Tour Details for Brazil
Our Tour Leaders for tours in Brazil include:
Eduardo is a Pantaneiro, born and raised at the Jaguar Ecological Reserve. Our non-profit arm, the Focus Conservation Fund, trained Eduardo and he has successfully guided several tours over the last two years, and developed a loyal following. He speaks conversational English and is improving all the time. Eduardo knows the birds and mammals in the Pantanal. He has a great sense of humor and is delightful to travel with. He lives at the Jaguar Ecological Reserve with his wife Juscineide, daughter Eduarda and son Joao Paulo.
Fabricio is also a Pantaneiro. Also trained by our non-profit arm, the Focus Conservation Fund, supplied and continues to support and train him. Fabricio knows the majority of birds and mammals in the Pantanal. He has the same spotting telescope, tape recording equipment, bird and mammal books and spotlights that all our naturalist guides use. His youthful enthusiasm and professional manner has already made him a popular guide. Fabricio lives at the Jaguar Ecological Reserve when he is not guiding in Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais states.
Douglas is an American who lived in Brazil for 10 of the 24 years that he has been guiding birding and general nature tours in South America. He holds a degree in Ecology from the University of Kansas. His keen ear and impressive knowledge of both birds and mammals have earned him a reputation as one of the top naturalist guides working in this part of the world. His affection for the natural world, combined with his impressive knowledge of conservation issues, have led him to be active in a number of efforts to save the areas he knows and loves. Douglas is a leader in ecotourism, and a regular speaker at international tourism and environmental congresses. He wrote the "Tropical Forest" chapter of the 1991 Mother Earth Handbook and the "American Forest" chapter of the 1999 book The Piracy of America. His paper "Making Ecotourism an Ally in Biodiversity Protection" was published in the Yale Bulletin. Douglas is the founder of the Focus Conservation Fund, a tax-exempt non-profit organization, and CECD -- Community Ecotourism Consulting & Development Inc. He is a conservation consultant, working in several countries, and speaks fluent English, Portuguese and conversational Spanish. Doug travels much of the year, and has a residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Brazil.
The tours described herein can be operated any time of the year. If we don't have a tour scheduled for the time you want to travel, we'll happily schedule a tour. This tour can then be opened to others, or, for a small supplement, kept private for your group or family. For private groups with 10 participants or more, there is no private tour supplement.
Varies with the specific tour, however most tours we operate have between 6 and 8 participants. Contact us for details.
Tour accommodations vary from simple to luxury hotels. Nearly all accommodations have private bath with hot water showers. Each detailed tour itinerary provides information about the specific accommodations for that tour. Tours usually stay in the best accommodations available, except in large cities where nice hotels are available without paying five star prices.
Brazil requires a visa for Americans and many other nationalities. Please contact your nearest Brazilian consulate or us for more information.