Ricardo Viegas Casarin was born in Dourados, South Mato Grosso state. He has been engaged with natural tourism activity since 1998, offering Mountain Bike rental service to the tourists in Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso state. As a Guide, Ricardo has been leading tours in the Cerrado and Pantanal since late 90’s. Nowadays his abrangence area has extended to other Mato Grosso’s destinations such as South of Amazon in Alta Floresta. Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) Certified Guide, Ricardo is one of the best Birdwatching and Natural History guides in Brazil. To achieve that, he is always aprimorate his knowledge and techniques, by taking courses and participating of meetings and conferences of the subject.
In 2010 Ricardo was invited to teach a course for the state environmental office of Tocantins state (NATURATINS), to teach, natural history guiding, bird watching guiding and wild life photography guiding for the technical workers as a biologists, zoologists and guides. Always giving lectures at the tour guide courses and to the technical federal school in Cuiabá, also at the UEMS, The stadual university of Mato Grosso do Sul state.
He has a great experience guiding wild life photographers bringing the best spot s and angles.
He is coauthor of the book, MANUAL DO GUIA DE TURISMO EM AREA NATURAL ((Editora entrelinhas, 2011) with Leila Cunha.
Ricardo lives in Chapada dos Guimarães, Mato Grosso state, with his wife and 2 children.