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Luciana Almeida

I love traveling and whenever I can I go around the world with my backpack trying to be involved with the local community because, in my opinion, it's the best way to meet new people and to discover more about their city and their culture.

Following my passion, I had the opportunity to travel to many countries, and also to explore my beloved Brazil, so I appreciate how valuable a tourist’s time is and what makes a trip memorable.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I know all the treasures of Rio de Janeiro and the best things to do in São Paulo. My experience as a Tour Guide allowed me to get to know Bahia very well and since I started working as a Travel Agent I majored in the Amazon and Pantanal. Last year I went deep inside the knowledge about Iguazu Falls while I was running a company based there.

it's important to say that my passions are trekking, hiking, and walking tours."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I spent one year living a dream in Ireland and after that, I came back to the Marvelous City to became a Tour Guide because I knew the places my friends were mad about and I couldn't keep it secret! All those years of experience inside the Tourism Trade gave me the knowledge needed to build unforgettable trip plans for my customers."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I had the unforgettable experience to guide groups from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador along the coast by minivans. The flexibility of the road trip allowed me to show them many stunning beaches on the way and to stop in some places completely off the beaten track. It's priceless to see a passenger's face when they look at the sunset from the top of the Dunes in Itaunas for the first time."

Luciana is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
Surf boards on Ipanema Beach, Rio
Adventure Tour in Rio de Janeiro - 5 Days

From the Corcovado to Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana to Ipanema, this whirlwind tour will sweep you through the best, most famous, and most beautiful beaches, neighborhoods, and mountains that Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Cycle along the endless beaches, hike the largest urban forest in the world, and learn how to cook with Brazilian flare and flavors.

The Pati Valley - Chapada Diamantina Trekking
Chapada Diamantina Trek - 7 Days

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.

Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Adventure: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazú Falls, & Pantanal - 10 Days

Embark on a fun and active journey through Brazil on this 10-day tour. Begin in the bustling seaside city of Rio de Janeiro for some sightseeing—Christ the Redeemer, a cable car ride, and the best beaches included. Next, embark on a scenic hike along the Pedra Bonita trail, followed by a tour of the mesmerizing Iguazú Falls, from both Brazil and Argentina. Then, venture to Pantanal, with its densely biodiverse tropical wetlands, for more active exploration.

Scarlet Macaw Parrot
Brazil Amazon Adventure: Manaus & Careiro - 5 Days

On this five-day Brazilian adventure, experience Amazonian culture and the spectacular rainforest. Land in Manaus, the capital of the Amazon region, and do some sightseeing upon arrival. Next, visit the Meeting of the Waters—a river phenomenon—on the way to Careiro. Spend the next few days immersed in the biodiverse environment of the Amazon Jungle Lodge and its rich surroundings, from nature hikes to canoeing, and piranha fishing to nocturnal wildlife tours.

Scarlet Macaw Parrot
Explore Brazil: From Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon - 7 Days

On this weeklong Brazilian adventure, experience a combination of both city life and destinations in nature. Begin in Rio de Janeiro, and embark on a full-day city tour to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and the best beaches in the area. Then, take a day trip to Ilha Grande to soak up the sun and explore a few of the many islands and beaches. Next, head to the Amazon to do some touring of Manaus, before arriving in Careiro to enjoy activities in the Amazon rainforest, including canoeing, piranha fishing, and a nocturnal nature tour.

Recent trip reviews for Luciana

My experience of Kim Kim service to Brazil · Brazil - Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2020

Traveler: kevin M. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

I have been asked to write a review of my experience with Kim Kim and for me in particular Luciana who was my representative in Brazil.

This tour was something I do not do - when traveling I usually ensure family are available to look after me but I decided to take a risk.

Luciana poor dear was inundated with questions / concerns / reservations from the time I decided to make the booking. Her patience / professionalism and efficiency was first class throughout.

When I eventually arrived... read more

I have been asked to write a review of my experience with Kim Kim and for me in particular Luciana who was my representative in Brazil.

This tour was something I do not do - when traveling I usually ensure family are available to look after me but I decided to take a risk.

Luciana poor dear was inundated with questions / concerns / reservations from the time I decided to make the booking. Her patience / professionalism and efficiency was first class throughout.

When I eventually arrived in Brazil it was raining - my tour guide who met me at the airport was very supportive and took me around to a few places of interest and for a meal.

The official tour was in a coach / bus that took me and a group who I knew none of the to places of interest- but when we hit sugar loaf mountain / cable car ride and the famous Christ statue that is when my breath was taken away - the view was stunning.

We then went to a restaurant for a nice buffet.

After I walked on my own on Copacabana beech and had a greater experience - food / people / music / sea / sunshine- what a rush.

I felt safe at all times even with shop keepers who knew I did not know the local language.

My holiday started with a very skeptical attitude and has ended with my thinking how to plan the next one if God spares my life.

The holiday was wonderful and has to be repeated- just walking on the beech alone is a holiday in itself.

To Kim Kim - Lucinda and her crew - thank you for making a miserable old fart of a middle aged man have an experience of a lifetime

Rating - mega great

Kevin Moses

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Kevin, you are the best!!
I'm so happy to read these words. It was a pleasure to organize your package and I can't wait to see you again in Brazil! Hopefully soon! =)
Count on us whenever you need!
Many thanks, Luciana (aka Lucinda ... hahaha)

Vasilis

Amazing trip to Brazil · Brazil - Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2020

Traveler: Vasilis K. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Luciana was amazing, being always available to help us both before and during the trip! Our hiking guide Guilierme was excellent. Highlight of the trip the Pedra bonita paragliding!!

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vasilis, Thank you so much for your feedback!!
I must to say that Pedra Bonita is also my favorite activity in Rio! ❤
But now you need to come back to Rio to do Pedra da Gávea as well!! =)
Best Regards, Luciana

Vasilis

Luciana leveraged our Brazil experience · Brazil - Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2020

Traveler: Vasilis M. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Luciana had a major contribution to our amazing experience in Brazil!
She was truly committed to ensuring that we get the best from our trip.
She acted really quickly when we came across some difficulties with our planned activities due to bad weather!
Thank you once again Luciana!

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write these kind words, Vasilis! 🤩

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip!

It was a pleasure to help you and your friends with this travel plan. We work with passion and our mission is to provide customers with an unforgettable experience. =)
Hope to see the Greek boys again in Brazil!! 😉

Neal

Brazil didn’t disappoint! · Brazil - Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2019

Traveler: Neal R. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Everyone from your agency made my trip with my 3 sons amazing! Lucinda was so accommodating by rescheduling some of our activities due to weather and a medical emergency.

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Neal!
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. It's very much appreciated! ❤
I hope you are feeling better now.
We are passionate about travel and so we designed each itinerary with such care and dedication!
Every time we encounter any setbacks, our experience allows us to solve with the best alternative in each destination! Glad you liked the suggested options! 🙌🍀
We wish you all the best!
Luciana and Nattrip Team

Luciana and her team do more than your regular tour companies · Brazil - Dec 20 - Dec 21, 2019

Traveler: Arthur S. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Luciana and her team did a great job starting with airport pickup till airport drop. I did 3 tours over 2 days with all different drivers and guides and all were very happy, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend hours with. I have done tours 87 countries and Luciana’s organising, willing to tgat something extra and communication was/is second to none. I was very impressed and would recommend her and the nattrip team to frequent and first time travellers.
Thanks for the experience 😊

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arthur, thanks for choosing to experience it with us and for the amazing testimony! =)
So happy that you enjoyed all the experiences. We really try to match everyone with the experiences that best suit their interests and I am very happy that we have managed to do so.
Count on us whenever you need!
All the best!
Luciana

Amazing Trip! Once in a lifetime! · Brazil - Sep 15 - Sep 27, 2019

Traveler: Jamie A. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Our trip to Brazil was truly incredible! We asked kimkim to provide us with fun adventures, as well as time for relaxation and they sure did deliver!
Luciana was so helpful and knowledgeable and was quick to respond to our questions. She took care of any issues that arose and made our vacation run smoothly. We highly recommend this service as they provide access to local adventures that you wouldn't normally come across on your own and every part of our vacation was better than the last!
This is the only way we will be booking our travel in the future!

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review, Jamie.
We are passionate about travel and so we designed each itinerary with such care and dedication!
So happy that you enjoyed all the experiences. Another dream came true. 😍
It was a pleasure to organize your trip and you are welcome here again at any time!
All the best, Luciana Almeida

Foz do Iguasu, Amazon and Rio in 9 days · Brazil - Oct 13 - Oct 23, 2019

Traveler: Maria C. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Our trip, organised very professionally by Luciana, was great. We had limitted time and hit the highlights. Foz du Iguassu, a stay in an Amazon jungle lodge, and a couple of days in Rio. All great experiences. The ride under the falls in a huge speed boat was exhilarating, and an unexpected highlight. We had some unexpected flight delays (2!) , and Luciana was fantastic in reorganising pickups, hotels, tours etc, to get us back on schedule. We had a great time. Thanks Luciana.

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Maria,
Thank you very much for your comments and for traveling with us!
It was a pleasure to help you with your travel plan and it was really nice to meet you and your father in my hometown, Rio de Janeiro. =)
We always strive to deliver the best experience possible and I'm glad to know you enjoyed your time here!
Keep in mind that I will always be here for you when you decide to come visit us again.
All the best, Luciana

Brazil · Brazil - Sep 7 - Sep 21, 2019

Traveler: Ramnik B. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

Planning and booking via kimkim was seamless and easy. The local specialist in Brazil, Luciana was excellent, responding to what we wanted to do, rescheduling, and providing required information promptly. Our trip went as planned by Luciana, and exceeded our expectations, in what we managed to do and see.

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ramnik, thank you very much for taking the time to write these kind words!
We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip!
In fact, it was a pleasure to receive you in Brazil. I am glad to know that you had a great time and that our service exceeded your expectations. : D
Count on us whenever you need!

Amazon · Brazil - Mar 17 - Mar 20, 2019

Traveler: Tricia S. - Local specialist: Luciana Almeida

We had the most amazing experience with KimKim and our local specialist, Lucianna, was awesome. She took on board all of our requirements and arranged a perfect trip. We adjusted our dates a few times and Lucianna was able to adapt the plans quickly. She arranged every detail and shared these clearly with us. The trip far exceeded our expectations and we spent an amazing few days exploring the Amazon with plenty of activities - we even managed to fit in an overnight camping trip! Thank you so much!

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Luciana Almeida, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tricia,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We work with passion and our main goal is to provide great holidays to our clients. I'm glad we made it again! =)
Next time you are in Brazil, do not hesitate to contact us because we still have some wonderful places to show you.
All the best!