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About us

wild brazil

wild brazil tours

WILD BRAZIL is a Tour Operator and DMC with a focus on Wildlife Tours, Photography Expeditions, Birding, and Herping Tours in Brazil’s most beautiful destinations.

Wild Brazil specializes in wildlife and nature tours in the Pantanal and in the Atlantic Rainforest. Our company is based in Cuiabá, in the Mato Grosso State, to support operations in the Pantanal. In addition, we have a dedicated office in São José dos Campos to support our operations throughout the São Paulo State.

Our tours provide travelers with high-quality nature and wildlife experiences in Brazil. We offer simple and luxury accommodations in exceptional locations. We also create customized tours at very competitive prices for tour companies and independent travelers.

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 excursions.


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 customers 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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Ric has been traveling, guiding, and operating widlife tours in Brazil for the past 12 years. Ric is a keen wildlife photographer, nature lover, nature illustrator, and conservationist. He dedicates his time to deliver the finest tours in the Pantanal, where he specializes in Jaguar Safaris. He also focuses on bird photography and mammal watching in the Atlantic Rainforest.

Ric shoots powerful images that have been commended and awarded in several competitions. He is the author of Traveler's Pocket Field Guide to Wildlife of the Pantanal.

Erwan Prieur

Erwan Prieur

Operation Manager and Co-Founder of Herping Brazil

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Erwan is a Mato Grosso resident. He has always been fascinated by nature and, at an early age, he developed a strong interest in entomology. In recent years, he has grown fond of reptiles and amphibians, and decided to offer the finest herping tours to wildlife enthusiasts.

Erwan loves to hike and track down critters in the Brazilian Savanna and in the Atlantic Rainforest.

Erwan is here to help with tour crafting and tour organization.

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.


Samuel Betkowski

Tour Leader, mammalogist and bird/mammal watching guide

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Samuel Betkowski wanted 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 birding and mammal watching guide.

He is also a mammologist who worked for thirteen years leading scientific inventories dedicated to conserving mammal species in Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.

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.

Matthieu Berroneau

Matthieu Berroneau

Tour Leader and Herpetologist

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Matthieu Berroneau is a French herpetologist and wildlife photographer. In his career, he primarily leads photography and scientific inventories dedicated to conserving reptile and amphibian species in France. He has also travelled in several countries like Uganda, Malaysia, Mexico, Iran, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Ivory Coast to discover, document, and value biodiversity in the world.

Matthieu Berroneau leads Herping Tours in the Pantanal, as well as in the Atlantic Rainforest.

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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