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Meghan Doiron

I create tailor-made travel experiences throughout Brazil. I am originally from Canada but have been living in Brazil for the better part of 10 years after having fallen in love with this country, its people, its culture and its unique beauty while initially doing an internship. What I most enjoy about traveling is its ability to completely open our minds to the new and change our perspective of the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Adventure Travel in Brazil. We specialize in creating unique travel experiences that enable visitors to get in touch with the true essence of the country. These activities include trekking, multisport, culture and community, gastronomic experiences, beach and romance, city and architecture, Nature and Wildlife, Photography, and River Cruising. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was 13, I flew for the first time, on my own, across my native Canada to visit my uncle. From that moment I was hooked on traveling. I didn't know what I wanted to do in life, but I knew it would involve travel. I loved the freedom and the excitement of exploring the unknown.

Shortly after that trip, I spent a year in the French part of Belgium as an exchange student, then backpacked around Australia, participated in study abroad programs in Cuba and Mexico during my undergraduate degree, spent some time studying and living with riverine communities in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazons during my Master’s degree, and travelled to other countries in Europe and South America.

I began my career in the travel industry working for an airline, first as a flight attendant and then for the company's tour operator. After having fallen in love with and having lived in Brazil for the better part of 10 years, I am able to combine my passions for sustainable development and travel to create tailor-made responsible tourism experiences for other travelers to fall in love with Brazil. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"For New Year's eve 2008-2009, a group of friends and I visited Alter do Chão, also known as the 'Carribean of the Amazon', in the state of Pará. This beach only exists certain months of the year when the river levels are low. The town and beach are surrounded by Amazon Forest. We trekked through the forest past gigantic 'samaumeira' trees to crystal clear water pools called 'igarapés'. We took a boat ride through the black water river and swam in the flooded forest. We camped out in hammocks (with LOTS of bug spray). We visited a native community and fished for piranhas. And finally, the highlight for me was trekking to the top of a big hill to get a panoramic bird's eye view of the Amazon's beauty and watch the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. The colors of red, orange and purple reflecting off the deep green of the forest cover is something truly spectacular only found in the Amazon. "

Meghan is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
Floating in one of Brazil's green bays
Hiking & Beaches in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, Ilha Grande - 10 Days

On this 10-day active adventure, you'll hike, bike, dive, and swim your way around some of Brazil's most beautiful natural wonders. Get ready to cycle around Rio de Janeiro's famous beaches, observe marine life on a dive in Ilha Grande, and enjoy a boat excursion around the Iguaçu Falls. You'll also visit several one-of-a-kind trekking spots, like the Pedra do Telégrafo and Pico do Papagaio.

The Amazon in Brazil
Diverse Brazil: The Amazon, Salvador & Praia do Forte - 7 Days

Combine the rainforests of the Amazon with the culturally-rich region of Bahia for a week of off-the-beaten-path adventure in Brazil. Take a canoe trip through Amazon tributaries, try your hand at piranha fishing, and spot rare wildlife on jungle hikes. Then, it's off to Salvador for an immersion into Bahian culture via percussion workshops and cooking demonstrations. Your trip culminates on the coasts of Praia do Forte, taking in breathtaking views of migrating humpback whales.

Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer
Adventure in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon & Salvador - 10 Days

Discover Brazil by hitting the best highlights of this massive country in 10 days. Start in Rio de Janeiro and visit a local samba school preparing for the world-famous Carnival. Journey along the Amazon river and get close to the jungle's exotic wildlife. Move to the beat of the drums as you learn about Bahian percussion instruments in Salvador and take a tour of the city's traditional markets for a taste of the flavorful local cuisine.

Painted facades in Salvador's historic center
Bahia's Beaches & Culture: Salvador & Boipeba - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary takes you to Brazil's coastal state of Bahia. Begin in the capital of Salvador, where you can soak in the unique Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage. Discover the city's colorful 17th-century colonial architecture, and enjoy a percussion workshop and literary tour. Then head to the island of Boipeba to canoe through a mangrove forest and tour the surrounding area, with plenty of time for relaxation.

 Iguaçu Falls
Highlights of Brazil: Rio, Iguaçu, the Amazon & Bahia - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary gives you enough time to savor Brazil's major highlights without having to rush. It begins in Rio with sightseeing, architecture tours, and a bit of the Carnival party scene, then continues south to Iguaçu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Afterward, fly far north for adventures in and around the Amazon River before heading east to the sun-kissed Bahian coast. You'll immerse yourself in the music, food, and history of one of Brazil's richest cultures.

Rio de Janeiro is paradise
Highlights of Rio de Janeiro - 7 Days

Relax into the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro with this week-long adventure that takes you to the heart of the buzzing coastal city. The locals—fondly nicknamed Cariocas—know the key to a good life is taking it easy, so switch down a gear and enjoy the vibrant energy and rich culture of the city. With the help of a few local guides, you'll learn to dance the samba, discover the secret to a good caipirinha, and visit some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

Recent trip reviews for Meghan

Trip of a lifetime
Brazil | Sep 6 - Sep 19, 2022

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Georgios C.
France | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

The title says it all. We were looking for a panorama of Brazil and boy did we get it. We saw Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Manaus and the Amazon, and Salvador, each destination better than the last. All our guides were professional and made our experience better with their behavior. They were easy to talk to and offered insight on the life of the Brazilians in each city we visited. Especially in Rio we were guided by the greatest guy, Felipe, who went above and beyond to make us feel safe... read more

The title says it all. We were looking for a panorama of Brazil and boy did we get it. We saw Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Manaus and the Amazon, and Salvador, each destination better than the last. All our guides were professional and made our experience better with their behavior. They were easy to talk to and offered insight on the life of the Brazilians in each city we visited. Especially in Rio we were guided by the greatest guy, Felipe, who went above and beyond to make us feel safe and comfortable.

The destinations were all gorgeous. Rio is beautiful and surrounded by many great vantage points that offer spectacular views of the whole city. The monuments were breathtaking and the food was plentiful and delicious.

At Iguazu, all words fail to make justice to the grandeur of the waterfalls. All visitors be prepared to get wet, especially if you book a boat trip as you will find yourselves directly underneath the falls!

At Manaus, prepare to get hot! It is a very humid city, we could feel it almost as soon as we landed. But it is all worth it when you get to the Amazon forest and get to see river and the jungle. We had plenty of activities here, like fishing for piranhas, night animal watching, walking in the jungle and swimming with pink dolphins! We also had the opportunity to taste awesome local cuisine and everything was produced right there in the forest. And our guide, Antonio if memory serves right, was pretty easy going and cool.

Finally at Salvador we saw what I think is the most beautiful city of Brazil. Colorful houses and vibrant street culture bring this city to life. Capoeira dancing, African drum playing and dancing can all be seen simply by galivanting through the streets. We had some interesting activities here as well like drum and cooking lessons. Like always, the food was delicious.

Overall this was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives and we were saved a lot of hassle thanks to Meghan who handled pretty much everything before our arrival, all we had to do was discuss the trip plan and book the trip. 10/10

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Cruz do Pascoal
Salvador

The location was good but other than that it didn't offer much else. The breakfast was offered in another hotel se we had to leave to eat. The most important issue was that the room was not really clean and we woke with bug bites, possibly from some bed bug. These were not mosquito bites.

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Nobile Hotel Copacabana Design
Rio de Janeiro
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Nadai Confort Hotel
Foz do Iguacu
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Casa Perpetua hotel d charm
Manaus
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Tariri Amazon Lodge
Iranduba - Amazonas
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Porto da Lua
Mata de Sao Joao
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Sugarloaf Mountain Walk
Rio de Janeiro
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Rio City Tour & Carnival Culture
Rio de Janeiro
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Full Day Art & Architecture Tour in Niterói
Rio de Janeiro
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Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Tour
Rio de Janeiro
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Iguaçu Falls Hike & Gran Aventura Boat Tour
Foz do Iguaçu
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Half Day of Hiking & Cycling in Iguaçu
Foz do Iguaçu
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Amazon River to Jungle Lodge & Rainforest
Brazil
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Rainforest & River Tours
Brazil
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African Heritage City Tour
Salvador
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Whale Watching in Praia do Forte
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Bahian Percussion Workshop
Salvador
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Salvador Market Tour, Cooking Demonstration & lunch
Salvador
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Art and Literature Tour of Bahia
Salvador
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Evening Cultural Experience in Rio Vermelho
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Local specialist: Meghan Doiron
Meghan
Meghan Doiron
Local specialist in Natal | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Thanks so much for your valuable feedback George and Marina. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great trip and brought many valuable memories back with you!

Thank you! It was an amazing trip!
Brazil | May 31 - Jun 14, 2022

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Leslie S.
Flagstaff, AZ | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Thank you! It was an amazing trip.

All the flights worked out. Very smooth.
Lucas in Rio was awesome. And the tours were great. The bike tour was dangerous to be on busy city streets. Along the beach was fine. But my 12 year old got bumped by a truck on the busy streets with no bike lane. Got a bruise. Luckily it wasn’t worse. Carlos was great on the Corcovado tour. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. Lots of rain and clouds. But we had a memorable time.

Orico was great at... read more

Thank you! It was an amazing trip.

All the flights worked out. Very smooth.
Lucas in Rio was awesome. And the tours were great. The bike tour was dangerous to be on busy city streets. Along the beach was fine. But my 12 year old got bumped by a truck on the busy streets with no bike lane. Got a bruise. Luckily it wasn’t worse. Carlos was great on the Corcovado tour. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. Lots of rain and clouds. But we had a memorable time.

Orico was great at Iguaçu Falls. Very knowledgeable and definitely indispensable in the process to get over to the Argentina side of the falls. Again that bike trip was dangerous. The should is not very wide on that highway and my 15 year old was inches from getting hit by a bus. Very scary. But besides that we had a great time.

I would not recommend the bike tours next time. Or at least 18 and older and very competent on a bike if you’re going to do it.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Vila Parnaiba
Parnaíba – Piauí

Such great place. We already want to go back. Very charming. Breakfast was amazing. Great staff.

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Nadai Confort Hotel
Foz do Iguacu

It was fine. Nothing too fancy. Breakfast was good. Wish they had heated the hot tub and had heaters in the rooms. Very cold while we were there.

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Local specialist: Meghan Doiron
Meghan
Meghan Doiron
Local specialist in Natal | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dear Scott and Family,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great trip! Thank you very much for your valuable comments. Regarding your comments on the bikes tours, we have already taken measures to improve the safety of these tours. Generally in Rio de Janeiro the bike tour is confined to the bike path, along the orla the lagoon. This incident ocurred near the bike shop when you were returning the bikes. Moving forward, we will ensure that bikes are dropped off at a designated point along... read more

Dear Scott and Family,

We are so glad to hear that you had a great trip! Thank you very much for your valuable comments. Regarding your comments on the bikes tours, we have already taken measures to improve the safety of these tours. Generally in Rio de Janeiro the bike tour is confined to the bike path, along the orla the lagoon. This incident ocurred near the bike shop when you were returning the bikes. Moving forward, we will ensure that bikes are dropped off at a designated point along the orla to avoid any need of having to bike in traffic.

In Foz do Iguaçu, we've also taken measures, including speaking with park management about the buses and traffic.

Thank you once again and we hope to welcome you again soon back to Brazil!