Provide trips with potential to transform, teach and result in unique experiences for our customers.
Our Essence
We are specialized ground operator in Brasil with 17 years of experience in designing trips in Brazil. We have exclusive programs in ‘the less known’ southern Brazil and also specific programs in other regions of our country.

We are focused on BB partnerships and in addition to the usual hightlight tours and customized FITS, we also operate small group tours and segmented trips: nature & wildlife, luxury, active, soft adventures, family trips and special interests (photography, cultural, gastronomy and birdwatching).


Focus on community - Internal

Our employees need to be satisfied, happy and being well rewarded to act as brand ambassadors. Our core elements are: training, participative management, health safety and happy work environment.

Encourages physical exposure

Our customers always have the opportunity and are encouraged to try some physical activity during their trip. The idea is that they have contact with activities that encourage new forms of mobility and lifestyle.


Traveling is a fantastic opportunity for transformation, which brings new perspectives, insights, discoveries, experiences and learnings. These elements stimulate and enable people to peel off from what doesn’t serve anymore and bring the new into their lives.

Encourages local culture

We always try to identify key people in the communities of the offered destinations to provide local experiences with art, crafts, food, music and gastronomy.


Life in the cities conducts us to an accelerated and focused pace - between tasks and goals - in external elements. Time is short for an inner look, attentive to the recreational needs and opportunities to explore and try new things. Therefore Gondwana intends to lift people out of inertia and put them into spaces and movements that allow full presence and surrender.

These situations provide contact with limits, awakening primitive sensations – sometimes unaware to the big cities - and memories of a simpler life in contact with something bigger.

Focus on community - External

We are always studying ways of impacting the communities of the destinations we offer in a positive way with our tours.


For us small details make the difference. That is why we are always monitoring the quality of our services and destinations. Our tours are carefully prepared by experienced professionals who love to travel, which have explored intensely particular destinations in search of best practices and are always looking for new ideas to provide a unique experience to each customer.

Encourages conservation

We map the conservation projects that exist at the offered destinations to support them in any way.

We also look for local partners that are implementing or already have a sustainable policies plan to their business.

Specialist in South Brazil

Although working with various national and international destinations, we are pioneers in operating tours by the coastal area of Paraná and we have extensive knowledge and experience in the South.


Gabriela Machado

Incoming Department (Operations)

I was born in Paranaguá, on the coast of Paraná. I have a technical and an undergraduate degree in the tourism field. I have always loved traveling and going to new places - I believe that a person evolves and is transformed by new experiences.

  • Favorite Soundtrack:

    "Baby" by Gal Costa
  • a movie :

    Into the wild
  • A traveler’s greatest treasure:

  • The ideal trip:

    to a calm place by the ocean.

Marcela Kovalhuk

Incoming Department (Operations)

Born in Curitiba with a degree in Hospitality and Events. Future tourism specialist and and adventurer at heart. Still unaware of the best way of being happy other than travelling and going to the mountains.

  • Craziest activity ever done:

    Abismo Anhumas in Bonito, Brazil
  • Best mountain:

    All those located in the Paraná Mountain Range, Brazil
  • Soundtrack for life:

    Allright - Supergrass
  • Best sensation:

    Being happy

Marco Sieber

Travel Specialist

“Do what the locals do! At a glance, I am always keen to learn about places and their cultures and explore them with the locals; because I think that they are the real experts of their home no matter how often we look at the guide book in our suitcase or backpack. My philosophy is to go out and listen to them, be interested in their life, hang out with them and eventually gain authenticity”

  • Soundtrack :

    Do it
  • Ideal trip :

    Trip: Spearfishing Arapaimas with natives in the amazon, stay with them and enjoy the meal with the hole group
  • Adventure :

    Stay out in the woods, cut down trees and build houses. Make own bread and have a bath under a massive oak tree in an actual bath tub (heated by real fire).
  • Book :

    The lord of the rings

Karin Garbado

Translations & System Management
Interpreter, translator & traveller

A cross-cultural explorer passionate about languages and nature, I love to create and facilitate connections that helps us enjoy life and relationships, prosper and discover our true identity. This sentence from the anthropologist Edward T. Hall is the perfect translation of how I feel about travelling: "The best reason for exposing oneself to foreign ways is to generate a sense of vitality and awareness - an interest in life which can come only when one lives through the shock of contrast and difference

  • Favorite soundtrack :

    Native birds singing
  • A movie for adventurers :

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand, 2016)
  • A verse for explorers :

    He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
  • A traveler's greatest treasure :

    Unexpected friendships that we take home and distance can't eraseInterpreter, translator & traveller

Vanessa Silva

Travel Specialist
Outbound department

Every trip is a discovery and we search to organise tours that allow everyone to make the most of the opportunities of exploration of nature and local culture, living the present moment, personal development and self learning.

  • To relax:

    Poetries by Manoel de Barros
  • Hobby:

  • Natural element:

  • Philosophy of live:

    Live the present moment

Camila Barp

Tourism specialist and traveller

Explore destinations is to explore life. Venture. Harnessing accidental encounters. Taste exotic flavors . Enjoy the colors , since each place has its special palette. Swap stories and live coexisting . Visit with the heart and soul . Find places to discover .

  • Soundtrack for life:

    David Bowie
  • The ideal trip:

    The one that is happening at the moment
  • An adventure:

    Adventure, from latin “ad venture”, literally means what is about to come. To participate in an activity of adventure is to be prepared to whatever comes.
  • Having traveler 's soul is:

    Being curious and courageous

Thaisa Gabriela Machado

Trip coordinator in Iguassu

Every journey is a great dream, but traveling to Iguassu Falls is the greatest achievement !

  • The ideal trip

    The one that blow your mind.
  • An Adventure

    To live
  • An Inspiration

    People's happiness.
  • Best Sensation



Communication Specialist
Trip story teller

Recently settled in Brazil I come from Paris where I grew up, studied and lived practically all my life. In general, I like to learn: languages, cultures, getting to know one another. Tourism is new to me, but I feel like I am going to enjoy it so much because it is humanly rewarding, and also because I will certainly get to know better this fabulous country. Delighted to take up new challenges and join Gondwana Brasil team!

  • Soundtrack for life:

    I feel good - Nina Simone
  • The ideal trip:

    The one that allows to discover yourself
  • Life’s motto

    Life is only a passage, on this passage at least sow flowers (Montaigne)
  • best book

    Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen

Elaine Rocha


"There are three things that remain: The certainty that we are always beginning ... The certainty that we must continue ... The certainty that we will be interrupted before ending ... Therefore, we must: Make the interruption a new path. .. From the fall, a step of dance ... From fear, a ladder ... From the dream, a bridge .. From the search, an encounter ... "(Fernando Pessoa)

  • The ideal trip :

    The one that turns dream into reality
  • An adventure :

    To live
  • Hobby:

  • Natural element:


Gabriel Tisserant

Back Office System

“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • Favorite movie:

    Dersu Uzala - Akira Kurasawa
  • Favorite book:

    Grande Sertão: Veredas - Guimarães Rosa
  • Favorite place:

    At home, having tea with my wife and son.
  • Crazy things I like:

    Sanskrit, vedānta, skateboarding, political philosophy, trekking and trails, to be in the wilderness and completely offline for a period that is not socially accepted, cold showers.

Renatha Caggiano

Incoming Department (Operations)

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and there is no greater happiness than a changing horizon, each day with a new and different sun.” (MCCANDLES, Chirstopher)

  • Best book:

    "1984", George Orwell
  • Soundtrack for life:

    "Metamorfose Ambulante", Raul Seixas
  • The ideal trip:

    The one that brings the most learning
  • An adventure:


Bianca Petersen Dias

Travel Specialist
Incoming Departement

The International relations have always interested me: different languages, economy, culture or landscapes being connected. Knowing is necessary! Traveling is necessary! And only by traveling can we really immerse ourselves in other worlds. That's why I chose to study Tourism and International Relations - to get the chance to relate myself to the world!

  • Best sensation:

    know new places
  • Hobby:

    Learn languages
  • Book:

    Sagarana - João Guimarães Rosa
  • Passions:


Milan Albertinelli

Travel Specialist for French Market
Unforeseen encounters and events are my favorite part of a trip.
These are the things that create the best stories!
Meeting people from different cultures and other realities is what drives me to travel, it allows you to see the world with different eyes. In my opinion, what really makes a place is its people.
Something you wouldn't be able to experience from home.
And of course, I am always keen to taste a local drink in front of a stunning sunset!
  • Soundtrack for life:

    Ibrahim Ferrer - Marieta
  • The ideal Trip:

    Total freedom to discover and explore.
  • Philosophy of life:

    Make the most of each day as if it were the last.
  • Favorite Place:

    Anywhere i can feel a connection with the Nature.