Custom guided birding / birdwatching tours for world birders of South eastern Brazil, based out of Rio de Janeiro led by Richard Raby, Expat bi-lingual bird guide of over 20 yrs South American experience

Hotel Ipê - Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro

Hotels Frequented by
Richard Raby Eco-tours

Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Ype (Itatiaia)


The Marica Naturalists Lodge (Maricá)


Hotel Girassol da Serra (Santa Maria Madalena)
Tel +55 22 25611244

Pousada Vale dos Sonhos (Novo Friburgo)
Tel +55 22 25195541

Pousada Sanhaca (Ilha Grande)

Pousada do Veleiro (Angra dos Reis)

Pousada Recanto Comari (Teresopolis)

Hotel Fazenda Pedra Lisa (Pedra Lisa)

Minas Gerais

Rancho Cipo (Serra do Cipo)

Pousada Chao da Serra (Serra do Cipo)

Estalagem Guia Lopes (Serra da Canastra)

Santuario do Caraça (Caraça Natural Reserve)
Tel +55 31 3837 2698

São Paulo

Panamby BEST WESTERN hotel
(Guarulhos int. Airport)

Hotel Porto di Mare (Ubatuba)

Hotel Solar das Aguas Cantantes (Ubatuba)

Hotel Pousada Vale Verde (Campos Jordao)

Estalagem da Bocaina
(Upper Bocaina Nat. Park)

Espírito Santo

Hotel Pierazzo - Santa Teresa
Tel +55 27 3259 1233

Pousada Paradiso - Santa Teresa
Tel +55 27 3259 3191

Park Hotel, Reserve Natural da Vale do Rio Doce (Sooretama/Linhares)
Tel +55 27 3371 9797

Pousada Arace (Pedra Azul)


Hotel Portal - Eunápolis (Porto Seguro Birding)
Tel +55 73 3281 8200

Hotel Monte Pascoal - Itamaraju (Monte Pascoal)
Tel +55 73 3294 3334

Casa Blanca Park Hotel - Porto Seguro
Tel +55 73 3268 6161

If you are planning your own trip to SE Brazil you should be aware:
» Language is often a problem outside of all major tourist centres.
» Larger scale road-maps (state roads) are not available at every petrol station and can go out of print from time to time. Make sure that you arrive with the maps that you will require.
» Whilst locally hired saloon cars will get you to many of this regions reserves, a 4x4 is preferable and often necessary for that final drive away from the tarmac, especially if your arrival coincides with rains.
» Try not to drive after dark and travel with your doors locked in the major cities.