MEET THE TEAM
GET TO KNOW THE OPORTO ADVENTURE TOURS CREW!
RUI, THE GYPSY WHISTLER
With an incredible sense of humour and a positive energy typical from somebody who thinks that everything in the world is a gift, Rui inevitably shares his good energy with you! As a traveler, he can also share opinions with you about travel destinations, but books and music are his addiction! It will be impossible not to hug him at the end of the journey!
RICARDO, THE JEDI
Ricardo is a young and funny biologist who knows everything about the National Park. We call him the Jedi because the force is strong on this one, and when you meet him, you will understand why. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about every animal or plant that you will see in Gerês. He also loves to meet people from different countries and cultures and will be a perfect host to you in our home: Gerês National Park.
VARELA, THE OLD MAN
No, he is not an 80-year-old man! Experience is something to value. Varela is our most experienced guide, and that’s why we call him “the old man.” He is a very sporty, spiritual, and savvy traveler. He puts his heart and soul into everything he does. Be prepared: After the tour, you will receive some incredible photos of your day with him in Gerês!
FRED (NOT THE FLINTSTONE)
Freddy is a biologist who loves nature more than himself. You can always find him looking for a frog or a bird to show you. His knowledge about the Park, its animals and plants, and its people and livelihoods is immense, and he is always transmitting that passion to you.
NUNO, THE OCTOPUS
Nuno is the man behind the emails and a true octopus! Intelligent and discreet, he uses his thousand tentacles to control everything! He will always be available to keep you informed before and after the tour is done! One thing is certain: He will make sure that you have a positive experience in Oporto Adventure Tours, from the first email we exchange to the very last one!
DUARTE, THE WISE
It’s true! Duarte is that kind of guy that always has an answer for you. Food, traditions, history, you name it and he probably can help you out! He is also a biologist, and his eyes will glow brighter when he speaks of the animals and plants that you might find along the park! Don’t expect a boring professor, but somebody that has something special to share and to enhance your experience!
Rui is the only one with an academic background in tourism! And you know what? He quit the old ways and searched for something different! He found us! Don’t expect Rui to treat you like a tourist, you will be just a person he is curious to meet and to have fun with! Along with all the other people, he will show you the park and all it has to offer! Authentic, easy smile, helpful, Rui is the kind of guy that makes only what his heart tells him, and that usually makes it a good thing!