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. "
Featured trips & expertise
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sep 6 - Sep 19, 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
Thank you! It was an amazing trip!
May 31 - Jun 14, 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