About Us

As sisters we love to travel together! During one of our summer  holidays abroad  we had an eye opening experience that change our holiday and mindset forever. What apparently seemed like a small event, such as one of us   twisting an ankle and using temporarily crutches, had a tremendous impact on our holiday experience.

Instead of exploring spontaneously the destination, we faced the reality of planning in advance and carefully choosing the places and the activities that we wanted to do. Although it was an amazing destination and we had a great time it was quite challenging since it was the first time that we ever experienced how it feels to move around in an unfamiliar place with physical limitations.

Coincidentally, although in different ways, our professional background addressed the importance of accessibility as well. Launching our own business was a long lasting desire and combining accessibility and travelling felt like the perfect match. That is how Portugal 4all Senses was born. We are a tour operator specialized in accessible tourism for people with special needs, their friends and family.

We are highly motivated in contributing to make our beautiful country welcome to all. We believe in an inclusive society and we aim to be a key player in promoting a positive change through tourism, that is our passion that keeps us going further. ..

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the internationalization of Portugal as an accessible tourism destination. Our aim is to contribute to the diversity and competitiveness of the Portuguese tourism industry.
Our goal is to be an innovative company, providing tailored made solutions to our customers and offering an accessible travel experience in Portugal.

Values

Our relationship with customers and partners is transparent, based on responsibility and trust between all parties involved.
We believe in teamwork, integrity and the possibility to contribute through tourism to a more inclusive society.
We believe in excellence with simplicity.

Know the Team

Daniela Duarte | Co-founder
Daniela Duarte | Co-founderLegal Area
After my law degree and specialization in Health care Law, I have been accumulating extensive experience as a lawyer in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Thus, I have a deep knowledge of the legislation in health care and accessibility.
I lived and studied in the United States which allowed me to contact with different cultures and broaden my horizons. I am passionate about literature and love to travel.

My favorite quote is: “Everything is worthwhile if the soul is not small.”

Rita Duarte | Co-founder
Rita Duarte | Co-founderOperational Area
With a master’s degree in sustainable tourism at the University of Wageningen, I have been accumulating work experience related with tourism, more precisely in research centers and institutional bodies. My international experience while living in different countries (USA, Netherlands, Brazil, UK) contributed to broaden my view of the world and boosted my knowledge about other cultures and places.
I have an outgoing personality; I like to communicate with different people and traveling!

My favorite quote is: “the happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts”.