Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
José Carrilho was born, raised, and still lives in Lisbon and worked his way through college as a kayak instructor, eventually receiving a degree in Tourism. When the travel agency he worked at closed in 2011 he took the opportunity to travel around the world spending 10 months surfing and diving with many new friends from many different countries. He also did volunteer work in Peru before returning to Portugal and becoming a guide in 2013. He still loves to kayak, surf, dive, and travel but he is most passionate about guiding because it allows him to show off his beautiful native country, being especially intrigued with its nature and culture.
Luis Soares was born and raised in Portugal and has traveled extensively throughout South America and Africa, including spending a year working in city planning in Angola, a former Portuguese colony. Luis has a special interest in geography and has worked in various aspects of tourism outside of guiding. When not out in nature showing off his native country, you can find Luis enjoying a good book or running trails near his home.
João Tiago Roda Barra
João Tiago Roda Barra was born, raised, and lives in Portugal but his passion for other cultures and a love of the outdoors has led to many adventures traveling throughout Europe to such places as Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. He always includes rock climbing as part of these trips, having learned to climb as a teenager. He also enjoys cycling, hiking, and photography and has worked as a biking and walking guide since 2008.
Pedro Rodrigues was born in Lisbon and developed a love of traveling from a very young age, leading him to learn multiple languages as well as a degree in Tourism Management. Working with Emirates Airlines, he had a chance to visit more than 90 countries and 145 cities worldwide over the course of just a few years. Now it’s Portugal’s endless valleys and stunning coastline scenery that keeps Pedro close to home, where he finds joy in sharing with guests from around the world all that his home country has to offer.