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Ryan Marques Buckley

My name is Ryan. I was born in Niterói but was lucky to have lived in Switzerland for
11 years. While living in Europe I had the opportunity to travel a lot, and when I
decided to come back to Brazil, I wanted to help travelers wanting to get to know this
beautiful and diverse country that is Brazil, so I chose to study tourism and become a travel agent.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

""Everywhere worth discovering! Brazil is a perfect “playground” with something for everyone, from the summit of Mount Roraima in the far north to the Aparados da Serra canyons in the south, by way of the Lençois Maranhenses, the Pantanal, the Amazon, Salvador and Bahia, Rio de Janeiro and the Green Coast.

We specialize in tailor-made trips. We offer adventurous and off-the-beaten-path personalized expeditions, family trips, cultural visits and other very specific tours, such as a special mining tour, an architecture trip, a samba tour and a special bird-watching tour. ""

How did you get involved in travel?

"I had the chance to travel a lot around the world and connect with many different people and cultures. Every time I had the opportunity, I would give travel tips and advice about Brazil, so when I had the opportunity of working in a travel agency after graduating in tourism, it seemed a natural fit. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In October 2014, I decided to spend a few days in Paraty with my girlfriend at the time. We wanted to relax and enjoy the beaches in and around Paraty, so we decided to drive from Rio there. We booked a bungalow at a pousada, located 16km from the city center. The place was perfect for a relaxing holiday, the pousada is located in the middle of the forest and has a private waterfall, with a sauna for a perfect "spa" day. The rooms are simple but cosy, the view from the restaurant is gorgeous, and the breakfast is delicious. It is a silent place, yet not far from the beautiful beaches around Paraty and its busy city center. We stayed in the pousada one night enjoying a nice caipirinha and admiring the view and the silence from the forest. It is a beautiful memory I will never forget."

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Aerial view of Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
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