Voyages Terra Nature is owned and operated by Jose-Manual Cerrud and a team of dedicated travel agents and tour leaders. Jose has been in the travel industry for over 25 years in Canada and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. We have sales representatives in Montréal (Québec), Ottawa (Ontario), Edmonton (Alberta), Miami (Florida, USA) and our head office in Gatineau (Québec). Our agents travel the world to experience the destinations first hand and return with the best information for our clients, including quality service.
Voyages Terra Natura is a full service travel agency and receptive. We concentrate on culture, adventure, culinary and wine, spa and wellness, yoga retreats and ecotourism. We work with groups of all sizes, including student and seniors groups, as well as families and individuals. We believe in the conservation of nature and partner with companies that follow the same philosophy.
Our Religious Tours staff members are Catholic and very active in the community: Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women’s League, Cursillo, parish council and other ministries. Our religious tours group work on bringing groups to Canada and sending Canadians abroad to experience their faith with their brothers and sisters around the world. We are known for personalized service with custom itineraries that match your time and budget. We provide pilgrimages by cruise ship or motor coach.
Below are some sample itinerary of the more requested pilgrimage with some of the highlights. There is much more to see, both religious and cultural sites.
Meet Our Staff
José Manuel Cerrud
Owner & Director
José Manuel Cerrud arrived from Panama in 1988. As a journalist, he began his career in tourism within the hotel industry. This experience prompted him to plan for his own travel agency to organize and promote personalized and innovative tours. After 20 years of directly working in the travel industry, José Manuel opened his own agency.
Group Travel Consultant
David Hnatiw is new to the travel industry. His passion is group travel. He enjoys taking groups to far away places by cruise ship. In 2011 he led a group on a pilgrimage based on St. Paul's Second and Third mission and in 2012 he led a group on a pilgrimage called - Lands of the Bible (Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greece, and Italy). In September 2013, he lead a pilgrimage from Barcelona, Spain to Istanbul, Turkey. He has also lead group on local pilgrimages to Montrél, Québec City and Trois-Rivières.
David has travelled throughout Canada and the United States. He has also been to Mexico, El Salvador, Belize, Jamaica, Spain, Italy, The Vatican, Sicily, Crete, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Israel.
Have a group looking for a destination? David will take care of all your requirements!
Cruises are David's specialty. He has been fully trained on Celebrity's and Royal Caribbean International's products. He also hold a certificate as a Jordan Travel Specialist, Master Religious Program and Peru Agent Specialist.
General Agent, USA
Cori Wiesel has a true passion for travel and opening the world to others. Cori has visited 30 countries and has excellent knowledge about them. She has completed the specialist courses for S. Africa, Italy, Puglia, Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Thailand, Israel and AM Resorts. Cori has completed the University of Wow with Royal Caribbean cruise line, the Norwegian Cruise line training, Holland America training and Un-Cruise Adventures giving her the knowledge to plan your perfect cruise. She is an active member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and specializes in adventure travel as well as culinary, wine, spa and honeymoon packages. Cori is available to assist our clients with their dream vacations.
Lyse Côté Bolaños
Lyse has worked in the industry for 7 years as a home-based Travel Consultant and specializes in unique destinations where clients can immerse themselves in new cultures and deepen their individual growth. This reflects the kind of traveller that she is: open to meeting locals and learning from their culture in as diverse countries/regions as Mexico, Central America, Brazil, Kenya, Thailand and Cambodia, the eastern Mediterranean (Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece), Ukraine and Europe in general.
Lyse holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish, and an MA in Foreign Affairs. Her early passion for linguistics and language acquisition had her studying a dozen languages. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Italian, and is comfortable conversing in Portuguese and in simple Arabic, German and Ukrainian. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) since her twenties, and while she lived in Guadalajara, Mexico, taught university-level French and Italian. Lyse lived and studied in Florence, Italy, during which time she became familiar with many regions of that beautiful country.
In addition to her travel experience and linguistic abilities, Lyse is a certified Energy Healer, Level One Reiki and Reflexology practitioner.
It is an understatement to say that she is passionate about everything that she does, and her excitement about travel and learning is contagious.