Positive transformations through sustainable tourism

  • Our mission is to promote positive transformations through authentic and responsible travel experiences.

Our story

An Amazonian seed

In 2016, when Ana embarked with Tereza, her mother and now business partner, on a trip to the Amazon, she felt a deep connected with nature and the local population.

Listening to the story of those born and raised in the forest, visiting their homes and witnessing their challenges motivated her to come back to a different experience. Thus came our first volunteerism expedition: Amazoniando

In this expedition, one of the activities done was the Tree of Dreams. We listened to the the local women and helped build a plan to achieve a collective dream. 

Employment opportunities and sources of income raised as common needs and they identified tourism as a solution. 

Braziliando helped them to structure the experience and began to make it easier for travelers to connect with the community, seeking to value traditions and create opportunities for community members.

The three of dreams

  • We believe tourism can drive the change we want to see in the world.

We are "Brasilidade" in travel form

- bra-zi-li-an-do // the gerund form of the neologism "Brasiliar", to experience Brazil in its most genuine form, feel the Brazilianness or love for Brazil.

When Ana thought about the name of the company and found the song Brasilando, by Toquinho, which celebrates our national roots and Brazilianness, she felt it was the right choice.

But why Braziliando with a "Z"? Simply because with an "S" wasn't available. LOL! So we decided to be innovative like that.

Multigenerational female leadership

“Traveling, we experience different social and cultural contexts, relate to people from different realities and connect deeply with nature. We value simplicity and change our worldview. We hope that Braziliando's experiences do the same for you!”

Ana Taranto and Tereza Cristina, Partners

Meet the team

  • Graduated in Business Administration and with an MBA in Marketing, she decided to found Braziliando in March 2016. She participated in the courses Principles of Sustainability and Strategic Social Impact at UCLA, in the Economic, Ecological and Worldview modules of Gaia Education, in the course Community-Based Tourism Multipliers at Mamirauá Institute and Theory U at Base Colaborativa. In addition to having led the Marketing department of a recruiting firm, she had experience in the sector at companies such as L'Oréal and Oi.

    Ana Taranto

    Founding partner / Marketing & Comercial
  • Graduated in Languages, she was a teacher and then became Partner and Director at Transceiver. After getting involved and supporting Braziliando in several ways, she accepted the invitation to become a partner in 2018. Participated in the course EMPRETEC, developed by the UN and taught by SEBRAE, in the Business Development Course (IDE-Brasil), and in Experiences and Views on Community-Based Tourism (CPF-SESC-SP).

    Tereza Cristina

    Partner / Administrative & Finance
  • French graduated with a degree in History and Political Science, she travelled with Braziliando in 2017, when she participated in our Community-Based Tourism experience in the Amazon rainforest. Since then, she has been specializing in the study of Brazil. She is currently doing a master degree in Geopolitics and is writing a thesis on the anthropocene and the Amazon, all working to spread the Braziliando spirit in France and around the globe.

    Clémentine Balayer

    International Partnerships
  • Bachelor in Tourism at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). She works at Braziliando providing support in the area of Social Media and Customer Service in order to always improve the relationship with travelers and provide more and more authentic and transformative experiences.

    BRENDA BRUGNAGO

    SAC & Mídias Sociais