Biodiverse Brazil Tours shaped a custom trip for us that would take us to three distinct ecosystems: Amazonia, the Pantanal and Chapada. Our guide, Fabiano Oliveira, had an excellent, intimate local knowledge of each environment. He also has an exuberant, giving personality, anxious to answer any questions regarding the natural history and the interplay of the various creatures on the environment. This company understands the need for extreme emphasis on conservation and valuing the natural resources of our magnificent planet. The guides they use are not only talented at finding wildlife, but their knowledge of natural history is sound. We shared great discussions in the field and over the dinner table about the scientific mechanisms that underlie natural history. A feast for the mind as well as an incredible experience.
Charlie Berger, East Thetford, VermontVeterinarian - Natural History Lecturer
Puma Photography Tour in Chile, 2019:
Having just returned from a puma tracking tour in and around Torres del Paine National Park in
Chile, I can only say what an incredible job Biodiverse Brazil Tours does putting these trips together: from finding the best puma trackers in Patagonia (and booking their time a year in advance), to obtaining permits, arranging lodging, transportation and food…. all done with both professionalism and enthusiasm.
The two local tracker guide system is critical, so that one can scout ahead while the other escorts you into position to photograph the cats. This maximizes your precious days in the field. I found the guides very ethical about not harassing the pumas, while getting us close enough for intimate portraits. These guys are incredible; they know every mountain peak, bird, and plant, as well as the lineages of most of the pumas we saw.
Biodiverse Brazil Tours keep their group sizes small, which makes mobility while tracking easier and less intrusive. The lodge has large rooms, with lots of outlets for charging equipment. The food is excellent; the transportation comfortable.
The king penguin colony and tour on Tierra Del Fuego was a perfect day one activity before heading to the mountains.
I thank you, Fabiano Oliveira, for creating this opportunity to go and spend hours watching pumas (and practicing my wildlife photography skills), while gazing out at that iconic Patagonian landscape. I will return!
Erin DonahueEast Thetford, Vermont, USA
Pantanal wildlife photo tour - 2019
I have no words to explain the expertise, knowledge and presence of mind that Fabiano Oliveira brings on board. He was our guide and I was simply amazed by the know-how he possesses and uses that to the fullest. His boat placing, anticipation of the Jaguar movement and behavior, respect and love for wildlife, foresightedness etc are something beyond description. His skills always ensured our sightings were always special. Biodiverse Brazil Tours also have a great team and put up a great show on the logistics part as well. The comfort factor in the boat, the smooth communication and his presence with us always ensured we din’t have to face any language issues.
I would very strongly recommend Fabiano and Biodiverse Brazil Tours
for any wildlife photography trips in South America.
Subramanya ChandrashekarWildlife Photographer, Bangalore – India