About us

 

 

NATURE TOURISM | ACTIVE TOURISM | ECOTOURISM | ADVENTURE TOURISM | CULTURAL TOURISM | ENOTURISM
 
 

Our Story

Quimera Travel Experiences was born at the end of 2015 as a tourist animation agency specializing in nature tourism, offering guided trekking programs, tours and other experiences. We try to show the other side of the Algarve, outside the tourist trade circuits, a more genuine Algarve with local products, its people, its traditions, heritage and culture.

Why the name “Quimera”? This name came up during a brainstorming while we were working on the project and it was immediately welcomed. The meaning it carries, for us, is related to dream, fantasy and utopia. What moves us is the increasing desire to explore, as we are constantly looking for a Chimera.

Being based in the Algarve, it is here where we develop most of our activities. However, our desire to explore, our dynamism and the entry of new partners did not allow us to restrict our activity to the Algarve.

In 2019 we took another step forward and obtained our Travel Agency license, which allowed us to expand our offer.

Thus, we can structure our offer as follows:

  1. Private Programs (Trekking and Tours) - Algarve

  2. Events: Algarve and the rest of the country

  3. Customized programs for agencies, tour operators and final customers.

  4. Organized travels - Portugal and other countries

  5. Creation of tour packages directed to the Walking sector - Algarve

  6. DMC Services - Algarve

 

Mission, Values ​​and Vision

MISSION: Realize people's dreams and expand their horizons. The value we create lies in the experiences we provide and in the creation of original and personalized programs.

VALUES: Our great focus is on sustainability. In our activities we sensitize people to the preservation of the environment and convey our love for nature. Also, we carry out activities of environmental education.

VISION: Provide a professional and quality service aimed at customer satisfaction. Be a reference in the Nature Tourism of the Algarve.

 

 

 

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."

John Lennon

 

The Team

Michael Guerreiro and Catarina Araújo

Michael Guerreiro has a degree in Tourism Information and Animation at the University of Algarve. He loves nature and adventure sports. Recently he made trainning in basic life support and has the rescuer card no. 11239019. He has made also several formations of environmental interpretation from various associations such as Almargem, SPEA or A Nossa Terra. He has collaborated with Almargem in the project Via Algarviana and has already has extensive experience in monitoring groups. He speaks several languages: Portuguese, English and German.

Catarina Araújo has a degree in Management Consultancy at the University of Algarve. She manages the webpage and the reservations, collaborates with Michael in the creation and development of the products and services of Quimera Experience and supports in the various activities. She shares with Michael her love for nature, wildlife and trekking.

Quimera Experience was born from their dream, that they want to share with you. 

António Araújo

 

António Araújo is an experienced hiker, addicted to discover new rails, share good moments of outdoor living with his friends and transmit his knowledge of geology and flora.

Born in Arcos de Valdevez, he knows the Serra do Gerês as the palm of his hand, because he has crossed it several times. 

His walks always have moments of good mood, fun and fellowship. 

For several years he has been organizing walks and recently Quimera Experience has the privilege of having him as a collaborator.

Neide Pereira

 

Neide Pereira is graduated in the University of the Azores in Nature Guides. She has a great connection with Nature and loves to guide interpretive walks.

She is certified by the Civil Protection of Angra do Heroísmo in the Basic First Aid Course (certificate nº 81/2012).

She feels fulfilled practicing this profession due to the high interest in interpersonal relations and to include environmental education. Has some experience of group monitoring, acquired in the Azores and Norway. Speaks two languages ​​fluent: Portuguese and English.