I was born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro and I lived in Switzerland for 11 years before circumstances led to my return to Brazil in 2013. While living in Europe, I had opportunities to travel around the world, so when I came back to Brazil, I decided to turn my passion into my job and study tourism.

I've always enjoyed giving tips about the places to visit here in my city and country, so it was only natural to turn to a travel agency after my studies. Brazil has something to offer for every traveler and my goal is to create a personalized trip for each client so they can enjoy what the country has to offer to the fullest. I want to help my fellow travelers in fulfilling their dream of visiting Brazil and its wonders in the best possible way.

Ryan's Travel Expertise

I love hiking and discovering different viewpoints, so I'm always looking for a new hiking trail during my trips. Every year, the company I work for, Terra Brazil, gives its employees the chance to seek out new places and experiences in order to better help our travelers and to remain current.

One place that I love, and which has a bit of everything, is the Costa Verde Region near Rio, where visitors can enjoy the peace of a gorgeous beach or hike on any of several trails. The trail I like the most is the Ponta Negra hike, where you go from beach to beach until you reach the Ponta Negra fishing village.

Another of my favorite trails in Rio is the Pico da Tijuca, located in the largest urban forest in the world: the Tijuca Forest. After a medium-difficulty hike, you'll reach the top and have a breathtaking view of Rio.

Ryan's best travel experience

A great trip that I did recently was to Paraty, where I discovered new places and activities in this beautiful region. I went on a private fishing boat tour of the green emerald water bay on a sunny day and found a nice quiet corner of the bay, where I enjoyed sipping on a caipirinha. This unforgettable moment made me forget, even just for a moment, the real world. I then had a typical seafood lunch, with my feet in the sand, making it a perfect day.

Why is Ryan the right travel expert

I travelled to many places in Brazil before —and since— becoming a travel expert, so I can really help choose the right region/city for any traveller according to their needs and wishes. I always ask myself if the trip program I create for my fellow travelers would be a trip that I would be interested in taking, so I look at every detail to make sure it will be a great trip. I love to share my knowledge and help travelers get to know Brazil in the best possible way.

Also, the company I work with has extensive local knowledge and keeps us travelling all over Brazil to test and make sure all of the services we provide, be it activities, transfers, housing or guides, are still up to the quality standard we require. We are available 24/7 with an emergency phone to help you during your trip and adapt the program if needed.

Last, I always get in touch with you during your trip to know how things are going and to make some changes to the program on the go if needed.