and due which we could spot 4 Jaguars, each in every ride, birding is also great in the area, your selection of English speaking guide Jo is the highlight of the trip she is knowledgeable and very passionate of explaining and showing us the wild life in Pantanal, your support in extending our stay at Rio Claro did help us to relax a bit longer rather staying at airport due to change in the flight departure, the trasport you offered is excellent did not feel the bumpy road, overall a great trip [..]

Rao, India
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