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Camille Terra

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!"

Camille is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
Christ the Redeemer overlooks Rio de Janeiro
Authentic Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days

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.

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.

The Pati Valley, Chapada Diamantina trekking
Chapada Diamantina Trek - 7 Days

This 7-day trip to Chapada Diamantina is a bucket list item for those who enjoy hiking. Considered one of the most beautiful crossings in Brazil, the Pati Valley is surrounded by incredible "tepuy" (cliffs), mountains, cascading waterfalls, and stunning natural beauty. Explore the Cachoeirão Waterfall and the Cave of the Castle, and learn about the history and local culture on overnight homestays.

A jaguar in Brazil
Wildlife Tour of Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands - 6 Days

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.

Aerial view Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Highlights: Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls & Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

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.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Hiking the Dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park - 6 Days

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.

Recent trip reviews for Camille

Esther

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

Traveler: Esther F. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

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!

Rebecca

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

Traveler: Rebecca W. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

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!

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

Traveler: Graeham W. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

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

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

Traveler: José D. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

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... read more

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.

Great great experience! Seamless and magical.... · Brazil - Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2020

Traveler: Abigail F. - Local specialist: Camille Terra

Great great experience! Seamless and magical.

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Camille Terra, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Abigail,
I'm very glad that you had such a great experience. Thanks for trusting our expertise and hope to see you back again soon!
All the best,
Camille & Brazil Green Travel Team