Born and raised in the delightful city of Porto, apart from a two year stint living in Scotland (which was magnificent by the way) in my younger days, I have lived in Portugal all my life. I studied management, so completely away from the tourism industry. But ever since I could I’ve been travelling and exploring. From the depths of the jungles in Brazil (to which I’ve been probably 40, yes 40 times!) to the bustling streets in India I’ve been far, wide, up, down, whichever way across the world.
When I was around 35 myself and a couple of my travelling friends (one of which is my brother), decided to set up the company. So from then we set out scouting Portugal, visiting the places no one visits, meeting people, exploring landscapes discovering all these authentic towns. And in late 2015 we were offering these incredible experiences.
What inspired you to work in travel?
Now it sounds a bit cliche, but when I was working in management I always had an inner dream on being connected with authentic experiences and showing people local things you can do that nobody else knows about. And when I had done my fair share of travelling I started to realise everywhere in the world has these unique, cultural, traditional experiences, and Portugal isn’t any different, so I wanted to show this to the world.
Portugal is special because it is so diverse, it has a lot to offer in terms of different kinds of experiences – history, culture, culinary, nature and landscapes. It’s a place you can come for a short time and do so so much. And this is something I’m really passionate about.
What makes your experiences special?
Everything we do is tailor-made depending on the traveller who wants to go on these experiences. We give immense thought to every little detail to make sure the experience is the best it can be.
We’re also experts at what we do, we know the country like the back of our hands, so when you go on one of our experiences you get an experts insight and learn so much more than you would visiting alone.