The seeds of Katerre Expeditions were sown by a visionary, Ruy Tone, an engineer hailing from São Paulo. His wanderlust led him to the diverse landscapes of Asia in the late 1990s, where the richness of authentic experiences stirred a profound realization within him about the transformative power of travel. Inspired, he returned to São Paulo and founded Mundus, an experiential travel agency, aiming to recreate the essence of meaningful journeys.
However, the call of his homeland's natural grandeur was irresistible. A few years later, Ruy, along with a like-minded partner, channeled his passion towards the lush wilderness of the Brazilian Amazon. They enlisted and funded two adept local guides and sailors, forging a team that would later become the cornerstone of Katerre Expeditions. With a shared vision of offering low-impact and highly immersive cruises on the Rio Negro, they embarked on a quest to provide travelers with authentic and enriching encounters in the Amazon.
The establishment of Katerre marked the beginning of a series of adventures that not only highlighted the pristine beauty of the Rio Negro but also fostered a symbiotic relationship with the local communities. The addition of an eco-friendly lodge to their offerings not only augmented the immersive experience but also created more local job opportunities, aligning with their ethos of positive impact and sustainable tourism. Through Katerre, Ruy and his team continue to craft journeys that transcend the ordinary, inviting travelers to partake in a voyage that celebrates the Amazon's untamed beauty and cultural richness, all while treading lightly on the Earth.