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Camille Terra

Ever since I was a kid, I've been traveling all over Brazil with my family, and I've always been totally into checking out new places, finding in each different place its cool quirks, accents, food, and traditions - Brazil is really the country of diversity. I was born in Mato Grosso do Sul down in the South Pantanal area, but I spent a bunch of years living up northeast where you've got those awesome sand dunes and warm beaches.

Nowadays, I'm back in the South Pantanal, hanging out in Bonito, which is seriously one of the best places for nature lovers in Brazil. It's got these pristine rivers, natural caves, and waterfalls that are just mind-blowing!

All these adventures growing up made me super passionate about travel and about my country, which led me to choose a career in tourism. I mean, how cool is it that my job lets me travel around Brazil and really get to know the place inside out? I'm all about helping travelers who want to experience the real Brazil, and do it in a way that's respectful to the environment and local communities. So, if you're up for some authentic and responsible Brazilian adventures, I'm your go-to person!

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!"

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Recent trip reviews for Camille

Rocco was an excellent guide. We really enjoy...
Brazil | Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2023

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Ian M.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023
Rocco was an excellent guide. We really enjoyed his service Read more

Rocco was an excellent guide. We really enjoyed his service

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Ipanema Inn
Rio de Janeiro
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Pousada do Ouro
Paraty
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Gold Trail Tour
Gold Trail Tour
Paraty
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Rocco is fantastic
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Rio de Janeiro to Paraty & Walking Tour of Paraty
Rio de Janeiro to Paraty & Walking Tour of Paraty
Brazil

This is not our thing

Kayak Tour to Mangroves, Beaches and Islands
Kayak Tour to Mangroves, Beaches and Islands
Paraty

Rocco was great!

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Rocco went above and beyond to make sure this went well. He suggested changing the day and was really flexible with his time
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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Nov 30, 2023

Hi Ian, thanks a lot for sharing your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time on your Brazil trip. Whenever you decide to come back, we'd be delighted to welcome you again.

Cheers,
Camille

Each of the four guides were excellent.
Brazil | Oct 8 - Oct 21, 2023

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knox b.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023
Each of the four guides were excellent. Good English, factual information, history, and attentive to my needs and wants.
The top locations in order of my enjoyment were: Manaus, Belem, Sao Paulo, Santarem, Alter.
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Each of the four guides were excellent. Good English, factual information, history, and attentive to my needs and wants.
The top locations in order of my enjoyment were: Manaus, Belem, Sao Paulo, Santarem, Alter.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Soneca Plaza
São Paulo

I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Soneca Plaza in São Paulo. It was located right in the heart of the old town, which made it a perfect spot for a tourist like me who loves to walk around and explore. The hotel itself was quite modest, as per my preference. There wasn't much of a reception area, but the front desk staff was efficient and helpful. The food was decent with good fruit juices, and good breads and rolls. They also offered breakfast, which added to the convenience.

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Hotel Le Massilia
Belém

My stay at Hotel Le Massilia in Belém was satisfactory. It was located about a mile from the heart of things, which I didn't mind as I enjoy walking. There were plenty of places to find food and water nearby. The hotel had a pool which I used every day because of the hot and humid weather. Overall, while it was good, it was not as centrally located as I would have preferred.

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Sandis Mirante Hotel
Santarém

The Sandis Mirante Hotel in Santarém was fine. It was located in a smaller town, on a hill and provided easy access to various areas. I enjoyed the fact that I could walk down to the waterfront area using the steps or take a longer, more gradual route. The hotel was modest with a small front desk and no real lobby, which suited my needs perfectly. There were also plenty of eating places within walking distance.

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Hotel Saint Paul
Manaus - AM

My stay at the Hotel Saint Paul in Manaus was excellent. The hotel was probably the nicest of all the ones I stayed in. It was located very close to the heart of Manaus, near the Opera House area. The hotel was more upscale with a lobby area, couches, a TV, a nice pool, exercise equipment and a business center. Its location made it easy to walk to different restaurants and attractions.

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Hotel Belo Alter
Santarém

My experience at the Hotel Belo Alter in Alter do Chão was not as positive. The place was a 45-minute drive from Santarém and there wasn't much to see or do there. The hotel itself seemed to be trying to be a luxury resort, but it fell short. The room was nice enough, but there was a lot of deferred maintenance and the beach area was not very appealing due to low water levels. The location wasn't ideal either, being a 30-minute walk from the town.

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Activity Reviews
São Paulo Express
São Paulo Express
Brazil
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Design, Art and Modernity in Sao Paulo
Design, Art and Modernity in Sao Paulo
São Paulo
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São Paulo Explorer
São Paulo Explorer
São Paulo
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Arrival in Belém and transfer to our accommodation
Arrival in Belém and transfer to our accommodation
Belém
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City Tour in Belém
City Tour in Belém
Belém
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Full-Day Tour Discover the Traditional Rainforest Communities
Belém
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City Tour of Santarém & Meeting of the Waters
City Tour of Santarém & Meeting of the Waters
Santarém
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Visit to the Jamaraquá Community
Visit to the Jamaraquá Community
Alter do Chão
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Full-Day City Tour of Manaus
Full-Day City Tour of Manaus
Manaus
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Full-Day Boat Tour: Visit Meeting of the Waters, Indian Village & Rubber Museum
Full-Day Boat Tour: Visit Meeting of the Waters, Indian Village & Rubber Museum
Manaus
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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Nov 30, 2023

Hi Knox, appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. It's awesome to hear you had a fantastic experience on your trip to Brazil! Thanks a lot for trusting us with your experiences.
Best,
Camille

Amazing trip to Brazil
Brazil | Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2023

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Tony F.
Concord, MO | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023
Camille was so helpful and patient with all our questions. She put together an amazing trip that met all our needs and requests, made changes as we asked and ensured we had the best trip possible. All the guides, venues and activities were perfect. Everyone was on time, help and well informed on local interests. We could not have asked for a better trip coordinator or group of people handling our vacation. Read more

Camille was so helpful and patient with all our questions. She put together an amazing trip that met all our needs and requests, made changes as we asked and ensured we had the best trip possible. All the guides, venues and activities were perfect. Everyone was on time, help and well informed on local interests. We could not have asked for a better trip coordinator or group of people handling our vacation.

Hotel Reviews
Juma Amazon Lodge
Autazes

The lodge was a great place to visit the Amazon. Everyone was so helpful. Alex our guide and Adriel the manager made sure every day was as good as it could possibly be.

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Hotel Intercity Manaus
Manaus
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City Tour of Manaus
City Tour of Manaus
Manaus

The city tour was informative and enjoyable, although the guide's English was limited. I was able to communicate fine as I speak Portuguese, but this might be a challenge for non-Portuguese speakers. Overall, the guide was punctual, helpful, and knowledgeable.

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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Oct 22, 2023

Hi Tony,

Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts on your recent trip! We're super excited to hear that you had a fantastic time, and we can't wait to help you plan more awesome adventures whenever you decide to come back to our country.

All the best,
Camille

Two amazing weeks in North East Brazil
Brazil | Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2023

Simone
Simone B.
Brooklyn, NY | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2023

We had a wonderful trip to Brazil! Camille did an amazing job with our itinerary, hotel selection and all our guides were exceptional. It was the right balance of activities and relaxation. Everything was well organized and we never waited for anyone. When one of our internal flights were delayed the team was available to help us, even on a Sunday. Lencois was unforgettable and worth the effort to get there, Rio is a stunning city and Isla Grande was a highlight. Definitely recommend Camille for your trip!

Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Sep 28, 2023

Hi Simone,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your recent trip with us! We're thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience and look forward to helping you plan more unforgettable journeys anytime you decide to revisit our country.

All the best,
Camille

Knowledgeable agent made trip planning easy
Brazil | Jul 19 - Aug 11, 2023

Judy
Judy H.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023
Camille coordinated our ambitious plan to see the highlights of Brazil in 24 days. She planned the route, worked out the flights and transfers and found great accommodations We had a marvelous time in Rio, the Amazon Basin, Iguaçu, Salvador and Chapada Diamantina. Maybe the most exciting was the Pantanal where we saw an abundance of wildlife, including jaguars. Raquelle was our excellent guide there. Read more

Camille coordinated our ambitious plan to see the highlights of Brazil in 24 days. She planned the route, worked out the flights and transfers and found great accommodations We had a marvelous time in Rio, the Amazon Basin, Iguaçu, Salvador and Chapada Diamantina. Maybe the most exciting was the Pantanal where we saw an abundance of wildlife, including jaguars. Raquelle was our excellent guide there.

Hotel Review
Pousada Piuval
Pocone

Comfortable rooms, abundant buffet meals and knowledgeable guides on hikes and open van rides through this expansive ranch/eco-lodge where wildlife (emus, capybaras, caimans, monkeys, many birds and the occasional jaguar) mingle with the cattle and horses.

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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Aug 18, 2023

Hi Judy,
Thank you so much for trusting us to your travel plans in Brazil - it was truly a pleasure working on your amazing trip through our beautiful country!
All the best,
Camille

Amazing Week with Family in Rio!!!
Brazil | May 29 - Jun 4, 2022

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Scott C.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022
We just finished the most amazing family trip to Rio. We were travelling with our two young sons (ages 3 and 10 months), so we needed significant attention, special needs and flexibility. Camille made great recommendations on the tours to book. Our specialized guide, Daniela, was an absolute superstar. She adapted each tour and day to our specific needs and tastes, and was very flexible as the needs of the boys evolved over the days. They absolutely adored her and were excited to see her... Read more

We just finished the most amazing family trip to Rio. We were travelling with our two young sons (ages 3 and 10 months), so we needed significant attention, special needs and flexibility. Camille made great recommendations on the tours to book. Our specialized guide, Daniela, was an absolute superstar. She adapted each tour and day to our specific needs and tastes, and was very flexible as the needs of the boys evolved over the days. They absolutely adored her and were excited to see her each morning. Pere and Dayane were also integral parts of our trip and made sure our whole family was well taken care of.

I would recommend this team to anyone looking to take a trip to Rio. Just let them know your interests and they will put together something special and maximize your trip to this beautiful and wonderful country. We hope to come back to visit you all again soon.

Activity Reviews
Boteco Tour of Rio
Boteco Tour of Rio
Rio de Janeiro
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Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Tour
Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Walking through the Bohemian Neighborhood of Santa Teresa
Walking through the Bohemian Neighborhood of Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro
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Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Jun 06, 2022

Hi Scott,
Thank you very much!
It was such a pleasure to have you and your family in Brazil! We all hope to welcome you again soon.
Best,
Camille

Organised and amazing experience
Brazil | May 2 - May 12, 2022

Esther
Esther F.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on May 14, 2022
The planning of my solo trip to Brazil was very organised from start to finish. Camille was very helpful in making recommendations and suggestions of places to visit in Brazil, what to do and where to visit and stay. She helped me to have a personalised planning experience with a trip catered specifically to me. She helped to coordinate and plan my holiday and ensuring I was completely satisfied with the final itinerary, tours and plan, and taking on board what i wanted to get out of the... Read more

The planning of my solo trip to Brazil was very organised from start to finish. Camille was very helpful in making recommendations and suggestions of places to visit in Brazil, what to do and where to visit and stay. She helped me to have a personalised planning experience with a trip catered specifically to me. She helped to coordinate and plan my holiday and ensuring I was completely satisfied with the final itinerary, tours and plan, and taking on board what i wanted to get out of the trip. I was then provided a very detailed itinerary with timings of pick ups, transport and tours before I flew out.

Every aspect of my trip went according to plan whilst out in Brazil. All guides and transport were prompt and very helpful and friendly.

My guide in Rio, Fernanda was very friendly, personable and gave me lots of information whilst on tours and travelling, whilst also suggesting great places to see. She kept on communication all the time and made my trip extra special and helped take amazing pictures in tourists spots such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, fun Samba carnival experience, local neighbourhoods and so many more. She really helped me to get a rich experience of Rio.

I also had other guides in Manaus and Ilha Grande - John-Paul and Carlos who were also very friendly, helpful and supportive to ensure I had a great trip.

My time in the Amazon was a lovely experience and this was a great recommendation as the staff at the Tariri lodge were amazing and the food was brilliant.

I also had great experiences in Ilha Grande, which is a beautiful island that Camille recommended to me as I wanted sun, sea and beaches during the final part of my holiday. This did not disappoint and I enjoyed Ilha Grande very much. My guide, Carlos gave great tips and information and recommendations of great food and restaurants to try and was helpful explaining good spots in the different beaches on the island. He also helped to take amazing photos for my memories during the boat tour. I also loved meeting new people from all over the world and also local Brazillians during my tours.

All of the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and I appreciate their warmth and enthusiasm to make my trip feel special and also safe, as a solo traveller.
I was also able to get 24 hour emergency assistance when my domestic flights was delayed and they helped to reschedule my transport to ensure everything was taken care of.

I had an amazing trip and have fond memories, photos and stories that I have taken back and shared with friends and family.
I had great experiences and memories in Rio, The Amazon and Ilha Grande and would highly recommend Brazil Green Travel and Kim Kim to plan life-changing holiday experiences.

Thank you!

Local specialist: Camille Terra
Camille
Camille Terra
Local specialist in Brazil | Replied on Jul 22, 2022

Hi Esther, it was amazing to have you here in Brazil. I'm happy you have enjoyed a lot your trip and wish to welcome you soon again in our country!
All the best,
Camille

Worth the wait!
Brazil | Mar 21 - Apr 8, 2022

Rebecca
Rebecca W.
Jackson, WY | Reviewed on Apr 16, 2022
We had initially booked this trip through Kimkim with Brazil Green Travel in March of 2020. The pandemic forced us to cancel. We waited two years before we were able to rebook. Camille stayed in contact and was able to redo our trip without additional cost. It was worth the wait. The accommodations were well chosen, the private transport service great. Our personal, professional guides added immeasurable value to our understanding and enjoyment of Brazil’s vibrant culture, history and... Read more

We had initially booked this trip through Kimkim with Brazil Green Travel in March of 2020. The pandemic forced us to cancel. We waited two years before we were able to rebook. Camille stayed in contact and was able to redo our trip without additional cost. It was worth the wait. The accommodations were well chosen, the private transport service great. Our personal, professional guides added immeasurable value to our understanding and enjoyment of Brazil’s vibrant culture, history and stunning landscapes. We visited Rio, Paraty, Lencois/Chapada Diamentina, Iguazu and Salvador during our three week sojourn and locked it all. If you haven’t been to Brazil, go—and go with Brazil Green Travel!

Local specialist: Camille Terra

Read this review if planning a trip to brazil
Brazil | Dec 14 - Dec 23, 2021

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Graeham W.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2022
When we were looking to travel to Brazil, we knew we needed some help planning and organizing never having been to the country and not knowing the best things to see and do, I spent some time looking online and trying to find people that could help. From prearranged tours to private tours, and nobody seem to have the flexibility to be able to book the things that we specifically wanted to do, if you wanna book a private tour, it’s all private, there’s no option for anything else and it Hass... Read more

When we were looking to travel to Brazil, we knew we needed some help planning and organizing never having been to the country and not knowing the best things to see and do, I spent some time looking online and trying to find people that could help. From prearranged tours to private tours, and nobody seem to have the flexibility to be able to book the things that we specifically wanted to do, if you wanna book a private tour, it’s all private, there’s no option for anything else and it Hass to be using their specific vendors which are generally quite expensive, and if you wanna do one of the prearranged tours you have to stick to those tours and can’t deviate from them. So if you need help finding out what to do, how to get there, and finding accommodations that suit your best needs weather be budget or luxury I’ve done all the research for you, and Camille is the best person for the job, she was able to book tours at an affordable rate rate including flights and make the entire process seamless and smooth. She was able to find budget hotels when we needed them and luxury ones when we wanted somewhere to kick back. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a situation where you show up somewhere and then you need to figure out where to go, how to get there or what to do when you’re traveling, Camille handled everything from A-to-Z and even when we had issues that came up she was there to assist to make sure everything was fixed and went smoothly. I would highly recommend using her, without any questions asked, she did a great and fantastic job was there for us the entire time, and everything was pre-arranged and booked so everything transition smoothly and we didn’t have to stress about anything, and when issues did come up she was there to help immediately handle and address them

Local specialist: Camille Terra

From Guarulhos to Rio in 9 days
Brazil | Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2021

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José D.
Portugal | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021
We loved our trip to Brasil, we enjoyed a different kind of Brasil, the Atlantic forests, the colonial villages, nature world patrimony at its best, away from the crowds.
And all the experience was enhanced by great guides, great choices.
Loved Paraty, the trekking we made with Rocco Belleti, the best guide we could ever had, and also the Boat ride with "Peixe" with a fresh fish meal aboard. Loved our free day witch Rocco that took us in a beautiful boat ride in "Saco de Mamangua", with a...
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We loved our trip to Brasil, we enjoyed a different kind of Brasil, the Atlantic forests, the colonial villages, nature world patrimony at its best, away from the crowds.
And all the experience was enhanced by great guides, great choices.
Loved Paraty, the trekking we made with Rocco Belleti, the best guide we could ever had, and also the Boat ride with "Peixe" with a fresh fish meal aboard. Loved our free day witch Rocco that took us in a beautiful boat ride in "Saco de Mamangua", with a great trekking in the "manguezal", and a beautiful fish lunch in the surroundings.
We also loved "Ilha Grande", paradise on earth, charming boutique hotel, we had a great day with Carlos, that guided us through the best 10km of treckking ever, till we get to the wonderful "Lopes Mendes" beach. The next day boat trip around the island was also very good. Not only Carlos chose a very good travel agency but also gave us some precious tips for that day.
At last Rio de Janeiro, we had less time, but Lucas did its best to provide us with a broad view of the way of life and best spots of Rio.

Local specialist: Camille Terra