Leandro Vandré Heineck

Tour guide

Tour guide

Born and raised in a small town called Santa Helena, my family and I moved to Foz do Iguaçu in 1993 in search of new opportunities. Here I met my wife Erna, we have 2 daughters, Catharina and Madeline.

Working as a Tour Guide in Foz do Iguaçu since 2005, the city is also the place where I started my professional career. I worked in the hotel and as a technician at the Tourism Department of the City Hall, where I work in activities related to the planning and management of tourism in the municipality, profession I have since 2001 and that alternate / accommodate with my work as a Tour Guide. I was a professor in undergraduate courses in tourism and in training and qualification of tour guides.

I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish. In 2005 I graduated as a Tour Guide. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism (1997) and law (2013), from the State University of Western Paraná – UNIOESTE. In 2002, I received my Diploma of Specialist in Ecotourism from the Center for Business Studies and Technological Development – CEDEMPT, with emphasis on environmental, geographical, historical and cultural aspects of the Iguaçu National Park region. In 2017, I finished a Project Management course and other Integrated Territorial Development courses, both at itaipu Technology Park – PTI. Since 2011 I am a Board Member of the Advisory Council of the Iguaçu National Park (CONPARNI), representing the municipality of Foz do Iguaçu.

My hobby is sports and, of course, football. I am of course a curious person, who likes books that contain long stories, particularly fantastic literature. As a pop culture fan, I’d be lying if I said I’m not crazy about rock ‘n’ roll, movies, shows and comic book characters. But don’t think I don’t appreciate good instrumental music. I am particularly a fan of gaucho music that, with its rhythms, melodies and poetry, is so peculiar to the man of the interior of Brazil. This, after all, represents my deepest roots, which reflect my parents’ culture.

In addition, about my work as a tour guide, more than a source of income, represents the opportunity to meet different people, for whom I strive to contribute to the realization of a unique and memorable experience, which, by the way, the stunning Iguassu Falls make it much easier.