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Amanda Pareico

For me, traveling is much more than just visiting somewhere different: it is a way to discover more about the ways of the world and myself.

Traveling is my lifestyle and as a Travel Specialist, I am sure that I will able to share some of my experiences and my love for discovering this enormous planet with you!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Culture, vegetarian cuisine, nightlife, outdoor activities, locals, LGBT friendly places...
I was able to live in Paraty, ecovillages, sleep on the road, go trekking, hiking, backpacking through the northeast of Brazil. I did and I am doing a little bit of everything! "

How did you get involved in travel?

"As I was lucky enough to have been born in Rio de Janeiro, I am close to uncountable breathtaking places and had the opportunity to visit most of them!

Since I was a child I have traveled with my parents and by consequence, I have taken this habit to my life. I can't think of anything that makes me more fulfilled than putting on my backpack and leaving for the unknown."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I had the opportunity to spend some weeks in an ecovillage in Bahia, close to Praia do Forte. There we woke up early, with our feet being embraced by the mud of the mangrove, surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes I had the chance to see. Learning and reflecting on our role in the balance of the environment that we live is something that I am always looking for and I can say that on this trip I had a lot of it (which was amazing)."

Amanda is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
View of historic Paraty from the water
Discover Brazil: Rio de Janeiro & Paraty - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary is perfect for travelers who are visiting Brazil for the first time. First, you'll tour the most famous sites in Rio de Janeiro, including the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue, and experience the energy of Carnival before heading off to the nearby colonial town of Paraty where you can stroll through historic neighborhoods, learn how to cook with Brazilian flair, bike through tropical forests, and relax on secluded beaches.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro and Iguazú Falls - 7 Days

On this weeklong trip to Brazil, experience city life, and then connect with nature. The trip kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, with a full-day city tour of sites like Christ the Reedemer, Sugar Loaf, and all the best beaches. Then, take a day trip to Pedra Bonita for scenic viewpoints. Next, venture to Iguazú Falls, a phenomenon that spans from Brazil to Argentina. Enjoy some free time before experiencing the falls from both countries, and tour the Iguazú River.

Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio
A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days

Start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City). Explore the Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, take a cable car to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and relax on Copacabana beach. Then head to the Amazon, where you will canoe through the watery forest of the Igapós, spot exotic wildlife in the jungle, and swim with pink dolphins.