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Pica-Pau Tours

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Most hotels in Rio are only 15 minutes from Tijuca National Park, the largest urban park in the world. Easy access and a list of 220 species of birds makes birding in Rio a great way to see the marvilous city from a different and beautiful...more
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Zona Norte (North Zone)
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+55 21 99617-7921
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We are just blown away by our birding experience with Ricardo. He is extremely knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and knows exactly where to find the birds that we wanted to see and so much more. He is friendly and helpful and was always willing to...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeanne S
ricardob485, Manager at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mike and Jeanne It was a privilege to travel with you. Thanks for all the nice words and the great company.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had just under a week to do some intensive birding near Rio. Ricardo was able to pick us up at the airport and the adventure started. We had great lodging and dining and excellent birding. We recommend Pica-Pau tours to serious...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

In searching the internet for a birding guide in the Atlantic Forest in Rio area, Ricardo’s company name “Pica-Pau Tours” caught my attention as Pica-Pau (woodpecker in Portuguese) are among my most interested bird families. Based on the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hank T
ricardob485, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Hank and Lien Thanks so much for all these nice words and for sharing all the details of your experience.

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

For a family of non birders, we had a great morning with Ricardo. We never knew that there were so many amazing birds and wildlife so close to the city. Ricardo made our morning very enjoyable by sharing his extensive knowledge of the wildlife and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank holidaygirl29
ricardo b, Owner at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed our morning at Tijuca. I also had a great morning of pleasant walk,good chat, birding, waterfall, wild life and new friends. Thanks for all your generous words.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Ricardo Barbosa and his Rio Itatiaia Bird Tours came to our attention as being highly recommended by a good friend and colleague. I am pleased to say that our actual experience far exceeded our expectations. Ricardo picked us up from our hotel in Rio and...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
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ricardo b, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thanks Geoff and Dorothy for all your kind words and the great week together.

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We booked a birding trip to Tijuca national park in Rio with Ricardo Barbosa after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren’t disappointed. Booking by email was easy and swiftly responded to. You can visit his new website and book there ( Birds Rio Pica...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MariaandNick
ricardo b, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Maria and Nick You forgot to mention that incredible sunrise over Copacabana beach....what a great way to start a day. Thanks for all your nice words. I really hope you come back for a trip around southeast Brazil. you will love it!!!!

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I found Ricardo’s name while browsing various birding forums online and just sent him an email to which he replied to instantly and gave immediate suggestions with prices included. I only had three days at hand and wanted to visit the Itatiaia national reserve for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ricardo b, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Mats Thanks for all your nice words. You were great company too. I hope you come back for that trip along the coast and Ubatuba. You will love it!!! Good luck with the english tomorrow at the World Cup....see you at the finals.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

I was the first time that I tried bird watching and I did so with a group of friends. Ricardo is very knowledgeable and flexible and we had a lot of find while trying to find the birds. I will definitely try this again in...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cristinagonta
ricardo b, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Cristina Thanks for your nice review, that will help me to be found by other birders. So wonderfull that I made you so happy with this new adventure. Welcome to the incredible world of birds´ lovers. Birds need passionate people like you.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

Ricardo was the perfect birding host and all we could have asked for! He picked us up at our hotel in Copacabana and drove our family to Parque Nacional da Tijuca (15-20 mins away). He had snacks and drinks for us (lovely) and was accommodating...More

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Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank HeartToTravel16
ricardo b, Gerente at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi Heidi and Glen To receive this great review from such skillfull birders is really a treat.Thanks for all your nice words. You were great company and I hope we can go for a longer trip at one of your visits to Brazil. All the...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

We were visiting Rio fro Carnival so only had time for a day of birding in Tijaca . Throughout Ricardo was great. Email booking beforehand was very quick and smooth. No prepayment was required. Ricardo speaks excellent english and is very good company. He collected...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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ricardo b, Manager at Pica-Pau Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks Gordon and Mark for all the nice words. I hope you come back for a nice trip around southeast Brazil. See you soon.

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Ryan h
7 June 2018|
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Response from ricardob485 | Property representative |
Hi Ryan So good that you are coming to Brazil so soon. The best half days or 1 days tours are: Tijuca National Park from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm US 150 Restinga tour from 6:30 am to 2 pm US 150 Serra dos Orgáos National Park... More
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GoPlaces604244
15 May 2018|
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Good morning It is great that you are coming to Rio and will have time for birding. A initial plan could be: Day 1 - Tijuca National Park from 6:30 to 1 pm Day 2 - Beaches and restingas birding Day 3 - Botanical gardens Day... More
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