NATURE TOURISM | ACTIVE TOURISM | ECOTOURISM | ADVENTURE TOURISM | CULTURAL TOURISM | WINE TOURISM
Quimera Travel Experiences was born in late 2015, as a tourist animation agency specialized in nature tourism, offering guided trekking programs, tours and other experiences.
We try to show the other side of the Algarve, outside the commercial circuits of tourism, 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 drives us is the increasing desire to explore, as we are constantly looking for a "chimera".
Being based in the Algarve, this is 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 the Travel Agency license, which allowed us to expand our offer.
Thus, we can structure our offer as follows:
Private programs (Trekking and Tours) - Algarve
Events: Algarve and rest of the country
Personalized programs for agencies, tour operators and end customers.
Organized trips - Portugal and other countries
Creation of tours and trekking group programs - Algarve
DMC Services - Algarve
Mission, Values and Vision
MISSION: To make people's dreams come true and expand their horizons. The value we create lies in the experiences we provide, in the creation of original and personalized programs.
VALUES: Our main focus is on sustainability. In our activities, we sensitize people to the preservation of the environment and transmit our love for nature and develop environmental education activities.
VISION: Provide a professional and quality service aiming at customer satisfaction. To be a reference in Nature Tourism in the Algarve.
"A dream that you dream alone is just a dream. A dream that you dream together with others is reality."
Michael and Catarina
Michael Guerreiro has a degree in Tourism Information and Animation from the University of Algarve. Conducted training in basic life support, and has the first aid card No. 11239019. He has great experience in monitoring groups. His hobbies are birdwatching and nature photography.
Catarina Araújo has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Algarve. In addition to managing the website and reservations, she collaborates with Michael in the creation and development of Quimera Travel Experiences products and services and supports the various activities. She shares with Michael the passion for nature, wildlife and trekking.
Quimera Travel Experiences was born from the dream of both, which they want to share with you.
António Araújo is an experienced hiker and mountaineer, addicted to discovering new trails, sharing moments of conviviality outdoors with his friends and transmitting his knowledge of geology and flora.
Born in Arcos de Valdevez, he knows the Serra do Gerês like the back of his hand, as he has traveled several times with a backpack.
His walks have great moments of good mood, friendship and mutual help.
He has been organizing walks for several years and, recently, Quimera Travel Experiences has the privilege of having him as a collaborator.