The company was co-founded by a visionary who believes in the power of meaningful and authentic experiences and travel as a force for good. Ruy Tone, an engineer from Sao Paulo, went backpacking in Asia in the late 1990s. Deeply touched by his experience, upon his return to São Paulo, he founded Mundus, an experiential travel agency.
A few years later he decided to invest more in his home country, focusing his efforts on the Brazilian Amazon. Along with a partner, they enlisted and funded two local guides and experienced sailors (his current partners) and started offering low-impact and highly immersive cruises on the Rio Negro. They currently offer 4-10 day itineraries and have since built the eco-friendly lodge to complement the experience and increase the number of local jobs.