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Wild Pantanal

Photographic Expedition with Renato Machado

Workshop Fotográfico


A little about this wonderful destination.

Serra da Bocaina is more than a landscape; It is a poem sculpted by nature. Located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, it embraces cities such as Paraty and Angra dos Reis. The Serra da Bocaina National Park, created in 1971, protects more than 104 thousand hectares of biodiversity.


Its trails are intertwined stories, leading through lush forests and revealing stunning panoramas. Waterfalls, like jewels, dot the path, inviting contemplation. Biodiversity is a living tapestry of colors and sounds, with rare and endemic species.

Caiçara communities, rooted in traditions, inhabit its slopes. However, Serra da Bocaina faces challenges such as development and climate change. Preserving it requires collective awareness and responsible action.

In short, Serra da Bocaina is a haven of wild beauty, a symphony that touches the hearts, inspiring responsibility to preserve this treasure for future generations.

This is where the great adventure happens. The Serra da Bocaina 7th Edition workshop  is dedicated to nature lovers, whether photographers or not.

Be my guest and come and photograph the beauties of this enchanting ecosystem.



Period: March 1st to 3rd, 2024



R$ 1250.00 (Individual accommodation in a double room)

R$ 1450.00 (Individual accommodation in single room)

Target Audience: Interested in landscape photography, wildlife, astrophotography, travel and nature.

Payment Terms: 


  • Cash 7% discount

  • 30% deposit and balance in up to 02  times**  interest-free via bank transfer or PIX.

  • Or 50% deposit and balance in up to 6 installments on your credit card with interest.

    ** Valid for closing in January 2024


Renato Machado Photos


1st day   03/01/2024  Friday    (J)

All participants will be welcomed at the Cabanas da Bocaina facilities, where our base will be. At 19:00 a  delicious opening dinner and workshop briefing


2nd day  02/03/2024   Saturday  (C, A,  J)

On this first day,  the show will take place atCabanas da Bocaina viewpoint,  located approximately at an altitude of 1800 meters. At this viewpoint,  we will take photos of the sunrise and golden hour,  with the Serra da Bocaina as a backdrop. After this wonderful moment,  We will continue for a delicious breakfast.


Next,  Let's go a little deeper into Serra da Bocaina, now  in the Park area, where we will  photos  of the beautiful landscapes along the way,  having as its final stop the Mata Waterfall to test the concepts of long exposure a little. On our return we stopped atPilões Waterfall where in addition to beautiful landscapes, the opportunity for a moment of relaxation and a beautiful swim in the river.


We will continue to the inn where we will have a delicious lunch.


After a well-deserved rest, we headed to a new destination to photograph the sunset over Serra da Bocaina with the backdrop of theSerra da Mantiqueira. Ending this magical moment, we return for dinner and a great night's sleep in the cold of Bocaina. 

Observation; Depending on the weather conditions and positioning of the moon, we will go out at night for astrophotography.


3rd day  03/03/2024  Sunday   (C, A)

For those who like photography, waking up early at sunrise is no problem. New magical moment at the viewpointBocaina Cabins photographing the dawn. Afterwards, a delicious coffee and we continue to the beautiful waterfalls ofEgino Waterfall where we will have some more long exposure and composition practices. Return to the inn for a delicious lunch and end of the Workshop. 

Observation: The entire schedule may be subject to adjustments due to force majeure.

C - Coffee / A - Lunch / L - Snack / J - Dinner 


Nossa Acomodação

Ficaremos hospedados na linda e charmosa Casa de Pedra. Vamos vivenciar a experiência da casa na montanha com lindas colinas, bosques e cachoeiras. 

Fabio Bittar , São José dos Campos

“I've been on two other Photo tours with Renato Machado. The experiences lived in those days will be carried forever."

Mario Howatt, Rio de Janeiro

"The Pantanal Photo tour was wonderful. Everything was very well managed."

Marcelo Bargiela , São Paulo

“It was simply fantastic. His work in choosing the location, itinerary and monitoring revealed care and respect.”


My name is Renato Machado

photographer and author of  books  Secret Landscapes of Southern Brazil and Canyons and Balloons, he has dedicated himself to photography for over 10 years.

During this time, he traveled through the Sahara Desert, Egypt, Norway, Easter Island, the Polynesian Archipelago, however  It was in 2015, after a trip to Patagonia, that his passion became a serious matter in his life, and he specialized in landscape photography. Born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Renato has participated in international competitions such as the Sony World Photography Award and Zeiss Photography Award 2016, in addition to having photos published in National Geographic and Fotografe Melhor. 

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