Since 2008, Paulo Barreiros has guided many bird and mammal focused tours in the northern Pantanal, Chapada dos Guimarães, the Brazilian Amazon and in many parts of the Atlantic Forest on the south-east coast of Brazil. In fact, he has experience in guiding in four continents!
Paulo Barreiros is one of the most highly qualified naturalists guiding in Brazil today. With a degree in zoology and a professional degree in tourism. He is a co-author of several books about ecotourism and environmental education. He also has many published articles and he still writes for magazines and newspapers.
More important than that, when it comes to showing Jaguars to guests, Paulo is one of the most experienced guides in the world, doing that job pretty much every day of the right seasons (from June to November) for the last decade. There’s not much of Jaguar behavior that Paulo hasn’t seen…
His also an avid reader (with little time to read these days). He likes polite and edifying conversations about a wide range of subjects and he’s always eager to learn and also share a good laughter with his guests. Above all, his enthusiasm about the wildlife is quite contagious. But you can count on his great sense of humor and gentle patience, catering for his guests needs and repeating information as many times as they need to.
As an amateur photographer, he knows how to help his guests getting the best possible images while exploring ecosystems teeming with amazing wildlife.
He has a solid reputation for been thoughtful and very knowledgeable, working hard to ensure that his guests are always well looked after and have a wonderful holiday enjoying South America’s incredibly rich biodiversity.
He often says that his very fortunate to be in the business of making dreams come true. And he takes that job very seriously – always with a smile.
His work has been abundantly praised by the most demanding clients, namely hard core naturalists, wildlife photographers and researchers. He also has a long history doing volunteer work for a lot of NGO.