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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

Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio
A Brazilian Adventure, from Rio to the Amazon – 9 Days

Start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro, known as the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City). Explore the Floresta da Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world, take a cable car to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and relax on Copacabana beach. Then head to the Amazon, where you will canoe through the watery forest of the Igapós, spot exotic wildlife in the jungle, and swim with pink dolphins.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Luciana

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!