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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."

Featured trips & expertise

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

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!