Visit exotic locations with Maria as your expert tour director and local guides.
Small Ship Cruises
Maria can assist you in finding the best small ship and riverboat cruises.
Travel is easy when you join a pre-planned tour with Maria to your dream location.
We’ll design a trip for you that meets your specific interests and budget.
January 10–24, 2023: Escape to this beautiful, sunny island. Explore the culture, foods, and swim in warm waters while you enjoy the no-stress lifestyle.
March 1–22, 2023: This magnificent area is lush with flora and fauna, amazing ocean and mountain views and slow island life.
May 6–21, 2023: Visit this culturally-rich region that shares the Atlantic Ocean, with its facing ports and mingled history.
November 4–16, 2023: Sail away to the Barlavento Islands and explore the unique landscapes and distinct identities of Cape Verde’s famed islands.
October 4–14, 2022: Join Maria for coffeeshop hopping in mainland Portugal. Explore local coffeeshop culture and taste local delicacies.
Coming Soon! 7, 14, and 21-day options to explore Ecuadorian culture, foods, and traditional crafts in this biodiverse and beautiful region.
Want to design your own dream vacation? Choose from hundreds of travel experiences throughout the world or in your own region.
Are you curious about what people eat in other countries? How do they prepare their food? What do their table settings look like? When do they eat their meals? Maria’s background as a personal chef and her passion for travel have made her a cultural gastronomy expert. Learn about the customs around food prep and mealtime within a specific culture, with a cultural gastronomy add-on to your custom itinerary.
Your Travel Consultant
I am an adventurous traveler, a researcher, and a problem solver. I love puzzles, maps, and people. I love culture, food, history, art, and architecture. There is so much to see and share in this amazing world!
I created Maria’s Travel because I thrive on building new and different itineraries that connect cultures and gastronomy, as well as building healthy bridges between people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. This is my forte and what I am passionate about. I enjoy building and creating unforgettable memories for travelers. I want my clients to feel exhilarated about their vacations and come home with many stories to tell their friends and family, and memories that will last throughout their lives. —Maria Galvao
Hike the mountains, loll on the beaches, ride horses, visit palaces and museums, or enjoy the tapas bars—Portugal has lots to offer.
Spain's sunny Mediterranean side and cool, breezy Atlantic coast provide varied climates and an array of cultural and culinary delights.
A delightfully-detailed day-by-day diary of a traveler in a small group tour to beautiful São Tomé and Principe, led by Maria.
Ecuador is chock full of wonders. Get a peek into this diverse landscape of jungles, highlands and rich wildlife.