Since I was a little girl I traveled extensively in Brazil with my family and I have always been fascinated by new places, each one with its peculiarities, its accents, its cuisine, and its traditions. Born in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, in the South Pantanal region, nowadays I live in the northeast of the country, in a city named Natal, with its beautiful dunes and beaches!
This life experience gave me a passion for traveling and influenced me when choosing my career (tourism expert). Working in this area gives me the opportunity to travel and getting to know the country more deeply so that I am able and passionate to help hundreds of people seeking to enjoy the best experiences in Brazil.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Brazil. We provide creative, responsible and quality adventure travel experiences in Brazil that aim to bring travelers closer to the country’s amazing geographical and cultural richness."
How did you get involved in travel?
"13 years ago I moved with my family to the northeast of Brazil, a very famous tourist destination for its amazing beaches and warm waters. I was finishing high school at the time and needed to choose a profession, and as I've always loved traveling, I've identified the opportunity to work with something I really liked.
I graduated with a degree in tourism 10 years ago and started working at an inbound tour operator that specialized in selling Brazil. Over the last 10 years at this company, I spent 6 years in operations, the first 4 years as a consultant and then 2 years supervising the operations team, before eventually joining the sales team 4 years ago.
I've had the opportunity to travel and to visit most of the destinations that we offer in Brazil and I love to explore the country whenever I can. After many years I am still in love with my job and all the amazing destinations and natural beauties that my country has to offer."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"In 2014 I visited the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park for the first time and was impressed by the only desert on the planet that has ponds between white sand dunes. We did a trekking, walking among the smooth white dunes without any vegetation and refreshing on the ponds along the way. After a late afternoon picnic, we set up camp and overnight in the national park. What an experience!
The sunrise in the desert was so outlandish that I really think it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Next day we went back to the city and flew over the park with a small Mooney and during 30 minutes we could see the hundreds of dunes, lagoons and small villages as Atins and Baixa Grande. This trip can be extended to a 4 days trekking experience and I always recommend to the most adventurous clients!"
Featured trips & expertise
To visitors, Rio de Janeiro is an exotic city where color and music flourish. Although the Cariocas (residents of Rio) agree, they know there's much more to their "Wonderful City." Explore irresistible beaches, surf and wooded mountains, the world-famous landmarks of the Pão de Açúcar and Cristo Redentor, and more on this quick immersion into the magic of Rio.
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.
For those who enjoy hiking, this 7-day trip to Chapada Diamantina is a bucket list item. Considered one of the most beautiful crossings in Brazil, the Pati Valley is surrounded by incredible tepuy (cliffs), mountains, cascading waterfalls, and incredible natural beauty. Explore the Cachoeirão Waterfall and the Cave of the Castle, and learn about the history and local culture on overnight homestays.
Nature-lovers won't want to miss this relaxed 6-day itinerary that allows for plenty of adventure in the Pantanal—the world’s largest tropical wetland. You'll stay in a series of independent safari hotels in Poconé and Porto Jofre that make the perfect jumping-off point for hikes, birdwatching expeditions, and more. You'll see colorful exotic birds, giant anteaters, jaguars, capybaras, anacondas, and piranhas on multiple safari expeditions and have plenty of time to relax or book additional activities that match your interests.
This journey is ideal for adventure seekers, nature lovers, and culture enthusiasts. Start in Rio de Janeiro where you'll visit city highlights such as Sugarloaf and Corcovado peaks, and learn what the “Carioca lifestyle” is all about. Impressive architecture and delicious food await you in a joyful atmosphere, followed by the magic of Iguaçu Falls—the most extensive waterfall system in the world. Then it is off to Manaus, gateway to the Amazon, where you will visit the jungle and observe wildlife.
The surreal landscape of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is one of Brazil's many treasures, and this 6-day hiking itinerary will take you straight into the heart of this natural phenomenon. Rise early to catch stunning sunrises and trek through tall, white sand dunes dotted with thousands of freshwater lagoons that form in the rainy season. Enjoy quiet evenings and drift to sleep in a swaying hammock amid the sounds of nature.