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Thalles Chaves

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, which is the city I love and could spend hours talking about it. Studied Tourism in College, traveled around Brazil, South America, and Asia. During this period, I met awesome people, saw amazing landscapes, had the best jobs, and these experiences changed my life. Now I am a professional Travel Guide and Adventure Conductor! Trekking and guiding made me see the world from a different point of view.

My job here as a Travel Specialist is to provide you the best travel experience one can get. And for me, the best include: knowing people's culture and history; hanging with true locals; and hiking inside the marvelous natural wonders of the destination, and do what you love to do. Let's plan your trip! :)

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I'm the Jack-of-all-trades, so what do you want? If you want to explore the real Rio de Janeiro, count on me to help you out. If you want to see the Iguazu Falls, talk to me. Maybe spend some quality time in the northeast of Brazil like Bahia, let's do it. If not, how about go to Pantanal, or Amazon for some wild outdoor activities? Count me in. Do you like trekking!? Let's hike, Brazil has the most outstanding varieties of landscape you can imagine.

I can help you with the culture, cuisine, music, and even history. I will show you where the locals hang around. Furthermore, I can help you with activities such as hiking, trekking (long-course hikes), rock climbing, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, surfing, standup paddling, and if you like to have fun, nightlife."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Traveling is in my life since I remember myself as a person! First traveling with my parents and family as a kid, as we all begin. These memories from the past, and all the good experiences that I had when I was young and going out with friends, created a deep feeling of wanderlust inside me.

Naturally, I went to college to study tourism. From this point on, my life changed as I could never imagine. I began my career in tourist information, then hospitality (hotels and hostels), and even in mega-events such as the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Rio 2016 Olympics. Besides working I had the opportunity to travel around Brazil, South America, and places I've always dreamed of, like Japan. But still, a long travel bucket list to go.

After all these experiences, finally, at the age of 26, I discovered what makes my heartbeat: tour guiding. Now, I am a professional Adventure Conductor working for the best ecotourism agency from Rio de Janeiro, and Tour Guide. I recently joined the DMC crew to share all my knowledge with travelers and visitors from over the world."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have some unique travel experiences in Rio, Brazil, or far places like Japan that I could talk about. But this time I'll tell you about the first time I was in the Serra dos Orgãos National Park.
This was the first 3 days of trekking I had ever done, it's a crossing between two cities called Petropolis and Teresopolis. Inside the rainforest and on top of the biggest mountains of Rio de Janeiro, you walk through the most unbelievable scenery you can imagine. On this trek, I had loads of fun with the guides, tasty meals prepared by the guides who have brought all the food with them like real Brazilian sherpas, I also saw the most beautiful sunrise and sunset I had ever seen, and a had view from Rio de Janeiro like would never be imagined seeing. All of these with a taste of adventure and adrenaline only the mountains can provide, and the best thing is that I felt safe during all activities thanks to the great guides that accompanied us."

Thalles is part of the following groups: Brazil Travel Agents
Jaguar in the Cuiaba River, Pantanal
Brazil in July: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

July in Brazil brings wildlife watching and adventures in the Amazon, with jaguars making frequent appearances in the open wildlife area of Pantanal. Hikers will especially enjoy mountain areas like the Serra Gaúcha, Rio Grande do Sul, and Gramado. Rio de Janeiro is warm and sunny, and prime national parks and recreation areas this month include Tijuca and Campos do Jordão. Read on for more travel tips and advice for visiting Brazil in July.

Giant otter in Pantanal , Brazil
Brazil in June: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

June is an exciting month in Brazil. The famous June festivals take place across the country, and you can join celebrations in São Luís, Salvador, and Recife. Attend the world's largest Pride Festival in beautiful São Paolo and experience amazing parades, colors, and joyful spirit. Go climbing in the Serra dos Órgãos National Park and visit Brazil's most intriguing sand dune region in the Lencóis Maranhenses National Park, and celebrate Brazilian Valentine's Day—Dia Dos Namorados.

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
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 Thalles

Vicky

I went to Chapada Diamantina to only find out that the real diamond is Nattrip ;) · Brazil - Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2021

Traveler: Vicky V. - Local specialist: Thalles Chaves

To say that I am a hard person to organise something for would be an understatement :D
This wonderful team at Nattrip however managed to go with all my obligatory requests and last minute changes and created the best trip I could have wanted!
At one point I thought they will just leave me or start caring less about me and my trip due to the many demands, but no! They were on point till the last day!
From customer service, to hotel personal, restaurant staff in the city, guides, assistance... read more

To say that I am a hard person to organise something for would be an understatement :D
This wonderful team at Nattrip however managed to go with all my obligatory requests and last minute changes and created the best trip I could have wanted!
At one point I thought they will just leave me or start caring less about me and my trip due to the many demands, but no! They were on point till the last day!
From customer service, to hotel personal, restaurant staff in the city, guides, assistance during the trip, everything was 10/10 !!!
Chapada Diamantina has so much history and unbelievable nature that is just mesmerising. However the people who assist you along the way, make the trip as much as the destination visited, and I can happily say that this 4 day trip was probably one of the best I have had here in Brazil so far.
I will most definitely use their services again when I come back!
No matter what kind of demands you might have, this beautiful team consisting of brilliant people will surely assist you in making THE BEST trip you can around Brazil and you won't regret a single thing.
The best part, they take care of EVERYTHING! You just need to enjoy it ;)

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Thalles Chaves, local specialist, responded to this review:

Vicky, we are so happy to read your review, your words are very important to us! Your photos and review of the trip are awesome. I'm sure other travelers will be motivated.

We always give our best to provide an incredible trip and promises to make it even better next time, that's why your feedback is highly appreciated. Count on us on any trip plan you need here in Brazil! We know you will be back.

Thanks a lot! See you next time.

Best Regards